AMC Cinema 141 2

1301 Centerville Road,
Wilmington, DE 19808

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Previously operated by: AMC Theatres, Budco

Previous Names: Cinema 141

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Wilmington, DE, News Journal, August 04, 1998

The Cinema 141 opened as a single screen June 22, 1964. It was twinned in December 1978. It was originally owned and operated by Budco Theatres and later by AMC.

The AMC Cinema 141 2 was closed in February 12 1993. It was taken over by independent operators and reopened April 2, 1993. It was closed August 13, 1998 when it was destroyed by a fire.

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Recent comments (view all 7 comments)

jwheckert on November 20, 2010 at 7:31 am

I do believe the building still stands as a muffler shop. From the look of the Al Martin’s repair shop it stands in the same location of the former cinema.

ronnie21 on March 2, 2011 at 2:57 pm

a low budget horror movies called THE PREY was shown here in June of 84/

offhollywood on April 17, 2011 at 3:13 pm

it actually closed later than that. i saw Jurassic Park 2 there, my husband saw Jerry Maguire. So it was still open as of 96/97.
At some point it became a second run theater, or the ‘dollar fifty’ theater as my family called it. it closed after a fire.

chinatownkid on September 18, 2012 at 9:55 pm

I saw a lot of movies at this theater when I was kid. I remember watching Godzilla 1985 there, for the first half of the movie there was no sound, when I complained the staff had nothing to say. They didn’t offer passes to another movie and not even much of an apology. When I was in college in the early 90s it was a second run theater, I remember seeing Cool World there…

rivest266 on May 16, 2016 at 3:27 am

This opened on June 22nd, 1964. The grand opening ad can be found in the photo section.

FlashCat on January 14, 2017 at 12:58 pm

It was twinned in December 1978 closed in February 1993.

ebdunn on January 12, 2018 at 7:49 am

A little more information about this theater: AMC bought-out Budco in 1987. AMC closed the theater on Feb. 12, 1993, due to declining revenue. Two former managers of the theater, Mike Finochiaro and Francis Glynn, reopened the theater on Apr. 02, 1993, and it remained open until Aug. 04, 1998, when a devastating fire destroyed the theater. See the news article I just added t the photos section here.

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