Princess Theater

1102 Paris Road,
Mayfield, KY 42066

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Princess Theater of Mayfield (Official)

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Functions: Movies (First Run)

Previous Names: Mayfield Twin Cinema

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 270.251.3583

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Princess Theater

The building formerly housed Mayfield Twin Cinema in the Plaza Shopping Center in Mayfield. The Mayfield Twin Cinema was built as a 16mm house in the late-1960’s or early-1970’s. It was upgraded to 35mm equipment in the 1970’s and operated until sometime in the mid to late-1980’s, when it closed. This then left the Cardinal Drive-In as the only movie theater in Mayfield until it closed in 1998.

There had been no movie theater in Mayfield until the Princess Theatre opened in the building 2006

Contributed by Bob Brown

Recent comments (view all 8 comments)

TLSLOEWS on August 12, 2010 at 2:02 pm

Must still be open the website is still active.

ballen270 on October 29, 2012 at 11:52 am

I know for sure that it ran in the early 90’s. I went there. I own the original 16mm camera’s that they ran there in the 1970’s and I also own the 35mm camera’s that ran after that until the closing in the early 90’s.

50sSNIPES on December 11, 2021 at 4:18 pm

Did the Princess Theater survived last night’s deadly tornado outbreak?

JRHagan on December 12, 2021 at 6:38 am

To 50sSNIPES ,that was my 1st thought a few day ago as well .A Google earth search takes you to the center of a strip mall ,but if you manually search from there the princess is over in the very far corner and sits alone. Of course the google photos are from a while ago and are undated. However the website is still active and as of December 12th there are actually showtimes listed for Ghostbusters afterlife and Encanto. Thoughts and prayers for eveybody over there

50sSNIPES on December 12, 2021 at 9:44 am

Yep. I hope someone can pull out the tornado path soon to see if it did hit the Princess or not.

bodkin6071 on June 4, 2022 at 7:00 pm

The Princess in fact survived the tornado unscathed. It was back in operation a few weeks afterwards

50sSNIPES on January 23, 2024 at 2:25 pm

The Mayfield Twin Cinema opened its doors on September 29, 1972 with “Mary Queen of Scots” at Screen 1 and Walt Disney’s “Pinocchio” at Screen 2. It was first owned and managed by Doral W. Jones and originally housed 500 seats (with 250 seats in each auditorium).

The Mayfield Twin Cinema did receive some trouble during the late-1980s and early-1990s due to multiple police reports of underaged arrests, including alcoholic-related charges. After closing in 1992, the theater sat abandoned for five years.

As the Cardinal Drive-In remains as the only movie theater in Mayfield for a time, 58-year-old Bill Yancey of Arlington (who once operated the Arly Theatre in Arlington) knew that the only indoor cinema in Mayfield closed for a few years. After renovation led by him, the twin-screen theater reopened as the Mayfair Plaza Cinema on November 21, 1997 with “Anastasia” and “Alien 4 (The Resurrection)” with a total capacity of 480 seats (with 240 seats in each auditorium).

After closing in 2002, the Mayfield Plaza Cinema sat abandoned again until it reopened as the Princess Theater on November 18, 2005.

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