Akron Square Cinema 6

1615 S. Arlington Street,
Akron, OH 44306

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An industrial park sits on the site of the first six-screen theater in Summit County.

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Toby
Toby on November 6, 2004 at 3:52 am

The Akron Square Cine' 6 was located at the former Akron Square Mall. The cinemas were opened in the mid-1970’s as a last ditch effort to save this dying mall. By the late 1980’s, all that was left of Akron Square were the cinemas and a Montgomery Ward store. The cinemas closed about 1998, soon after Wards closed, and the entire mall was demolished soon afterward. National Theatre Corporation of Cleveland operated the Akron Square Cine' 6.

Toby
Toby on November 6, 2004 at 3:53 am

Correction-the cinemas closed in 1988.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on March 13, 2009 at 12:38 pm

The theater was razed in 1994, according to this excerpt from an article in the Beacon Journal dated 5/30/99:

FLICKERING HISTORY SUMMIT COUNTY’S MOVIE PALACES AND NEIGHBORHOOD THEATERS OF THE 20TH CENTURY

The 20th century is fading to black, but not without final credits. Here are memorable indoor theaters that entertained Summit County moviegoers over the past 10 decades. Original addresses, years of operation and current use are listed. (Note: Some streets no longer exist and some addresses were changed when buildings were renumbered during remodeling.) How many of these places do you remember visiting? Akron Square Cinema 6 — 1615 S. Arlington St., 1976-1994. Demolished 1994….

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on August 21, 2010 at 2:51 pm

All of Akron was sadly becoming part of the Rust belt.

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