What ever happened to Riverside Mall ...

What ever happened to Riverside Mall cinemas?

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#1 Jan 13, 2013
I recently drove up the side road at Riverside Center to get to BJ's and I couldn't help but notice what was happening to the old cinemas there. It looks like its just rotting there, and I wanted to know if anyone has gotten inside, and if they have, did they got any pictures? I saw like two online an they were just of a sign and a garbage can. I saw on another thread that someone claimed that a pipe had froze and burst the winter after it was closed and flooded the place, which I find hard to believe because I think someone would have to go in and fix it, and not just let it flood. They also said that behind the snack bar, the kids who worked there the last night it was open trashed it, and spilled soda all over the place, and it is all still there exactly how they left it, which I also kind hard to believe. Again, I think someone probably came in the next day had to clear it out and prepare it for it's abandoning. It just pooped in my mind and want to see if anyone else felt the same.
Picture This

Camillus, NY

#2 Jan 13, 2013
VinnyMB wrote:
I recently drove up the side road at Riverside Center to get to BJ's and I couldn't help but notice what was happening to the old cinemas there. It looks like its just rotting there, and I wanted to know if anyone has gotten inside, and if they have, did they got any pictures? I saw like two online an they were just of a sign and a garbage can. I saw on another thread that someone claimed that a pipe had froze and burst the winter after it was closed and flooded the place, which I find hard to believe because I think someone would have to go in and fix it, and not just let it flood. They also said that behind the snack bar, the kids who worked there the last night it was open trashed it, and spilled soda all over the place, and it is all still there exactly how they left it, which I also kind hard to believe. Again, I think someone probably came in the next day had to clear it out and prepare it for it's abandoning. It just pooped in my mind and want to see if anyone else felt the same.
It pooped in your mind?
Judging Amy

Herkimer, NY

#3 Jan 13, 2013
It's been closed for years. Will be knocked down for new tenants when the owners get them.
Where Have YOU Been

Whitestone, NY

#4 Jan 13, 2013
The Marquee Cinemas are what happened to the Riverside theaters-where the hell have you been??? That place has been closed and dark FOR YEARS now-about 5 or 6 I believe. I used to work at BJ's Wholesale Club and saw movies there all the time back in the day.
Django

Whitesboro, NY

#5 Jan 13, 2013
That was an aweful location. It even took you years to notice it was gone.I wish someone would open up a modernized roller skating rink there. That would attract revenue quickly and steadily for years to come. A sound investment. Kids could skate while parents shop or throw Birthday parties there. These teens need somewhere and something to do.
nurse

Utica, NY

#6 Jan 14, 2013
Django wrote:
That was an aweful location. It even took you years to notice it was gone.I wish someone would open up a modernized roller skating rink there. That would attract revenue quickly and steadily for years to come. A sound investment. Kids could skate while parents shop or throw Birthday parties there. These teens need somewhere and something to do.
that is a awesome idea. I think we need some activities around here.

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New Hartford, NY

#8 Jan 17, 2013
VinnyMB wrote:
I recently drove up the side road at Riverside Center to get to BJ's and I couldn't help but notice what was happening to the old cinemas there. It looks like its just rotting there, and I wanted to know if anyone has gotten inside, and if they have, did they got any pictures? I saw like two online an they were just of a sign and a garbage can. I saw on another thread that someone claimed that a pipe had froze and burst the winter after it was closed and flooded the place, which I find hard to believe because I think someone would have to go in and fix it, and not just let it flood. They also said that behind the snack bar, the kids who worked there the last night it was open trashed it, and spilled soda all over the place, and it is all still there exactly how they left it, which I also kind hard to believe. Again, I think someone probably came in the next day had to clear it out and prepare it for it's abandoning. It just pooped in my mind and want to see if anyone else felt the same.
It closed in April of 2005.
Sounds like whatever you read was written by me.
I'm not so sure what is so "hard to believe"...
I've been in there, in 2008.
The entire snack bar is covered in soda and nothing else remains aside from that equipment.
The seats and projectors were all gone.

A pipe did burst, it filled the place with water and went unnoticed until someone saw water coming out of the back door.

If you look closely at those two pictures you found of the garbage can and sign, you will see there is an insane amount of mold growing on all the surfaces surrounding it.
Probably wasnt good to be around that much mold but oh well.

Someone from NY has recently purchased the building and had it gutted. I stopped in when the workers were doing it, its wide open up to the roof level.
everett

Herkimer, NY

#9 Jan 18, 2013
They ran out of popcorn

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#10 Jan 19, 2013
aerowagon wrote:
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It closed in April of 2005.
Sounds like whatever you read was written by me.
I'm not so sure what is so "hard to believe"...
I've been in there, in 2008.
The entire snack bar is covered in soda and nothing else remains aside from that equipment.
The seats and projectors were all gone.
A pipe did burst, it filled the place with water and went unnoticed until someone saw water coming out of the back door.
If you look closely at those two pictures you found of the garbage can and sign, you will see there is an insane amount of mold growing on all the surfaces surrounding it.
Probably wasnt good to be around that much mold but oh well.
Someone from NY has recently purchased the building and had it gutted. I stopped in when the workers were doing it, its wide open up to the roof level.

You are right about the place being gutted. Looked in through the front door to day and saw that nothing was there. But still, they just don't have a building's doors lock and leave it. They have to do something to it, bc if they just left it, I'm sure some people would break in and take what ever they could.( maybe that's why the seats and projectors were gone) Also, that much mold would be probably very harmful to the public, and they would had have to clean it out.
Dragons Den

Syracuse, NY

#11 Jan 19, 2013
Watch, they'll put a senior citizen center in there.
pol

Herkimer, NY

#12 Jan 19, 2013
The mayor has plans
Help please

Manlius, NY

#14 Jan 19, 2013
Hi.. Looking for info.. Is the Riverside Mall in Utica and Dominics of NY Riverside Mall on Horatio Street the same place? I am from out of town looking for info. Is it a big mall and does anyone know what time it opens on Sunday's? Thank you!!!
well I am just saying

Randolph, MA

#15 Jan 19, 2013
Help please wrote:
Hi.. Looking for info.. Is the Riverside Mall in Utica and Dominics of NY Riverside Mall on Horatio Street the same place? I am from out of town looking for info. Is it a big mall and does anyone know what time it opens on Sunday's? Thank you!!!
Why do you need to know?
The Riverside MallisGone

Schaumburg, IL

#16 Jan 19, 2013
Help please wrote:
Hi.. Looking for info.. Is the Riverside Mall in Utica and Dominics of NY Riverside Mall on Horatio Street the same place? I am from out of town looking for info. Is it a big mall and does anyone know what time it opens on Sunday's? Thank you!!!
The Riverside Mall was torn down in 1999. Dominick's is a food vending trailer set up just outside of Lowe's front doors where the Riverside Mall used to be. That shopping center, what is left of it, is now called Riverside Center.
Adler

Ithaca, NY

#17 Jan 21, 2013
It may reopen ... New owners of the center are looking into renovating the old place.
James Beard

Herkimer, NY

#19 Jan 21, 2013
breaking news wrote:
I just heard from reliable sources that a mini-Olive Garden is definitely going there this spring!
Smaller olives?

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#20 Jan 21, 2013
breaking news wrote:
I just heard from reliable sources that a mini-Olive Garden is definitely going there this spring!
I highly doubt that. Applebee's is all ready there But if it did go in, Applebee's would be long gone. Haha

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#22 Jan 21, 2013
New Hartford Mom wrote:
What about the one thats supposed to go in Sangertown Mall Friendly's space?
No one really knows yet... Probably another sit down place. Possibly an arcade. I noticed the space next to DSW has been painted yellow, so there may be a surprise in store there haha.
Sally Sunshine

Herkimer, NY

#23 Jan 21, 2013
VinnyMB wrote:
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No one really knows yet... Probably another sit down place. Possibly an arcade. I noticed the space next to DSW has been painted yellow, so there may be a surprise in store there haha.
New Olive Garden

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#24 Jan 21, 2013
Sally Sunshine wrote:
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New Olive Garden
Really? I thought they were putting one across from K-Mart or something.

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