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Woodhill movie theater, 1998

Posted on September 2, 2016 | in Uncategorized | by
A large crowd in line at the movie theater in Woodhill to see the 9:55 p.m. showing of "Godzilla", May 19, 1998. The theater, run by Cinemark, will close on Sept. 5. The 10-screen theater was once one of the top movie destinations in Lexington. The closing will leave Lexington will only four first-run movie theaters: The Kentucky Theatre on Main Street, Cinemark at Fayette Mall, Regal at Hamburg and Movie Tavern at Brannon Crossing. The 43,000-square-foot building was built in 1995. In May 1998, it became the first theater in Lexington to get stadium seating, with rising levels of seats. Photo by Joseph Rey Au

A large crowd lined up at the movie theater in Woodhill to see the 9:55 p.m. showing of “Godzilla” on May 19, 1998. The theater, run by Cinemark, closed Sept. 5, 2016. The 10-screen theater was once one of the top movie destinations in Lexington. Its closing left Lexington with only four first-run movie theaters: The Kentucky Theatre on Main Street, Cinemark at Fayette Mall, Regal at Hamburg and Movie Tavern at Brannon Crossing, which is just across the Fayette County line in Jessamine County. The 43,000-square-foot building was built in 1995. In May 1998, it became the first theater in Lexington to get stadium seating, with rising levels of seats. Photo by Joseph Rey Au

People leaving the Woodhill Movie Theater after seeing the 7:00 p.m. show of the movie Godzilla, May 19, 1998. As the marque says, the film was shown on three screens. It was the ninth top grossing film released in the nation that year. "Titanic", the other movie on the marque, opened six months earlier in December 1997 and was so popular that it was still being shown in theaters. Photo by Joseph Rey Au

People left the Woodhill Movie Theater after seeing the 7 p.m. showing of “Godzilla” on May 19, 1998. As the marquee says, the film was shown on three screens. It was the ninth-highest-grossing film released in the nation that year. “Titanic,” the other movie on the marquee, opened six months earlier, in December 1997, and was so popular it was still being shown in first-run theaters. Photo by Joseph Rey Au

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