The Eastgate Theatre, a 1965 addition to Chattanooga's EASTGATE CENTER / MALL. Its original auditorium seated 900. This venue, considered an AT-MALL installation as it did not connect into the interior mallway, was expanded into a tri-plex by the late 1970s and was shuttered in 1993. Today, the structure houses a YMCA.


Des Moines' MERLE HAY PLAZA / MALL was enlarged with the Plaza Theatre in 1967. This theater was also AT-MALL in format. Like the Eastgate Theatre above, it was physically part of its mother mall, but did not have a mallway entrance. Amazingly enough, the Plaza Theatre was NEVER hacked up into a twin -or tri- plex as so many other single-screen Shopping Mall Cinemas were during the 1970s. After a renovation in 1993, the venue re-opened as the Merle Hay Mall Cinema. It is still in operation -in its original single-screen format- to this day.