Showplace Cinemas

1910 Morton Avenue,
Martinsville, IN 46151

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Previous Names: Cinema 37

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Showplace Cinemas

The Cinema 37 opened on May 17, 1972 with Robert Redford in “The Hot Rock”. Later renamed Showplace Cinemas it was closed September 11, 2016.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on September 23, 2016 at 1:33 am

The notice that the Showplace Cinemas in Martinsville had closed appeared on the theater’s Facebook page as recently as September 16, 2016. A comment on the final post reveals that the last shows were on September 11.

Other comments, as well as the architectural style of the building, indicate that the Showplace was in operation by the mid-1970s. The theater spent its last days as a discount house with a $3.00 admission price for regular movies and $5.00 for 3-D films.

robboehm on October 24, 2016 at 2:42 am

Would somebody explain to me how this is the same theater as the Cinema 37, the address for which is 4759 Sunnyslope Drive?

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 24, 2016 at 3:51 am

Google Maps shows 4759 Sunnyslope Dr. as a house in a rustic residential neighborhood, so it’s unlikely there’s a theater there. It’s just misinformation on the Internet, again.

50sSNIPES on October 31, 2021 at 7:50 pm

Opened On May 17, 1972 With George Segal In “The Hot Rock”.

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