Charlottetown Mall Cinemas
418 Independence Boulevard,
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Previously operated by: General Cinema Corp.
Architects: William C. Riseman
Firms: William Riseman Associates
Previous Names: Cinema I & II
News About This Theater
- Dec 18, 2008 — Remembering Cinerama (Part 16: Charlotte)
Opened on November 6, 1963 as Cinema I & II. The Charlottetown Mall Cinemas was located off of Queens Road near the main older CPCC campus and across the Midtown Square Mall. A hospital had sectioned off a good bit of her parking to accomodate for the overflow. On May 14, 1976 it became a triple screen theatre when one of the screens was split in two. It was closed in 1994.
The marquee stood as a shell of a sign yet still retains the word “CINEMAS”. The box office and the front doors were covered over with wooden planks and then the whole front area was fenced off.
Demolished in November 2005, the last time I personally knew of someone going to inspect her the roof in the lobby had severe water damage from the air condition being left on. There was also signs that her bathrooms and lobby had been pillaged and there were several homeless residents living in her hallways. Raccoons and rats have made Charlottetown their home as well.
Rumor has it that she and the former Shoney’s building in front of her will make way for a Home Depot.
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