Gaslite Four Cinemas

617 N. Broadway,
Tyler, TX 75702

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Previously operated by: Carmike Cinemas, Cineplex Odeon, Plitt Theatres

Previous Names: Gaslite 4 Cinemas

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Gaslite Four Cinemas

Guy-Con Enterprises opened the Gaslite 4 Cinemas on April 9, 1976. They became part of Cinemark in 1978. In 1980 it was taken over by Plitt Southern Theatres. Cineplex Odeon took over in 1985 and Carmike took it back in May 1992. It was closed on March 14, 1996.

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scooterjmatthews on February 22, 2009 at 10:54 pm

This theater was demolished within the last decade and a Salvation Army shelter is now located on the site.

jeffdhurley1 on March 12, 2010 at 4:12 pm

the old gaslight was still open in the 80’s last movie i saw there was Mel Brooks History of the World
it is now part of a huge Salvation Army campus

rivest266 on October 16, 2019 at 5:34 pm

The Gaslite 4 Cinemas opened on April 9th, 1976 by Guy-Con Enterprises and was part of the Cinemark chain from 1978, Plitt Southern Theatres from 1980, Cineplex Odeon from 1985, Carmike from May 1992 and closed in 1996. Grand opening ad posted.

dallasmovietheaters on September 27, 2022 at 10:22 am

This venue was never called the “Gaslight.” The Gaslite Plaza shopping center was built and opened in 1973 just north of downtown Tyler. The four-plex Gaslite Cinemas 4 was added later opening on April 9, 1976 with a grand opening speech by Tyler Mayor “Bob” Robert E. Layton, actor Chill Wills and Miss Tyler - Holly Walker. Guy-Con Enterprise Richard Conley and T&S Theatres Ted Conley also took part in the festivities with the theater opening on a 20-year lease. Cinemark took over the theaters in 1979.

On March 27, 1980, Plitt took over the Gaslite Cinemas 4 and the Cinema 4 from Cinemark. In November of 1985, Cineplex Odeon bought the Plitt Theatres and inherited the Gaslite. The theatres remained with the Plitt nameplate until 1988 when they became the Cineplex Odeon Gaslite Four Cinemas. In 1991, Cineplex Odeon sold its Tyler theatres (Times Square, Gaslite, South Loop) to Carmike. As the lease was coming due, Carmike dropped the venue to a sub-run, discount house with all seats and all shows for $1.25 admission. Carmike closed as the Carmike Gaslite Four Cinemas on March 14, 1996 at the end of a 20-year lease. This entry would best be labeled as the Gaslite Four Cinemas formerly the Gaslite 4 Cinemas.

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