Marina Cinemas was a triplex movie theater at Marina City in the 1970s. Owned by United Artists, it opened on September 25, 1970 with The Hawaiians, Hello, Dolly! and M*A*S*H. It closed in 1977 with Rocky and Young Frankenstein.
According to a 1970 newspaper ad, UA Marina Cinemas were Chicagos first mini-cinemas. A dramatic new concept in comfort and convenience in motion picture entertainment. Three separate, intimate theaters each one offering the ultimate in sight and sound. Attendant parking (at reduced rates), cocktail lounges, restaurants, shopping, bowling alley, ice skating rink all within the Marina City complex.
A Chicago Tribune article described the three theaters as Chicagos first fully automated movie theaters, seating 296, 198, and 168 people, respectively.
(Left) Newspaper ad on page 20 of Chicago Tribune for Friday, September 25, 1970.