Green Springs 6 Theatres

813 Green Springs Highway,
Homewood, AL 35209

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Green Springs 6 Theatres

Cobb Theatres took over the old Green Springs Bowling Center and opened a 4-screen theatre on February 25, 1971. Between 1978 and 1980 it became a 6-screen theatre. I was never inside, but since most of the multiplex theatres of that era were shaped like a bowling lane I guess that it was a natural fit.

It survived into the early-1990’s and was left behind by the newer multi and megaplexes of that era. The Cobb Hoover 6 and Center Point 6 also closed about that time. The building still stands and seems to be used as a courthouse annex for the Jefferson County government. By 2015 it was in use as a restaurant and Supermarket.

Hopefully someone who actually attended this theatre will provide some more information.

Contributed by Stan Malone

Recent comments (view all 5 comments)

StanMalone on June 5, 2015 at 9:55 am

Looking at the Google picture at the top of this page, the two signs on the front of the building are for an ethnic supermarket and the Chop Suey Inn. A website called has some basic information on many Birmingham area theatres. Its listing for Green Springs shows that this location opened as a quad on February 25, 1971. The opening features were Joe, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Tora, Tora, Tora, and Paint Your Wagon.

It gives a closing date of between 1990 and 1992.

Ralindon on December 13, 2015 at 2:43 pm

The only thing I remember about this theater is that it’s where I first saw Star Wars. BEFORE it was subtitled “A New Hope.” We lived in an apartment about a mile from the there.

JimmyGibson on October 13, 2017 at 6:21 pm

When did they show Take this job and Shove it in 1981. Looking for Month and possible date❔

StanMalone on July 11, 2018 at 3:33 pm

Someone who posts under the name of “elmorovivo” has done us the service of posting a nice snapshot of the front of this theater when it was still a quad. Just as interesting as the theater are the views of the numerous late 60’s and early 70’s cars parked in front. A different era for sure.

Backseater on January 13, 2020 at 6:24 pm

It was still a bowling alley when I left Birmingham in 1963. Twenty years later, in my UAB grad school days from 1983 to 1989, I went there several times; but the only movie I can recall seeing there is “Desert Hearts” (1985) with Helen Shaver. Stan is right about the conversion being a “natural fit”: the auditoriums (ia?) were about two bowling lanes each. Maybe three. We lived on Saulter Road about a mile and a half away.

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