Carmike Plaza 6

3416 McClellum Boulevard,
Anniston, AL 36201

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Carmike Plaza 6

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The Plaza 3 opened in November of 1977 located on McClellum Boulevard in the Anniston Plaza. When the theatre opened it was operated by Fairlane/Litchfield theatres. United Artists later took over operations and then it finally became a Carmike house.

It was converted to a four-plex in 1982, a five-plex in 1984 and finally a six-plex in 1986. In 2000 when the AmStar opened Carmike relegated the Plaza 6 to a discount sub run house. It was closed in 2006.

Contributed by Chuck Van Bibber

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 11, 2005 at 6:34 am

I read that this theater opened as a triplex on November 23, 1977 and the opening night movies were, “Star Wars”, “Damnation Alley”, and “The Other Side of Midnight”.

JackCoursey on September 26, 2006 at 3:31 pm

Here through here are photos from September 2006 of the Plaza. The theatre closed sometime earlier this year.

LaughingGiraffe on January 17, 2010 at 12:37 am

It’s nice to find this information and thanks for those pictures posted. I remember when the Plaza expanded to a four-plex and seeing “Jaws 3-D” in the newer theater. After the theater closed, it was converted into a family entertainment center called Beyond Imagination. They turned the theaters into surreal rooms for laser tag, miniature golf and an arcade, while retaining one theater as a movie hall for showing second-run movies. These pictures are from November 2007:
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When I visited, I was told the other projectors were still there and used for spare parts. A stage was built in front of the movie screen for bands:
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They also operated the concession stand with a popcorn machine and soda fountain.
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Sadly, Beyond Imagination apparently did not last long, as Google Street View images from 2008 show the location vacant and the sign without a marquee.
Also of note, there was a theater in Mobile, Alabama called the Dauphin Street Cinemas that was built exactly like Plaza in Anniston. That building was demolished in the early 2000s.

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on February 12, 2013 at 9:33 am

Closed, now a church.

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on February 12, 2013 at 9:42 am

Hmm, was this place different from the Carmike Cinema 6 at 5804 Weaver Road

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on February 12, 2013 at 10:07 am

Beyond Imagination closed in 2008 and it became a church.

LaughingGiraffe on March 1, 2013 at 10:05 pm

Thanks for the link. I’m glad the building is still there.

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