Willoughby Hills Movies 10

27613 Chardon Road,
Willoughby Hills, OH 44094

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Eric K.
Eric K. on March 1, 2014 at 10:18 am

UPDATE: I’m sad to announce that this theater just closed down for good on Feb 24th. It needed to convert to digital but it couldn’t afford to so it was forced to close. Here is a tribute I wrote for it on facebook:

I just found out that the famous Willoughby Hills Movies 10 theatre aka “The Dollar Show” has closed down this past weekend after nearly a quarter century in business (first as Cinemark, then Phoenix). That theater opened in Fall 1990 when I was in third grade. I grew up right around the block from it, so I was there ALL THE TIME for most of the 90s, esp in the summers when me and my bro Adam would ride our bikes there to play the arcade games then see the same good & shitty movies over and over for only a dollar. I continued goin to this theater up till last year, if I had missed a movie during it’s first run or I didn’t feel like paying $9 to see it lol. I probably saw hundreds of films here (more than any other theater) and it shaped my love & appreciation for film which has grown each year, so I will forever be grateful. I saw Jurassic Park here in 1993 and it changed my life. I will miss you dollar show & Front Row Joe….

rivest266 on March 13, 2011 at 9:53 am

Cinemark opened it on October 5th, 1990.
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Eric K.
Eric K. on January 15, 2011 at 9:27 am

Here’s a link confirming it re-opened on November 9, 2010 (and not the 10-11th like I originally thought) It closed just before or just after Halloween so it was only closed for just over a week and not 2 weeks:

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Eric K.
Eric K. on January 15, 2011 at 9:20 am

Hey when you update those 3 things you mentioned above I think you should also change it to “Willoughby Hills Movies 10” since when you click on the link I provided you can see in the picture that MOVIES is written on the building. Plus Everyone I know calls it Movies 10 and not Willouhby Hills 10. I realize you have a variation of that name in the “also known as” above the main title, but Phoenix Theaters Willoughby Hills Movies 10 sounds almost too long huh? As long as Phoenix and Cinemark are under the “chain” /former chain sections all is well, anyone agree?

Eric K.
Eric K. on January 11, 2011 at 10:54 pm

no problem, and you are correct.

Eric K.
Eric K. on January 11, 2011 at 7:18 pm

ATTENTION: This theater is still open! Yes its true it closed down On November 1st, 2010, but it was for only about 10 days (for renovation). It re-opened around November 10-11th, but now instead of Cinemark it’s under Phoenix Theatre management (which also owns the theater at Eastgate Plaze on SOM Center Road). It looks EXACTLY the same inside, and the dirt cheap prices ($1.00 and $1.50) are still the same! The only thing different is the partial name change.

I grew up on Brush Road (right around the corner to Movies 10) and lived on there for about the first 20 years of my life (1981-2001). This theater opened up when I was about 9 yrs old; so from about 1990 until I got a car in ‘98 me and my brother rode our bikes there nearly every day in those 9 summers to watch the same dumb films over and over and to play the arcade games (Simpsons, X-Men and Ninja Turtles anyone??) I saw hundreds of films there. I have many fond memories of this theater and it’s definately the one I went to the most by far. I still occasionally go here to either catch a film I missed the first run, or I waited because I didn’t wanna pay full price lol. And I plan on going here until it DOES officially close down. Movies 10, the best dollar show ever!

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on December 26, 2010 at 6:11 am




Opened October 5, 1990, closed November 2010. Can anyone verify the exact dates?

Also operated by Phoenix Big Cinemas of India.

More info and photos are always welcome.