River Oaks 6

96 River Oaks Center Drive,
Calumet City, IL 60409

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rivest266 on September 9, 2020 at 3:36 pm

Added pictures of the Ulysse Comtois artwork in the lobby from “Cineplex Odeon, the first ten years : a celebration of contemporary Canadian art”

rivest266 on November 10, 2016 at 5:04 pm

River Oaks theatre map uploaded as well.

rivest266 on November 10, 2016 at 5:03 pm

This opened on December 16th, 1988 grand opening ad in the photo section.

whtesoxfan56 on November 19, 2014 at 11:59 am

The odd thing was that when I visited the mall in June 2013, the marquee was still up. The mall entrance just to the left of this theater is now locked up post 1-6 theater demolition, as well. You oddly can still walk right up to where this theater was, or at least could as of June of that year. Not sure what it’s like now, since I hadn’t revisited in almost 11/2 years.

Sirdrummer007 on November 29, 2012 at 10:30 am

This theatre is now gone. They tore it down last month. What for? Who Knows.

Cyberyan on September 22, 2012 at 4:57 pm

Hey I was in 7-8 back in 2009, I’m shocked to hear they may knock em down. When I did my 2 walk thrus the building they were still in real good condition. I made 2 offers to management to use both screen 2-3 times a month, but they passed telling me they had a dance school that wanted it for practice and plays. Shame to see it go.

CinemarkFan on September 14, 2012 at 1:29 pm

I hope someone comes in and takes lots of interior photos of 1-6, and especially 7-8 before they come down.

With Carson’s closing in January, and two (so far) of the old theaters coming down, it appears that big things are abound for River Oaks.

gunstar on September 14, 2012 at 1:08 pm

7-8 are suppose to come down as well no word on 9-10.

CinemarkFan on September 14, 2012 at 12:05 pm

Damn. Anyone know what will go in its place?

gunstar on September 14, 2012 at 11:07 am

river oaks 1-6 is getting demolished by the end of october. It’s sad to see it go,I worked there as a projectionist.

Sirdrummer007 on June 20, 2012 at 11:04 am

Also this was never a Kmart store. It was S.S Kresge store before becoming a 6plex Theatre.

Paul Fortini
Paul Fortini on June 7, 2012 at 1:06 pm

I wonder if it kept its C-O decor up until the end, including under independent management.

Sirdrummer007 on March 8, 2012 at 12:11 pm

I took my oldest son here to see 1408. A moment i will never forget. he loved the movie. shame the place is gated off for the time being.

wolfjr79 on July 21, 2011 at 4:54 pm

I saw Mrs. Doubtfire there. Unfortunately I also saw Super Mario Bros. there.

Beadee on July 8, 2010 at 9:18 am

Great theaters, mice and all.

TLSLOEWS on April 21, 2010 at 2:13 pm

Wow bats and mice.

cplexalumni on February 18, 2009 at 1:34 pm

For some reason that building had a bad problem. winters were obviously worse. Now being in the medical field,… I think public health would’ve shut them down if they knew.

JRS40 on February 18, 2009 at 6:18 am

I remember seeing “Sense and Sensibility” there and seeing a mouse scurry back and forth across the aisle the whole movie. That was a first (and last) and surprised me seeing that the theaters hadn’t been around that long – maybe 5 years.

CplexAlumni96 on February 18, 2009 at 1:41 am

There was never a dull moment on a shift @ 1-6. There were numerous occasions where I the usher caught folks having sex in the building. Once in theater #1 (back row) and once in the MENS BATHROOM!!! Crazy, I know.

I was this 16y/o who looked 12. I attempted to play the role of authoritative usher. Didn’t always go over too well. I remember when “Strip Tease” came out. I wasn’t “allowed” to see the movie but I had to stand outside the theater and check IDs.

I also remember this theater having a MAJOR mouse problem. I’d stand in the back of the theater and watch the mice go back and forth across the aisles with the dim lighting on the floor as the movie played. It was pretty sick.

CplexAlumni96 on February 18, 2009 at 1:32 am

I worked at this theater from 1996-1999 In that short time I have many unique memories. This was my first job, and I can’t think of a better job for a H.S. student to have. Easy work, free movies, free popcorn! I think I started @ $4.15 or $4.25/hr as an usher. I remember climbing that ladder every Thurs. to change the Marquee outside. Rain or shine,…I mostly remember it being COLD. Shortly after I started working there as an usher I was asked to cover the concession stand as they were short staffed for someones lunch break. To make a long story short,… this resulted in a Fire. A pretty big one actually. Big enough to shut the theater down for a week. Thats what happens when you put an usher behind the stand. I also remember the sprinklers and alarms not working when the fire took place behind the stand. A cop and I evacuated all 6 theaters. The look on my manager “Steve’s” face when he returned from lunch and noticed the Fire dept. outside was priceless. They wrote it off as a “popper malfunction.” Hmmmmmm

Paul Fortini
Paul Fortini on July 14, 2008 at 4:14 pm

One thing that hurt it was, as Cinemark Fan said, lack of advertising. It was advertised only half-assed, under the full ad for the Lansing.

CinemarkFan on July 14, 2008 at 2:31 pm

It is now closed again. I think the thing that may have hurt it is the lack of advertising. And it only operated Fri-Sun & holidays.

Damn. Hopefully it won’t be turned into retail & can be used as a cinema again. But remodeled extensively.

Paul Fortini
Paul Fortini on March 27, 2008 at 1:01 pm

I think it’s an excellent idea. The area needs more 2nd run houses.

CinemarkFan on November 16, 2007 at 1:53 pm

BREAKING NEWS! On November 30th, all shows(older movies) will be free, and starting December 1st, it will turn into a 2nd run discount house with all shows being $2.00.

I’d like to hear thoughts on this.

jimpiscitelli on November 14, 2007 at 3:32 pm

The theater reopened in June 2006, six months after the Loews-AMC merger.