AMC Circle 4

920 N. Military Highway,
Norfolk, VA 23502

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bufffilmbuff on October 25, 2023 at 11:41 pm

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.”

rivest266 on October 25, 2023 at 2:51 pm

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

50sSNIPES on May 9, 2022 at 3:42 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.

Mike Richardson
Mike Richardson on July 20, 2010 at 12:55 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!])

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on September 27, 2006 at 9:05 am

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!

thegreev on September 20, 2006 at 8:50 am

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?