Lakes 6

1090 E. Baseline Road,
Tempe, AZ 85283

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Lakes 6

Opened March 23, 1979. In the 1980’s it was operated by Mann Theatres. Last operated by AMC, it was closed May 6, 1999. The building is now in use as a fitness center.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Logan5
Logan5 on February 15, 2012 at 10:08 am

A photo of the front of the building (now a gym called “Pure Fitness”) can be seen here: http://pics3.city-data.com/businesses/p/9/5/4/7/5889547.JPG

Moviemac
Moviemac on August 12, 2012 at 4:31 pm

I took in a few movies at this theater during the 80’s and early 90’s. It was a nice theater, nothing fancy. Fee’s middle school used to take their students here as a reward during the school year until it closed. Nearly all of the theaters of my college days are now gone. Am I that old? Hardly any independent theaters left in the East Valley. Well, Tempe cinemas is still open.

toddjohnson228
toddjohnson228 on August 23, 2015 at 3:30 pm

I worked at Amc Lakes 6 theater in 1984

rivest266
rivest266 on November 21, 2015 at 1:26 pm

March 23rd, 1979 grand opening ad in photo section.

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on March 7, 2019 at 5:05 pm

This stopped appearing in the Arizona Republic after 5/6/1999.

Also, scanning the newspaper archives throughout the 80’s I see no evidence this was operated by Mann, but cannot say with 100% certainty that Mann did not ever operate it. It was opened by AMC in 1979 and closed by AMC in 1999 so my assumption is that AMC had it the entire 20 years.

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