Forum 6 Cinema

2900 East Pioneer Parkway #435,
Arlington, TX 76010

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Forum 6 ad from January 2nd, 1983

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The Forum 6 was located at the food court in the Festival Mall. This six screen had a large spacious entrance and lobby. The auditoriums were small but seating was comfortable and well spaced. It featured high back chairs with cup holders, assistive listening devices showing first run attractions.

Closed in August 2005, it was demolished in October 2007

Contributed by Chuck Van Bibber

Recent comments (view all 19 comments)

RonMotta on March 20, 2007 at 8:03 am

Maybe it was…I was only 7 at the time and we were only there for a year and a half…there used to be a Waldenbooks here, too, I think.

EmmaFtWorth on November 16, 2007 at 9:47 pm

Last time I drove by the mall (October 2007) it was in the process of being demolished. I’m sure the whole mall (including the theatre) is gone now. I’ll update yall if I’m in that area again.

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on November 16, 2007 at 10:23 pm

I stumbled across some photos on flickr tonight of the mall being demolished. So I assume the same.

RonMotta on November 27, 2007 at 10:37 am

Does anyone know if Sears was ever a tenant in the place? For some reason I remember the theater being right by Sears in 1979-80…

Michael on March 18, 2008 at 5:51 pm

I lived in Arlington between 1977-1986 and saw many movies there as a young man. I used to cruise the Forum and shop and of course, play at the arcade before or after a movie. I remember standing in line for The Amityville Horror or Rocky II or Moonraker or some money. It was always a great atmosphere and I’m sure it’s missed in different ways to all of us.

I’d like to see more pictures of the Mall or Theater if anyone has any they’d care to share.

jamestx234 on August 9, 2009 at 3:16 pm

Forum 303 AMC Theaters and mall have been demolished and are history. I have fond memories as a teen going to the mall,the movies and the arcade. Does anyone remember Straw Hat Pizza,at least I think thats what it was or so I have been told. Orange Julius,Chess King,Mitchells. The midnight movies Dawn of the Dead,The Rocky Horror Picture Show,The Song Remains the Same. The Rocky Horror Gang all dressed up would come over to Dennys on 360 and Randol Mill in the early morning hours after the showing at the theater.I was a graveyard bus boy and remember the make up.I wish now that I had made friends and talked with those people.

jamestx234 on August 9, 2009 at 3:37 pm

Oh and I forgot Jekyll & Hyde’s Disco across from Picadilly Cafeteria. I think the disco was ran by an Asian couple and we drank and danced. It seemed it was a little quiet most of the time we went in there.

drivein2001 on November 29, 2010 at 7:45 pm

Here’s one photo I posted on…
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RAC Photography
Randy A Carlisle
Historical Photographer

mhg92 on January 13, 2012 at 5:36 am

Ron, The Dillards opened as a Leonards Dept Store and was taken over by Dillards in the 70’s early 80’s. If you are having Sears flashbacks, it was because General Cinema’s Six Flags V was in a outparcel building to the north of Sears. That Dillards was way too big to ever have been a Sears. Plus I have a Shopping Mall trade book that showed what the Forum was to be built out as when completed. It was to have four department stores with a hotel and office tower complex. A precursor to the Galleria.

CaptRonLI on April 4, 2012 at 2:43 pm

As I said, I was only seven at the time, so my memory is a bit hazy. But I’m fairly certain that this is the place where I saw “Popeye,” “Superman II” and “Star Trek: The Motion Picture,” though!

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