Renton Village 8 Cinemas

25 S. Grady Way,
Renton, WA 98055

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Previously operated by: AMC Theatres, General Cinema Corp.

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Renton Village 8 Cinemas

The Renton Village 8 Cinemas was built to replace the Renton Village 3 Cinemas in grand General Cinema style. Hard to believe in 1984 General Cinemas Corp. was a major chain. The triple was built in 1968 and it was time for a new theatre for the growing population.

Opened on November 17, 1989, the Renton Village 8 Cinemas could show 70mm, and LucasFilm THX formats. The 8-plex had two computerized box-offices and plush chairs. General Cinema Corp. was also in 1984 working to remodel their cinemas in Everett Mall and the Overlake Theatre in the area.

The Renton Village 8 Cinemas were closed in 2009.

Contributed by MikeRogers

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Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on July 7, 2010 at 2:49 pm

1995-2000 General Cinema Corporation?

2005 American-Multi Cinema?

Closed 2009?

Link to previous theater on that site:

Renton Village Cinemas

Anyone have more info or photos?

ekstickles on September 7, 2010 at 6:39 am

Renton Village 8 was a General Cinema Theatre that replaced the previous GCC Renton Village Tri-plex. Construction started in January 1989 and the theatre opened in November, 1989. The address was 25 South Grady Way, Renton WA 98055. It had 2300 seats and one THX auditorium. It could show 70mm as well as 35mm film. It was a General Cinema Theatre until 2002 when AMC bought out General Cinema. AMC closed the theatre in 2009.

UnknownCinemaDude on December 14, 2010 at 8:56 pm

Here is a link to the AMC RENTON 8 , Shows a few outside pictures you can really tell this was a beautiful cinema! it is still unknown what is going on with the building or if it will ever open again as a independent dollar cinema.

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on December 14, 2010 at 9:24 pm

That link above goes to the Rheem Theatre… I think you meant for this one.

rivest266 on April 12, 2024 at 9:54 pm

It opened on November 17th, 1989 with a free movie event on the 12th. Grand opening ad posted.

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