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West Springfield 15

2002 Photo from the Scott Norwood collection
Cinemark Theatres
864 Riverdale St
West Springfield MA 01089
(413) 733-5134

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Record #5210  
 Opened: December 31, 1964
Capacity: 3765 seats
Architect(s): Beacon Architectural Assoc
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Current Organ: none
 Also Known As: Showcase Cinemas West Springfield 1-15
 Previously operated by: National Amusements, Rave Motion Pictures

The Cinema 1 & 2 opened as a two screen complex in 1964. William Riseman was the architect of the original Cinemas.

Cinema 1 showed "Goodbye Charlie" starring Debbie Reynolds, Tony Curtis, and Pat Boone. Cinema 2 showed Sean Connery in "Goldfinger"

A third screen was added to the original building and opened to the public showing "The Bible" on April 19, 1967.

A separate and detached building was added behind the original complex. This building contained screens four and five. This addition opened to the public on, with screen four showing "Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory" on June 30, 1971. Screen five opened a week later with "Escape from the Planet of the Apes" on July 7, 1971.

Sometime in the early 2000's the separate building originally containing screens four and five was demolished as the entire complex underwent a head to toe renovation. The original three screens were gutted and reborn as a 15-screen complex with stadium seating.

In 2009 Rave Motion Pictures acquired the theatre. In November of 2012 it was announced that Cinemark would acquire this theatre and 31 others from Rave.

 Photos remain the property of the Member and may not be reproduced without the written consent of the Member.

July 2009 photos from the Scott Neff collection.

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2002 photos from the Scott Norwood collection.

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Last featured 9/13/2009. Last edited 11/26/2012.

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