300 Main Street,
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Previously operated by: Jerry Lewis Cinemas
Previous Names: Jerry Lewis Villge Cinema, Box 5 Cinema
The Jerry Lewis Village Cinema opened as a single screen on May 22, 1974 with George Peppard in “Mewman’s Law”. The theatre was located in the new Village Mall which failed as a retail space. The Jerry Lewis Village Cinema was closed at the end of August 1975.
It was reopened by an independent operator on September 16, 1978 and had been renamed Box 5 Cinema. The reopening was attended by actress Gloria Swanson when she was in Rochester to accept an award at the Eastman House. The Box 5 Cinema screened repertory & foreign films, but was not a success and closed on December 31, 1978.
On February 9, 1979 it was reopened by the Waring Theatres chain as the Village Cinema. The Village Mall was renamed Techniplex in December 1982 and the Village Cinema was closed on February 28, 1984 with Burt Reynolds in “The Man Who Loved Women”.
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