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As a matter of fact, this theatre did have the premiere of Robocop 2. Somewhere I have photos of the event, even a photo with Peter Weller. I’ll see if I can dig them up.
This theatre just re-opened after undergoing a complete renovation and adding a new screen bringing it to a 7-plex. Stadium seating was added, and the complex is now 100% digital with Barco projectors. Lobby was completely redesigned with a new concession stand designed in-house.
AMC did not operate this theatre long as they had the Willowbrook 10 theatre across the street in The Commons shopping center (which was just demolished for an Academy Sporting Goods store). The Willobrook 6 GCC sign, although painted black, still is standing at the far end of the mall on FM1960 near the railroad tracks.
The Greenway was originally operated as an AMC first run, then became an AMC discount house (it was $1.50 when other discount houses at the time were $1.00). When AMC vacated, Landmark theatres came in and took over. It was a 3 screen theatre, no screens were added. AMC actually had Radio Shack amps and Realistic speakers for surround in one auditorium here (no joke). Only one house had stereo, a Dolby CP50 that ran in bypass most of the time. The other two houses were mono. The projectors were cinemeccanica vic 5, and christie autowind platters.
AMC operated Northwest 4 theatre at Northwest Mall from the late 60s to the late 80s. It was a totally seperate theatre from the Northwest Village Cinema 6. The Northwest Village Cinema 6 has been gutted and is now a tool store called Harbor Freight. Although, one of the original movie theatre bathrooms still remains, and looks exactly the way it did when it was a Cinemark.
PCC closed the theatre because they were unable to turn a profit and there were concerns over the behavior of some theatre patrons.