AMC Criterion 6

1313 Third Street,
Santa Monica, CA 90401

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AMC Criterion 6

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The original 1924 built Criterion Theatre, which was once part of the Fox West Coast Theatres circuit, was razed around 1983 to make way for this newer 6-plex.

Sitting near the AMC 7 and the Loews Cineplex Broadway 4, this popular movie house is located on Santa Monica’s bustling 3rd Street Promenade.

Mann Theatres took over the Criterion in 1991 and in 2001, remodeled the interior and exterior of the theater. The architectural firm Behr Browers Architects of Westlake CA were responsible for the remodel. It was one of the most successful theaters in the circuit.

It was closed on March 30, 2013.

Contributed by Cinema Treasures, William Gabel

Recent comments (view all 57 comments)

Richie_T on March 30, 2013 at 9:10 am

That’s too bad… That was the nicest theater on the promenade… the nicest in Santa Monica even…

Homeboy on April 9, 2013 at 9:14 am

Another article on its closing:

1Wendymovies on November 9, 2013 at 9:55 pm

I Loved This Theater it Ment the World To Me I will never feel the same about going to the Movies Again!!!!!!!!!! Thank You Very Little Stupid People Wrong Thing to Do this was the Best Place Ever What Were you Thinking You Lack Sentiment How Sad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1Wendymovies on November 9, 2013 at 10:35 pm

This was a very Busy Popular Theater every time I was there I felt a Warm Loving Feeling this Place will be missed what a sad loss and it didn’t have to be that way I can’t fatham what they were thinking!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

DonSolosan on February 12, 2014 at 8:13 pm

Sadly, the blade and marquee have been removed…

1Wendymovies on February 13, 2014 at 12:08 am

Why????!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was Hoping some How this Theater would Reopen!!!!!! This is a Personal Loss For Me!!!!!!! I Have Felt Heartbroken Since Mr. MANN sold it to AMC!!!!!!! No Offense, but what a Great Place with Great Memories' Like The Corners of My Mind Misty Water Color Memories'!!!!!!!!!!

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on February 13, 2014 at 5:32 pm

Mr. Mann? Why I don’t think there’s been a Mr. Mann since… hmm… when? The 80’s?

Edward Havens
Edward Havens on February 14, 2014 at 3:13 pm

Ted Mann passed away in 2001.

DonSolosan on January 4, 2015 at 10:16 pm

I walked by the other day and the portion of the building that held the theaters has been stripped down to the beams.

amcbayplaza13 on January 28, 2016 at 7:36 pm

This movie theater has been close for 3 years

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