Lancaster Mall Quad

3790 D Street NE,
Salem, OR 97305

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dallasmovietheaters on August 26, 2022 at 9:38 am

The Lancaster Center Mall launched theatre-less on November 28, 1968. By 1971, an expansion to the slightly renamed Lancaster Mall brought twenty new retailers to the thriving shopping center. One of those was the 740-seat, the Lancaster Mall Theatre at 3790 D. Street N.E. The new “Lancaster Mall” has a Grand Opening on August 26, 1971 but the theater was delayed. Since the Lancaster Mall Theatre was the first new-build indoor theatre in more than thirty years in Salem, it was likely worth the wait.

The theatre launched as a single screen theatre on November 24, 1971 with Walter Matthau in “Kotch” and “How I Love Thee” with Maureen O'Hara and Jackie Gleason. The theatre announced that a second screen would be added to the operation in 1972 and would soon be known as the South Screen. That plan was put on hold.

General American Theatres Circuit then constructed a three-screen addition to its facility -two “mini-theaters” with 250 seats each and a 450-seat auditorium - relaunching as the Lancaster Mall Quad Cinema. The facility had reached its 1,690 seat total. It relaunched on January 17, 1975 with “Airport 1975,” and double-features in cinemas 2-4 with “Phantom of the Paradise” and “Alice’s Restaurant”; “The Dove” and “Walkabout”; and “Freebie and the Bean” and “Bullitt.”

The venue passed from Salem Theatres to Luxury Cinemas to Regal. The venue’s name was slightly shortened to the Lancaster Quad Cinemas. When Regal launched its Lancaster Mall Stadium 11 opening on October 27, 2006, it closed the Lancaster Quad on October 22, 2006.

DavidZornig on August 27, 2020 at 4:37 pm

Originally owned by W.H. Mays and Tom Moyer, and managed by Bob Steffen of Silverton. Per a 1971 auditorium photo I just added courtesy Scott Neff. (Previously operated by: Luxury Theatres, Act III Theatres, Regal Cinemas, Regal Entertainment Group) per the CinemaTour link below. That link also indicates it closed July 28, 2005 and was demolished the same year. CinemaTour however does confirm the 2006 opening of the above mentioned Lancaster Mall Stadium 11.

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on September 24, 2010 at 5:38 am



The present address of Lancaster Mall Drive, on the Map goes to Mall Court Northeast, to the end of a Cul de Sac in a residential neighborhood!

Closed and demolished in ~2005 approximate? Anyone care to verify the exact date?

Owned by Regal Cinemas.

Need more info and photos.