Skyline 12

5195A Leesburg Pike,
Falls Church, VA 22041

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The AMC Skyline 12 was located inside Skyline Mall in the Baileys Crossroads section of northern Virginia. Theater was divided in two halves (houses 1-6 and 7-12) which were located on opposite ends of the mall. Auditoriums ranged in size from sub-100 to over 400.

Entire mall space was sold to Target in 2002, which gutted the interior of the mall in 2003 to make room for its store forcing the closure of all existing renters including the theater.

Contributed by Chris Hoiley

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JuliaHuggins
JuliaHuggins on July 6, 2007 at 11:42 am

Saw many, many a movie in this complex; the original screens (1-6) were decorated in that trendy brown/orange/yellow combo of the ‘70’s and the seats were very comfortable.

The 7-12 screens came later, when a Safeway supermarket located in the mall closed down, and AMC took over the space.

A very eclectic little mall; so sorry it’s gone.

Hoiles
Hoiles on September 28, 2007 at 2:52 pm

Yeah, I miss that little mall too.

I forgot about that 7-12 side coming later. It was a little more made-up, though the theaters were a bit smaller on that end.

Saw a ton of movies here. The sound tended to bleed through the walls on the blockbusters on the 1-6 side, but otherwise, it was a pretty nice (and cheap, even for the times) place to catch a movie for a mall spot.

JackCoursey
JackCoursey on October 28, 2008 at 9:42 pm

The cinema with the 5141 Leesburg Pike address is now a McDonald’s Restaurant which not only retained but improved on many of the cinema’s lobby features.

JackCoursey
JackCoursey on November 28, 2008 at 10:17 pm

Here is a 2008 of what was formally the Skyline/Tyson’s Corner Cinema

Hoiles
Hoiles on December 15, 2008 at 2:30 pm

The McDonald’s has actually been there at least since the 90’s, when the theater was still open. Easy to mistake given the marquis inside the McDonald’s, but that was just part of the design they gave it. Had a few meals over there before movies in that neat 50’s styles place.

Essentially the Target used to be a mall, with a number of stores in it, including an Arcade, Rite Aid, Walden (or B. Dalton can’t quite remember), florist, shoe store, Dress Barn, a couple or restaurants among a few other things. Skyline 1-6 was towards the side the McDonald’s is on, and 7-12 was on the opposite end. The McDonald’s was disconnected from the rest of the mall, via that long hallway, just as it is disconnected from Target now. There was a little breakfast/lunch shop over in that hall space with McD’s as well as a bank. Not sure if they are both still there are not, but they did outlast the rest of the mall. The health club/gym, which is upstairs, also remains from the Skyline Mall days. It used to be accessible via an elevator in the middle of the mall. Anyway, it’s cool that they’ve kept the McDonald’s around. It’s a nice looking one.

Foreveroceans
Foreveroceans on December 11, 2011 at 7:47 pm

I am very curious about this place – does anyone have any pictures of the inside of this mall or of the theatres? by the way, unfortunately the unique mcdonalds has now closed.

nursej
nursej on March 8, 2013 at 5:52 pm

I used to work at this mall . My FIRST job was there at Scoops IceCream, then my second job at Waxie Maxie (record store), and my last was at Pure Impulse (next to Merle Norman-a card/novelty shop) I miss this mall. My friends used to let me into theater for free. I don’t remember ever paying for a movie as a teen. I remember the Greek restaurant had really good pizza and I fell in love with Greek salad there. They also had a cute son that worked there but he got cold feet about going out with me since I was JailBait. Oh the memories. I remember my friends (no me, ;–)) throwing chewing gum and chewed up jujubees from the rooftop above mall at people coming out. As an adult this definitely doesn’t sound like such a good idea. I no longer live in area but hate the idea that it turned into a TARGET.

cinepan
cinepan on July 24, 2013 at 2:02 pm

The McDonald’s is closed too now? That’s a bummer, the decorations were really nice.

Foreveroceans
Foreveroceans on July 17, 2014 at 6:57 pm

The McDonald’s is closed but nothing has taken its place yet. If you peep through the doors, you can still see the decorations with the fake “Godzilla” movie theater marquee!

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