UA Metro Center 6

200 Colma Boulevard,
Colma, CA 94014

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Previously operated by: United Artists Theater Circuit Inc.

Previous Names: UA The Movies 6, UA Metro Center Cinema

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United Artists UA The Movies 6 was a movie theater located near the Metro Center strip mall in Colma, California. Back when this theater was opened on June 12, 1987, it showcased the newest movie releases which were all first run. This theater was one of the few to almost always receive the chance of showing the ‘blockbuster’ films of the year and was very popular for it’s time. Four of the auditoriums each had 450-seats and the other two auditoriums each had 230-seats.

Unfortunately, as time went on and new theaters such as the AMC 1000 Van Ness(located in San Francisco) and the recently announced (as of 2000-2001) Century 20 (located in Daly City) began popping up, it was only a matter of time before movie-goers made the leap into more streamlined and newer theaters that simply offered not only a new movie-viewing experience, but a comfortable and stylish way of going about it.

As of spring 2002, the UA Metro Center 6 finally ceased operations and closed it’s doors to the public. The theater complex itself was demolished and was then replaced (quite quickly) by a Best Buy chain store, which opened in late-2002/early-2003.

TRIVIA: The last ‘major’ motion picture release at the UA Metro Center 6 was “The Lord Of The Ring: Fellowship Of The Ring”.

Contributed by J. Baxter

Recent comments (view all 7 comments)

Edward Havens
Edward Havens on July 30, 2008 at 1:47 pm

When I was a manager with UATC in Santa Cruz and San Jose the late 80s, this was where we had to go for our manager meetings. I hated going there for a variety of reasons, mostly because the theatre had no soul. The only thing I remotely liked about the place was those long hallways that separated the lobby from the auditoriums. It wasn’t done for aesthetic reasons, I know, but they did drown out the cacophony from the hub.

I knew this theatre wouldn’t last when the district offices moved from the Metro Center to the theatre in Emeryville, which also robbed me of my nice drive up Highway 1 from Santa Cruz into the city.

Fastphilly on February 3, 2012 at 4:49 am

This theater was short lived if I remember correctly. It was built in the late 80’s and was closed in 2002.

SkotFromTheRio on January 11, 2013 at 11:01 pm

Nice enough theater. I hated the management, tho.

Mmolinaz90 on April 25, 2018 at 9:34 am

I used to go to this theater a lot as a kid. The final movies i can remember watching here were Resident Evil and Spider-Man both in spring 2002. This theater closed right around the time Century 20 Daly City was opening.

rivest266 on August 17, 2018 at 4:42 pm

This opened as UA The Movies on June 12th, 1987. Grand opening ad in the photo section. More to come.

whitejimrice on April 8, 2022 at 7:32 pm

I used to work there in 1997 and the people I worked with made the experience amazing. It was real cool to watch Scream 2 a couple of days before release but working the opening night was a nightmare. I’ll always remember everyone I worked with and I miss the theater.

UALifer on February 8, 2024 at 6:56 pm

My all-time favorite experience here was watching Scream 2 opening night. I guess that was their picture project so they had someone dressed as Ghostface taking pictures with customers. It was crazy having a packed house, just like in the opening scene of the movie.

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