Norgate Cinema 4

7225 N. Keystone Avenue,
Indianapolis, IN 46240

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Previously operated by: Loews, Sony Theatres

Architects: Harold Schofield

Functions: Retail

Previous Names: Loews Twin Theatre, Loews Quad Theatre, Sony Norgate Plaza 4

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Norgate Cinema 4

Another of my hometown theatres that has closed its doors. The Loews Twin Theatre was opened October 6, 1971. Both screens had 750 seats each. It was later converted into four screens. It was closed on November 20, 1998. The structure is now used as a comic and collectibles store.

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collegepark on October 14, 2008 at 3:47 pm

I used to work there and I believe that at some point Loews remodeled and split the two massive auditoriums into four smaller ones.

dallasmovietheaters on December 6, 2021 at 7:46 am

The Norgate Plaza Shopping Center was announced in 1969 and Loews signed on to lease the $450,000 twin-screen 1,500-seat twin-screen project as it was closing its downtown theatre in 1970. The theatre launched on a 25-year lease with “The Skin Game” and “Johnny Got His Gun” on October 6, 1971. The mural work with legendary screen stars survived from opening to closing. A special “Skin Game” cake was at the launch as it was Warner Bros.‘ 1,500 film release.

The Loews II was closed on November 13, 1978 as the 750-seat theatre was split into two 375 auditoriums when the venue became the Loews Norgate Triplex as relaunch on December 22, 1978. In 1993, the Norgate I was duplexed and the venue became known as the Loews Norgate Plaza Quad.

About a year later, this venue changed names in November of 1994 to the Sony Norgate Plaza 4 when Loews and Sony were one and the company rebranded many venues under the Sony nameplate. Sony/Loews dropped the Norgate Plaza on October 31, 1996 at the end of a 25-year lease. Jeff Rawlins of Movie Craze Cinema Inc. or MCCI Theatres circuit took on the venue relaunching the next day, November 1, 1996 as Norgate Cinemas 4 - now a discount, sub-run venue. The final screenings were held November 20, 1998.

An independent operation was then formed to try and reopen the Norgate in 1999/2000 but the relaunch did not materialize. The Norgate comeback officially dissolved after a Chapter 7 bankruptcy filing in April of 2000 reflecting assets of $0 - which makes perfect sense if one thinks about it.

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