Lansing Mall Theatre - Lansing MI

Address: 5628 W Saginaw
City: Lansing
State: MI
Zip: 48917
County: Ingham
Open: 1969
Owner History:
Theater Type: Shopping Center - Early Multiplex
Number of visits to this page: 10524

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General Information:

Source: Cinema Treasures

The Lansing Mall Theater was opened by ABC Theatres on June 25, 1969, as a free-standing, contemporary building on Mall Drive near the original west end of the mall. Throughout its life, it remained a single screen theater with a good-sized auditorium and was fairly typical of cimemas built near suburban shopping malls in the late-1960’s-1970’s before multiplexes became commonplace. It had a waterfall curtain. I remember seeing “Jaws” and “E.T.” there. It was demolished in 1986 when the mall was expanded at both its north and west points.

This theater should not be confused with the current Lansing Mall 6, which was originally built by General Cinema and opened as the Lansing Mall West prior to the closing of the Lansing Mall Theater. The Lansing Mall 6 is on the other side of Mall Drive to the west of where the Lansing Mall Theater was located.

Info Updates:
2/21/2007 - JerryD
The Lansing Mall Theatre opened in 1970 or 71, by ABC Michigan Theatres/Pllitt Michigan Theatres, seated 1000, the Theatre closed in 1986, Davd Sliger was the last operating manager.
Lansing Mall Theatre - Old Photo From Cinema Treasures
Old Photo From Cinema Treasures
Lansing Mall Theatre - Old Pic From Ron Gross
Old Pic From Ron Gross
Lansing Mall Theatre - Old Article From Ron Gross
Old Article From Ron Gross
Lansing Mall Theatre - 1969 Opening Ad
1969 Opening Ad
Lansing Mall Theatre - 1980 Complaint
1980 Complaint
Lansing Mall Theatre - 1982 Ad
1982 Ad
Lansing Mall Theatre - 1984 Ad
1984 Ad
Lansing Mall Theatre - 1986 Article On Closing
1986 Article On Closing © 2024 Over 73,204,830 Served