Malco Mall Twin

4201 North College Avenue,
Fayetteville, AR 72703

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Previously operated by: Malco Theatres Inc.

Functions: Gymnasium

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Malco Mall Twin

Located in the Northwest Arkansas Mall, the Mall Twin Theatre opened on March 2, 1972 with Warren Beatty in “$” (aka The Heist) & John Wayne in “The Cowboys”. Each screen had 210-seats. Operated by the Malco chain, it was closed on June 17, 2009.

The building became a Gymnastics Joe’s. Malco operate the Razorback’s Six Cinema across the street, and plan to add four more screens at that venue.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre, Ken Roe

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Scott Neff
Scott Neff on June 24, 2009 at 5:33 pm

They actually operate the Razorback 12. The cinema 6 is no longer open.

CSWalczak on November 21, 2009 at 1:14 am

This theater has indeed become a gynmasium; the story is here:
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CSWalczak on February 19, 2010 at 3:04 pm

One of the theater’s auditoriums is now being used as a music venue called the Showcase that will also screen locally-produced and independent films, according to this article: View link

dallasmovietheaters on May 25, 2015 at 1:15 pm

Grand opening for the Northwest Arkansas Plaza was March 2, 1972 and Malco Theatres Circuit was ready to go with its third Fayetteville twin theater in just two years. The first was the Malco Twin Cinema I & II and the second was dividing the thirty year old U•ARK into a two-screen complex. And, finally, was the Malco Mall Twin Cinema I & II launching along with Sears, J.C. Penney, Dillard’s, Woolworth’s and The Boston Store. Seating in the identical auditoria were for 210 each or 420 total. The glass-front lobby had its entrance from the side of the plaza and said to be decorated in a Spanish style. Automated equipment set the masking, opened the curtains, dimmed the lights, and started the film. Its opening films were “The Cowboys” and “$.”

An incredible survivor, Malco operated the Mall Twin for more than 37 years closing on June 17, 2009. A remarkable run with the Malco circuit concentrating on the expansion of the Razorback theater across the street which was undergoing a major expansion to 16 screens. The Mall Twin property taken over by Gymnastic Joe’s which as of the mid-2010s was still going strong and still had one of the Malco’s curtained-screens.

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