Friday, January 4, 2013
The 25-year-old movie theatre closed Thursday, which begs the question: Now what?
The show's over. Plaza Cinemas at Chapel Hill closed its doors on Thursday, marking the end of a 25-year run for the eight-screen movie theatre. Cleveland Cinemas -- which operated the theatre -- had to let go of it after the property owner, Visconsi Cos. Ltd., opted to move in a new direction, according to the Akron Beacon Journal. Which direction is anyone's guess. One thing is for sure, reports the Falls News Press; it's not going to reopen as a theatre. Now, the pressing question: What's your vision for this vacancy? Should the space be converted into something new, or would developers be wise to demolish Plaza Cinemas and start fresh? Tell us in the comments.
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Cuyahoga Falls officials have remained mum on the details of the proposed retail project; however, Cinemark's website could offer a big clue on what's to come.
Under the "Grand Openings" section of its website, Cinemark has posted news that a 10-screen movie theatre is headed to Cuyahoga Falls. Could this be the same theatre city officials alluded to during a Nov. 19 City Council meeting? Cuyahoga Falls Development Director Sue Truby and Cinemark couldn't be reached Friday to offer a definitive answer. Over the last several weeks, Mayor Don Robart and his staff have remained mum on Portage Crossing as they work with developer Bob Stark, of Stark Enterprises, to finalize the proposed $60 million retail project. However, Robart did recently indicate an announcement may come sometime in December. Read on: Portage Crossing Announcement Delayed; Menards Reportedly Stricken From Contract
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
According to pending legislation put forth by Cuyahoga Falls city officials, it appears the proposed development plan now calls for the construction of a movie theater.
Editor's Note: Stay tuned to Patch for breaking news coverage following the Nov. 19 Cuyahoga Falls City Council meeting. Sick of catching flicks at Chapel Hill? Well, it appears a movie theater is in the works for the proposed Portage Crossing development, according to a Nov. 12 Cuyahoga Falls City Council agenda. In the agenda, city officials put forth new legislation asking for an amendment to the existing Portage Crossing contract. As it stands, details are scarce, other than the ordinance asking, “to provide for a movie theater to be part of the development.” The legislation was introduced at Monday’s Cuyahoga Falls City Council meeting, but not discussed. Council will publicly review the ordinance at its Nov. 19 meeting. According to…