AMC Classic Plaza 8

1700 N. Wisner Street,
Jackson, MI 49202

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Previously operated by: AMC Theatres, Carmike Cinemas, GKC Theatres, Kerasotes Theatres, W.S. Butterfield Theaters Inc.

Previous Names: Plaza Cinemas

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AMC Classic Plaza 8

Opened in 1970 by the Butterfield Theatres chain, it was originally a single screen theatre. Over time, additional screens were either added or split to create the eight-screen multiplex it is today. It was closed on March 16, 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. AMC announced in August 2020 that the closure would be permanent.

Contributed by Gary Flinn

Recent comments (view all 5 comments)

steelbeard1 on February 10, 2012 at 4:29 pm

Back in 2005, I wrote a piece online devoted to the sale of the GKC theater chain to Carmike called “Death of a Theater Chain.” The article also sums up the ownership history of the Plaza Cinemas. You can see it at

CSWalczak on February 10, 2012 at 5:03 pm

There is additional information about this theater here.

steelbeard1 on February 10, 2012 at 7:11 pm

You have to admit that Carmike did a nice job in renovating this theater after looking at old photos from the GKC era.

CSWalczak on February 10, 2012 at 9:21 pm

True, but even that GKC facade was an improvement over the original theater’s appearance. Those 70s-era Butterfield-built theaters were little more than cement block bunkers. The interiors were very plain.

dallasmovietheaters on August 24, 2020 at 10:21 pm

AMC closed the AMC Classic Plaza 8 on March 16, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The circuit made the closure permanent that summer becoming one of many theatres closed by a circuit during the pandemic.

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