Apple Valley Cinemas

445 Putnam Pike,
Smithfield, RI 02917

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Previously operated by: Cinema Holdings, Esquire Theatres of America, National Amusements

Functions: Gymnasium

Previous Names: Apple Valley Mall Cinemas

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Apple Valley Cinemas

Located in the Apple Valley Mall Shopping Center. This theater originally opened by Esquire Theatres of America as Apple Valley Mall Cinemas, a three-screen second-run venue on August 26, 1970. It remained such until additional screens were added over the years.

The place was closed for a long stretch in the 1990’s, then on April 30, 1993 it re-opened under National Amusements management as the Apple Valley Cinemas, at first with a discount second-run policy and more recently with first run showings at regular prices.

In 2007, it was operated by the independent Trademark Cinemas chain. By 2010, it had been taken over by Cinema Holdings, but was closed by November 2010. It was gutted internally and had become a Planet Fitness gymnasium by 2013.

Contributed by Gerald A. DeLuca

Recent comments (view all 33 comments)

TLSLOEWS on May 20, 2010 at 5:45 am

No Mike that never happened in MY THEATRES,It was great to have the keys to hang around after or before hours.I could have lived in any of my theatres if they had showers in them.I did have one clean up man who lived in the back room of the LOEWS MELROSE I came to open up one day a Disney movie there was a line down the sidewalk when I got there and I went inside and the theatre had not been touched a far as cleaning,I got my staff to do the best we could do before we opened it was a wreak from a busy Friday night,I found him passed out in his backroom apartment as I called it, I hired a new clean up man that day.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 20, 2010 at 10:30 pm

I can’t believe that happened. A mom and pop theatre most likely wouldn’t pull that trick.

usual on June 29, 2010 at 4:53 pm

This cinema and the one in East Providence are now owned by Cinema Holdings. they have installed 2 technicolor 3-d systems

CSWalczak on November 24, 2010 at 8:41 pm

This theater has closed and has been served with an eviction notice: View link

usual on November 30, 2010 at 2:58 am

Anyone looking for information about apple valley should contact the owner Peter Kafash at corporate (212) 564-4460

Scraperatlivedotcom on October 27, 2011 at 9:47 pm

I was born and raised in Smithfield and vivited this theater since childhood. The girl I was always in love with, Kim Santangini, had a sister who worked there. I would always ask her to say hello to Kim, hoping Kim would call me. She never did! LOL I was devastated in 2010 when, right after some very wet weather, I was met at the door by an employee who said that they were having computer problems and so they couldn’t let anyone in. I have never been inside again. I feel like I have lost an old friend.

mp775 on September 3, 2013 at 8:10 pm

The space is gutted for conversion into Planet Fitness.

Jangell on June 23, 2015 at 4:16 pm

Sad news… Wish someone preserved it

rivest266 on June 8, 2024 at 4:20 pm

Opened on August 26th, 1970 by Esquire Theatres of America, Inc. Grand opening ad posted.

rivest266 on June 9, 2024 at 8:34 pm

Reopened by National Amusements as the Apple Valley Cinemas on April 30th, 1993, on a discount policy. Grand opening ad posted.

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