Tacoma 8-plex movie theater set to close

posted by Michael Zoldessy on February 13, 2013 at 10:45 am

TACOMA, WA — Even upgrading to digital wasn’t enough for the Galaxy Narrows as the theatre closed this past week. There just wasn’t enough business to cover the hundreds of thousands of dollars they already spent.

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KenLayton on February 13, 2013 at 11:40 am

As Galaxy Theaters found out, converting to video projection will not bring in more customers.

markinthedark on February 13, 2013 at 7:28 pm

Never a big fan of early 80’s AMC but visited it quite a bit in its busy early years as a teen. Lots of memories! 1983 was quite the screen expansion in Tacoma: SRO’s Tacoma West added 2 screens to its 3, SRO’s Tacoma South 5 opened, and AMC opened the Narrows Plaza 8. Nearby that year AMC also opened the Center Plaza 6 (renamed SeaTac 12 North) and Luxury Theatres opened the crap-tastic Puyallup 6.

Prior to 1983 the Tacoma area had only a handful of multiplexes: The SRO Tacoma Mall Twin and Tacoma West 3, the South Tacoma Village which had just expanded to 4 tiny screens and in Lakewood the GCC Villa Plaza I-II-III. Single Screeners were very common. In Tacoma: The Temple, Rialto, Roxy (Pantages), Narrows (not the AMC), Bijou (Blue Mouse). Also nearby single screeners: The Lakewood, The Parkland and Puyallup’s Liberty. Also – 3 drive-ins.

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