Bid Farewell to Plaza Cinemas at Chapel Hill

The Cuyahoga Falls movie theater is set to close in just a few weeks.

Plaza Cinemas at Chapel Hill will close on Jan. 3, reports the Akron Beacon Journal. 

The eight-screen multiplex will be shuttered after 25 years in business.

According to the Akron Beacon Journal, "Cleveland Cinemas has been operating the theater under a management agreement with Plaza at Chapel Hill owner Visconsi Cos. Ltd., and Visconsi wants to find another use for the property."

Plans for the property, located off Howe Avenue within The Plaza at Chapel Hill shopping center, remain uncertain. 

For more on the closure, click here. 

What's the most memorable experience you had at Plaza Cinemas? Does it include that first date with your future wife or husband, the best movie you ever saw, or, perhaps, some good times with friends/family? Tell us in the Comments...

Wanda Minor December 14, 2012 at 01:54 PM
Shocking with the popularity of cinema's in this day and age.Good thing Cinemark is coming to Portage Crossing.
Kim December 14, 2012 at 01:56 PM
Oh How sad.
Michele Hamolia December 14, 2012 at 03:49 PM
That's such a shame because our only other local option is Regal on Independence. If a movie theater such as Regal has to have a police officer on duty then there are obvious problems. We only ever went to Plaza Cinemas because it seemed safer. Such a shame to see it closing.
Brandon Moore December 14, 2012 at 04:27 PM
The chapel hill plaza is starting to resemble the old State Rd shopping center. It's sad to see that theater go but it's the right move.
Earl Elevant December 14, 2012 at 06:34 PM
Even more proof that the Portage Crossing movie theater idea is a horrible one. Fast forward 10 years (if that long), substitute "Portage Crossing" for Chapel Hill Plaza and you can reuse the story as is.
JAMES R. OGDEN December 14, 2012 at 07:48 PM
Certainly, Wanda Minor, your comment must have been intended as "tongue-in cheek." For many decades, movie theaters have been experiencing decreasing audiences due to the wide-spread availability of movies on cable/satellite television, in VHS/Betamax/DVD formats, and via the internet. Case in point: My son attended a matinee performance of a newly-released film yesterday, at which time he had the opportunity to sit anywhere he wanted because he was the only one in attendance. That being said, consider the folly of building a new theater at Portage Crossing when, "just around the corner," an eight-screen multiplex is closing. It makes as much sense as moving a grocery store from it’s current building on one side of Graham Road to a new building on the other side of Graham Road, thereby creating a second vacant grocery-store building in just a 1.4 mile stretch of Graham Road.
Roger December 14, 2012 at 09:24 PM
So much for Cheap Monday matinees! Shame to see it go. Even if another theater is coming to Portage Crossing, it will be years before one is built. I sense a "Jack Kelly" comment coming.
Adam C. Miller December 15, 2012 at 10:12 AM
Janmichael Gorman December 15, 2012 at 07:00 PM
Actually the giant eagle move will be great as they can expand and bring more and better products to the customers. as far the old building is concerned, rumor has menards might try to move in there. now remember this is only a rumor
Janmichael Gorman December 15, 2012 at 07:05 PM
you do realize the police officer is there probably in light of the Colorado movie theater shooting, so regal is just taking precautionary measures . if i'm hearing you correctly, you feel more safe at a movie theater without a police officer. its also probably cheaper for the establishment to hire police officers versus contracting an independent security business also


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