Valley West Cinema 6

5720 West Hayward Avenue,
Glendale, AZ 85301

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cfr0628
cfr0628 on August 13, 2011 at 4:16 am

I used to hang out here alot when I was about 13, my friends parents owned it twards the end when it was called MTC Cinemas. I spent alot of time in the booth. Screens 1-5 used Strong Super Lume-X lamphouses with simplex projection heads and screen 6 used an old RCA, I cant remember the particular model. All theatres used Ultra Stereo. The booth was a real fun place to be as a teen. There was a room up there where my friend and I would play PlayStaion It was real sad twards its last few years when it really went down. They stopped doing pretty much any maintenance. The curtains no longer functioned to open and close over the screen. The cue sensors went to disrepair and no longer operated the lights. If no one in the booth turned the lights on at lamphouse shutoff, it would just be a dim room. I can still remember some of the movies I saw there and in which theatre. Beavis and Butthead on 1, BaseketBall on 2, Godzilla on 3, City of Angels on 4, Matilda on 5, and Titanic on 6.

Lots of memories!

chrisxxx
chrisxxx on June 14, 2011 at 2:21 pm

One fond memory, besides going to the movies, was the frequent antique book sales they had in the mall. I loved them.

KMac39
KMac39 on May 14, 2010 at 6:08 pm

I remember going to the mall to see movies there in high school in 1985-86. We always went on “tightwad Tuesday” and saw movies for a dollar. Saw “ Breakin” & “Breakin II” there. We sometimes went to other movies when our movie was finished. What great memories. I also have a copy of Eight Legged Freaks", so I’d have something to remember the theater by. Great memories!

Allan
Allan on January 17, 2010 at 12:18 pm

Great theatre to see second run flicks for $1 or fifty cents on Tuesday. Theatres were inside the mall which opened in 1973. The major department stores moved out of the mall in 1993 but the theatres and mall remained open for a couple of more years. The 2002 film Eight Legged Freaks was filmed in the abandoned mall. The entire mall was demolished after the filming of the movie.

Mrbobo
Mrbobo on March 23, 2009 at 1:17 am

Actually, this theater was made into a 6 plex sometime in the 1980’s and was a second run theater. It closed sometime in the mid 1990’s when the mall was closed.