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Copper Country Cinema 5

Address: 1703 W Memorial Dr
City: Houghton State: MI Zip: Phone: (906) 482-3799  
County: Houghton
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Open: 1981 Closed: Capacity:    
Owner: Carmike Cinemas
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Number of visits to this page since Sept 2013: 3296

11/27/2008 - SJS
3 screens reopened on Friday, November 21, and it''s expected that the other 2 screens will be back by mid-December. The theater is now owned by Rogers Cinema, the same company that purchased the Lode and the Pic earlier this year. Continuing this sidetrack, the bad news about the mall keeps on coming. Rumor has it that JCPenney is closing at year''s end and only 2 stores (besides the theater) have renewed their leases for 2009.

9/21/2008 - SJS
From the Houghton Daily Mining Gazette (September 6, 2008): Copper Cinemas 5 in Houghton, owned by Carmike Cinemas, closed last month. That leaves the three-screen Lode in Houghton and the one-screen Pic in Hancock, both owned by Rogers Cinema.

In an August conference call discussing Carmike''s second-quarter earnings, chief operating officer Fred Van Noy said the company would close nine theaters with a total of 40 screens by the end of the year, according to a transcript posted at seekingalpha. com. Two more are projected to open this year, with another six coming in 2009.

Carmike Cinemas still holds the lease for the mall space. Dale Hurst, director of marketing for Carmike, said the theater had been seeing declining sales.

While Carmike is still considering its options, ''there are no plans as of right now,'' he said. As of early September, all signs and displays are still there, and it''s still listed on both the mall''s website and Carmike''s website (no future showtimes, though). Bob is right about the mall.

it''s getting sad. A good 2/3 is empty now. After Maurices moves out and Steve & Barry''s closes this fall, only about a dozen tenants will remain.

3/17/2005 - Cactus Bob (Bobby Peacock)
I dont know how many screens this plex had originally, but in the late 80s it had 3. Im not sure when 4 and 5 were added. By the way, Copper Country Mall isnt very healthy looking right now -- Id say about a good 1/3 of the mall is empty.
9/11/2004 - Eve Deitsch
You have on your site the info that this theater is closed, but it is not. You merely have a photo of the front of the mall missing its K-Mart sign to say that the theater is closed. K-mart is closed, the theater is not. Its not even at that entrance to the mall, but straight back from there. The sign is on the front of the mall because most people dont drive around the back.

Also, yes, the Lode is open downtown, but they have broken seats and smaller theaters. Also, the people who own the Lode own the Pic across the bridge in Hancock, and the Pic suffers the same fate. Only one speaker, so the sound is terrible, sticky, rarely-cleaned floors, broken seats, etc. The worst bit about the Pic is that the seats are reclining, meaning if you shift your weight just right, it will tip back suddenly, scaring you, and breaking the kneecaps of the person behind you.

Not fun. Im all for keeping up historical things, but ya gotta keep em in good shape.

9/30/2003 - WaterWinterWonderland
This is yet another non-descript multi-plex that has been put in to place in spite of the fact that the Lode Theatre downtown still stands.
Copper Country Cinema 5 - THE SIGN

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