From: San Francisco, CA
Registered: Feb 2003
posted November 09, 2003 10:47 PM
The abandoned ones are soo much better because if you can get inside, and not be me and paranoid about it... you can take so many better pictures without having to avoid the management's evil glare.
posted November 09, 2003 11:18 PM
Hey... unless there are signs that say "No Trespassing" and "No Looting" then everything is fair game when the cops come! You just say that there was nothing informing you that you couldn't trespass and/or loot. With the politically correct world we live in, they'd have to buy that and let you continue!
posted November 10, 2003 04:15 PM
Big closings in Canada
Centre Laval 12 (Montreal area) opened with 2 in 1968, 5/1975, 12/1991 (Biggest in Canada in 1991) Closed June 2003 when everyone went to the much bigger Colossus 18 across the Autoroute.
Sherway 13 Toronto opened with 9 screens 1987 13 in 1997 closed nov. 2001 when Cineplex Odeon opened the Queensway 18 down the QEW.
Laurentien 12, Québec City Opened 1995 closed 2001 Closed when Cineplex opened an 16-plex in Ste-Foy and an 14-Plex in Beauport and Famous Players opened Starcité 18 (all 3 are 5-10 minute drive on the Autoroute.)
Canyon Meadows 10 Calgary Opened 1997 closed by Cineplex Odeon when the landlord padlocked the door for non-payment of rent on July 19, 2001, New owners reopened the theatre on August 1, 2001 This is an Stadium seating theatre.
From: Monterey Park, CA
Registered: Jun 2003
posted November 12, 2003 08:26 PM
I am sure AMC will not pull out of Long Beach. It will cause trouble for both the Pine Square 16 (being a few blocks south)and the Marina Pacifica 12 (only a few miles east) but I would assume they would split product between The Pike and The Pine.
posted November 19, 2003 01:24 PM
Jesse Stanley has reported to me that the closed Regal 14 on the far east side of Columbus is reopening in December under the Marquee Cinemas banner. This just days after a Columbus Dispatch article on how unsafe this area is becoming!
This location is only about 1 mile from Marcus Pickerington, a very well run 16 plex that pulls in people from miles around. They will be very tough competition.
That will bring the Columbus screen count up to:
AMC - 72 screens in 3 locations Marcus - 32 screens in 2 locations (+ 1 Imax) Marquee - 14 screens in 1 location Regal - 16 screens in 1 location Faux Cinemark - 36 screens in 3 locations (1 subrun) Some sub-run chain I can't remember - 8 screens in 1 location Drexel Theatres (Local)- 12 screens in 3 locations Studio 35 - 1 screen in 1 location
From: Chillicothe, OH
Registered: Nov 2003
posted November 19, 2003 01:41 PM
The 8 screen sub run is Cinema City I believe. It is owned by a gentlemen in Canada. It does very little business. AMC is i the planning stage of there new 14 plex they are gonna build next year at Polaris. Ohio State University also has plans to build a theatre on Campus in the future.
From: Chillicothe, OH
Registered: Nov 2003
posted November 19, 2003 05:01 PM
It's my understanding Cinema City has several Locations but thats about all I know. The Columbus location used to be a Super Saver location originally I believe. It does about 800-1000 on Saturdays and averages 2500-3000 customers a week sometimes more in the summer nowhere near enough business to make anything in subrun business.
posted January 27, 2004 09:33 PM
in the kansas city area there are several multiplexes that are abanded. there is the old bannister mall 6 that they wont let be a movie theater again they want to use it as educational purposes. and then the blue ridge 6 cinemas. there are also others just dont know all of them yet. any idea of how to get bannister mall to let it go back to being a theater? email me firstname.lastname@example.org
posted May 06, 2004 10:20 AM
Abandoned theatres in my area: Ontario,California: The Pacific 10(now a church San Bernardino: Pacific Inland Center 5 GCC Inland Twin Carousel 4(once an AMC as the Central City) Regal Del Rosa 8 AMC Commercecenter 6 Colton: GCC Rancho 6(still standing with leasing info on the marquee) Montclair: GCC Montclair Plaza 8(was a triplex until it expanded to another building behind the triplex in the '70s) SRO Montclair Triplex(later a 5-plex in the hands of Pacific Theatres) UA Movies 6 Riverside: UA Galleria 4@Tyler Mall & UA Park Sierra 6(Both victims of the Regal's buyout of UA)