Minitek Cinemas

1400 U Street S.,
Fort Smith, AR 72901

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MSC77 on October 19, 2017 at 5:47 pm

The name of this theater needs to be changed (corrected) to Minitek Cinemas. The Phoenix 2 (aka Phoenix Village 2) was a different theater operated by AMC and located near Towson and Phoenix. (I don’t see a database entry for the Phoenix Village 2.)

Iceberg on October 18, 2017 at 5:33 pm

I believe this theater was called the UA Minitek in 1977 and 1978.
At the same time, there was a two screen theater located inside a mall. I can’t recall the name of the mall or that theater’s name.
There was also the Malco 3 at the other mall, which I think was called Central Mall.

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on July 31, 2014 at 4:39 pm

According to an affidavit filed in the lawsuit UNITED ARTISTS THEATRE CIRCUIT, INC., v. William Powell THOMPSON, Prosecuting Attorney of Sebastian County, State of Arkansas, and Jim Tittle, Sheriff of Sebastian County, State of Arkansas, Defendants.

This theatre’s address is 1400 South “U” Street, Fort Smith, AR

rivest266 on January 23, 2011 at 5:57 pm

The Phoenix Village Twin was an AMC theatre that opened in 1971. Is this separate from the Minitek I & II ?

christofermeissner on December 11, 2008 at 9:01 pm

It is likely that this is one of the theatres resulting from a partnership between United Artist Theatre Circuit’s Minitek subsidiary and the Holiday Inn hotel chain. UATC/Minitek and Holiday Inn partnered in late-1969 to construct and operate minicinema theatres (with small capacity, automated projection, and easy formatting into shopping-center locations).

The first of the Holiday Inn Minitek theatres (probably this theatre) was opened in Fort Smith in March of 1970. Despite what it says above, the theatre was a twin theatre, though, with two 350-seat auditoriums.