Harbor Cinema

3450 Henry Street,
Norton Shores, MI 49441

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Previously operated by: United Artists Theater Circuit Inc.

Previous Names: Plaza 1 & 2

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Harbor Cinema

2-screener located in a moribund strip mall, the Plaza 1 & 2 was opened by United Artists. It was taken over by Jack Loeks Theatre in April or May 1992. Later operated by Celebration! Cinema. It was closed on May 29, 2018. On December 28, 2018 it was reopened as the Harbor Cinema. It was closed on March 15, 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. It was announced on August 14, 2020 that the closure would be permanent.

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Chris1982 on September 6, 2015 at 5:59 am

Opened as a UA Theatre bought by Jack Loeks Theatres April or early May 1992 turned into a discount theatre shortly thereafter.

Chris on September 30, 2018 at 12:56 am

Rolled by today and it appears it has been closed for quite a while, though a news article said it closed in May. It still stands, but appears completely gutted. Marquee gone and all counters and fixtures are gone from the lobby. From the internet;

The Plaza 1 & 2 discount movie theater at 3450 Henry St. in Norton Shores closed on Tuesday, May 29, 2018. (Justine McGuire | MLive.com file)

NORTON SHORES, MI – Plaza 1 & 2 in Norton Shores is no more.

The discount theater owned by Studio C closed on Tuesday, May 29, the owners announced on Tuesday in a news release.

“We love this city, and these are tough choices,” said Emily Loeks, director of community affairs for Studio C, in the release.

No explanation was given for the sudden closure.

Studio C also owns and operates the Cinema Carousel and Getty Drive In in the Muskegon area.

“The good news is that we’ve been investing in significant updates to Cinema Carousel and the Getty Drive in,” Loeks said in a statement. “Attendance at those locations has been increasing, as community members have discovered how much they enjoy the improved projection and sound at the Getty, rocker and reclining seats at Carousel and enhanced food and beverage options.”

dallasmovietheaters on August 15, 2020 at 11:24 pm

The Harbor Cinema moved from 1937 Lakeshore Drive in Muskegon, MI after five years of operation to the former Plaza 1 & 2 location on December 28, 2018. The first-run theater also offered one-year memberships. However, the venue closed on March 15, 2020 after a magic show by Eric Yager due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The theatre “semi-opened” during the pandemic to sell popcorn and concessions hoping to ride out the issue. However, on August 14, 2020 it announced that the closure would be permanent making the Harbor one of many theaters which closed permanently during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Harbor Cinema management stated, “It is with a heavy heart that we announce that we are staying closed permanently…. We had tried to do a couple fundraisers that we had hoped would get us by but no one anticipated having to be closed for 6 plus months and we had hoped that Congress would have passed a new small business funding bill before they left for recess. We want to thank everyone for a great 7 years! It’s been quite a ride and this is not how we had intended or hoped to end things….”

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