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jmarellano commented about Crest Theatre on Sep 18, 2010 at 11:34 am

Wonder if Carmike has any other plans for California.. Specifically Mann Theater locations

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jmarellano commented about CGV Cinemas LA on Sep 16, 2010 at 5:52 pm

Currently the only new theater that is truly a treasure is the AMC Atlantic Times Square as this is the last Loews theater ever built. Its opening marks the end of a storied and historic chain.

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jmarellano commented about AMC Atlantic Times Square 14 on Aug 29, 2010 at 12:12 pm

Wasn’t that a Sony design, Chris?

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jmarellano commented about AMC Atlantic Times Square 14 on Aug 29, 2010 at 6:43 am

No photos yet. I’m too busy to go over there and nothing I want to see. I live in the city of Monterey Park. Once I do have any they will be sent to Cinematour for archive.

According to the sgvtribune:
theater is the newest in the AMC chain and features four 3D auditoriums and 10 digital-projection auditoriums.

It is all digital projection.

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jmarellano commented about UltraStar Anaheim Garden Walk on Aug 29, 2010 at 6:28 am

Theater has a twitter: @ultrastargw14

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jmarellano commented about AMC Atlantic Times Square 14 on Aug 26, 2010 at 2:47 pm

Opening weekend features:

Charlie St. Cloud
Cyrus
Flipped
Get Low
Grown Ups
Into the Fire
Step Up 3D
Takers
The Kids Are All Right
The Last Exorcism

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jmarellano commented about AMC Atlantic Times Square 14 on Aug 21, 2010 at 10:55 am

The employees, even though they dont know much about older chains, work in a cinema treasure of its own. The last theater by the largest name in exibition at one point. This 14 plex represents the end of Loews, with its spotlights.

There are some pictures of it here a few months ago:
View link

One picture that I took on page 19 you can see the Loews spotlight logo in the purple paint.

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jmarellano commented about AMC Rainbow Promenade 10 on Aug 11, 2010 at 3:06 pm

This theater was acquired by AMC following their purchase of Kerasotes. It is the first AMC to be located in the Las Vegas area, which is dominated by Regal and cinemark. It is a standard 10 plex with no digital screens and I believe no stadium seating.

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jmarellano commented about Edwards Atlantic Palace 10 on Aug 5, 2010 at 9:53 am

This theater has slowly been transformed into a second run house with one or two first run films. Driving by all the time there is never anyone at the box office, a sad end to what used to be the prime theater in the west San Gabriel Valley. Sad to think it may not hit its 20th anniversary.

It has been rumored that this theater will close along with the Edwards West Covina 18 after the summer.

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jmarellano commented about Rosemead Theatre on Aug 2, 2010 at 9:18 am

The Levitz / Toys R Us was not torn down. It is the same building. The front of the building is the same as the Toys R Us when it was remodeled prior to closing.

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jmarellano commented about Dos Lagos Stadium 15 on Jul 31, 2010 at 4:36 pm

Exterior photos are now on Cinematour. I took them two days ago on my way to San Diego. An interior lobby photo is on the Big Cinemas website. Its your typical Krikorian interior for their new theaters.

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jmarellano commented about Dos Lagos Stadium 15 on Jul 27, 2010 at 2:50 pm

This theater has reopened today. It seems as if it has become a 2nd run theater. Here are the opening pictures:

I Hate Luv Storys (NR)
Jonah Hex (PG-13)
The A-Team (PG-13)
Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky ®
The Karate Kid (PG)
Get Him to the Greek ®
Killers (PG-13)
Marmaduke (PG)
Splice ®
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (PG-13)
Shrek Forever After 3D (PG)
Robin Hood (PG-13)
Iron Man 2 (PG-13)
Please Give ®
How to Train Your Dragon 3D (PG)

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jmarellano commented about Krikorian abruptly closes Dos Lagos 15 on Jul 27, 2010 at 2:48 pm

It actually opened today. It looks like it may have become sub run (at least for the time being). Here are todays features:

I Hate Luv Storys (NR)
Imran Khan,Sonam Kapoor

Jonah Hex (PG-13)
Josh Brolin,John Malkovich

The A-Team (PG-13)
Bradley Cooper,Jessica Biel
117 minutes 7:10, 9:50
DTS; Stadium Seating;
Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky ®
Anna Mouglalis,Mads Mikkelsen

The Karate Kid (PG)

Get Him to the Greek ®

Killers (PG-13)

Marmaduke (PG)

Splice ®

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (PG-13)

Shrek Forever After 3D (PG)

Robin Hood (PG-13)

Iron Man 2 (PG-13)

Please Give ®

How to Train Your Dragon 3D (PG)

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jmarellano commented about Brea Plaza 5 on Jul 27, 2010 at 11:02 am

This theater is set to reopen as a discount house. It has been completely remodeled. It is supposed to open Friday, 7/30/10.

The new name of this theater is Brea 5 Cinemas.

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jmarellano commented about UltraStar Anaheim Garden Walk on Jul 16, 2010 at 5:48 pm

Something is seriously wrong with this theater.

First off the last film in IMAX here was Kung Fu Panda. I called the theater and the girl told me there are no plans to open it up any time soon.

Second, only 5 movies are being shown on the Family side.. And only 3 on the 21+ side. 5 screens are dark.

I sense that this theater won’t be around past Christmas.

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jmarellano commented about Dos Lagos Stadium 15 on Jul 13, 2010 at 3:27 pm

Too many screens in this area period. This theater would have worked if it was located closer to Lake Elsinore which is really lacking a good theater. But they built it close (a mile or so) south of the wildly busy and successful Corona Crossings 18. Even if this theater was located in West Corona it may have been successful but in the middle of nowhere, with development of new homes stalled it was doomed from the beginning. If they would have made this area more like a destination than what it is.

Other theaters in the area include the AMC Tyler Mall 16.

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jmarellano commented about Pacific's Manhattan Village 6 on Jul 11, 2010 at 5:37 pm

Incorrect. Pacific is converting the Beach Cities 16 on Nash and Rosecrans to an Arclight. This will remain a 6 plex. I do expect it to play more mainstream films when the Arclight opens (with the art product going to there).

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jmarellano commented about Regency Commerce on Jun 24, 2010 at 5:22 am

Its an old theater. I don’t know when it opened but I know it was a 7 plex for a long time. Around the mid 90’s it expanded to 14 screens to try and draw crowds that went to Montebello, Norwalk and surrounding areas

The 7 new screens do have stadium seating. I do not know if the old 7 were retrofitted. They do show a lot of movies with Spanish subtitles.

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jmarellano commented about UA Horton Plaza on Jun 20, 2010 at 5:58 am

The 7 additional theaters were added on the third floor of a former Robinsons May depaartment store. These auditoriums are small and all have sloped floors. A second concession stand was built in the hallway going to these auditoriums.

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jmarellano commented about UA Marketplace 8 on Jun 20, 2010 at 5:54 am

This is now a 24 hour fitness. It was your typical UA design of the late 80’s where you had all 8 theater entrances in the lobby. Similar design to the UA Horton Plaza 7.

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jmarellano commented about Mann's Hastings Ranch 3 on Jun 19, 2010 at 12:09 pm

It was gutted and converted to a Trader Joes market.

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jmarellano commented about UA Marketplace 6 on Jun 19, 2010 at 12:08 pm

This theater was converted to an H&M where the auditoriums were, and a Tiffanys where the lobby was.

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jmarellano commented about Triangle Square Cinemas on Jun 18, 2010 at 10:28 am

The Triangle Square is actually an 8 screen multiplex.

It opened in 1993 as the Edwards Triangle Square 8. It is located on the upper level of the Triangle Square center in Costa Mesa. It was closed by regal in June 2010 and reopened in June 2010 as a Starlight Cinema.

At one point, this was to be the site of a Gold Class Cinema.

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jmarellano commented about Terrace Cinemas on Jun 18, 2010 at 10:22 am

Actually this theater opened in the late 80’s as the Krikorian Terrace 6. In 1996 it was sold (along with most of the Krikorian chain) to Regal. It operated as a regal until they got rid of it in February 2010.

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jmarellano commented about AMC Criterion 6 on Jun 17, 2010 at 8:48 pm

Mann has taken this theater off their website not long ago. Checking the recording they still have it as the Mann Criterion. Tomorrows news ads will tell the story..