Phoenix 2 Theaters

4600 Towsen Avenue,
Fort Smith, AR 72901

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United Artists owned and operated this theater in the late-1960’s and early-1970’s.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre

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christofermeissner
christofermeissner on December 11, 2008 at 7:01 pm

It is likely that this is one of the theatres resulting from a partnership between United Artist Theatre Circuit’s Minitek subsidiary and the Holiday Inn hotel chain. UATC/Minitek and Holiday Inn partnered in late-1969 to construct and operate minicinema theatres (with small capacity, automated projection, and easy formatting into shopping-center locations).

The first of the Holiday Inn Minitek theatres (probably this theatre) was opened in Fort Smith in March of 1970. Despite what it says above, the theatre was a twin theatre, though, with two 350-seat auditoriums.

rivest266
rivest266 on January 23, 2011 at 3:57 pm

The Phoenix Village Twin was an AMC theatre that opened in 1971. Is this separate from the Minitek I & II ?

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