Fireweed 7 Cinemas

661 E. Fireweed Lane,
Anchorage, AK 99503

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Additional Info

Previously operated by: Lathrop Co., Regal Cinemas

Firms: WPH Architecture, Inc.

Previous Names: Fireweed 1 & 2, Fireweed 3

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News About This Theater

The Fireweed 1 & 2 opened in the early-1970’s, and was expanded to three screens in the 1980’s.

Operated by Regal Cinemas, the Fireweed, which was built next to the former site of the Sundowner Drive-In, became a seven-screen first-run theater. It was renovated by WPH Architecture Inc.

It was closed on June 6, 2010.

Contributed by Bryan

Recent comments (view all 15 comments)

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 2, 2010 at 8:13 am

Come to think about it,We did sell alot of popcorn and candy on certain late shows.

TLSLOEWS on March 17, 2010 at 9:17 pm

Munchie Theatre would be a good name.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 29, 2010 at 3:40 pm

I am going to find that paper and will list the movies playing for you.TLSLOEWS.

rivest266 on March 29, 2010 at 3:45 pm

Anchorage newspaper archive is at View link

Coate on April 5, 2010 at 12:37 pm

<<< 1971 taken over by Womecto >>>

From this point until 1984 it was promoted as “Wometco-Lathrop.”

<<< 1980 Three cinemas >>>

Conversion to triplex took place in 1979.

<<< 1986 expanded to seven cinemas >>>

Expansion was to eight screens, not seven.

CSWalczak on June 4, 2010 at 9:03 pm

According to this news item the Fireweed will be closing as of June 6, 2010, in the wake of the opening a new Regal megaplex:

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 5, 2010 at 10:38 am

Mike thanks for the archives.enjoyed looking at those ads.

btmeacham on June 7, 2010 at 4:57 pm

The Fireweed is now officially closed. It went out with a whimper, screening the Miley Cyrus film “The Last Song.”

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 21, 2010 at 4:07 pm

June 7 1990 these movies are playing at the FIREWEED CINEMAS.
“TOTAL RECALL” {no passes}
"CADILLAC MAN” {no passes]

An ACT III theatre in 1990.
FIREWEED was also selling “DICK TRACY” Ticket T-Shirts to see the new “DICK TRACY” movie, Sold them at Fireweed and Totem Cinemas.

sconn on October 22, 2011 at 9:26 pm

Saw Raiders of the Lost Ark on my parent’s wedding anniversary, Empire Strikes Back, and Ghostbusters twice (the next year on a double-bill with the premiere of Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure) here.

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