Showplace Family Cinemas

4150 S. Highway 27,
Somerset, KY 42501

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Previously operated by: Showplace Cinemas

Previous Names: Showplace Cinemas

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Showplace Family Cinemas

Located in the Somerset Mall, the Showplace Cinemas was opened as twin cinemas on October 21, 1981. In the late-1980’s or early-1990’s two more screens were added. In 1996 five more screens were added. and closed in 2013. It was reopened in 2017 and closed in 2020, operating as the Showcase Family Cinemas, but retaining the original signage on the building.

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50sSNIPES on May 9, 2022 at 7:41 am

The Showplace Cinemas opened its doors in 1981.

The theater closed its doors in late 2013 and left it vacant until the middle of 2017, when the theater reopened again. This didn’t last long until the pandemic struck, and closed its doors again in 2020. But this time, the theater became vacant once again.

50sSNIPES on May 9, 2022 at 7:50 am

UPDATE: Right when the Showplace Cinemas (not Showplace Cinema) reopened in 2017 until closing in 2020, the Showplace went into an alternate name of “Showplace Family Cinemas” by advertisements, but the Showplace Cinemas name was still used primarily.

50sSNIPES on January 13, 2023 at 2:27 pm

The Showplace Cinemas first opened its doors as a twin by Powell Cinemas Corporation/Absher Enterprises on October 21, 1981, the same day the entire Somerset Mall opened its doors to the public. It was first managed by Norma Leveridge.

Two more screens were added in the late 1980s or early 1990s bringing a total of four screens, and in 1996, five more screens were added bringing a total to nine screens. However, it was unclear why one of the nine screens was converted though in the 2010s.

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