AMC Showplace Richmond 11

4713 National Road E.,
Richmond, IN 47374

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Scott Neff
Scott Neff on November 20, 2018 at 6:00 pm

Everything I can piece together from the Richmond newspapers suggests that this was originally a single screen theatre called “Cinema 2” which opened 12/25/1970. It was called Cinema 2 because it was built nearby the Gateway Mall Cinema (open 4/29/1970). In the late 70s' Cinema 2 became two screens, and shortly after Mall Cinema also became two screens.

In 1985 Cinema 2 became Cinema 5 (then Cinema 6 c1987 and then Cinema 11 in 1995. All the time the Gateway Mall 1 & 2 continued to operate, closing after 11/14/1996 when Kerasotes was able to acquire the Danbarry 10 discount theatre.

mobycat on October 29, 2017 at 10:19 pm

Looking at the photo section, this actually opened as a single screen in 1970 and a second screen was added in 1977.

mobycat on April 3, 2017 at 1:47 am

It opened sometime before 1975 – I saw Apple Dumpling Gang there. It was a single screen when it first opened. Then they added a second screen. Later (1995 by previous poster’s comment) it went to 5.

rivest266 on February 13, 2017 at 4:24 pm

This opened on July 19th, 1985 as Cinema with 5 screens and expanded to 6 screens around 1987. It was enlarged to 11 screens and opened on December 22nd, 1995. It closed down in March 2003 for construction to add stadium seating opening on October 9th, 2003 and taken over by AMC Theatres in 2010. Grand opening ads from 1985, 1995 and 2003 in the photo section.


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