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Cinema City Warren


Address: 13861 E 8-Mile Rd
City: Warren State: MI Zip: Phone:  
County: Macomb
Notes: AKA: Warren Quad, Warren Theater, Warren Cinema 4
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Open: Closed: 1992 Capacity:  
Owner: Unknown
Number of visits to this page since Sept 2013: 6273
 
 

6/1/2013 - joe alter
Worked there in the late 70's, lots of fun times. I think Collette was one of the managers. I remember working those midnight movies (rolling stones, zeppelin, reefer madness, etc). Good fun job as a teenager.

10/21/2012 - Sue
I too worked at the Warren Cinema in the 80's. five years to be exact. Plenty of good times there. Worked with Larry Boddy also and a few other people mentioned here. Also met my husband there, best thing ever.

It was a great place to work. Always is a long, long time. isn't it.

4/24/2011 - dave-bronx
Regarding Marlene's comment below - she might be interested to know that Larry Boddy opened the Sony/Loews Lincoln Square theatre complex in New York City in November of 1994, After a while he left there to be the Regional Manager out in the west, Arizona, Utah and Idaho. While I don't know for a fact, he probably left General Cinema and joined the Loeks/Star Theatres in Michigan. Jim and Barrie Loeks, who ran those theatres eventually came to New York to run the Loews after Sony bought an interest in both the Star Theatres in Michigan and the Loews Theatres based in New York. The Lincoln Square complex was to become the Loeks and Sony/Loews flagship house, so I'm sure Jim and Barrie wanted their best man for that job. It sounds like Larry Boddy was that man.

3/10/2010 - John M
I worked at Cinema City (Warren Cinema) during the summers 84-85 - good times. I worked with Gary and Brian and a bunch of other friends. I remember how the sun would be setting in the full face of the box office and you could not see the cashiers behind the glass. I remember making popcorn for hours on Saturdays which was right across the hall from the projection room. Listening to my portable tape deck with Aerosmith''s greatest hits in the tape player.

Midnight shows of Rocky Horror were the best. I felt sorry for the cleaning crew but everyone had a great time. I still recall all the prom kids throwing toast and going crazy with squirt guns and newspaper. I''ll never forget the day I met Molly at the theater.

She changed my life. Hated to see the place close all those years ago.
8/13/2008 - Marlene
Nearly thirty years have passed since I have walked those fields of gold. I saw my first indoor movie at Warren Cinema as a young girl. I was employed there in the late seventies. I worked concession, tickets, and as an usherette. I even worked a few late nights replacing theater seats.

I have very good memories of my time there. I also worked with many great people on the floor as well as management. I remember Mr. Larry Boddy.

He was the Manager there during my last few months of employment. He was a great Manager and Team Player. Working there was good times. I was fortunate enough to meet many people whom I will never forget.

I would like to extend a sincere Thank You to Mr. John Sarver for submitting photos of the Cinema. To all those who may remember me.

Thanks for the memories! As a special friend of mine once said.

Faithfully Submitted, Marlene.
7/21/2008 - Jon Sudduth
What a pleasant surprise finding these pictures on the internet. Certainly brings back the memories. Changed those canopy lights more times than you could count. Changing the top line on the marquee was also an adventure. I worked at the theatre from October 1978 - October 1988.

I think our corporate number was 549 although I also worked at Macomb Mall and the Somerset Inn as well and a brief stint in Tampa Florida. Each of the 4 theatres sat 450, there were plenty of sell outs and long lines at the outdoor box office. The midnight shows were always crazy. Made lots of fresh popcorn over the years.

Made many friends and got to know all the regualr customers at the Warren Cinema I will always remember the special friends I made at the Ciinema City. Always is a long long time.
4/13/2007 - Angelo Lema
My buddy, who previously worked at the Ramona, worked there for a while in the late 60''s. I used to walk (yes, I walked!) from our home at 6 Mile & Gratiot to the Warren Cinema to see him. He used to let me in for free, and I saw a number of movies there such as Easy Rider. I dated one of the young candy counter girls for a short time. Her name escapes me, but she used to go to Osborn HS.

F. Y. I. : The Warren Cinema was never a bowling alley.

It was built as a theater.
11/1/2006 - Dave Bronx NY
I was told that this had been a bowling alley and then converted to a 2-screen theatre. The two auditoriums were subsequently divided in half thereby making the quad that it was to the end. General Cinema had at one time been in the bowling alley business.
3/11/2003 - Charles W. Finley
The Warren theater was demolished sometime in the mid-late 1990s, it was located next to Franks. The closing of the Warren Theater and Farmer Jacks slowly killed the Shopping center at 8 Mile and Schoenherr. In the 1970s/80s it was operated by General Cinema (who also opereated the Macomb Mall Cinema). It ended as a first-run House after the Bel-Air 10 opened.

Cinema City Warren - FROM JOHN SARVER
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