Carmike Monroeville 4

200 Mall Circle Drive,
Monroeville, PA 15146

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Previously operated by: Carmike Cinemas, Cinema World, Cinemette Corporation of America, Jerry Lewis Cinemas

Previous Names: Jerry Lewis Twin Cinema, Monroeville Mall Cinema I & II, Cinemette East, Cinema World Monroeville

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Carmike Monroeville 4

Originally opened on September 29, 1972 as the Jerry Lewis Twin Cinema with Walter Matthau in “A New Leaf” & Jennifer O'Neill in “Summer of ‘42”. Each auditorium had 350-seats. On January 10, 1973 it was renamed Monroeville Mall Cinema I & II by its new owners Cinemette Theatres Inc. It became the 4-screen Cinemette East on August 29, 1973.

In 1987 it was taken over by Cinema World Inc. and renamed Cinema World Monroeville. In April 1994 Cinema World were taken over by Carmike. It was closed by Carmike on December 17, 1998, and was demolished to be replaced by a Best Buy.

Contributed by Rick Aubrey

Recent comments (view all 6 comments)

SusanD on January 3, 2008 at 11:22 am

Wasn’t this the same theater that was at Monroeville Mall?

edblank on June 6, 2008 at 10:54 pm

This site opened as a Jerry Lewis twin cinema.

Cinemette took over the Monroeville Jerry Lewis Cinemas and added two screens, making it a quad, all side by side with the screens facing east.

Cinema World bought it as part of the purchase of the Cinemette circuit. Finally, if briefly, Carmike took over and closed it.

It is a Best Buy retailer.

The nearby 10-screen Showcase Cinemas East in Wilkins Township could gross significantly more per screen than Cinemette East and much more frequently scarfed up the pictures that had greater grossing potential.

71dude on October 17, 2008 at 12:52 am

Grand opening ad on this page:

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rivest266 on March 10, 2009 at 6:58 pm

71 dude, wrong link. try View link

dallasmovietheaters on May 31, 2022 at 1:06 pm

The Jerry Lewis Twin Cinema Monroeville Mall I & II appears to have launched September 29, 1972 with “A New Leaf” and “Summer of ‘42.” By that time, however, the Jerry Lewis / Network Cinema concept was in free fall collapse with the company declaring bankruptcy and Jerry Lewis leaving the company not long after. The venue initially had two, identical 350-seat auditoriums with automation making the operation as simple as pushing a button (or so the franchisees thought). It was an outparcel complex not far from one of the Mall’s original anchors in Gimbel’s Department Store.

On January 10, 1973, the Lewis name was banished from the location - a trend across the nation as franchisee’s blood was boiling at the lack of service that was provided by the Lewis Circuit. The new name here was the Monroeville Mall Cinema I & II which it held and was acquired in January of 1973 by the fast-growing circuit, Cinemette Theatres Inc. In February, they began construction on two more auditoriums to make the facility a four-plex. The venue relaunched August 29, 1973 as the Cinemette East.

The Cinemette Corporation sold its 160 movie theaters in 1987 to Cinema World Inc. The Cinemette nameplate held until April of 1988 when it was renamed the Cinema World Monroeville. In April of 1994, Cinema World sold its 38 locations to Carmike Theatres including the Monroeville effective that May. The newly-renamed Carmike Monroeville 4 operated under that banner until closure. In November of 1998, Monroeville Mall announced a new outparcel location for Best Buy on the same spot as the 4-screener. Carmike closed the Monroeville 4 permanently on December 17, 1998. It was demolished shortly thereafter.

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