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An Abandoned Movie Theater, Closed 18 Years Ago
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Opened in 1974 this classic old movie theater only housed two cinemas. Cinema 1, the larger of the two seated approx. 450 people and the smaller, Cinema 2 seated about 250 people.

A google search of this location comes up with very limited information, the theater opened in 1974 and then closed its doors in 1985 and would remain closed until 1990 when it was renovated and reopened under a different name. This newly renovated facility would only last 9 years until it closed in 1999.
It has been vacant ever since.

Searching for information online shows old newspaper ads for movies like “Peter Pan” on July 2nd, 1976, “Aloha Bobby and Rose” on June 27th 1975, “1941” on December 22nd, 1979 and “The Poseidon Adventure” on June 1st, 1974.

Entering the building now, you walk in to thick stale air and lots of water damage all over. Sadly, the screens have fallen down over time and all of the seats have been removed. There is a storage room behind cinema 2 with some old seats, I considered pulling them out and setting them up, but it really wasn’t worth the effort.

Interesting observation, the theater has been closed for 18 years but it still has power. Not all of the lights work in every room, but as you explore this old movie theater you are followed by the hum of power and the odd sound of running water.

I have been wanting to get in here for a few months and had high hopes for what I would find, only to be let down once inside. However, it was a unique place to enter and a good explore to add to my list.





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Nice, clean, well frame/square off shots
Always a pleasure to see good shooting here.
Need to find you an Art Deco from the 30's...




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Nice, clean, well frame/square off shots
Always a pleasure to see good shooting here.
Need to find you an Art Deco from the 30's...


Thank you very much sir!




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hrm. I thought I would guess which one this was, but the dates definitely don't match so I have no idea. Very nice find.




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hrm. I thought I would guess which one this was, but the dates definitely don't match so I have no idea. Very nice find.


Thank you sir!




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This makes me miss the closed-confines of the theatres of our youth so much. Remember waiting for the 7:00 show to get out, packed in like sardines with popcorn in hand as they all streamed by? Everything got way too spacious and grandiose. Remember the red carpeted walls of the little theatre at Niagara Square before they shit out the current palace? Those B&W photos of all the key movie stars of yesterday lining the top of the walls!





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This makes me miss the closed-confines of the theatres of our youth so much. Remember waiting for the 7:00 show to get out, packed in like sardines with popcorn in hand as they all streamed by? Everything got way too spacious and grandiose. Remember the red carpeted walls of the little theatre at Niagara Square before they shit out the current palace? Those B&W photos of all the key movie stars of yesterday lining the top of the walls!




Ever since they tore down that old theater at Niagara Square my movie going experience has never been the same. I remember the long ass line ups out the door into the parking lot, seeing people you know in the line up of literally hundreds of people on a Friday/Saturday night.

I used to love those old black and white pics of the old movie stars and the atmosphere in that place. This spot definitely also made me think of those days at the Niagara Square Cinemas.

Remember having to check the newspaper listings or call into their pre-recorded message of what shows are playing?

LOL Look at us, sounding like a couple old cooks!




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I would love to be caught in there,be at the snack counter, and slowly turn to the rent a cop or whomever and straight face tell them that I just wanted some nachos...but in a creepy "Im trying to do some shining shit" kind of voice. NACHOS AREN'T HERE MRS.TORRENCE




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Remember having to call into their pre-recorded message of what shows are playing?


357-1900! Didn't even have to look the number up even after 25 years.





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very clean there for being abandoned 18 years, nice shots !



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