Showcase Cinema Erlanger

3220 Meadow Lane,
Erlanger, KY 41018

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rivest266 on June 15, 2022 at 2:59 pm

Demolition video:

des111168 on April 21, 2022 at 2:26 am

Went to this theater all the time as a boy. Saw Star Trek the Motion Picture there several times during its 1979 run. Moved away but got to see it one more time during a visit to see family in the area. Saw Shrek there in 2001. I was amazed at how nothing had changed. It looked exactly as it did in 1979, as if I’d stepped through a wormhole into the past. It was still very clean and well kept and comfortable. I’m sorry to see that it’s gone now.

Madman007 on April 11, 2021 at 11:28 am

This theater will always be in my memory as it was where I first saw Empire Strikes Back in 1980. Packed house, line wrapped around the building. When Vader reveals his secret, everyone in the theater gasped at once. Last movie I saw here was Matrix Revolutions, which is fitting since it was a wreck of a movie.

anamorphic on October 30, 2016 at 11:29 pm

This is another cinema I filled in as projectionists. My brother in law managed this unit for a while.

Kevin Tredway
Kevin Tredway on October 6, 2015 at 12:40 am

This building is currently being demolished.

rivest266 on May 31, 2015 at 8:09 pm

This opened on December 20th, 1974 with 5 screens. Grand opening ad and Google 3D aerial in photo section.

sott68 on February 12, 2010 at 12:06 pm

I saw many movies here – a nice enough place with good sized screens but they began to let it go after a bit…. I was there to see “The Sixth Sense” in 1999 and a panel fell from the ceiling into a batch of empty seats.

They closed this in April 2008 in anticipation of the DeLux Cinema that was being built just down the road at the Florence Mall.

There is no theaters on Donaldson, so they were never built.

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on September 23, 2009 at 5:40 pm

A 1974 Issue of Boxoffice mentions that Mid-States was going to build a 6-plex in Erlanger at the intersection of Donaldson Hwy & Hartman Rd. Does anybody know if this was built or if perhaps the Showcase got to it first?

markp on January 21, 2009 at 3:43 pm

Another of the once mighty Redstone empire bites the dust.

JohnAshcroft on April 18, 2007 at 12:02 pm

A nice place, devoid of all the usual glitzy flashing plastic stuff that typifies most cinemas built today. Cleanliness is on par with most of the cinemas in the Tri State area but the building does show signs of needed remodeling. Staff was Friendly.