Canton Village Cinema

220 Albany Turnpike,
Canton, CT 06019

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Previously operated by: Jerry Lewis Cinemas

Architects: W.J. Ostrowski

Functions: Post Office

Previous Names: Jerry Lewis Cinema

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Canton Village Cinema

The Jerry Lewis Cinema in Canton, CT, was opened on February 19, 1971 with Barbra Streisand in “On a Clear Day You Can See Forever”. It was renamed Canton Village Cinema on March 23, 1978 and closed on May 27, 1979 with Jane Fonda in “Coming Home”. It is now a post office. The poster holders are still visible on the façade.

Contributed by Dave Bonan

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on August 6, 2010 at 3:46 pm

Dave,from Jerry’s own words about his Theatres.“I went into a business with a big company called Network Cinema Corporation to start a chain of Jerry Lewis Cinemas around the country,The theatres would show only G-Rated pictures,But with the increasing scarcity of that kind of product,the cinemas were running into financial trouble.In 1973, a group of frustrated theatre franchisees hit me with a $3 million lawsuit and won”. I have never really heard Jerry discuss his chain of theatres until i read his book, “DEAN & ME”. And that was all he wrote. Thought you or other Lewis fans might be interested.

TLSLOEWS on August 6, 2010 at 5:08 pm

Thanks for the info Mike.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on August 6, 2010 at 5:34 pm

Looks like you are the only one.they say all of Jerry’s fans are in Paris,France anyways,does this go to Paris. thanks for the comment,pal.

TLSLOEWS on August 6, 2010 at 5:57 pm

Look under locations France they are about 117 theatres listed there most of them in Paris.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on August 6, 2010 at 6:03 pm

I will give it a look,but i can’t read French.

dallasmovietheaters on April 14, 2020 at 7:28 pm

The Jerry Lewis Cinema launched February 19, 1971 with “On a Clear Day You Can See Forever.” It became the Canton Village Cinema on March 23, 1978 after the local Sheriff stepped in to run the location after the previous owner hadn’t made rent. It appears to have closed May 27, 1979 with Coming Home.

Robert Fairchild
Robert Fairchild on September 5, 2022 at 7:13 am

It only ever had one screen. In addition to evening and matinee showings, they sometimes had midnight movies. The no smoking policy was “ashes on the floor, asses out the door”.

dallasmovietheaters on January 31, 2023 at 6:24 am

The architect of the Canton Village Shopping Center location of this Jerry Lewis Cinema was W.J. Ostrowski for operator Richard T. Hooker Sr. & Associates. Seat count was 350. Franchise owner Murray Levine left the operation here and in Suffield, South Windsor and Manchester reportedly without paying rent in 1978. Sheriff Richard Ostop served the papers and then ran the theater in hopes of paying of the creditors as the renamed Canton Village Cinema on March 23, 1978 and closing in 1979, as noted above.

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