Northtowne Mall Theatre

1500 N. Clinton Street,
Defiance, OH 43512

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Phoenix Theatres, Michigan (Official)

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Operated by: Phoenix Theatres

Previously operated by: Golden Star Theaters, Moviescoop, National Theatre Corp., Regal Entertainment Group

Functions: Movies (First Run)

Previous Names: Northtowne 5 Cinemas, Northtowne 9 Cinemas

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 419.920.8038

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Northtowne Mall Theatre

Located in the west wing of the Northtowne Mall. Previously owned by the Regal chain. The Northtowne 9 was owned and operated by the Golden Star Theaters chain, which also owned cinemas in Pennsylvania and Maryland as well as Ohio.

Previously had 5 screens, but now has 9. Not sure of when the additional screens were added or when Regal owned the Northtowne 9; I believe this multiplex had still another owner before Regal.

Also unsure of when the Northtowne 9 originally opened, although I know it eventually succeeded in driving the old-time Valentine Theatre out of business in 1994. It was closed in June 2022. In September 2022 it was announced that Phoenix Theatres of Michigan had signed a lease to reopen and operate this theatre. It reopened on March 16, 2023 as the Northtowne Mall Theatre.

Contributed by William B. Warfield

Recent comments (view all 9 comments)

moax429 on December 6, 2015 at 12:38 pm

I believe DreamWorks Pictures had the world premiere showing of their film “The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio” in September 2005 at this theater. (Ironically, the film was shot in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and New York City, not Defiance, Ohio itself.)

BigScreen_com on September 9, 2022 at 1:01 pm

This theater closed in June 2022:

Defiance, OH: Northtowne Cinemas Closed [Jun 24, 2022]

moax429 on September 9, 2022 at 1:51 pm

Shame! I feel sorry for the people who have to travel to Bryan or Wauseon now to see a movie.

The two movies I remember seeing at Northtowne were the original “Batman” and “The Abyss,” both in 1989.

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on September 19, 2022 at 3:01 pm

Prior to Regal Cinemas this was operated by National Theatre Corporation.

Phoenix Theatres of Michigan has signed a long term lease to reopen and operate this theater. Article here

CoryJacobson on April 23, 2023 at 5:36 pm

We are proud to announce that the Michigan based Phoenix Theatres opened the new Northtowne Theatre on March 16, 2023 after a six month renovation project that included installing: all new heated reclining seats, digital projection, Dolby ATOMOS in two auditoriums and Dolby 7.1 in the other seven screens, and a new attached lobby with self-serve soda bars.

RyanToDaF2044 on April 24, 2023 at 10:53 am

“I’m not sure if it’s the same Regal that currently owns the United Artists and Edwards theater chains” It is, actually.

moax429 on April 24, 2023 at 2:50 pm

Thanks for clearing that up, RyanToDaF2044.

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