UA Cine 6

4701 S. Staples Street,
Corpus Christi, TX 78411

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UA Cine 6

Originally this theatre was opened by Corpus Christi Theaters Inc on April 25, 1968 as the Deux Cine Twin with seating for 530 & 719. The opening movies were Clark Gable in “Gone With the Wind” & Dustin Hoffman in “The Graduate”. It was taken over by United Artists and went through a remodel on May 17, 1973 when two more screens designed by architect Robert G. Kipp, each seating 223, were added and became known as the UA Cine 4. In 1978 it went through another remodel with two more screens being added and it became the Cine 6. Plans had been drawn in 1982 to add four more screens but due to lack of parking they were scrapped.

The building itself was a cream color with a burgundy color panels divided with small columns. The entrance was located to the left side of the building with an exterior box office.

The theatre had a spacious lobby. Auditorium 1 was the largest seating 667 and auditorium 2 seated 500. Auditoriums three, four and six seated 225 and five the smallest seating 201. The seating was staggered for good site lines. The seats were high back. The Cine 6 was closed by United Artists on August 2, 2001.

Contributed by Chuck Van Bibber

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rivest266
rivest266 on September 26, 2009 at 1:34 pm

Deux Cine was at 4900 S. Staples according to this grand opening announcement (Picture on page) of April 24th, 1968 at View link page 11

Coate
Coate on March 22, 2010 at 6:10 pm

<<< Originally this theatre opened as the Dixie Cine Twin. >>>

This theater was never called Dixie. (Why would it have been? It was not located in the South.)

It was originally called the Deux Cine. “Deux” as in: French for two. As in: a twin cinema… get it?

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 10, 2010 at 10:49 pm

A rendering of the proposed Deux Cine, and a small photo of the groundbreaking for the project, appeared in Boxoffice of June 19, 1967. The new house for Corpus Christi Theatres was designed by architects Kipp & Winston.

The Corpus Christi Public Library has two photos of a model of the Deux Cine.

Ozoner1961
Ozoner1961 on September 3, 2019 at 5:48 pm

From the Corpus Christi Caller-Times: The coming of the stadium seating megaplex did in the small theaters. Cine 6 lasted for 33 years before it closed on August 2, 2001. The theater ran arthouse and independent movies along with some newer films, but couldn’t attract enough business with those selections to earn enough profit. For Trivia Buffs: The final films shown at Cine 6 were Pearl Harbor, Tomb Raider, A.I.: Artificial Intelligence, The Mummy Returns, Moulin Rouge, Crazy/Beautiful and Swordfish.

rivest266
rivest266 on November 27, 2020 at 12:05 pm

Grand opening ad posted.

rivest266
rivest266 on November 27, 2020 at 1:33 pm

Ciné 3 and Ciné 4 opened on May 17th, 1973. Another ad posted.

rivest266
rivest266 on November 27, 2020 at 2:32 pm

6 screens in November 1977.

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