Mall of Memphis Cinema

S. Perkins Road & Mall of Memphis,
Memphis, TN 38118

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This Cinema opened in October 1981, and closed in September 2000 due to the decline of the mall and surrounding neighborhood. The entire shopping center was demolished around 2004.

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Backseater
Backseater on October 5, 2005 at 5:50 am

The Mall of Memphis was just South of Loop 240 and Nonconnah Creek and just East of Getwell Road. It was built on the landfills of the 1930s and was very impressive, with two or three levels, a skating rink, the usual mix of retailers, and the theater complex. You could stand in the middle of the upper level promenade and feel the floor vibrate as people walked by—not very confidence-inspiring. The theater had an entrance separate from the mall, and was curiously sterile-looking. It always reminded me of the sets from “THX-1138.” The auditoriums were small and unpretentious. Saw Meg Ryan, Dennis Quaid, and Martin Short in “Innerspace” there in the late 1980s, while suffering from mild food poisoning—a memorable experience.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 18, 2011 at 9:17 pm

Good article on GCC I just found.Thanks,I never Thought GCC would go under.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on March 19, 2011 at 7:05 am

The bigger they are the harder they fall Mike.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 19, 2011 at 10:38 am

At least you still have Loews or something close to it?

vastor
vastor on November 5, 2012 at 3:15 pm

From the MOM nostalgia website: “This Cinema opened October 7, 1981 and closed September 28, 2000 – Last movies shown at the Mall of Memphis Cinema as a General Cinema Theatre were "Bait,” “Highlander End Game,” “Nutty Profesor II, The Klumps,” “Original Kings of Comedy” and “Scary Movie.”“ The last operator was Cinema Grill. The Mall of Memphis closed Christmas Eve, 2003. It is gone without a trace and the land is for sale.

robpra87
robpra87 on May 12, 2013 at 3:00 am

I mad they destroyed this mall and theater. They should bring it back.

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