United Artists 6

24800 Hesperian Boulevard,
Hayward, CA 94545

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Rudy on August 7, 2015 at 5:37 pm

I remember seeing Independence Day in that old theater back in 96 during it’s theatrical run. Starship Troopers in 1997 with my dad and my cousins. It’s funny how my dad took us to see this flick due to the violence and some sexuality which is tame today. The Relic in 96 also and Deep Impact in 1998. Awesome time in at this movie theater as a kid. I think I might of saw SideKicks with Chuck Norris and the late Jonathan Bandis back in 93 in this same theater.

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Mike Rogers on April 4, 2011 at 8:07 pm

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

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 4, 2011 at 8:01 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!!!!!!

celaniasdawn on April 4, 2011 at 7:53 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.

grimbasement on December 15, 2006 at 1:19 pm

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.

scottfavareille on September 5, 2006 at 12:39 pm

The church is currently working on the building.

industrialyte on March 16, 2005 at 12:43 pm

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.

FoxFan on February 21, 2005 at 10:27 am

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

natedogg on February 21, 2005 at 2:58 am

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

scottfavareille on August 30, 2004 at 5:33 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.

Eric on May 14, 2004 at 5:40 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 March 31, 2004 at 4:49 pm

The Chabot is a great place & just got a new marquee recently.

The 12-plex mentioned above should be coming in 2005 at the corner of Foothill Blvd and B St in downtown Hayward, at the site of an old Lucky’s/Albertson’s supermarket that is now shuttered.

Lawrence on February 11, 2004 at 6:56 pm

You don’t have to worry, SYUFY is building a new 12plex in downtown Hayward w/Redevelopment. It’s slated to open in 2 years I heard.
BUT – Don’t forget the beautiful CHABOT THEATER in Downtown Castro Valley – its getting a whole make-over and is a very historic
landmark – still playing first run films! This house is a few
short minutes from the Hayward area and is a quaint neighborhood
1940’s experience!

RobertR on February 11, 2004 at 4:27 pm

How can a town not support at least one multiplex?

Lawrence on December 30, 2003 at 10:52 pm

There are plans for the Southland building to be torn down and replaced by retail spaces according to the shopping center leasing
agent as of this past Summer.

scottfavareille on December 30, 2003 at 6:57 pm

The Southland 5 Cinemas (about ¼ mile away) has also been shuttered for the last few years and is still empty. The Festival Cinemas closed earlier this year. Hayward does not currently have a operating movie theater.

JasonBalch on December 30, 2003 at 6:42 pm

As of December 2003, this Theatre remains vacant and abandoned.