United Artists 6

24800 Hesperian Boulevard,
Hayward, CA

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United Artist 6

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Originally a five-screener, this multiplex opened in the late 1970’s near Hayward’s Southland Mall.

Competition from nearby multiplexes with stadium seating helped bring its demise in August 2002. Rumor has it the building may become a church.

Contributed by scottfavareille

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Eric on May 14, 2004 at 2:40 pm

In approx 1988, it was converted from five to six screens. Two auditoriums were added in the front of the building where the store fronts used to be, and the original auditorium #’s one and two were combined together as one big auditorium. The concession counter was also moved from the middle of the lobby to the right side of the lobby.

scottfavareille on August 30, 2004 at 2:33 pm

I did drive-by this theater recently & it looked like someone was doing some work on it. I doubt that it will be showing movies, but who knows.

natedogg on February 20, 2005 at 11:58 pm

the last movie i saw in this theater was the princess diaries, and i can see why it closed down because we were manly the ones in there, its sad how they just board it up, i whould rather go to it then these multiplexes

FoxFan on February 21, 2005 at 7:27 am

Are there any FOR LEASE or FOR SALE signs on the building?

industrialyte on March 16, 2005 at 9:43 am

i have several fond memories of this theater as my brother was the projectionist for the last few years it was open, and i had several friends who worked there as well so i spent a lot of time there. the heart of the bay christian center (formerly east bay faith center) purchased the building right before the theater shut down. they’ve been trying to move their church to that building, but hayward residents have been fighting it as they don’t want the increased traffic and noise in the area.

scottfavareille on September 5, 2006 at 9:39 am

The church is currently working on the building.

grimbasement on December 15, 2006 at 10:19 am

This theater holds a a special memory for me. My mom and I literally scraped together enough change to take me to see E.T. there. I was too young to be embarrassed but old enough to remember how poor we were and what a sacrifice it was to see a movie.

celaniasdawn on April 4, 2011 at 4:53 pm

Went and saw a movie there late evening once and never went there again. Halfway during the movie it went off focus and after 5 minutes, I went to the lobby and no one was around. The snack bar was closed, the door to the projection booth was open, so i went in there and went upstairs and the projectionist was asleep. I woke the guy up and he fixed the picture back. Then later, this couple sat in the last row and got on their cell phones and started talking to people. I got up and walked up to them and told them to take it out to the lobby, turned out they were employees working there! I immediately asked for the manager, I really went off on him. I demanded a refund and got it. I wrote a letter of complaint to United Artists, and they never responded to me. No wonder that theater closed.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 4, 2011 at 5:01 pm

Another reason I am so glad I got of the Theatre business in 1983 after almost ten years.Guys like me are gone; that is guys like balconyclosed CAN’T ENJOY A DECENT FILM!!!!!!

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 4, 2011 at 5:07 pm

That is why Gals like Balconyclosed…Just in case it ain’t a guy.Okay.

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