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Tacoma Central 6 Cinemas


Photo from the Ken Layton collection
3102 S 23rd St
Tacoma WA 98405

Closed
Record #2618  
 Opened: 1990
 Closed: 2009
 Current Use: Church
 Demolished:
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Current Organ: none
 Also Known As:
 Previously operated by: Cineplex Odeon Theatres, Loews Cineplex Entertainment, Galaxy Theatres

Information for this tour was contributed by Ken Layton, Dan Kaiser & Mark Campbell.

The Tacoma Central opened in December of 1990. It's original plan called for a multilevel 10-plex with entrances on the upper level (Shopping center level) and the lower level. The opening of the Lincoln Plaza theater a mile away forced the plans to be scaled back to a one level 6 plex.

It's first year open was highlighted by the exclusive showing of Boyz n the Hood and was the highest grossing theater in the state for that film. The theater was also the first in the area to feature DTS sound with the exclusive showing of Schindler's List. By far the most successful film to show at the Tacoma Central was Titanic, which played to sellout crowds, even after 2 months and had a 6 month run which is unheard of in this era.

As Loews Theatres' newest and more successful theaters in Tacoma, it was a surprise when it was announced as part of their reorganization cutbacks in February of 2001.

The theater resumed operation on February 15, 2002, under the Entertainment Film Works banner, closed again, and was then reopened again by Galaxy Theatres.

The theater closed again in 2009 when Galaxy Theatres took over the recently vacated AMC Narrows Plaza 8.

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October 2009 photos from the Mark Campbell collection.


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May 2008 photos from the Matt Lutthans collection.


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June 2000 photos from the Ken Layton collection.


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