University Collection 6

2716 University Square Drive,
Tampa, FL 33612

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University Collection 6

The University Collection 6 was opened October 18, 1985. A succesful multiplex for many years in Tampa, until the neighboring mall, within walking distance of the theater, opened its own 16 theater multiplex.

This theater then became a $1 theater toward the end of its run and shut its doors in 2000, at the same time as Main Street 6 Theatres. A Radiology center now resides at the location.

Contributed by Jorge Sevilla

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Mikeoaklandpark on May 21, 2010 at 12:52 pm

This theater had the exclusive showing in Tampa of The Color Purple. It took me several months to be able to get in to see it. It played there for almost 9 motnhs in 1986

Nick DiMaggio
Nick DiMaggio on August 16, 2011 at 5:08 pm

I too remember when “The Color Purple” played a very long engagement here. On the evening of the grand opening I saw a James Dean double feature “Rebel Without A Cause” and “East of Eden” in one of the smaller auditoriums. At least one theatre was equipped with 70mm. When “Top Gun” opened here in 1986 it was advertised as 70mm and I remember the picture was super sharp and the soundtrack was booming with the roar of fighter jets and music.

University Collection 6 was a very nice theatre that begin receiving competition when it’s nearby neighbor, University Square 4 Cinemas expanded to 16 screens. Both cinemas eventually became worn & outdated (no stadium seating plus other amenities.) University Collection 6 was the first to go. And with the gradual decline of the area and the nearby “suitcase city” the fate of University Square 16 was eventually sealed.

stephenkim on December 17, 2013 at 9:53 pm

IIRC, this theater opened in 1986. Always liked the big lobby and it was easy to get to from USF, where I went to school. Films I remember seeing there:

A Room with a View (1986) Pretty in Pink (1986) Broadcast News (1987) Terminator 2 (1991) Beauty and the Beast (1991) The Pelican Brief (1992) Jurassic Park (1993) The Firm (1993) Schindler’s List (1994) Romy and Michelle’s HS Reunion (1997) Beyond the Mat (2000)

Mikeoaklandpark on December 19, 2013 at 4:13 am

They had the exclusive showing of The Color Purple in 1986. It took months to get in to see it.

rivest266 on October 10, 2017 at 3:00 pm

This opened on October 18th, 1985. Grand opening ad in the photo section.

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