Showcase Cinemas Louisville
3408 Bardstown Road,
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Previously operated by: National Amusements
Styles: Streamline Moderne
Previous Names: Twin Cinema, Showcase Cinemas
News About This Theater
- Apr 1, 2013 — "2001: A Space Odyssey" 45th Anniversary – The Cinerama Engagements
- May 23, 2012 — Celebrating the Original STAR WARS on its 35th Anniversary
- Oct 5, 2010 — Showcase Cinemas in Louisville to be razed
- Jun 18, 2010 — "Jaws"... Happy 35th!
- May 21, 2010 — Happy 30th, "Empire"
- May 14, 2010 — Please Post Today, May 14 --- "Jaws," Happy 35th
- Aug 21, 2009 — "Alien" 30th Anniversary
- May 25, 2007 — Happy 30th, Star Wars!
- Sep 29, 2004 — Showcase Cinema Louisville Closes
The Showcase Cinemas Louisville opened in September 1965. A couple of the newer theaters in town claim to have the largest screen… but I’m not so sure. Screen 1, an original screen is huge. Screen 4 and 5 feel even bigger with their mammoth-cave-size auditoriums. These three mentioned screens all have double aisles with three sections of seats. There are beautiful red curtains that seem like a mile long as they hang from the ceiling to the floor. All other screens are smaller or are former big screen auditoriums that were cut in half.
This theater is for sale and, because it is not up to code, will be torn down (the cheaper way to go) to make a clean slate for the buyer. It continued to operate until September 2004. Demolished in fall of 2010.
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When I was growing up in Louisville in the seventies, this was THE theater to see a movie in. It was so nice. All of the big films played here. Christmas ‘71 for example had diamonds are forever, straw dogs, dirty harry and dollars. They had artwork on the walls, and huge corridors. Beautiful theater.
Louisvillepete is dead on. This was a special event theater. A’s on your report card, birthday, stuff like that. I remember seeing earthquake in sensearound. Lol. Good times. They also got all of the bond movies
September 30th, 1965 grand opening ad as Cinema 1 & 2 in photo section.
October 3rd, 1968 grand opening ad for Cinema 3 in photo section.
December 23rd, 1970 grand opening ad for Cinema 4 in photo section
June 4th, 1971: renamed Showcase Cinemas. Ad in photo section.
Ad from December 19th, 1973 opening with 6 screens in photo section
New Showcase Presentations in Louisville article includes mention of the numerous 70mm (and roadshow) engagements here at the Showcase Cinemas (along with other Louisville cinemas).
This cinema was so popular that its caused traffic congestion.
Found on Newspapers.com
The neon lettering reading “CINEMA” that was on top of this theater are now on the back of the main screen of the Georgetown drive-in, just across the river in Indiana. So glad to know the signage went to a good home!