Metro Village 6

10405 N. 31st Avenue,
Phoenix, AZ 85029

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euge_phoenix
euge_phoenix on December 10, 2012 at 1:17 am

Hi Matt, Metro Village opened in 1980 as new construction. The GCC theater was inside the mall (roughly where the Harkins is today) and had three screens. AMC was Metro Village (6 screens); GCC was Metro Center (3 screens); and Bill Blair had Metro Park which started as 2 screens and grew to 4 and then 8 screens. You’re right about how Fiesta Village was Metro Village’s twin. T&C 6 was where the original staff of Metro Village 6 did our training before the grand opening in 1980 when our big movies were Jazz Singer and Stir Crazy. Ahh, memories.

mattshomeworld
mattshomeworld on September 27, 2012 at 12:44 pm

Metro Village 6 opened in late 1970’s along with it’s identical twin sister Fiesta Village 6 by General Cinemas. Petsmart now stands where it was. General Cinemas sold all there valley theaters to AMC Theaters in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s. AMC took ownership in 1987 and closed it with 6 others theaters in between 1998 and 2000 due to the popularity of the Megaplex theaters. AMC closed Laguna Village 6, Gateway Village 10, Three Fountains 4, Fiesta Village 6, Sunvalley Plaza 10, and Bell Plaza 8. Town & Country 6 was the only theater that survived the AMC multiplex massacre by killing any theatre that had less then 10 screens during the turn of the millennium. T&C 6 survived two more years as the last AMC muliplex by becoming AMC’s independent art’s and value theatre but was closed in 2001. I was one of the lucky AMC employees who helped close it down. T&C 6 was AMC first built valley theatre and also the the valley’s first muliplex theatre.

euge_phoenix
euge_phoenix on June 11, 2012 at 11:47 pm

Yes, and before it was China Gate that restaurant was Uncle John’s that was either open 24-hours or open very very late because I remember that we, the original crew of ushers and concessionists, would head over there after the midnight movies were over and order make-your-own sundaes!

chrisxxx
chrisxxx on June 13, 2011 at 9:24 pm

If I recall correctly this was near a huge consignment shop and a China Gate restaurant.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on July 2, 2010 at 2:34 pm

Thanks allan0318.

Allan
Allan on July 2, 2010 at 12:10 am

…that would be the pet hospital inside the PetSmart…the Bed Bath and Beyond is adjacent…

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on July 1, 2010 at 2:43 pm

A Pet Hospital is listed at this address now and a Bed and Bath Beyond as listed in the header.