Gateway 4 Theatre

1820 6th Avenue SE,
Decatur, AL 35601

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Theatrespawn on March 21, 2013 at 3:22 am

It was never the “Gateway 5” Theatre. The theatre was sectioned off into 4 auditoriums with 4 screens.

Theatrespawn on January 16, 2012 at 11:27 pm

When Beltline Cinema closed, it did not move into the Gateway. The Gateway was operating (and owned by the Hammonds company, which also owned the Beltline theatre). In the 1980s, Gateway was divided into 4 screens and was extremely popular as a $1 admission theatre. The shopping center owner, however, declined to perform needed renovations to the building’s air conditioning system, which forced the theatre to close.

Theatrespawn on July 23, 2007 at 1:34 am

This theatre was built by W.W. Hammonds and company of Albertville, Ala. The company also owned, at various times, the Bowline Drive-In Theatre, the Princess Theatre and built the Thunderbird Drive-In Theatre in Decatur, Ala. It also owned theatres in Florence, Ala., Albertville, Ala., and Guntersville, Ala.