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AMC lowered the screen count at Covina from 30 to 17. One wing is closed off completely.
When regal took over a 20 plex in San Bernardino they lopped off 6 screens to make it 14.
When AmStar took over the Grand 24, 10 screens were removed. And there are others that lowered screen counts.
Hasn’t that project been in the works now for like 6 years? Will it finally get off the ground?
The finish line store that took the place of this theater right after it closes has moved to another part of the mall. The door to this space was left open this past week and you could stare right into the old theater space. It has been gutted again. What’s going in now who knows.
So I’m guessing harkins where nordstroms is and dicks where the theater is currently.
Would make more sense as the theater would be closer to the food court.
According to mall tenants, Regal is working on building a new theater at the mall, where the old Nordstrom store was. No planned opening date yet or no plans finalized. If this is true this will be the fourth theater at the mall, and third in the mall.
Plans are there. They used all 10 screens. It’s a huge complex now. Theaters range in size from 30-96. The large house I believe used to hold over 400!
I think that the remodel may have lowered the screen count. When looking at construction pics, they seem to have used only the original building and the business spaces in front of it. This theater used to be 2 buildings, an 8 plex and a 2 plex with the large screens. I don’t think they used the 2 plex space. I haven’t seen any confirmation but why would they make a luxury theater in 2 buildings across from each other.
For the first time in about 2 years.. I visited the Beverly center. I walked into the Forever 21 and looked around at what was the theater. A new escalator was installed from the mall into the area that once was aud 11-12. The shape of the theater can be seen as the store curves down the original hall. A second set of escalators takes you from the original lobby to the upstairs lobby. The elevator was moved. Upstairs is the stunner, the small narrow old lobby opens up into what were the two balcony theaters. High ceiling but way low compared to what it was before. The stairs were removed from the lower level to the upper, and the theaters flattened to one level in line with the mall, no longer raised up. It’s depressing to see it this way.
Looks like the end is near for the newer addition. According to the UT, the last remaining tenant of the old Robinsons store, Sam Goody, is closing. Once closed the mall will tear down the store (along with the 7 screen addition) for a new park. Once again this theater will be 7 screens, as it was originally.
Scott.. just a remodel.
Tinseltoes – it looks like the theater in the box office mag is still around. Its not this theater but one located in a shopping center around 9301 W 58th Ave. You can see it close to 57th Ave. The carport the article describes is still visible. Dont know any details about it.. but its still up!
Ethan Allen is next door. See the blue awnings in the street view? Thats it.
One interesting thing about this theater, although it is listed by Krikorian as a 15 plex, it actually is only a 14 plex. A large format screen that was supposed to be auditorium 1 was never built. If you look at the overhead view you can see the empty lot that was supposed to be the missing auditorium. Theaters are numbered 2-15. Inside you can see the wall where the theater entrance was supposed to be.
That is actually a picture of the former Rolling Hills Theater which has a separate entry. As mentioned above by twintermute, the 20day plex is behind this former theater.
Only the fourplex Scott…
Theater has closed. Apparently demolition should be in a few days already.
Speaking of mann.. anyone visit their website lately.. sad :(
Wow that was fast. The must want this open again next year by summer the way they are moving.
Scott.. working at that theater.. that is the left third of the front. You are looking at houses 1 and to the left 2.
This theater will be closing on Aug 14th. It will be renovated into a luxury cinema ran by Cinepolis who recently opened their first US theater in Del Mar.
The time is almost up on this place. The shopping center is going to undergo a remodel and not in the plans are the ua6. It may be almost 40 years old but its end is near.
Yep Chris its getting gutted. A newspaper online had the pics. Google it
Actually AMC still accepts both Loews and (if you still have them) GCC passes
Those pictures made me cringe. I recognize theater 1 and the hallway leading from the stairs, the area where the old second stand used to be, and I think one is the lobby hall over by theaters 5-6-7 and that area where the booth came around the tall ceiling. I want to go just check out the store to see how much of the cinema still remains..
Status should be updated to closed.
Also there is an article on how the theater is in the process of being gutted. TOBY KEITHS restaurant chain is opening a location in 30,000 sq feet of the building.