GCC Fremont Hub 8 Cinemas

39400 Argonaut Way,
Fremont, CA 94538

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This theater opened in 1986 on the site of the demolished Fox Fremont theater in the Fremont Hub shopping center. General Cinemas operated it as a theater showing first-run films and its largest auditorium was the first THX-certified auditorium in Southern Alameda County. The theater’s fortunes started declining in late 1998 following the opening of Syufy Theaters Century 25 in nearby Union City. GCC tried showing arthouse fare but had limited success. The theater would close in June 1999.

Several months later, the owner of the Naz Cinema, which showed films from India and surrounding countries, decided to move his operation here and expand. Weekends would often have packed houses. In 2003, Naz Cinemas moved into a smaller multiplex about ¼ mile away and the theater was shuttered.

The theater was demolished in October 2004.

Contributed by scottfavareille

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scottfavareille
scottfavareille on October 13, 2004 at 12:41 pm

Update: Demolishion has started on this theater. I drove by it today and half the building was already torn down.

Eric
Eric on December 24, 2004 at 6:50 am

Drove by yesterday and all that remains is a big lot…

scottfavareille
scottfavareille on September 5, 2006 at 6:36 am

A Petco now sits on this site.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 4, 2011 at 2:06 pm

Gcc saw her days were numbered,sadly.Good story.

OCSlacker
OCSlacker on April 8, 2013 at 8:59 pm

Loved working here. Great people , great memories. It was really a tough break when it closed, business was booming before the Century 25 opened. Some of my fondest memories come from running this theatre. Right before it closed it was #1 in the country for Rocky Horror Picture Show . We saw over a 1000 patrons come through that door every Saturday at midnight and at least 600 on average for our revival movie night on Fridays . It was an incredible success for the company and actually helped keep the theatre open for several months after the Century opened it’s doors. Really miss those days sometimes.

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