Kings Plaza 6 Theaters

5201 Kings Plaza,
Brooklyn, NY 11234

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Previously operated by: AMC Theatres, Century Circuit Inc.

Functions: Retail

Previous Names: Century Kings Plaza Twin

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Kings Plaza 6 Theaters

Opened by Century Circuit Inc. as a twin on December 18, 1970, inside the Kings Plaza shopping center, next to a Joyce Leslie. The two screens were named Kings Plaza North & Kings Plaza South. On December 19, 1983 it was converted into a quad-screen theatre and on December 3, 1994 it became a sixplex.

The Kings Plaza 6 Theaters was closed by AMC Theatres on January 7, 2010.

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ridethectrain
ridethectrain on May 26, 2017 at 5:06 pm

In 1984, they split 3 screens and about 10 years later, they split the other big hour into 3 screens.

Each of the 2 big screens were chopped, 2 in the back and 1 in the front.

rivest266
rivest266 on March 29, 2018 at 1:40 am

Opened December 18, 1970

<ahref=“https://www.newspapers.com/clip/18735265/kings_plaza_cinemas_opening/” style=“text-decoration: none;display:block;”>Kings plaza cinemas openingKings plaza cinemas opening · Fri, Dec 18, 1970 – 79 · Daily News (New York, New York) · Newspapers.com

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on September 17, 2018 at 2:41 pm

There was a fire at the shopping center where this theater used to be this morning…

ridethectrain
ridethectrain on August 31, 2019 at 8:34 pm

Unfortunately, AMC would not of renovated the theatre instead of closing it. Southern Brooklyn does not have enough move theatres.

ridethectrain
ridethectrain on August 31, 2019 at 8:43 pm

The desciption should be updated, went to a Quad in 1983 (grand opening ad in photos), the old North was split, two small and one large (which you went down a ramp) and in 1994 went to a sixplex which the South Theatre got split just like the North. Seating capacity of theatre 1 (125), theatre 2 (280), theatre 3 (125) which was the old South Theatre and Theatre 4 (208), theatre 5 (523) and theatre 6 (208) which was the old North Theatre.

In the early 1990’s they only use one entrance and broke the wall down. When the theatre open in 1970, their were dedicated entrances to the North and the South, own refreshment stand and restrooms.

When it open as a quad in 1983, 2 big houses had Dolby Stereo. In 1994, Dolby was added to the new small screens and the other 2 got it soon after and in 1995 or 1996, the two big houses got DTS Digital Sound.

ridethectrain
ridethectrain on October 25, 2020 at 9:15 pm

Please update, theatre closed January 7, 2010 and total seats 1500

ridethectrain
ridethectrain on October 28, 2020 at 1:36 pm

grand opening ad just posted

ridethectrain
ridethectrain on July 9, 2021 at 10:12 pm

Please update, became a quad on December 19, 1983 and six plex on December 9, 1994

jwmovies
jwmovies on December 31, 2022 at 8:05 pm

The splitting is like GCC Southland 5 in Hayward, CA.

Originally a twin, the bigger theater was split. THEN Theatre 3 was split again. The upper level was 3 and 5 (tiny) the lower level (affectionately THE DUNGEON!) was #4. 😍😍

Decoman36
Decoman36 on January 2, 2023 at 6:15 am

I don’t remember the “North & South” aspect of this theater, but if you were facing the front of the theater early on, the larger theater was on the right and the smaller was on the left. The larger theater was much nicer and well decorated from what I remember with dark blue seats with a really nice gold & blue curtain that worked until the late 70’s early 80’s. The left side was not as nice & much smaller, and was very similar to the Lowes Georgetown theater in the area. The right side was then split up in the early 80’s. Does anybody know the original seat count for each theater? The theater entrance was located on the second floor, and I don’t believe they used any part of the first floor of the mall, but I’m not sure how they sloped the floor here. If anybody here knows how this worked I would be interested in knowing. I’m pretty sure that whatever space was utilized for the 2 original theaters, was then used for the splits at least for the theaters on the right side. Best Buy came in after the theaters closed and they utilized both floors from what I was told and can see in some of the online photos.

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