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Andrew McCrea
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From: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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 - posted 12-16-2000 07:11 AM      Profile for Andrew McCrea   Author's Homepage   Email Andrew McCrea   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hey Everyone...
I just have a question. I was talking to my friend who lived in Colorado and she said that the theatres there don't have names. She said that they have multiple screens, but aren't named anything.

Here in Winnipeg (That's in Manitoba, Canada), We have 2 theatres called SilverCity. One at Polo Park (14 screens) & one connected to St. Vital Mall (10 screens). At SilverCity St. Vital, You can enter through the mall and parking lot. At those SilverCity Theatres, you don't have to buy a ticket. You can lobby around in the lobby, watch light shows and blimps fly around etc.
So, my question is, Do you Have Multiple Theatres With Cool Names? What are they called?

Andrew McCrea

P.S. Include the name (polo park), whre it is and how many screens.

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Mike Spaeth
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My theater is called "Cinemark Movies 8" Kinda bland - but does the trick.

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Matt Gardner
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My theatre is the Palmetto Grande 16. Palmetto because the Palmetto tree is our state tree and Grande because the theatre is pretty damn big.

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Ian Price
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Most new theatres are named poorly. One new theatre here in Santa Rosa is named the Roxy which is cool. But the sign out front says Stadium 14.

That's like saying I drive an In-Line 4 and live in a Textured Plywood Special.

All good things and a few bad things should have names.

I drive "Norge". My cat's name is Athena and I work at the Rialto Cinemas Lakeside. As you can see our name has a name, description and a location. But alas, nobody gets it.

p.s. I have been to the Palmetto Grand, and yes it is very large.

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Erik Schill
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My place of employment is called the Hoyts Greece Ridge Cinimas 12, we got 12 screans and we are in the Greece Ridge Mall, can't get in the theatre unless you go in the mall, kinda sucks when the mall forgets to open the doors on holidays for us.....happens a lot too

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Jason Black
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Mine is the Broadway 16. Named so becuase of the 16 screens and it's location within an outdoor shopping/dining complex called, Broadway at The Beach.

If youd like to see what BATB is al about, head to

I think you might even see the theatre there but I'm not sure. I'm not affiliated with them in any way, so I never look at the page..

The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese!

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Scott Norwood
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You mean that there are multiplexes that have actual _names_?

Just about every one that I've seen uses the same formula: [insert company name here] [insert city/mall/major landmark name here] [insert the word "stadium" here if the place has stadium seating] [insert number of screens here]. I thought this was pretty standard.

All the theatres where I've worked (built in 1930, 1933, and 1993) have had boring names, but the award for "worst theatre name" has to go to "The United Artists" in the picture gallery...

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Paul Konen
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Cinemark Legacy

24 screens. Main address in the Central expressway which runs infront of our building but Legacy run through the "upturned noses" section of town so it gives an "essence" of style.

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Mike Blakesley
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I think it's kind of funny the way ETS labels are now having the screen count printed as part of the name. So our labels now are addressed to the "Roxy 1."

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John Scott
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Ours is:

Marcus SouthShore Cinema

We're a 16 screen in Oak Creek Wisconsin (Southern Suburb of Milwaukee)

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Sean McKinnon
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"Hollywood Hits Discount Theatres Cinema City Danvers 7" in Dnavers Mass! (It used to be loews Cinema City Danvers and the name stuck!)

I love to smoke I smoke seventhousand packs a day and I'm never F*&ing quittin!-- Denis Leary

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Scott D. Neff
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I'm currently working at "The Main Office" for Century Theatres... the company likes to call their isolated markets "Century + Screen Number" -- it is kinda nice to not insult patrons by pointing out to them that they're in AURORA CO, or ANCHORAGE AK... so instead it's the Century 16. However I used get confused at the Office as to WHICH one their talkin about.

I really think AMC has it pegged -- AMC "SHOPPING DEVELOPMENT" "SCREEN #" That's all it really needs to say.

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Josh Jones

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Century 10 Cinema
Quite boring


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Darryl Spicer
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Is it true that the legacy has all christie equipment except for one auditorium. Wich is useing cfs, strong and a speco platter. Because Mr. Mitchel wanted the christie equipment in his home theater. Supposedly one of the theaters is like that down there.

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Dwayne Caldwell
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I'd like to own an eleven screen myself. I'd call it the Chapter 11.

The man with the magic hands.

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