Americana West 6 - West Bloomfield MI

Address: 6750 Orchard Lake Rd
City: West Bloomfield
State: MI
Zip: 48322
County: Oakland
Open: 1980
Capacity: 1650
Owner History: Nicholas George
Theater Type: Shopping Center - Early Multiplex
Number of visits to this page: 12640
General Information:

Source: Cinema Treasures

Opened in 1980 for the Nicholas George chain of theaters, the Americana West was named after George's original Americana in Southfield which opened in the late 60s. Built as a quad, the West featured two 550-seat auditoriums, and two with 325 seats. Designed by noted theater architect Louis Wiltse, the West was probably one of the last Michigan movie houses featuring curtains in front of its original four screens.

Wiltse's design of the Americana West closely resembled that of his 1974 Denniston I & II Cinemas in Monroe, Michigan. In 1986, the West was sold to the AMC chain, and four years later, the two larger auditoriums were each themselves twinned, making the theater a six-plex. The Americana West 6 closed in 2001, and has since been converted into a fitness center.

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Info Updates:
5/14/2005 - Moviegirl
The Americana West actually closed in May of 1999. I worked there for almost exactly a year, from May of 98-May 99. As we put her to rest, we thought it fitting to close the curtains (which hadn't been used in years but were still functional!) in houses 3 and 4 (the ones that were not split up in the remodel). I have tons of pictures of this place!
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Americana West 6 - OLD THEATER BUILDING MAY 9 2022
OLD THEATER BUILDING MAY 9 2022
Americana West 6 - OLD THEATER BUILDING MAY 9 2022
OLD THEATER BUILDING MAY 9 2022
Americana West 6 - OLD THEATER BUILDING MAY 9 2022
OLD THEATER BUILDING MAY 9 2022
Americana West 6 - OLD THEATER BUILDING MAY 9 2022
OLD THEATER BUILDING MAY 9 2022
Americana West 6 - OLD THEATER BUILDING MAY 9 2022
OLD THEATER BUILDING MAY 9 2022
Americana West 6 - OLD THEATER BUILDING MAY 9 2022
OLD THEATER BUILDING MAY 9 2022
Americana West 6 - OLD THEATER BUILDING MAY 9 2022
OLD THEATER BUILDING MAY 9 2022
Americana West 6 - FROM PARKING LOT
FROM PARKING LOT
Americana West 6 - IS NOW A GYM
IS NOW A GYM
Americana West 6 - CONCESSION
CONCESSION
Americana West 6 - CONCESSION
CONCESSION
Americana West 6 - LION KING GRAPHIC
LION KING GRAPHIC
Americana West 6 - LION KING GRAPHIC
LION KING GRAPHIC
Americana West 6 - MANAGERS OFFICE
MANAGERS OFFICE
Americana West 6 - PROMO STUFF
PROMO STUFF
Americana West 6 - PROMO PENGUIN
PROMO PENGUIN
Americana West 6 - PENGUIN
PENGUIN
Americana West 6 - SOLDIERS
SOLDIERS
Americana West 6 - SOLDIER
SOLDIER
Americana West 6 - TICKET STUBS
TICKET STUBS
Americana West 6 - WINDOW GRAPHICS
WINDOW GRAPHICS
Americana West 6 - WINDOW GRAPHICS
WINDOW GRAPHICS
Americana West 6 - WINDOW GRAPHICS
WINDOW GRAPHICS
Americana West 6 - 1980-10-24 AD
1980-10-24 AD
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