AMC NorthTown 6 Theatres

3131 Forest Lane,
Dallas, TX 75234

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Northtown 6 ad, January 2, 1983

Contributed by Michael

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jamestv on June 7, 2010 at 4:10 pm

This theatre opened around 1968-69 as the first multiplex theatre (more than two screens) in the DFW Metroplex. I was summer projectionist in 1974 and it was a unique theatre back then. But with the advent of even bigger and better multiplexes, this theatre in the ‘80’s headed for oblivion—along with the mall it was in. This mall and theatre were remodeled into an office park at the corner of Webb Chapel and Forest Lane—directly across Webb Chapel from the Cinemark 17-Imax.

greeneye4943 on July 28, 2010 at 10:46 pm

It became a dollar theatre in 1981. Actual theatre name was “AMC Northtown 6 Theatres”.

dsedman on August 11, 2011 at 9:02 am

The theater opened March 17th, 1969 with six films (Yours, Mine and Ours; Dracula Has Risen From the Grave; Paper Lion; The Night They Raided Minsky’s; The Boston Strangler; and Charro). It was marketed as the first six theatre complex in the Southwest and only the second in the U.S. closely followed by many more. It was one of those theaters the mall owner had hoped would last thirty years. And owner after owner — AMC, Trans Texas, Hollywood, and others kept that thing going somehow into its last days as a very lightly trafficked dollar house in 1997 or just two years before its 30th anniversary. The theatre became known as the Cinemore as the Northtown (enclosed) Mall was ending. Up to the end, it still had those iconic curtains opening before each show up. Its hey day was the 1970s when all of the major hits played there and people stopped going downtown to the palaces to see those same features. The space was converted away from theaters and to office space targeted at the then very fast growing telecommunications industry.

rivest266 on September 30, 2013 at 1:40 pm

The first multiplex was built early in the year in Omaha,NE called Six West. I uploaded the grand opening ad for this cinema as well as the one in Omaha.

jamestv on June 24, 2014 at 1:35 pm

When I worked there in the ‘70’s, there were no iconic curtains opening up before each show—-in the '70’s, they weren’t even putting curtains in new theatres!

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