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Tim Hartswick commented about Cinemark at Macedonia on Feb 4, 2024 at 9:11 am

The building will close for several months on March 1 2024 ahead of a “comprehensive remodel,” according to a press release from Missouri-based B&B Theaters with locations in more than a dozen states. Renovations include heated seats and a full bar.

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Tim Hartswick commented about Regal Great Northern Mall Stadium 10 & RPX on Jan 27, 2024 at 5:06 pm

Phoenix Theaters has announced plans to reopen this theater in the summer of 2024 after $5 million in improvements and upgrades.

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Tim Hartswick commented about Barrington 10 on Jan 11, 2024 at 6:35 pm

Atlas Cinemas to reopen Barrington Square Cinemas spring 2024. So what changes can moviegoers expect?

Installation of high-back leather rocker glider seats in every auditorium Wall-to-wall screens in all 10 auditoriums “Immersive eye-popping digital presentation” and digital surround sound RealD 3D technology in select auditoriums Renovated concession area with alcoholic beverages and “a full spectrum of concession food options"

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Tim Hartswick commented about Chapel Hill Mall V on Sep 11, 2023 at 9:50 pm

Theater operated until October 17, 1996. Regal opened the Independence 10 less than a mile away on that date. From 1988-1996, General Cinemas operated 13 screens in the Chapel Hill Area. The Plaza Cinemas (8) is listed as being located in Cuyahoga Falls.

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Tim Hartswick commented about Regal Interstate Park Stadium 18 on Jun 9, 2023 at 12:47 am

Theatre Closed as of June 9, 2023. This leaves Independence, Hudson and Massillon as the remaining Akron Area Regal Cinemas .

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Tim Hartswick commented about McKnight Cinemas I & II on Jan 15, 2023 at 3:44 pm

Opened as a twin. Past the BoxOffice the lobby was split by a brick wall to prevent screen jumping. In the mid ‘70’s retail space next to the theater was repurposed into a third screen and the wall came down. The 3rd screen disappeared in the mid 80’s.

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Tim Hartswick commented about Falls Theatre on Aug 20, 2021 at 9:08 pm

The space occupied by the Falls Theater has been nicely remodeled into “The Workz on the Riverfront. The Workz houses an Arcade, Duckpin Bowling, Virtual Reality, a Speakeasy with full menu. They host parties and social events. The walls, ceiling and proscenium arch have been beautifully restored with an original (60’s) projector on display at the entrance. 30 years after going dark, with so many false starts, it’s nice to see this space in use again, still retaining some of its original architecture.

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Tim Hartswick commented about Cinema Center III on Aug 20, 2021 at 8:52 pm

Cinema Center III closed in mid 1991 along with the nearby Quaker. Hoyts Cinemas bought the business (but not the buildings) I from Pittsburgh Theater Co (dba Ohio Movies) to eliminate competition for New Towne Mall 8 which had opened the year before. The space was briefly a paintball center .

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Tim Hartswick commented about Falls Theatre on Jul 14, 2016 at 7:55 pm

From “The Cuyahoga Falls News-Press. July 3, 2016

On June 26, the Ohio Development Services Agency awarded $27.8 million in Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credits to 26 applicants to rehabilitate 39 historic buildings, including the Falls Theater. The Falls Theater, at 2218-2220 Front St., was approved for a $249,999 tax credit. The total estimated cost of the project is $1.27 million.

The historic Falls Theater space has two storefronts and four apartments on the second floor that have been empty for more than a decade, according to a news release from the Ohio Development Services Agency. Tax credits will help transform the theater space into a microbrewery and restaurant. The commercial and apartment spaces will be renewed for their original intent. The project is part of a newly revitalized Front Street.