University 6 Cinemas

3901 Old Seward Highway,
Anchorage, AK 99503

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Previously operated by: Act III Theatres, Festival Cinemas, Mann Theatres, MN, Regal Entertainment Group

Functions: University

Previous Names: University Center

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University 6 Cinemas

Opened on November 27, 1985. This was part of the Regal chain. It was closed on June 30, 2000.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre

Recent comments (view all 6 comments)

kencmcintyre on May 23, 2006 at 5:16 pm

I think early 80s is relatively new given that most of our discussions concern theaters built in the first half of the twentieth century.

The photo that I saw implied that University Center was an alternate name. As always, I do not argue infallibility.

aerogami on May 6, 2010 at 2:17 am

The University Center opened in 1972, anchored by Safeway on the North end and Pay-n-Save on the South end, it was expanded in the 80s, with the University Cinema added to the south end in the mid 80’s.

As far as I know the former theater space is now used by University of Alaska Anchorage for classrooms.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 21, 2010 at 3:52 pm

June 7 1990 and thse films are playing there: “BACK TO THE FUTURE III” .“BIRD ON A WIRE”.“ANOTHER 48 HOURS”,“TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES” “THE GUARDIAN and "CRAZY PEOPLE” the last two were a double feature, “BIRD ON A WIRE” and “BACK TO THE FUTURE III” were shown on two screens,don’t understand the need to do that for “BIRD ON A WIRE” a very lousy movie. They were selling “DICK TRACY” ticket T-Shirts to see “DICK TRACY” coming soon to the Valler River 6 theatres.

rivest266 on February 5, 2023 at 4:03 pm

This opened on November 27th, 1985, and closed on June 30th, 2000. It was owned by Festival Enterprises, Mann Theatres, Act III and Regal Cinemas. Grand opening ad posted. The opening of this theatre ended the first-run monopoly in the area.

MSC77 on March 7, 2023 at 8:39 am

A chronology of Anchorage’s 70mm presentations history has recently been published. The University 6 gets some mentions in the piece.

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