Cinema 6

6901 West Interstate 40,
Amarillo, TX 79101

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ronnwood on October 21, 2013 at 6:04 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.

chadly0412 on July 13, 2009 at 4:33 pm

I had my first job there from 1993-1995. We were showing Cliffhanger (two screens), Hot Shots 2, Super Mario Bros. (two screens) and Dragon the weekend I started. Really fun job! I miss it from time-to-time. I remember going to see Raiders of the Lost Ark there when I was four. Also, it was haunted. Lots of spooky things happened while I was there. Apparantly, the ghost was a former employee that worked there in the mid-80’s and died tragically in a car accident on his way to work.

Coate on April 25, 2009 at 6:20 pm

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

kpdennis on April 25, 2009 at 5:41 pm

Here’s a photo of the dearly departed UA Cinema 6 in 1996:
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