Cinema Wexford

1025 Wexford Plaza Drive,
Wexford, PA 15090

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Previously operated by: Jerry Lewis Cinemas

Previous Names: Jerry Lewis Cinema

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The Jerry Lewis Cinema was located in the Wexford Plaza. It was opened October 23, 1971 with John Wayne in “Big Jake”. On February 1, 1975 it was renamed Cinema Wexford. It was closed July 16, 1989 with Kevin Costner in “Field of Dreams”.

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71dude on August 13, 2006 at 7:58 pm

“Field of Dreams” was the last title to play here on July 16, 1989.

edblank on June 7, 2008 at 12:05 am

The theater opened as the Jerry Lewis Cinema. As Cinema Wexford it functioned as a late-run bargain house.

gwanner66 on April 18, 2012 at 9:21 am

I believe Ed is mistaken that Cinema Wexford was a late-run bargain house. When I was growing up in the 1970s/early 80s, they had first-runs for the North Hills area — “Heaven Can Wait”, “10”, “Grease”, and “Norma Rae” to name a few. They were also the only theater in Pittsburgh to show “My Brilliant Career”, the late 70s Australian film that introduced Judy Davis. (Also, they often had kiddie matinees of “Willy Wonka…” when I was in elementary school.)

edblank on April 18, 2012 at 9:48 am

My recollection of the sequence of events is that it shifted from first-run to late-run bargain house after Showcase Cinemas North opened and, with incomparably greater corporate clout and state-of-the-art amenities, took control of first-run product.

Denny Pine
Denny Pine on January 24, 2017 at 9:56 am

Grand opening was on October 23, 1971 with the film “Big Jake” starring John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara.

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