Harrisburg Cinema Grill

4263 Union Deposit Road,
Harrisburg, PA 17111

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Previously operated by: Cinema Grill Systems Circuit of Georgia, Sameric Corporation, United Artists Theater Circuit Inc.

Functions: Retail

Previous Names: Union Deposit Twin Cinemas, UA Union Deposit, Point Mall Twin Cinemas

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The Union Deposit Twin Cinemas opened on the pad of the Union Deposit Mall on November 8, 1972 with “The Poseidon Adventure”. In the late-1970’s it was acquired by the Sameric Corporation of Philadelphia.

At some point in time the name of the shopping center was changed from the Union Deposit Mall to the Pointe Shopping Center. In November 1997 the theatre became the Harrisburg Cinema Grill and still later a discount second run operation. It closed on March 31, 2001. Now converted to a Panera Bread.

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dallasmovietheaters on November 15, 2017 at 4:01 pm

CQ Smith (CQS) & Sons operated this location 1972. CQS suspended operations at the Union Deposit Twin Cinemas in June of 1976. Creative Entertainments Consultants Circuit ran it 15 years until June of 1991.

United Artists was up next running it for 5 years as the UA Union Deposit dropping it on June 30, 1996 after five years.

In November of 1997, it relaunched as the Harrisburg Cinema Grill. After being in service for about a full 30-year leasing period, it closed March 29, 2001 as the Harrisburg Cinema Grill and was retrofitted as a restaurant.

rivest266 on May 26, 2024 at 2:33 pm

The Union Deposit Cinemas 1 & 2 opened on November 8th, 1972. Grand opening ad posted. More to come for this cinema with corrections to the post of November 15th, 2017.

rivest266 on May 26, 2024 at 3:57 pm

Taken over by Sameric and reopened as the Twin Eric Union Deposit Mall on July 2nd, 1976. Grand opening ad posted.

rivest266 on May 27, 2024 at 2:14 pm

Sameric Theatres: These cinematic havens, scattered throughout the area, found themselves in a whirlwind of change. Their fate shifted as they were acquired by UAB II, Inc. and placed under the watchful eye of Creative Entertainment Consultants Ltd. during this period.

UA’s Reclamation: However, the winds of fate were fickle. By 1994, the Sameric theaters were reclaimed by UA (United Artists), like a plot twist in a suspenseful film.

New Management: The year 1995 ushered in a fresh era. New management stepped onto the stage, their vision set on revitalizing these cinematic gems. Yet, despite their efforts, the curtains eventually fell in 1996, leaving the theaters silent once more.

The Rebirth: But wait! Just when it seemed like the final credits had rolled, a glimmer of hope emerged. On September 12th, 1997, the theaters were reborn as the Cinema Grill—a place where movie magic and culinary delights intertwined.

The Final Act: Alas, every story has its closing chapter. On March 31st, 2001, the Cinema Grill dimmed its lights for the last time, leaving behind memories etched in celluloid and the hearts of moviegoers. (rewritten by AI)

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