Mid-Valley II

Route 32,
Newburgh, NY 12550

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50sSNIPES on October 26, 2023 at 12:17 pm

Twinned in November 1979. The Mid-Valley Cinema closed during the first week of February 1987 when UA opened the nearby 10-screen theater.

rivest266 on March 14, 2016 at 2:01 pm

June 21st, 1967 grand opening ad in photo section. “Sound of Music” was the opening movie.

MovieMan____1952 on June 23, 2014 at 1:55 pm

After opening the Squire Cinema across town in New Windsor I opened this theatre in 1967. We did play “Music” but it was not the opening feature. We played it after Poughkeepsie, NY. We played the indoor theatres day-and-date with our Brookside Drive-In in the summer. I also opened the “Quickway Cinema” in Chester, NY.

All were sold to Cinecom Theatres in 1969

Ken Lehman…1st manager.

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on September 13, 2012 at 7:52 pm

This theatre should not be listed as demolished. It was gutted, but still stands. My 2012 photos are at http://www.cinematour.com/tour/us/22478.html

rodyshusband on August 6, 2008 at 1:02 pm

The Mid-Valley Cinema, as it was known when it opened, was part of a shopping mall that offered JC Penney and Grand Union as anchors.
It’s grand opening feature was “The Sound of Music”, which played for close to 6 months. The mall itself was a semi-enclosed mall, and the theatre proper offered a large lobby, a long walk from the front door to the b.o.
Throughout the ‘60’s-'70’s, the cinema offered first-run features such as “The Sand Pebbles”, “Easy Rider”,“Rosemary’s Baby”, “The Detective” (Sinatra),“Bullett”, “The Odd Couple”, “Butch Cassidy”, “Midnight Cowboy” (X rated, difficult time getting in)and “Diamonds Are Forever”