River Oaks 6

96 River Oaks Center Drive,
Calumet City, IL 60409

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The River Oaks 1-6 opened December 16, 1988 for the Cineplex Odeon chain. Shortly after, the old River Oaks 2 & 3 closed, the original theatre building changed from the 1 & 4 to the 9 & 10, the 5 & 6 became the 11 & 12, and the 7 & 8 retained their numbering. Originally the plans were for a three-screen in 1986, then an eight-screen, before settling on the six. It was built in a former Kmart store.

This theater was supposed to have closed as part of the 2001 bankruptcy, but this didn’t happen. Instead, it was closed at the end of January, 2006 as part of the merger between Loews and AMC.

The theater reopened in June 2006, operated independently by the owners of the Lansing Cinema 8 in Lansing, IL, (formerly the River Run Theater). The River Oaks closed once more during the summer of 2008.

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Recent comments (view all 39 comments)

wolfjr79
wolfjr79 on July 21, 2011 at 7:54 pm

I saw Mrs. Doubtfire there. Unfortunately I also saw Super Mario Bros. there.

Sirdrummer007
Sirdrummer007 on March 8, 2012 at 3:11 pm

I took my oldest son here to see 1408. A moment i will never forget. he loved the movie. shame the place is gated off for the time being.

Paul Fortini
Paul Fortini on June 7, 2012 at 4:06 pm

I wonder if it kept its C-O decor up until the end, including under independent management.

Sirdrummer007
Sirdrummer007 on June 20, 2012 at 2:04 pm

Also this was never a Kmart store. It was S.S Kresge store before becoming a 6plex Theatre.

gunstar
gunstar on September 14, 2012 at 2:07 pm

river oaks 1-6 is getting demolished by the end of october. It’s sad to see it go,I worked there as a projectionist.

CinemarkFan
CinemarkFan on September 14, 2012 at 3:05 pm

Damn. Anyone know what will go in its place?

gunstar
gunstar on September 14, 2012 at 4:08 pm

7-8 are suppose to come down as well no word on 9-10.

CinemarkFan
CinemarkFan on September 14, 2012 at 4:29 pm

I hope someone comes in and takes lots of interior photos of 1-6, and especially 7-8 before they come down.

With Carson’s closing in January, and two (so far) of the old theaters coming down, it appears that big things are abound for River Oaks.

Cyberyan
Cyberyan on September 22, 2012 at 7:57 pm

Hey I was in 7-8 back in 2009, I’m shocked to hear they may knock em down. When I did my 2 walk thrus the building they were still in real good condition. I made 2 offers to management to use both screen 2-3 times a month, but they passed telling me they had a dance school that wanted it for practice and plays. Shame to see it go.

Sirdrummer007
Sirdrummer007 on November 29, 2012 at 1:30 pm

This theatre is now gone. They tore it down last month. What for? Who Knows.

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