AMC Criterion 6

1313 3rd Street,
Santa Monica, CA 90401

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Previously operated by: AMC Theatres, Mann Theatres

Firms: Behr Browers Architects, Jeff Cooper Architects

Functions: Retail

Previous Names: Mann Criterion 6

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AMC Criterion 6

The original 1924 built Criterion Theatre, which was once part of the Fox West Coast Theatres circuit, was razed (apart from the facade) around 1983 to make way for this newer 6-plex.

Sitting near the AMC 7 and the Loews Cineplex Broadway 4, this popular movie house is located on Santa Monica’s bustling 3rd Street Promenade.

Mann Theatres opened the Mann Criterion 6 on June 27, 1990. It was designed by Jeff Cooper Architects. In 2001 the interior and exterior of the theater were remodeled by architectural firm Behr Browers Architects of Westlake, CA. It was one of the most successful theaters in the circuit.

It was closed on March 30, 2013 the the building was gutted internally to become retail use.

Contributed by Cinema Treasures, William Gabel

Recent comments (view all 60 comments)

1Wendymovies on November 10, 2013 at 6:35 am

This was a very Busy Popular Theater every time I was there I felt a Warm Loving Feeling this Place will be missed what a sad loss and it didn’t have to be that way I can’t fatham what they were thinking!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

DonSolosan on February 13, 2014 at 4:13 am

Sadly, the blade and marquee have been removed…

1Wendymovies on February 13, 2014 at 8:08 am

Why????!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was Hoping some How this Theater would Reopen!!!!!! This is a Personal Loss For Me!!!!!!! I Have Felt Heartbroken Since Mr. MANN sold it to AMC!!!!!!! No Offense, but what a Great Place with Great Memories' Like The Corners of My Mind Misty Water Color Memories'!!!!!!!!!!

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on February 14, 2014 at 1:32 am

Mr. Mann? Why I don’t think there’s been a Mr. Mann since… hmm… when? The 80’s?

Edward Havens
Edward Havens on February 14, 2014 at 11:13 pm

Ted Mann passed away in 2001.

DonSolosan on January 5, 2015 at 6:16 am

I walked by the other day and the portion of the building that held the theaters has been stripped down to the beams.

R68Dtrain2500 on January 29, 2016 at 3:36 am

This movie theater has been close for 3 years

br91975 on June 2, 2017 at 3:45 pm

A Victoria’s Secret location currently occupies the former AMC Criterion 6 space.

Edward Havens
Edward Havens on July 13, 2017 at 2:26 am

Status should be changed to “Demolished.”

BRADE48 on July 13, 2017 at 4:32 pm

Not really demolished. The building remains. It was gutted out for retail.

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