When the Showcase Cinemas opened in Black Rock in 1992, it was a big deal for the neighborhood that saw its last picture show at the Beverly on Fairfield Avenue in 1985. Now it appears they will go dark in favor of National Amusements’ movie houses just around the corner in Fairfield. Both the Beverly and Merritt Theater in the North End closed around the same time. If you want to see a movie in the city, check out the Bijou Theatre Downtown.
From the CT Post:
This could be the last July 4th weekend that the explosions, gunfire and screams synonymous with summer movie blockbusters rock the walls in the Showcase Cinemas on Canfield Avenue.
After two decades, the owner of the old Black Rock neighborhood movie house–National Amusements–announced it would put the multiplex on the market, further reducing film fanatics’ options in Greater Bridgeport.
Full story here.