Northwest 14

7600 I-10 West,
San Antonio, TX 78230

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Northwest 14

The Northwest 6 had a ‘soft’ opening on April 15, 1976 and officially opened the following day. Four more screen were added in the early-1980’s and four more screens were added in an annex in the late-1980’s.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 13, 2009 at 9:59 pm

Were there two Santikos multiplexes called the Northwest? A Wikipedia article on Santikos Theatres says that the “Northwest 10” was the second Santikos theater at this intersection, and also says that it had a four-screen annex which had been closed for repairs, and then two of those screens had been reopened.

This is stuff I found that’s not in the Wikipedia article: A 3000 seat multiplex called the Northwest Six was opened by Santikos Theatres in April of 1975, according to a special issue of Boxoffice Magazine published in August 2, 1976. Then, the September, 1988, issue of Boxoffice reported that Santikos had completed a four-screen addition to their former Northwest 10-plex. Were the Northwest Six and Northwest 10/14 the same theater? If so, then the Northwest Six must have had an earlier addition or must have had some of its auditoriums spilt.

The 1976 Boxoffice item said that the Northwest Six had pairs of 400, 500, and 600 seat auditoriums. If it isn’t the same house as the Northwest 10/Northwest 14, does anybody know what became of it?

Jim Miller
Jim Miller on November 1, 2009 at 5:27 pm

The Northwest was originally a sixplex built in 1976. They added four screens in the early 80s, and built the four screen annex in the late 80s.

It was once the premier theatre in San Antonio. The annex is usually closed. The ten in the main building are always in operation. The 10 screens were converted (badly) to stadium seating in the late 90s. The annex is still sloped.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 1, 2014 at 7:47 pm

There are a few small photos of the Santikos Northwest Six Theatres illustrating this single-page article in Boxoffice of August 2, 1976.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 21, 2016 at 5:05 pm

Linkrot repair: The August 2, 1976, Boxoffice article about the original Northwest Six can now be found at this link.

varsity1
varsity1 on June 22, 2018 at 5:54 am

The Northwest 6 had a soft VIP opening on April 15, 1976 and was first opened to the public on April 16, 1976. The info in the Box Office article is accurate. David Sadler, Opening Manager.

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