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70mm Movie Theatres in Southern California

The 70mm Newsletter

Compiled by: Bill Kallay Date: 06.08.2010
The following theaters were equipped to show 70mm films. Most that are still open may still be capable to show 70mm.  
Agoura Hills Agoura Hills Mann Open THX  
Alhambra Alhambra Place Edwards Open    
Anaheim Brookhurst Independent Open Ran some 70mm in the late ‘60s. Now four screens.
Anaheim Hills Cinema 13 Independent Open THX THX added for "Phantom Menace."
Anaheim Hills Festival 16 Edwards Open    
Azusa Foothill Center Edwards Open   Now a Flagship theatre
Beverly Hills Connection GCC Open THX  
Beverly Hills Beverly Center Loews Cineplex Open THX THX dropped later. Beverly Hills
Burbank Burbank 14 AMC Open   One of a few theaters to first show digital projection.
Century City Century Plaza Loews Cineplex Open THX/HPS-4000 Theater #2 split into three auditoriums
Century City Century City 14 AMC Open THX THX dropped later
Culver City, Culver Culver Plaza Mann Open THX
Glendale Center GCC Open THX  
Glendale Alex Private Open   Live theater. Films shown occasionally
Hollywood Chinese Mann Open THX Considered by many as THE 70mm theatre
Hollywood Cinerama Dome Pacific Open  
Hollywood Egyptian American Cinemateque Open   Restored
Hollywood Fairfax Loews Cineplex Open   Discount house
Hollywood Galaxy GCC Open THX  
Hollywood El Capitan Pacific Open THX Theatre touts DLP on select presentations
Huntington Beach Charter Centre Edwards Open    
Irvine University Edwards Open   Now an art film house.
Laguna Hills  Mall Independent Open Formerly owned by Edwards/So Cal.
Laguna Niguel Laguna Niguel 8 Edwards Open THX THX later dropped.
Lakewood Lakewood Center Pacific Open   Pacific refurbished main auditorium in 1999.
Long Beach Marketplace UA Open    
Marina Del Rey Marina Del Rey UA Open THX  
Moreno Valley Town Gate Edwards Open THX THX dropped later. Now owned by Ultrastar
Newport Beach Big Newport Edwards Open THX THX dropped later. Only one auditorium had THX
Newport Beach Fashion Island Edwards Open THX THX dropped later. All screens are common width
North Hollywood Century 8 Century Open THX  
North Hollywood North Hollywood UA Open    
Oxnard Carriage Square Independent Open   Second run movies. Possibly now closed
Pasadena Hastings Pacific Open    
Pasadena Marketplace UA Open THX  
Redondo Beach Redondo Beach GCC Open THX Second run movies. Cinemas 1, 2 and 3 closed
Santa Barbara Arlington Independent Open   Used as a concert venue and film showimgs.
Santa Monica Criterion Mann Open THX  
Santa Monica Broadway Loews Cineplex Open    
Sherman Oaks Sherman Oaks GCC Open THX  
Tarzana Valley West Mann Open    
Temple City Temple City Edwards Open    
Thousand Oaks Thousand Oaks UA Open    
Torrance Old Towne Mann Open    
Torrance Del Amo Mann Open THX
Universal City Citywalk Loews Cineplex Open THX  
Ventura Buenaventura Mann Open    
West Los Angeles Royal Laemmle Open  
West Los Angeles Showcase Laemmle Open   Formerly owned by Cineplex Odeon
Westwood AVCO GCC Open THX Main auditorium split in two in '93. Boo! Hiss!
Westwood Bruin Mann Open THX  
Westwood Crest Pacific Open THX  
Westwood Festival Mann Open THX Once known as the Egyptian Theatre Westwood
Westwood National Mann Open THX Premiere theatre for 70mm presentation
Westwood Plaza Mann Open   Known for 70mm revivals in the 90s
Westwood Village Mann Open THX Premiere theatre for 70mm presentations
Westwood Westwood UA Open THX Once known as the Coronet. Being converted into drugstore
Westwood Landmark's Regent Landmark Theatres Open  
Woodland Hills Fallbrook Laemmle Open THX Closed and reopened as art/commercial cinemas
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The following theaters were equipped to show 70mm films. Most that are still open may still be capable to show 70mm. Most of these multiplexes have at least one “large” auditorium of approximately 300 seats, up to 2000. Some multiplexes may have more than one screen equipped for 70mm projection. If you attend one of these theatres, don’t be surprised if some are run-down. In the recent years, digital sound and the overbuilding of new megaplexes has either allowed these types of theatres to be neglected or closed down. Bankruptcy has also forced the sale or closure of many theatres. But there are some gems (Grauman’s Chinese) that are still in great shape or being renovated (Pacific’s Cinerama Dome) or are run with class (Galaxy 13). Just because most of them don’t have stadium seating doesn’t mean they’re all bad! Seek them out while you still can, despite the lack of 70mm prints today.

April 2003, Bill Gabel´s (USA) corrections added.


Classic Theatres Now Gone

Anaheim Cinemaland Mann Closed Demolished. Once a nice theatre, then converted into three screens.
Bakersfield Movies UA Closed    
Beverly Hills The Beverly Pacific Closed THX The last chain was GCC not Pacific
Beverly Hills The Beverly Pacific Closed & demolished Turned into a bank in 1986. Was known as Pacific's Beverly. This theatre had one of the nicest 70mm presentations 2-DP70's & 2-XL's).
Beverly Hills Wiltshire Fox Closed   Now a live stage theatre.
Brea Marketplace 8 UA Closed THX Closed due to business from Edwards 22 screen complax
Buena Park Mall UA Closed THX Converted into large department store in 2000.
Cerritos Twin UA Closed Now a parking lot.
Costa Mesa South Coast Plaza 3 Edwards Closed Original theater split in two. Edward's bankruptcy placed renovation in limbo 
Costa Mesa Town Center Edwards Closed Two 600 seat auditoriums w/70mm projection. Closed 6/01
El Toro El Toro Edwards Closed Closed April 2001 
Glendale Roxy Pacific Closed  
Hollywood Fox Mann Closed   
Hollywood Hollywood Mann Closed Now a Ripley´s believe it or not
Hollywood Pacific #1 Pacific Closed Now run by ETC/USC Digital Film Lab
Hollywood Pacific #2 Pacific Closed Now run by ETC/USC Digital Film Lab
Hollywood Vogue Independent Closed Live theater.
La Mirada Gateway Edwards Closed  
La Mirada Mall Pacific Closed  
Los Angeles Four Star Independent Closed Now a church.
Los Angeles Carthay Circle Fox Closed One of the grand palaces. Demolished in the late 60s
Mission Viejo Crown Valley Edwards Closed Now a church
Monrovia Huntington Oaks Mann Closed Being converted into a home accessories store.
Montclair Montclair Pacific Closed    
Montclair Montclair UA Closed   Demolished
Montclair Montclair GCC Closed   Demolished
Northridge Northridge Pacific Unknown    
Orange Cinedome Century Closed   It had four-five screens capable of showing 70mm. A new stadium plex opened a mile away. Demolished April-May 2000
Orange City Center Century Closed   Demolished for AMC 30 plex and mall.
Puente Hills Puente Hills 6 Mann Closed THX
Puente Hills Plaza AMC Closed THX  
Redondo Beach Strand Independent Closed THX One of the first theatres in LA region to show 70mm. Also known as the Marina Tri-plex
Riverside Riverside Galleria UA Unknown   Believed to have recently closed
Riverside Park Sierra UA Unknown   Believed to have recently closed
Riverside Canyon Crest So Cal Unknown   Believed to have recently closed
Riverside Canyon Springs So Cal Unknown   Believed to have recently closed
San Bernardino Inland Center Pacific Unknown   Believed to have recently closed
Santa Ana Hutton Center Edwards Open THX THX dropped later. Really run down now. Closed and demolished
Santa Ana Main Place AMC Closed THX THX dropped later. Closed in Sept. 2000. re-opened Nov. 2000
Santa Barbara Granada Was operated by Metropolitan
Sherman Oaks Pacific 4 Pacific Closed   Replaced a stadium seated complex
Stanton Stanton 6 Edwards Closed   One of the first theatres to close after Edwards' bankruptcy
Studio City Studio City Mann Closed   Now a bookstore.
Torrance Del Amo UA Closed Not to be confused with the Mann Theatre
Upland Upland Edwards Closed    
Ventura Century 8 Century Closed
West Covina Eastland So Cal Closed  
West Los Angeles Picwood Pacific Closed   Demolished
Westminster Twin Edwards Closed    
Woodland Hills Warner Center UA Closed THX Killed by megaplex madness?
Woodland Hills Topanga Pacific Closed   Turned into tri-plex. Last seen as a Halloween store
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