Amherst 3 Theatre
3500 Main Street,
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Dipson Theatres (Official)
Operated by: Dipson Circuit
Architects: G. Morton Wolfe
Functions: Movies (First Run)
Styles: Streamline Moderne
Previous Names: Amherst Theatre
The Amherst Theatre was opened by Dipson Theatres on January 18, 1942 with Jimmy Lydon in “Henry Aldrich for President” & George Sanders in “The Gay Falcon”. It had 1,186 seats in its single auditorium. On December 22, 1967 the Amherst Theatre received a physical upgrade as well as changing its format from art house movies to more mainstream fare.
Dipson Theatres is also revamping the interior of the theatre and replacing the old movie house’s 1940’s marquee. On December 20, 1979 it was converted into a triple-screen theatre.
The theatre now features new carpeting, a new projection system, and a THX-certified sound system.
The theatre is also adding more leg room dropping attendance from 750 seats to 690.
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