Cinema 8 at the Shoppes at Northway

8000 McKnight Road,
Pittsburgh, PA 15267

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Previously operated by: Movie One, Showcase Cinemas

Previous Names: Super Saver 8, Northway Mall Cinema 8

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Cinema 8 at the Shoppes at Northway

The Super Saver 8 opened April 1, 1988, when it showed second run movies. Seating capacities in the 8-screens ranged from 152 to 228. In 2001, it started showing first run films. The theater had very tacky decor, what I could best describe as Egyptian disco, with fake fog and mirror balls. It closed on January 17, 2007.

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Recent comments (view all 14 comments)

SusanD on March 25, 2009 at 1:23 pm

Wasn’t this theater once known as the Super Saver?

KingBiscuits on March 25, 2009 at 2:04 pm

That’s what the ad says.

SusanD on March 26, 2009 at 5:49 am

Thanks, KingB.

I thought they were the same. I was only here once.

FixItFelix on October 4, 2013 at 10:33 am

Another former National Amusements site.
Showcase Pittsburgh East
Showcase Pittsburgh West
Showcase Pittsburgh North
and Northway Mall Cinemas 8

rivest266 on September 7, 2014 at 10:34 am

April 1st, 1988 and November 23rd, 2001 grand opening ads in the photo section.

DENNISMAHANEY1 on August 26, 2016 at 10:08 pm

True it was a SUPER SAVER CINEMA out of EL PASO TX all seats one dollar the photo put up is not that theater but you one an idea how it looked

dallasmovietheaters on September 19, 2021 at 5:11 am

Super Saver Cinema was opened by Movie One Theater Inc. of Texas - the originator of the Super Saver Cinema concept. It launched in the former G.C. Murphy retail store spot in Northway Mall. It was soon acquired in early 1990 by National Amusement which placed the Super Saver 8 under its Showcase Cinema brand.

On November 1, 2001, the venue changed names to Northway Mall Cinema 8 as National Amusements gravitated the location to first-run status. In 2005, the Northway Mall changed its name to Shoppes at Northway. The venue became known in 2005 as the Cinema 8 at the Shoppes at Northway - a mouthful - until an announced closure of January 28, 2007. It indeed closed under that name but likely discontinuing operations earlier on January 17, 2007.

jwmovies on January 14, 2023 at 9:26 am

I’M BLIND!!! JK! 不不不

FYI Super Saver did a lot of disco themed movie theaters…

Exhibit #1 Your Honor:

The Fremont CA location looked like CLUB Xanadu! I KID YOU NOT! 五五

m00se1111 on January 15, 2023 at 7:41 am

so do you intend to share with the class what this theatre was in Fremont was?

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