AMC Circle 6
Military Circle Mall,
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This was the first of the larger multiplex theaters in the Hampton Roads Virginia area, built in the early-1970’s inside Military Circle mall in Norfolk, VA.
They were typical 1970’s shoebox mall theaters with mono sound (though, stereo appears to have been added at some point in the 1980’s). It initially showed first run movies and was the first cinema "Star Wars" played in before expanding to more theaters. For a brief period in the early-1980’s, they had a fairly eclectic series of cult movies playing at late night screenings on multiple screens.
As more upscale malls opened in the early-1980’s, I remember the theater started mixing in more exploitation fare (rough action and bloody horror) in addition to first-run major studio films. The last movie I saw there was "Fear of a Black Hat" in 1994.
Operated by AMC, the theater was closed in the mid-late 1990’s. A larger multiplex owned by Cinemark opened in the mall during the early-2000’s .
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