Glenfair Cinemas 1 & 2

6042 North 59th Avenue,
Glendale, AZ 85301

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Functions: Retail

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Glenfair Cinemas 1 & 2 opened around 1974.

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KMac39 on May 14, 2010 at 2:38 pm

I remember going to this theater as a kid to see Airplane in 1980 as a summer recreation trip. It was a nice neighborhood theater, nothing spectacular. We went to that theater every summer for movies with our summer recreation group.We only had to pay a dollar, two dollars for popcorn and a drink.Good memories.

KMac39 on May 14, 2010 at 2:39 pm

I also seen Superman there for the first time. Great memories.

Allan on June 29, 2010 at 9:58 pm

These theatres were in a strip mall on the NW corner of 59th Avenue and Bethany home adjacent to the bowling alley and showed second run features. The main business at the strip mall during the theatre’s existance was a Smitty’s Supermarket/Discount store. The theatres closed in the 1990s and are now retail stores.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on August 12, 2010 at 2:42 pm

Never been there,but these kinds of Twins were the best in the business.

rivest266 on January 7, 2011 at 5:24 pm

May 5th, 1971 grand opening at
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It also listed as Cinema #5

Allan on January 7, 2011 at 11:33 pm

Interesting ad! Thanks for finding it! I remember seeing tons of movies here. John Hughes movies and the crazy Stephen King film Maximum Overdrive.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 18, 2011 at 2:36 pm

Yes,thanks Mike for another great ad.

RobRob1976 on May 15, 2017 at 3:55 pm

I remember going to this theater to see double feature movies such as The Lord Of The Rings & Clash of the Titans, as well as, Red Sonja & D.A.R.Y.L. Awesome 80’s memories

50sSNIPES on May 21, 2022 at 9:31 am

The twin opened its doors on May 5, 1971 with “Cromwell” and “Machine Gun McCain” on Screen #1 and “Where’s Poppa?” on Screen #2 as “Cinema 5”. It was renamed the Glenfair Cinemas 1 & 2 in December 1972 despite confusions.

On January 3, 1986, the Glenfair Cinemas became a $1 second-run house, and changed its name to the “Glenfair $.99 Cinema” after new management took over the Glenfair.

The Glenfair closed for the final time on June 1, 1990 with “Hard To Kill” at Screen #1 and “Cheetah” (with a very nasty error by the Arizona Republic listing as R-rated despite the Disney film being G as always back then) at Screen #2 (it was unclear if it comes along with the rerelease of “Mickey And The Seal” despite the cartoon was used as a subject to “Cheetah” due to the Glenfair being a second-run dollar house).

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