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50sSNIPES is incorrect on a few points:
The CinemaSalem era: CinemaSalem opened in 2006 as a first run theatre that occasionally has special showings. It did not specialize in any of the items listed. A “fourth” screen was added with a non-dci compliant projector to show independent and special films as the other screens were dedicated to first run films. Under the original CinemaSalem brand this was always a first run cinema. As it aged there was more of a focus on brining more community oriented programming in, but it was always focused on first run films. It’s important to note that there are two CinemaSalem eras. The original ended when Paul closed it in 2020. There are new owners and the eras are distinct.
Patriot Era: The name of the cinema after Flick cinemas left was “Museum Place Cinemas” or alternatively “Museum Place Cinemas 1-2-3”. The name was intended to keep the cinemas branding separate from the operator so it could change hands more transparently. It was never know as “The Patriot Cinemas at the Museum Place Mall”. Visit the internet archive for confirmation.
I just want to post this so that incorrect facts are not repeated and the original history lost.
Source: Me, Employee and Manager for both eras.
Dennis, Was Fresh Pond a replica of Garden City originally? I was the Projection Supervisor of Fresh Pond during the union lockout in 2003. We had an artist rendering of what was supposedly Fresh Pond. It looks identical to the rendering in your Garden City advertisement. We were told that the windows on the front of the building were smashed in the first weeks of opening and that GC bricked them up as it is today. Is this true? It looks very much like Garden City and seems to have the same dimensions.