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mwsc042 commented about Lakeside Theatres 4 on Mar 8, 2022 at 10:59 pm

The last movie I remember seeing at Lakeside Theatre #1 was the 20th anniversary 1997 re-release (with enhanced effects) of the original Star Wars. I believe it closed shortly after that run. I don’t recall if the other three theaters were operational during this last period - something tells me they had already shut down when the Star Wars re-release happened (sort of a last gasp of the franchise).

In the picture above, I remember seeing John Carpenter’s The Thing and Terry Gilliam’s Brazil at Theatre #2 - at least 4 times each. Great times. Crappy sound system, but great memories.

mwsc042 commented about Lakeside Cinemas on Mar 8, 2022 at 10:51 pm

The pics above are correct of Cinemas 1 and 2 - I remember seeing the original Star Wars many times at this very place (at #1 of course). Lakeside Theatres 1-4 were four self-standing structures across Veterans Blvd. #1 was the big one, #2 and #3 were originally one but got divided into 2 separate smaller cinemas sometime in the late 70’s I think - #4 was the “Church”, with its high steeple-like roof. I always preferred the atmosphere of the Theatres to the Cinemas, honestly.