Cinema 6

6901 West Interstate 40,
Amarillo, TX 79101

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Cinema 6, Amarillo TX 1996

Opened by United Artists on June 20, 1980. It was closed in June 1998. It was then used for storage, and was demolished in August 2002.

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kpdennis on April 25, 2009 at 4:41 pm

Here’s a photo of the dearly departed UA Cinema 6 in 1996:
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Coate on April 25, 2009 at 5:20 pm

Largest auditorium was 70mm-equipped and THX certified. INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM played here in 70mm.

ronnwood on October 21, 2013 at 5:04 am

The United Artist-6 opened June 20, 1980. The night before at the “Pre Grand Opening Gala” (with tickets from Z-93). I saw “THE BLUES BROTHERS”. In 1984 it became the only venue to have THX sound in Amarillo history. Before it closed in June 1998 I had seen 1,182 movies there, the last being “SLIDING DOORS” on May 25, 1998. To date it is the theater where I have seen the most movies. The theater was used for storage until it was demolished August 23, 2002. A hotel now sits on this hallowed ground on I-40 behind the Outback Steakhouse.

Refman67 on September 16, 2017 at 3:16 pm

Although the theater played TEMPLE OF DOOM in 70mm upon its release, that was the only 70mm presentation ever played there. A few weeks prior to its release, the theater closed down the auditorium so that it could be renovated. The visual presentation of TOD was not any more impressive than if it had been in 35mm but the sound was noticeably improved. After following the progress of DUNE as it was being made, I really hoped that it would play in this auditorium in 70mm in late ‘84, just even to hear the soundtrack, but it didn’t play at this theater at all. In fact, as I mentioned earlier, No other 70mm presentations were ever shown.

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