Serramonte 6 Theaters

4915 Junipero Serra Boulevard,
Colma, CA 94014

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rivest266 on August 12, 2018 at 9:56 am

This opened on March 31st, 1972 as the Junipero Serra 6 and renamed Sierramonte 6 by the end of the year. Grand opening ad posted.

EmpressDR on July 29, 2017 at 12:54 pm

This was where I saw Star Wars for the first time on September __ 1978, the first day Roots was re-run. I got home just as Kunta Kinte’s mother gave birth to him. I should not have waited that long to see Star Wars! This was the last theater showing it — I thought— until it went out of its first release. I had to travel from Burlingame to Colma! I loved the smell of the theater seats— I want to know what disinfectant they used? It smelled so familiar, like theater seats from the 1960s. I also traveled all this way to see Andy Kaufman in Heartbeeps, because all the other theaters ended it after one week! I was irritated with the ushers/ticket sellers because they didn’t tell anything useful to patrons inquiring as to what it was (when their preferred movie was sold out, and they wanted a substitute). I can’t recall if this was the theater that paired Heartbeeps with Super Fuzz, or if that was the one in Eastside Mall. This theater was located across the way from MMMM Carpets which used to have a commercial riffing on Star Wars first shot of the large Imperial ship chasing Princess Leia’s ship (MMMM Carpets' large tube-like truck in out space like a ship!); and the Hickory Farms store was in that mall, too. I gave up on trying to get to Hickory Farms and just showed my ticket stub to get back in for another 2 showings of Star Wars, good for me!

DirectedBy on July 19, 2016 at 4:04 am

At 15 … 1974 — I started my career in the world of Movies, TV & Commercials here at the beloved AMC SERRAMONTE SIX THEATERS in Colma, CA as a lowly Usher.

It was here, I learned much about life … of friendships … and especially, this was my ‘University of Hollywood’ as I was able to watch any film I wanted as many times I wanted.

At 17 — after moving down to literally Hollywood, CA after graduating High School in Pacifica … I would work at the HOLLYWOOD PACIFIC on Hollywood Blvd. for about 5 months until I became homesick for ‘The Six’ (nickname for the Serramonte Six) — and Friends & Family.

I returned as an Assistant Manager … and stayed there for the next year and a half …

Not a day goes by that I don’t think of those days as a teenager — as an Usher — all duded up in our Maroon Jackets, Blue Shirts with Velour Bow Ties and Black Pants.

In short … the Serramonte Six was a place of wondrous memories … good, bad & ugly ones …. but that is what life is all about as we all swim in this river of humanity. D.A.

Fastphilly on February 3, 2012 at 1:59 am

I agree with the above comment. As soon as you walked in was the snack stand. Then three screens on either side. It was a first run theater until the late 80’s. By then the UA up the block, Cineplex Plaza across the freeway, and Century 8 in South City put the nail in it’s first run coffin. I remember seeing “Golden Eye” there in 1994 when it was a discount theater showing movies at the tail end of their box office runs.

ajtarantex on August 6, 2011 at 11:00 pm

This was a shoe Box of shoe boxes No Lobby No sooner than
you bought your tickets you were in the Theatre It was the biggest DUMP AMC ever ran.

DavidCNelson on December 28, 2010 at 7:34 pm

I was an usher there in 1977/78. I had a lot of fun working there. When I was there, it was an AMC theater.

whitejimrice on January 18, 2010 at 8:22 pm

I’m currently writing a Book on Theaters in San Francisco and near by cities.
I fondly remember watching movies such as Conan, Robocop, Transformers (Twice to pack it All in) and Dead Time Stories.
Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE Bevmo. But I still Miss the 6 and the Plaza 1 and 2 up the street.

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on January 4, 2010 at 1:40 pm

I want to say that I have early newspaper history I did a LOONG time ago that had this theatre originally as a Mann I-II-III… I need to find that.

jcobc on October 14, 2007 at 5:38 pm

We threw a lot of hot dogs at the Serramonte 6 in the late 1970’s. I can’t remember seeing any first-run films there, but we never missed an opportunity to see Rocky Horror at the midnight shows. I worked at the rival Plaza I & II for a time (the Fox Skyline before that).

BLFT on August 3, 2005 at 4:49 pm

The building wasn’t demolished as indicated here. The interior was gutted, and now the building is a Beverages & More store.

scottfavareille on April 6, 2004 at 8:26 am

This theater was operated by AMC during its entire run and it was AMC’s first multiplex in the San Francisco Bay Area. It opened in 1972. Its decline came as AMC was pushing its newer San Francisco theaters, the AMC Van Ness 10 and the AMC Kabuki 8. AMC attempted to get extra life out of the theater as a dollar house, but that failed.