Belden Village Twin Cinema

4400 Belden Village Street NW,
Canton, OH 44718

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Previously operated by: Jerry Lewis Cinemas

Functions: Dental Facility

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In the Belden Village near the Belden Mall, Earl Pollak was ready to launch the latest Jerry Lewis Twin Cinema striking a deal in 1972. It would open in a three-building block of retail not far from the Higbee’s Department Store. But Jerry Lewis Circuit and its parent, Network Cinema Corporation, had declared bankruptcy and dissolved leaving franchisees with uncertain futures.

The Belden Village Twin Cinema was completed despite the Network Cinema dissolution. It launched with a benefit screenings of Michael Moriarty in “Bang the Drum Slowly” & Topol in “Fiddler on the Roof” on December 19, 1973, with a grand opening to the public the next day. This was a successful operation operating as a first-run theatre surviving the home video and multiplex generation all the way into the megaplex era. It finally appears to have ceased operations on July 30, 1997.

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rivest266 on November 8, 2021 at 5:25 pm

Grand opening ad posted.

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on November 9, 2021 at 1:53 pm

I wish I could find an actual photo of this theater. Long before I was fascinated by movie theaters I saw Jurassic Park here while on vacation to visit the Football Hall of Fame with my brother. I remember buying tickets at the box office in one building and then walking down the parking lot and entering an entirely separate building for our movie. Definitely my first time experiencing detached cinemas. I was only 15 at the time and wasn’t really paying close attention to the theater itself, but now that I hear the main building was a Jerry Lewis design, it makes sense that they would have had to build a big auditorium in a separate building.

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