AMC Circle 4

920 N. Military Highway,
Norfolk, VA 23502

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Previously operated by: AMC Theatres

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AMC Theatres was the chain for this theatre.

It was built next to the Military Circle Mall (now the Gallery at Military Circle).

It opened in 1981, and one of the first films to be screened was “Raiders of the Lost Ark”. It was closed in 1998. In 1999 it became a Chuck E Cheese restaurant which closed in 2015.

Contributed by Bob Jensen

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thegreev on September 20, 2006 at 1:50 pm

I lived in Norfolk during the 70s.. and saw “Star Wars” at this theatre. It wasn’t a four; it opened as a six-screen multiplex, and was named the Circle 6. At the time, it did big business. It was one of the “old style” early AMC houses, really just 6 narrow shoeboxes. People who cared about such things (few as they were) hated seeing a movie there. The other 542,000 packed the place.I assume the Military Circle Mall ain’t what it used to be back then?

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on September 27, 2006 at 2:05 pm

THEGREEV, Military Circle Mall is now called The Gallery At Military Circle. They spent $36 Million on renovation, they added a new Sears, did a major renovation of the existing Hecht’s store (I’d guess it’s now a Macy’s), redeveloped the attached 208 room Doubletree Hotel and a new 699-seat food court. It continues to have a J C Penny and 9 retail out-parcels, 3 office buildings and 6,500 parking spaces. They also added a Cinemark 18!

Mike Richardson
Mike Richardson on July 20, 2010 at 5:55 pm

While stationed in the area ‘88-'92, I was a member of the AMC Movie Watcher Club. I still have the card. According to the points statements and ticket stubs I still have, I watched the following at the Circle 4;

Cook, Thief, Wife and Lover at 1:45 on Sat. 4/28/90 ($4)
Presumed Innocent at 4:15 on Fri. 9/7/90 ($3.50)
Postcards From the Edge at 7:15 on Sun. 9/16/09 ($5.50)
Cadence at 8:15 on Tues. 2/26/91 ($5.50)
Silence of the Lambs at 5:45 on Mon. ¾/91 ($3.50 [$3.24 admission, $0.26 Tax, 8%, ouch!])
and maybe Prince of Tides at 8pm on Wed. 2/5/92 ($3.50 [$3.24 admission, $0.26 Tax, 8%, ouch!])

50sSNIPES on May 9, 2022 at 8:42 pm

The theater closed in 1998 and would later become a Chuck E. Cheese’s which opened in 1999. It was closed in 2015 and would later become vacant.

rivest266 on October 25, 2023 at 7:51 pm

Opened October 26th, 1979 and closed in 1999. Grand opening ad posted.

bufffilmbuff on October 26, 2023 at 4:41 am

Actually Circle 6 was inside the mall. This theater opened years later. And was terrible. This was the era where multiplexes used a one size fits all screen, no matter if the movie was in 1.85 or 2.35. I saw APOCALYPSE NOW there and both sides of the image were lopped off. I remember also seeing REDS there. AMC theaters in this period were the worst—-it recalls Pauline Kael’s response when asked what she thought of multiplexes. She replied “It’s like going to a movie in a latrine.”

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