Northwest 14

7600 IH-10 West,
San Antonio, TX 78230

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Northwest 14

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 13, 2009 at 11:59 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 7:27 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 9:47 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 March 1, 2014 at 9:53 pm

Also, there’s something very odd going on with the Google street view on this page. It is trapped inside a retail store. You can use the arrows to get onto the sidewalk outside, but once you get there the only arrow available is the one leading back into the store.

The pin icon on the map is a considerable distance too far north, too. The Northwest 14 is just north of Vega Drive, on the west side of IH-10 about halfway between Connally Loop and Callaghan Road.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 21, 2016 at 7:05 pm

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

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