Metro 4 Cinemas

3616 Lone Tree Way,
Antioch, CA 94509

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This was a small (4-screen) multiplex located in the Raley’s shopping center on Lone Tree Way in Antioch, CA.

It opened June 4, 1980 and closed sometime in the early-1990’s. There is an advertisement for them listed in my 1990 high-school yearbook, but they are not listed in the 1991 or 1992 yearbooks.

There was nothing special about this theater. I remember seeing the original "Batman" movie there in about 1989, but I don’t remember seeing anything after that.

This theater closed about the same time that the Brenden Pittsburg 16 opened. Prior to Brenden opening, the Metro 4 was the only multi-plex theater in the Brentwood/Antioch/Pittsburg area.

Until recently, the site of the Metro 4 was occupied by Hollywood Video, but that has since closed.

Contributed by James Bradley, Jr.

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PatForan on September 3, 2010 at 9:15 am

Dunno about its early history but by late 1991/early 1992 this theatre had switched to a discount/membership format (as the Capri in Concord had become at this time). This may have been in response to the Brenden opening up — the two were open concurrently for a short while. I remember seeing the Metro ads in the CC Times and noticed how their prices and policies changed a number of times within a few months, and by late 1992 the ads had disappeared altogether.

There was a young manager/projectionist at the Metro named Tim. Some time after the Metro closed, he came to the Capri looking for work and spoke to my boss. A week or two later Tim was killed in a motorcycle accident on Highway 4.

On a personal note, I got my job at the Capri thanks to the manager at the Metro. I had come in inquiring about a job at the Metro and, while he said he didn’t have anything for me, he kindly picked up the phone and called the Capri with me in the room and spoke to the manager there.

rivest266 on August 13, 2018 at 2:52 pm

Listings started in the SFC on June 4th, 1980.

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