Forum 6 Cinema

2900 East Pioneer Parkway #435,
Arlington, TX 76010

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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!

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.

drivein2001 on November 29, 2010 at 7:45 pm

Here’s one photo I posted on…
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Randy A Carlisle
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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.

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.

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.

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…

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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.

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.

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.

Fentum1960 on March 19, 2007 at 12:25 pm

No, I’m fairly sure it was Dillards, with Montgomery Ward at the opposite end of the mall. The only Sears store in Arlington in those days was the one at Six Flags Mall….

RonMotta on March 19, 2007 at 11:09 am

And, if I remember correctly, wasn’t it right by Sears? At least it was in 1979, I think…

RonMotta on March 14, 2007 at 11:44 am

Yep. I remember it used to be the only place in the area where we could get real New York-style pizza (we were New York transplants).

Fentum1960 on March 8, 2007 at 8:09 am

That’s right, for many years!

RonMotta on March 8, 2007 at 8:02 am

I think I used to go here during the brief time I lived in Bedford. Saw “Star Trek: The Motion Picture” and “Popeye” here. there used to be a pizza place across from it, right?

Fentum1960 on April 22, 2006 at 3:15 pm

There are a few photos taken around the theater before the closing, at this address:

Not sure if there’s anything out there from other locations at the mall.

Cdoes on April 22, 2006 at 6:58 am

I drove by there yesterday, everything at that mall location is shutdown and boarded up really good. We had heard a rumor that you could still get in through a service entry to the mall but we couldnt find it. we were trying to get some pics before its torn down

Fentum1960 on September 11, 2005 at 9:35 am

That’s sad news. Having grown up in Arlington during the ‘70s, I recall going to the Forum 6 even as early as its opening in the fall of '71 — although I don’t think I’d seen a film there in 15 years. But a 34-year run as a first-run venue is certainly impressive.

dsedman on August 20, 2005 at 10:14 am

RIP August 2005. Though the mall was shuttered in May 2005, the theater limped through its summer films closing with Dukes of Hazard, Stealth, The Island, Bad News Bears, Sky High, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.