Carmike Commons 6

227 N. Peters Road,
Knoxville, TN 37923

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Cineplex Odeon / Carmike Commons 6

The Commons Cinemas was part of the Cineplex Odeon/Loews circuit. It was opened April 15, 1988. It was taken over by Carmike Cinemas on July 6, 1990.

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Will Dunklin
Will Dunklin on December 21, 2006 at 6:38 am

The Commons 6 was a nice hall as suburban halls went, which it did as soon as Carmike opened the 17 screen Windsong 17 the street. The building was torn down and a completely new retail store was built on the site. When in Knoxville do visit the former site of the Commons 6 as one of the best Asian restaurants is right next door. “Taste of Tai” is worth the trip to Knoxville.

SeeingI
SeeingI on January 11, 2011 at 6:12 am

At the time this opened it was the fanciest theater in town, with the very best in late-80s swank: marble floors, green “velvet” seats, brass sconces, grand curtains over the screens, etc. Not sure when it opened, but I distinctly recall seeing 1988’s “Torch Song Trilogy” there.

@ Will Dunklin: I agree, Taste of Thai is one of Knoxville’s best restaurants.

IceBergTYS
IceBergTYS on July 6, 2011 at 5:56 pm

I remember seeing “Total Recall” at this theater with my father on opening night back in 1990. It was packed.

tntim
tntim on June 14, 2014 at 2:38 pm

The Commons 6 opened on April 15, 1988 to replace the Cedar Bluff Twin. The Theatre closed on March 30, 2000 after being replaced by the Windsong 16.

TheALAN
TheALAN on July 5, 2015 at 6:24 pm

No photo of the Commons 6?

greenth1ng
greenth1ng on January 19, 2017 at 9:43 am

April 15, 1988 grand opening ad posted in photo section.

greenth1ng
greenth1ng on June 2, 2017 at 8:49 am

Seating capacities at this theater were as follows:

  • Theaters 1 & 6 – 195 seats

  • Theaters 2 & 5 – 205 seats

  • Theaters 3 & 4 – 320 seats

Fotomac
Fotomac on November 25, 2018 at 9:29 pm

Designed by David K. Mesbur, as usual for Cineplex Odeon’s “jewelbox” theatres from the era.

greenth1ng
greenth1ng on February 22, 2019 at 9:05 pm

According to local newspapers, Carmike Cinemas acquired this theater on July 6, 1990.

Fotomac
Fotomac on March 6, 2019 at 6:52 pm

It’s been more or less two decades since I last went to this theatre, and my mom can’t really remember anything about it. Even showing her pictures of another hexaplex jewelbox from down in Georgia (Friday’s Plaza, I believe) didn’t jog her memory!

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