Galaxy Narrows

2208 Mildred Street W,
Tacoma, WA 98466

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Previously operated by: AMC Theatres, Galaxy Theatres

Previous Names: Narrows Plaza 8

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Galaxy Narrows

Opened by AMC on December 22, 1983 using a design the company used for a number of theaters it operated in the early-1980’s (such as the Elmwood 8 in Lansing, MI), it was taken over by Galaxy Theatres in 2009. Closed in early 2013.

Contributed by Christopher Walczak

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CSWalczak on December 5, 2012 at 8:54 pm

Four pictures of the Galaxy Narrows can be seeen here.

KenLayton on December 9, 2012 at 12:54 am

I added a couple of my own pictures I took around 1999 back when it was run by AMC Theatres and had Union projectionists.

markinthedark on February 14, 2013 at 12:27 am

Now closed! Never a big fan of early 80’s AMC but visited it quite a bit in its busy early years as a teen. Lots of memories! 1983 was quite the screen expansion in Tacoma: SRO’s Tacoma West added 2 screens to its 3, SRO’s Tacoma South 5 opened, and AMC opened the Narrows Plaza 8. Nearby that year AMC also opened the Center Plaza 6 (renamed SeaTac 12 North) and Luxury Theatres opened the crap-tastic Puyallup 6.

Prior to 1983 the Tacoma area had only a handful of multiplexes: The SRO Tacoma Mall Twin and Tacoma West 3, the South Tacoma Village which had just expanded to 4 tiny screens and in Lakewood the GCC Villa Plaza I-II-III. Single Screeners were very common. In Tacoma: The Temple, Rialto, Roxy (Pantages), Narrows (not the AMC), Bijou (Blue Mouse). Also nearby single screeners: The Lakewood, The Parkland and Puyallup’s Liberty. Also – 3 drive-ins.

Times have changed.

rivest266 on July 10, 2021 at 12:42 am

Grand opening ad posted. It opened on December 22nd, 1983 not the 21st.

JackCoursey on March 27, 2022 at 7:58 pm

University Place sole cinema is no more! Demolition of the former AMC/Galaxy multiplex began in March 2022 with the site designated to become yet another apartment complex in an area already saturated with rentals. The structure was a staple of AMC during the 1980s as it began its migration from mini cinema complexes to venues with large screens and state of the art projection and sound.

Jake Bottero
Jake Bottero on April 7, 2022 at 12:59 pm

Currently an abandoned crack den.

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