GCC Fremont Hub 8 Cinemas

39400 Argonaut Way,
Fremont, CA 94538

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Previously operated by: General Cinema Corp.

Previous Names: Naz 8 Cinemas

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GCC Fremont Hub 8 Cinemas

This theater opened on December 11, 1987 on the site of the demolished Fox Fremont Theater in the Fremont Hub shopping center. General Cinemas operated it as a theater showing first-run films and its largest auditorium was the first THX-certified auditorium in Southern Alameda County. The theater’s fortunes started declining in late-1998 following the opening of Syufy Theaters Century 25 in nearby Union City. GCC tried showing arthouse fare but had limited success. The theater would close in June 1999.

Several months later, the owner of the Naz Cinema, which showed films from India and surrounding countries, decided to move his operation here and expand. Weekends would often have packed houses. In 2003, Naz Cinemas moved into a smaller multiplex about ¼ mile away and the theater was shuttered.

The theater was demolished in October 2004.

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Recent comments (view all 8 comments)

scottfavareille on October 13, 2004 at 6:41 pm

Update: Demolishion has started on this theater. I drove by it today and half the building was already torn down.

Eric on December 24, 2004 at 11:50 am

Drove by yesterday and all that remains is a big lot…

scottfavareille on September 5, 2006 at 12:36 pm

A Petco now sits on this site.

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Mike Rogers on April 4, 2011 at 8:06 pm

Gcc saw her days were numbered,sadly.Good story.

OCSlacker on April 9, 2013 at 2:59 am

Loved working here. Great people , great memories. It was really a tough break when it closed, business was booming before the Century 25 opened. Some of my fondest memories come from running this theatre. Right before it closed it was #1 in the country for Rocky Horror Picture Show . We saw over a 1000 patrons come through that door every Saturday at midnight and at least 600 on average for our revival movie night on Fridays . It was an incredible success for the company and actually helped keep the theatre open for several months after the Century opened it’s doors. Really miss those days sometimes.

Old_School on October 31, 2017 at 9:55 pm

OCSlacker, you can only be one of two people, and I liked both immensely. This is Darin! AKA “Old School.” I was the main doorman, and usher extraordinaire. I remember working those Rocky Shows, and yes, shit was poppin' back then. I had so many good memories of that place — and to this day I tell my favorite ghost experiences that happened there: once in 1996 when I worked there the first time, and again in 1998. Goddamn, I’m all nostalgic now. I signed up to this site just on the whim that you’ll read this someday. If you do, look up Jocko Snarbuckle on FaceBook. Fuck!I loved this theater. I still have a good amount of original movie posters, and a t-shirt of the Crow: City of Angels. Ha! And it took about 10 years to be able to eat popcorn again.

Old_School on October 31, 2017 at 9:58 pm

Whoops, I meant Jocko MacDonkulous. Long Story.

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