AMC Westroads 2

10245 W. Dodge Road,
Omaha, NE 68114

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Previously operated by: Fox Inter-Mountain Theaters Inc., Mann Theatres, National General Theatres

Previous Names: Fox Westroads Theatre, Mann Fox Westroads Twin

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Fox Theatre Grand opening

Located in the Boston Mall section of Westroads Mall. The Mann Fox Westroads Theatre started as a large 750-seat single screen, opening on November 16, 1967 with Frank Sinatra in Tony Rome". It was operated by National General Theatres. It was twinned in 1976 and was operated by Mann theatres. AMC took over on December 8, 1983 and it was renamed AMC Westroads 2, It screened first-run movies and on February 17, 1984 it was merged with the AMC Six West 6 (which has its own page on Cinema Treasures) and the 8-screen complex was renamed AMC Westroads 8 which closed on December 11, 1997.

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Sirdrummer007 on January 7, 2012 at 3:25 pm

Interesting. thanks for the info. I have been trying to find More pics. I can not find any of the Fox. I had someone try to Show me where the Sixwest Entrance was inside the mall. But She sorta got confused with the changes the mall has done. She said something about a hallway along JC penny and Sixwest was basiclly a hole in the wall.

Sirdrummer007 on January 7, 2012 at 3:39 pm

Found some info on the Fox Theater.

Fox AKA: Westroads 2 Westroads shopping centre November 16th, 1967-December 1983 Owners:1969-1973 Fox Intermountain 1973-1980 Mann Twinned on May 27th, 1977 (AMC built the world’s first 6-screencinema in the mall 15 months later)

TorstenAdair on January 30, 2012 at 9:14 am

The Fox theaters were just north of JCPenney’s, where Dick’s Sporting Goods is now located. The Fox entrance was outside, and screens exited to the parking lot to the east, just north of Penney’s. To the west of Fox was the mall entrance, Boston Mall, which led to the Six West box office. Later, a small store was built north of AMC, housing a magic store and later selling t-shirts.

The Boston Mall hallway was AMC on the west, Fox and Penney’s on the east, and thus had nothing to see until you turned the corner, where Read All About It and Waldenbooks were located.

I saw the first Midnight premiere, Batman, there, as well as my first R-rated movie (The Fly). I also trekked through a snowstorm to see Disney’s Beauty and the Beast early Saturday morning. It had a newsreel!

Mann operated lots of theaters throughout Omaha, most of them a bit worn… I think most became 99-cent theaters before the discount chains moved in. (At one point, half of the screens in Omaha were discounted.)

TorstenAdair on January 31, 2012 at 11:28 am

Theater Houses ‘Round Town Omaha World-Herald (NE) – Sunday, June 16, 1985

“Westroads 8

245 and 264 Boston Mall, Westroads shopping center, 102nd Street and West Dodge Road, 397 – 6666. Eight screens, with six in one cluster with indoor entrances and two in another cluster with outdoor entrances. Tickets are $2 for showings that start before 6 p.m., otherwise $3.75 except $3.25 for students with an AMC Theaters discount card, $2 for those younger than 14 or older than 54. Matinees daily. Midnight movies on Friday and Saturday nights."

Sirdrummer007 on January 31, 2012 at 8:04 pm

Well it looks like Dick’s Sporting goods took up the area where the Fox and Six West were. Thanks for the info.

Sirdrummer007 on August 8, 2012 at 1:53 pm

@tinseltoes. Omg what a find. thanks for posting!!

modanco on September 19, 2012 at 11:10 am

My wife worked at the Fox Westroads when it first opened. She worked on Opening Night. Does anyone out there have any kind of ads (in addition to the ones shown on this site) or memorabilia that they could copy and forward to me? Respond here and I’ll contact you. Thanks.

Sirdrummer007 on November 20, 2012 at 8:50 pm

I Might have a Photo for ya Modanco.I have to scan it first.

rivest266 on November 4, 2022 at 2:50 pm

November 16th, 1967, grand opening

The same theatre was built in Calgary, Alberta. Chill Wills opened both these theatres

Fox Westroads openingFox Westroads opening 16 Nov 1967, Thu Omaha World-Herald (Omaha, Nebraska)

dallasmovietheaters on November 30, 2022 at 9:40 am

The Fox Westroads was located in the Boston Mall section of the Westroads Mall. The original floor plan of the Westroads was on a single level. The new plan - a second floor section on the northeast mall called “Boston Mall” - encompassed two neighboring theaters - an oddity - with the Fox Westroads and the forthcoming Six West Theatre. The Fox Westroads had an external entry while the Six West had an internal entry within the Westroads Mall with steps to the box office.

The Fox Westroads Theatre started was a project mired in the court system as challengers said Fox Midwest was operating in an anti-competitive manner. National General technically would operate the Westroads primarily with Fox Midwest as the secondary operator to get past the legal challenges. The luxury suburban cinema opened as a 750-seat single screen auditorium on November 16, 1967 with “Tony Rome” starring Frank Sinatra. Durwood / American Royal then announced in 1967 that they would build a six-plex next door to the Fox to open in 1968 (though delayed to January 22, 1969).

On April 3, 1973, Mann Theatres acquired National General’s 240 locations and, effective on June 29, 1973, Mann operated it under the Mann Fox Westroads banner. Mann closed the venue temporarily in 1977 to twin the venue. It became the Mann Fox Twin on May 27, 1977 with “Mikey & Nicky” and “Ruby.” Dickinson Theatres took on the Fox Twin on February 2, 1980 running it as the Fox Westroads Theatres.

AMC took over the Fox Westroads from Dickinson officially on December 8, 1983 as the AMC Westroads 2 with “Sudden Impact” and “Scarface.” AMC then linked its AMC Six West 6 into a single 8-screen facility called the AMC Westroads 8. As a result, AMC retired both monikers of the AMC Westroads 2 on February 16, 1984 with “The Big Chill” and “Nightstalker” and the AMC Six West 6 with a handful of films becoming the AMC Westroads 8 on February 17, 1984.

In the mid-1990s, megaplexes were replacing aging multiplexes all over the country. AMC Westroads 8 was targeted for replacement by a 24-screen facility about five miles ways. The circuit closed theWestroads permanently at the end of its 30-year leasing agreement on December 11, 1997. AMC opened its AMC Oak View 24 the next day.

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