AMC Hawthorne Plaza 6

12640 Hawthorne Boulevard,
Hawthorne, CA 90250

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Previously operated by: AMC Theatres

Firms: Charles K. Kober Associates, Maxwell Starkman & Associates

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AMC Hawthorne Plaza 6

Six screen multiplex at the Hawthorne Plaza was opened February 23, 1977 and operated by AMC Theatres. It started out as a first-run theatre but later became a discount house in the late-1980’s. Operated as an independent after AMC let its lease expire, the structure was razed in the late-1990’s.

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William on September 13, 2007 at 12:50 pm

After AMC dropped the house it was operated by a chain called Inner City Cinemas, which also operated the near-by Baldwin Theatre. Because of money problems between the two house and violence at the theatres and the new Magic Johnson plex opening they closed the theatre. Which reopened for a short time by the chain that operated the University Triplex near USC and then it closed for the last time before being razed.

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on September 13, 2007 at 2:07 pm

Correction: The Baldwin Theatre was long closed when the Magic Johnson plex opened in 1995.

William on September 13, 2007 at 2:32 pm

The Baldwin Theatre closed in 1994. Because of the money problems and that new theatre complex opening soon. The Inner City Cinema chain could not keep the theatre open. They owed the studios alot of money and this new theatre was going to kill them. With not getting new first run features to play and they could not pay their loans.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on May 21, 2009 at 6:11 pm

The recent opening of the Hawthorne 6 was the subject of a brief article in the May 9, 1977, issue of Boxoffice Magazine.

kencmcintyre on January 17, 2010 at 6:37 pm

Everything in this part of the mall was razed for new buildings, but on the north end there are still the dead anchors like the Broadway and the rest. It looks shabby when you drive by.

kencmcintyre on January 18, 2010 at 1:30 am

Here is an April 1979 ad from the LA Times:

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on March 3, 2010 at 4:53 pm

The mall itself (the aforementioned dead anchors space) is popular with film shoots. Several movies have filmed in that space.

rivest266 on December 20, 2014 at 10:36 am

1977 grand opening ad in photo section

DarthHaggis on February 22, 2018 at 8:25 pm

Grand Opening: Wednesday February 23rd 1977

(Hawthorne Blvd at El Segundo) (213) 644-8669

Opening Films The Cassandra Crossing ® The Enforcer ® Bound For Glory (PG) Nickelodeon (PG) Freaky Friday (G) Dogs ®

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