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Just as your car can be maintained 100% and cared for all the time, you probably don’t change your tail light before it burns out.
Many theatres preview their films and they may run fine for dozens of shows, but then that ONE show something goes wacky. Sounds in this case that an amplifier may have gone bad and at that point there is probably nothing that can be done until a replacement is found.
As for why the staff didn’t catch the problem, I may agree with you there. A good projectionist (especially at a six-plex) will make rounds and check the sound from both up in the projection booth and in the auditorium.
But also — you realize this isn’t Regal’s website — so they’ll never see this.
I saw the Santa Clause there when I was 16 and being from California this theatre was Pacific’s late 80’s through and through. Wood panelled back seats, stepped down tivoli lights on the walls, may have even had curtains like the Pacific I grew up going to.
I understand though that the mall flooded and the theatre was forced to remodel a bit, but haven’t been back inside since.
Was the original UA theatre that was here demolished entirely to make way for the Grand or was it incorporated into the new theatre?
Gosh — why can’t anybody go to Daytona Beach and take a picture of the theatre? Oh wait — I did… which is way more useful than knowing the theatre opened playing the Raquel Welch and Burt Reynolds opus 100 Rifles.
Wish my picture weren’t so damn blurry. Sometimes, especially with gyms, I don’t want to go up and start snapping pictures lest somebody come out and get paranoid and start yelling at me.
According to the Detroit Free press article posted at WaterWinterWonderland, Madstone took it over as a 10-plex and reduced it to 7. Madstone did this at an AMC 10 plex in Chandler, AZ as well since sometimes 10-screens is just too much art film.
Perhaps this is where the confusion is coming from? The lack of anybody citing it was once a 10-plex as well?
Well except AMC 30 and Edwards 22 in Ontario, CA — in the same parking lot.
This 10-plex is right next door to Carmike’s 11-plex. There has to be an awesome story behind this.
Really — unless the majority of the theatre is incorporated into the new theatre, I would be hard pressed to say THIS theatre was going to reopen. I can’t imagine that they could modernize the existing theatres with stadium seating but hey, who knows.
If the existing theatre space is entirely gutted, I put my vote in now to create an entirely separate listing when the new one opens.
Especially if we’re going to make the “their website says so arguement” that is so often made about the name of theatres elsewhere on the site.
Regardless, I think it’s still in Riverside.
One of our managers back left and worked for them, don’t know what his thoughts were on the company. At the time he seemed impressed by their operations.
Some internet research shows that this building is now being used by American Indoor Karting as a go cart track.
The information we have at Cinematour suggests that R/C Theatres and Regal Cinemas also operated it.
Oh like these? :o)
“HOPE SOMEONE CAN TAKE PHOTOS INSIDE AND OUT BEFORE THE THEATER CLOSES!”
Seriously — does nobody realize there’s a website that devotes itself to photographing as many theatres as possible as in depth as possible?
This theatre ended its life as Signature Theatres' Sonora Cinema 5. It was closed when Signature opened a new 10-plex nearby.
The address was 800 E Mono Way, Sonora, CA 95370
A photo can be found at Cinematour.
That link above goes to the Rheem Theatre… I think you meant for this one.
This was originally an AMC theatre.
There are plenty of pictures of this theatre at Cinematour.
And since we’re on the subject:
And those links up in CWalczak’s post aren’t drawings, they’re actually photos.
I imagine it had something to do with a truckload of money and perhaps a desire to focus on higher end theatres with bars, restaurants and other amenities.
Google earth’s historical images shows the lot is empty in 1989. Is Google wrong? From the shape of the theatre could it have been built closer to 1990?
They run the UA Sunrise in Sacramento as a second run theatre. $3.50 tickets. Apparently it does well.
I think it would be helpful if somebody is posting info that has been shown to be often inaccurate, that at least state in your comment where/why you have that information. Not doing so will make your comment appear to confirm already questionable data. I applaud Rivest for accumulating what he has, but being one man sorting out decades of info on places he’s never been is going to lead to errors and misunderstandings. If you’re simply reposting it here to make it part of the Cinematreasures record you should make sure it’s not interpreted as your own recollection/fact.
If somebody posted “Rivest says X theatre opened on X date.” we can be happy with that. Later on somebody else could come along and post “Yes, that sounds right because….”
This sort of anecdotal information gathering is one of the reasons why we don’t let people post to specific theatres at CinemaTour because you get one person who swears up and down one fact that just isn’t true… or as I see often here… that a theatre’s chain should be part of the theatre name when that’s just nonsense.
There’s my $0.02