AMC Criterion 6

1313 Third Street,
Santa Monica, CA 90401

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

Ted Mann passed away in 2001.

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?

1Wendymovies
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'!!!!!!!!!!

DonSolosan
DonSolosan on February 12, 2014 at 8:13 pm

Sadly, the blade and marquee have been removed…

1Wendymovies
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1Wendymovies
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Homeboy
Homeboy on April 9, 2013 at 9:14 am

Another article on its closing: http://www.smmirror.com/articles/News/AMC-Criterion-6-Goes-Dark-On-Third-Street-Promenade/37216

Richie_T
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…

DonSolosan
DonSolosan on March 29, 2013 at 11:41 pm

Hey, I just finished reading the article linked above, and the last line cites CT!

DonSolosan
DonSolosan on March 29, 2013 at 11:36 pm

Bad news, Brade48: The AMC Criterion 6 closed yesterday. Front page news in the Santa Monica Daily Press. It looks like the space will be turned into retail.

http://smdp_backissues.s3.amazonaws.com/033013.pdf

Status should be changed accordingly.

BRADE48
BRADE48 on December 28, 2012 at 12:32 pm

This is the one screen in SM that should remain open. The AMC7 and the BROADWAY 4 are awful. Maybe SM should have less screens, it is probably the boost Westwood needs.

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on December 16, 2012 at 2:25 am

This article about AMC withdrawing its proposal to build a new theater in Santa Monica also indicates that the Criterion 6 may still close.

DonSolosan
DonSolosan on December 7, 2012 at 11:48 pm

May not be open for much longer. According to an article in this issue of the Santa Monica Daily Press —

http://smdp_backissues.s3.amazonaws.com/120812.pdf

— the owner has received permission from the city to convert the theatre space to retail. The majority of the article deals with the proposed new multiplex AMC wanted to build on Fourth, but the author dropped this bombshell in the last two paragraphs. See page 10.

rivest266
rivest266 on August 9, 2012 at 1:56 pm

June 27th, 1990 grand opening ad has been uploaded in the photo section.

GaryParks
GaryParks on July 23, 2011 at 9:54 am

It should be noted that the organ from this theater was used for at least a few recordings by Gaylord Carter, though I believe this was after the organ had been removed from the Criterion to a new home.

 Also, the 60s marquee of the Criterion can be glimpsed in "Pee Wee's Big Adventure," in the background of several shots filmed along the street (the stolen bike scenes) with a generic "Cartoon Cavalcade" advertised on the reader board.
                
William
William on October 13, 2010 at 11:40 am

They are both reproductions of the original vertical and marquee signage. The only original part of the built is the facade wall were the marquee is, the rest of the building is new.

dctrig
dctrig on October 13, 2010 at 10:54 am

Went to the Criterion 6 for the first time on 10/12. The $6 senior Tuesday is a great deal, but the $5 flat rate evening parking is $2 more than Westwood(where you can sometimes find a free spot). Saw “Case 39”, 10:05PM show in one of the downstairs auditoriums. Only eight of us watching quite a good movie-much better than the reviews. The little girl is tremendous, almost as good as the one in “The Bad Seed”, which the Aero showed months ago.

The vertical sign and marquee are amazing-are they reproductions or restored originals?

Thanks for all the experts on this board-I learn a lot.

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on June 22, 2010 at 9:40 am

Here’s an article about AMC’s acquisition of this theater: View link

RobertAlex
RobertAlex on June 18, 2010 at 11:20 am

It is listed under AMC in the LA Times Calendar section today. AMC Criterion 6, all three Cinemas on the Promenade are listed under AMC.

BradE41
BradE41 on June 18, 2010 at 9:18 am

Now listed amongst the AMC Theatres in the Los Angeles times page.

jmarellano
jmarellano on June 17, 2010 at 11:48 pm

Mann has taken this theater off their website not long ago. Checking the recording they still have it as the Mann Criterion. Tomorrows news ads will tell the story..

William
William on June 17, 2010 at 9:03 am

John, I haven’t seen him in years. When I was working for Warner. My boss and Chuck Allen and the manager would go out to dinner on one of our pictures opening weekends.

tarantex
tarantex on June 16, 2010 at 9:19 pm

William, where is Chuck allen now? he was my DM at Fashion Island, i really liked him and Anita.

jmarellano
jmarellano on June 16, 2010 at 8:45 pm

That’s what I thought. I didn’t know the downstairs were stadium. I have never seen a movie downstairs. Only upstairs twice in the same auditorium.

markinthedark
markinthedark on June 16, 2010 at 8:32 pm

3 up, 3 down. Downstairs all stadium. Upstairs all slope.