West Erie Plaza Cinemas to close after 58 years

posted by trobi1021 on December 30, 2008 at 3:39 pm

ERIE, PA — After almost sixty years in the business, the Plaza Cinemas is scheduled to close.

The locally owned Plaza Cinemas screens will go dark for the final time next week. The theatre, located in the West Erie Plaza, will close on Tuesday, December 23, after nearly 58 years of business.

The theatre, opened in 1950, was the area’s first suburban theatre showing top Hollywood blockbusters. Opened as a large single screen theatre, it was converted to a four-screen multiplex in 1980.

Read the full story at WEP Cinemas.

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markp on December 30, 2008 at 3:46 pm

Looks can be deceiving. From the photo, it looks like its in a nice little shopping plaza. And I love the “Plaza” sign on the front. Its a shame because it really reminds me of how a movie theatre looked, with the outside boxoffice, fancy sign, etc. I just hope somehow it can be reopened, and not turned into a gym or some other worthless piece of retail.

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