Merrillville 10

2360 E. 79th Avenue,
Merrillville, IN 46410

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Previously operated by: AMC Theatres, Kerasotes Theatres, Loews

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 219.947.2951
Manager: 219.947.2951

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Merrillville 10

Opened November 22, 1991. AMC closed the Merrillville 10 on November 12, 2010. It was demolished in 2014.

Contributed by Adam D. Hall

Recent comments (view all 8 comments)

JRS40 on November 22, 2005 at 4:03 pm

Loews opened the Merrillville 10 in the summer of 1992. It became the first theatre in the area to give direct competition to General Cinema’s (now AMC) Southlake Cinema located directly across US 30. At first the theatre was nice and clean but as with what seems to be the case with Loews theatres the theatre became rundown within a few years and Loews appeared to stop caring about putting any money into the place. One Saturday visit I had a few years back was one of the worst theatre visits I ever had. For some reason only one concession person was on duty that afternoon so the wait to get popcorn was ridiculously long. I finally gave up after 20 minutes as my movie was starting. A short while later I went out again and the line was no shorter. Also, the crowd was loud and belligerent and never once did an usher make an appearance in the auditorium even after complaints. The marquee, which sits on US 30 for thousands to see on a daily basis, either always has letters missing from the titles or are mis-spelled. Just a month or so back Kerasotes bought it from Loews so perhaps they will clean the place up and make it suitable for attendance again.

timothydrake on February 4, 2006 at 4:40 pm

Exactly when, in the 1990s, was the Merrillville 10 theater built? Please check your calendar and then give me your answer as soon as possible. OK? I am very curious about when this theater was first built.

bigred on August 12, 2006 at 12:33 am

I agree about Loews having poor quality. When I worked for General Cinema we sometimes got films from the Loews near by and we had to check the films very close for damage.

I wouldn’t get my hopes up that Kerasotes will improve the quality because I also worked for them after they bought the theater I was at and we had times that we had less than 40 % of the lights working because they wouldn’t let us but light bulbs or cleaning suppies. In an effert to cut cost they stopped us from cleaning the popcorn bins at the end of the night and would have us fill the bins but not clean it. After only a month or so the board of health caught wind of and put an end to it because of the cockroaches in the popcorn bins, ice bins, and even candy cases.

When Kerasotes bought the theater the opening weekend they didn’t have one movie they didn’t break or start at least 15 min. late. I know of a few theaters they have bought and shortly afterwards they tear down the marquee and new one they just don’t put one up.

I know of a new Kerasotes that when it opened they had to put up plastic over the projectors because of all the leaks in the roof. It took a long time to build because the builders stopped working because Kerasotes thought it would be a good idea not to pay them.Another thing thaty slowed them was the way they moved the dirt and made 2 mounds that are still there today, with a road between them that would wash out the main road when it raine3d but the problem was the condo’s across the street would get slammed with mud.

I have been to a few Kerasotes in recent years only because they were the only theater near by and have gone in on the first show of the day and still just about get stuck to the floor because they never clean them. I almost never have seen an usher in any of Kerasotes theaters and it is normal for them to start the movies late if they can even get in on the screen.

timothydrake on November 16, 2010 at 4:25 pm

What happened to the Merrillville 10 movie theater in Merrillville, Indiana? I couldn’t find it on every movie theater website.

Chris1982 on June 13, 2014 at 12:49 am

The final operator of the Merrillville 10 was AMC and the theatre closed on November 12, 2010. The site has been converted to retail.

timothydrake on October 30, 2015 at 5:13 pm

I just noticed there’s a large space where the Merrillville 10 movie theater used to be. Could you please tell me when that theater got demolished?

bmicha20015 on June 24, 2016 at 7:47 pm

The Merrillville 10 was demolished in 2014.

rivest266 on July 24, 2017 at 7:19 pm

This opened on November 22nd, 1991 with no grand opening ad in the newspaper except for regular listings.

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