Malco Razorback 6

2035 N. College Avenue,
Fayetteville, AR 72703

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Malco Razorback 6 Lobby

An ugly box of a building, the Malco Theatres, Inc., chain kept it open far beyond any cinema of its low quality should have operated. It opened in the mid-1970’s when Malco closed down the U-Ark Theater on Dickson Street. Such a sad event! [The U-Ark was the best older cinema in northwest Arkansas and remains a prime candidate for restoration.]

Such classics as “Jaws,” “Star Wars” and “Apocalypse Now” opened at the Razorback Twin. It eventually became a 6-screen theatre.

It closed in 2009 when Malco opened the new Razorback multiplex several miles to the north.

Today the building has been renovated and reopened as a World Gym franchise operation.

Contributed by David Orr

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The_Projectionist on April 14, 2012 at 9:25 pm

I’m going to have to kindly disagree with you on the matter of the Razorback’s beauty and it’s quality, David. Though I’ll certainly not deny that the building was a big old box shape.

The theater ended it’s days as the Malco Razorback 6, a six screened theater by the way.

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