Metro Village 6

10405 N. 31st Avenue,
Phoenix, AZ 85029

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Previously operated by: AMC Theatres, General Cinema Corp.

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Metro Village 6 theatres were located adjacent to Metro Center Mall in Phoenix, Arizona. It was opened by General Cinemas on December 12, 1980, and at one time was owned by AMC. It was in a strip center which included a cool store named Jootenhoops and a used comic book store. It was one of three theatre complexes at the mall.

The theatre closed on April 29, 1999 and was vacant for many years. It was demolished in 2013 and a power center featuring Bed Bath and Beyond and PetSmart was built on the site.

Contributed by Allan0318

Recent comments (view all 12 comments)

Allan on July 1, 2010 at 9:10 pm

…that would be the pet hospital inside the PetSmart…the Bed Bath and Beyond is adjacent…

TLSLOEWS on July 2, 2010 at 11:34 am

Thanks allan0318.

chrisxxx on June 13, 2011 at 6:24 pm

If I recall correctly this was near a huge consignment shop and a China Gate restaurant.

euge_phoenix on June 11, 2012 at 8:47 pm

Yes, and before it was China Gate that restaurant was Uncle John’s that was either open 24-hours or open very very late because I remember that we, the original crew of ushers and concessionists, would head over there after the midnight movies were over and order make-your-own sundaes!

mattshomeworld on September 27, 2012 at 9:44 am

Metro Village 6 opened in late 1970’s along with it’s identical twin sister Fiesta Village 6 by General Cinemas. Petsmart now stands where it was. General Cinemas sold all there valley theaters to AMC Theaters in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s. AMC took ownership in 1987 and closed it with 6 others theaters in between 1998 and 2000 due to the popularity of the Megaplex theaters. AMC closed Laguna Village 6, Gateway Village 10, Three Fountains 4, Fiesta Village 6, Sunvalley Plaza 10, and Bell Plaza 8. Town & Country 6 was the only theater that survived the AMC multiplex massacre by killing any theatre that had less then 10 screens during the turn of the millennium. T&C 6 survived two more years as the last AMC muliplex by becoming AMC’s independent art’s and value theatre but was closed in 2001. I was one of the lucky AMC employees who helped close it down. T&C 6 was AMC first built valley theatre and also the the valley’s first muliplex theatre.

euge_phoenix on December 9, 2012 at 10:17 pm

Hi Matt, Metro Village opened in 1980 as new construction. The GCC theater was inside the mall (roughly where the Harkins is today) and had three screens. AMC was Metro Village (6 screens); GCC was Metro Center (3 screens); and Bill Blair had Metro Park which started as 2 screens and grew to 4 and then 8 screens. You’re right about how Fiesta Village was Metro Village’s twin. T&C 6 was where the original staff of Metro Village 6 did our training before the grand opening in 1980 when our big movies were Jazz Singer and Stir Crazy. Ahh, memories.

rivest266 on November 16, 2015 at 1:29 pm

December 12th, 1980 grand opening ad in photo section.

movieguyphx65 on March 28, 2018 at 10:24 pm

I worked at the AMC Town and Country 6 and helped train the Metro Village staff. The theatre opened in December 1980 with The Jazz Singer, Stir Crazy, The Aristocats, and First Family from what I remember. Mr Berger was the general manager and was known as being a jerk. The outer auditoriums were nice with Dolby Stereo. Saw many films there including Reds, For Your Eyes Only, Flashdance, Terms of Endearment, Scarface Amadeus, Ghost, JFK. Metro Village and Town and Country also had Midnight movies Friday and Saturday sponsored by radio station KDKB. Crazy nights working those shows.

50sSNIPES on March 6, 2021 at 2:25 pm

Closed On April 29, 1999 Along With The Fiesta Village 6 (Mesa), Lakes 6 (Tempe), And The Sun Valley Plaza 10 (Mesa).

50sSNIPES on March 8, 2021 at 9:39 am

Demolished In 2013.

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