They first opened as a twinplex on October 8, 1970, several months after the mall proper. At first it was owned by Suburban Detroit Theaters. On December 16, 1983, both of the auditoriums were halved. In 1986, AMC acquired the facility.
Citing crashing patronage as a result of newer megaplexes opening up in the area, the theater closed in January 1999. The next tenant to occupy the location was Borders, while Southland as a whole would not see a movie theater tenant again until the 2016 opening of the Cinemark Southland Center and XD.