Bell Plaza Cinema 4

5807 West 45th Avenue,
Amarillo, TX 79109

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The shopping mall surrounding this theater was sold in 1999. It appears that the theater is now gone, although some directories still list an active telephone number.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre

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chadly0412
chadly0412 on July 13, 2009 at 9:28 pm

Discount theater for as long as I can remember. Small theaters, usually sticky floors. Fun though. Spent a lot of my childhood there. I remember seeing The Black Cauldron, A View to a Kill, Total Recall and Backdraft to name a few. Completely torn down after shopping center was sold.

ronnwood
ronnwood on October 21, 2013 at 10:46 am

This theater was built as the Mann’s Fox 4. It opened with much ado, including some minor stars from Hollywood making an appearance, June 14, 1979. It was a first run theater showing new movies as a well as “independent” and foreign films (something new for Amarillo). The first movie I saw there was “HOMETOWN USA” at the grand opening 6-14-79. With the opening of the UA-6 and then Westgate UA-6 a few years later the Fox 4 dropped new movies and became a second run, dollar admission theater. Late in the theater’s history my friend, Tom Sharp, was the projectionist, ticket seller/taker, and he ran the concession all at the same time. Cinemark bought the theater about 1996 to gain a foothold in Amarillo, later becoming the operator of the Hollywood 16. The Fox 4 remained a dollar theater until it closed in mid 1998. New owners took over the shopping center in which it was located and demolished it but found no need to build a flat, ugly parking lot in its place.

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