The AMC Southgate 4 Theaters was Southgate's first indoor movie house. It was located on Fort Street (conveniently) next to the Fort George Drive-In Theater, approximately where the gas station for the Southgate Meijer store is now. In fact, the Southgate 4 was originally even operated by the same family.

When it was first opened in 1969 it had a total capacity of 1,500 and was equipped for conventional and widescreen releases, as well as equipment to screen television programs. In 1986, AMC acquired the complex from the original owners.

The Southgate 4 remained open for two additional years after the Fort George closed and even received a major renovation, but by 1992 it too was shuttered. By the time ground was broken for the Meijer store in 1993, the facility had been demolished.

First-run movies returned to Southgate in 1998 with the opening of the MJR Southgate Digital Cinema 20.