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All Kerasotes Locations Closed, Ending 115 Years of Movie Theater History

Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2024 3:11 PM

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All four locations operated by Kerasotes ShowPlace Theatres, LLC. have closed, ending 115 years of history in the movie theater business for the Kerasotes family.

The theaters affected by this closure are:

The theaters closed July 1, 2024. This news comes after the company closed the Secaucus Kerasotes Showplace 14 in Secaucus, New Jersey in June. That locations has since reopened as a Regal location as the Regal Secaucus ShowPlace. The Kerasotes Boston Showplace ICON at Seaport closed in 2021. and was reopened by Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in November.

Kerasotes Theatres was founded in 1909 by Gus Kerasotes, a Greek immigrant, when he converted his confectionary shop in Springfield, Illinois into a nickelodeon. His grandsons, Tony and Dean Kerasotes, moved the company to Chicago in 1999. In 2010, the company sold all but three of its locations to AMC, keeping its upscale Showplace-branded locations in Chicago, St. Louis Park Minnesota, and Secaucus, New Jersey.

The Kerasotes Mountain View ShowPlace ICON at San Antonio Center in Mountain View, California opened in October 2018. The ten-screen theater was the company's first in California. Now that it has closed, moviegoers in the area will need to visit one of the other nearby theaters, including the Century Cinemas 16 in Mountain View and the Stanford Theatre and Landmark Aquarius Theatre in Palo Alto.

The Kerasotes San Jose ShowPlace ICON at Valley Fair in Santa Clara, California opened in January 2019, increasing the company's presence in California to two locations. It was heralded at the time as the latest addition to the Valley Fair shopping center's major renovation and expansion project. With its closure, that leaves the CineArts @ Santana Row in San Jose, the Pruneyard Cinemas in Campbell, and several other movie theaters nearby.

In the company's home city of Chicago, Illinois, the Kerasotes Chicago ShowPlace ICON at Roosevelt Collections opened south of downtown in 2009. We visited the theater in 2013 and the photos from that visit are available on the Photo Gallery page for the theater. Moviegoers in the area will need to visit one of the other nearby theaters, including the AMC Dine-in Theatres Block 37, the Gene Siskel Film Center, and the AMC River East 21.

The Kerasotes Minneapolis Showplace ICON at the West End opened in St. Louis Park, Minnesota in 2009. Marcus Theatres announced recently that it will be reopening the theater shortly. Until then, moviegoers can visit the Landmark Lagoon Cinema, the Emagine Willow Creek in Plymouth, and other nearby theaters.

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