Comments from jmarellano

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jmarellano commented about Santa Clarita theater shortage on Oct 24, 2006 at 12:00 pm

This area could support a larger theatre by the civic center. This area does get a lot of crowd from Magic mountain, and the northern San Fernando Valley, which near San Fernando doesnt have a single theatre. One 20 screen complex could compete with the others perfectly in this area.

jmarellano commented about Fairfax Cinemas on Oct 5, 2006 at 12:39 pm

It looks like it is going to be a mix of art and second run.

jmarellano commented about Patrick Henry 7 on Sep 26, 2006 at 10:00 am

This theatre used to be part of the AMC Chain.

jmarellano commented about Victorville Theater to open in fall on Sep 13, 2006 at 2:47 pm

The original theatre opened up in the 80’s by AMC, a typical 10 plex they built during that time (same as Bubank, Chino, Plaza). They got rid of it around the late 90s when they pulled out of the market and Cinemark picked it up.

jmarellano commented about Eagle Rock Plaza Theatre on Sep 9, 2006 at 9:50 am

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Looking at the website for the mall, the area where the theatres were are now used as storage for Target. Check out the above link and you can see the four theatres and emergency exits. The lobby was turned into a shop and hallway for access to this area.

jmarellano commented about AMC Century 14 on Sep 2, 2006 at 9:58 am

This theatre has been demolished. Or at least, is in the process of being cut up for new mall stores.

jmarellano commented about Edwards Big Newport on Jul 25, 2006 at 10:50 am

Mark, are you talking about:

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jmarellano commented about AMC lowers prices on Manhattan pre-noon showings on Jul 17, 2006 at 4:22 pm

All AMC Theatres in the US are doing this.

Los Angeles most theatres except the prime locations (Century, Burbank, Universal, Santa Monica, etc) are $5, prime locations are $6 and Montebello is the sole $4 matinee theatre in Los Angeles.

jmarellano commented about Showcase Cinema I & II on Jul 1, 2006 at 6:33 am

Bob, I would like to see the pictures of old stonewood.

jmarellano commented about Picture Show at Main Place on May 20, 2006 at 2:24 am

Im sure someone will snag up MainPlace again. It has competition, but book kids films and it still does good business being in the mall. It makes me sad to see this theatre close.

jmarellano commented about Phoenix Theatres Union Station 9 on May 9, 2006 at 1:59 pm

Apparently this theatre has been sold to Phoenix Theatres:

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jmarellano commented about Brea Plaza 5 on Apr 26, 2006 at 1:38 pm

This theatre outlived the UA theatres in the Brea Mall, and across from the Brea mall. I went to see a movie there before it closed and didnt make it in time, but the theatre was dirty, ugly, and empty.

If it wasnt for the fact that it was in a bad location, barely visible from the 57 freeway, it would have made a great art house for Regal.

jmarellano commented about Har-Mar 11 Cinemas on Apr 16, 2006 at 6:46 am

I meant Rosedale Center.

jmarellano commented about Har-Mar 11 Cinemas on Apr 16, 2006 at 6:44 am

AMC looks to be building a new theatre at Roseville Center, thus closing the Har Mar 11.

jmarellano commented about Golden Gate Theatre on Apr 13, 2006 at 12:17 pm

The Metro station that was originally planned there was moved to the corner of Atlantic and 3rd St.

jmarellano commented about Movies 7 on Apr 8, 2006 at 6:47 am

This was one of several similarly built theatres by Krikorian. They also had the same design at their:

Diamond Bar 8
El Cajon 8
Del Rosa (San Bernadino) 8
Whitwood 10

All these theatres were sold to Regal, and all have since been closed by Regal. Only this one is still showing movies.

jmarellano commented about Rolling Hills Theater on Apr 6, 2006 at 4:38 pm

Go to the local live website and you can view the building from all 4 angles. looking south you can really tell the roofline.

jmarellano commented about United Artists Torrance on Apr 6, 2006 at 12:01 pm

Is this the UA Torrnace?

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jmarellano commented about Rolling Hills Theater on Apr 6, 2006 at 11:35 am

Using , is this the Rolling Hills Theatre?

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jmarellano commented about Alhambra Place on Apr 2, 2006 at 2:43 am

A senior housing project is being built on the site of the Alhambra Place.

I saw many movies here as a kid before they opened the Atlantic Palace in the late 80’s.

jmarellano commented about Metroplex 18 at Buena Park Downtown on Mar 14, 2006 at 5:25 pm

Krikorian when they built Monrovia’s 12-plex with the LFX Screen, had an upstairs “sky bar” that was then converted to a coffee nook that never materialized then finally it just became a storage area. This was their first attempt at a flagship that just never materialized.

While Buena Park is the flagship, they picked the wrong location for it. Why Buena Park Mall. Any mall that has Sears and Wal-Mart for anchors is bound for trouble. The mall is half-empty with mostly mom and pop stores. Tower Records is to be moving in soon but the downstairs food court in the mall is dead, and not one shop is left downstairs in the mall (which at one point had exits to the back lot, only to later be closed off when the theatre was built).

Buena Park should have torn down the eyesore of a mall that should be doing great business, as it is at the edge of the Buena Park Entertainment District, and not to mention there is not a regional mall close by.

jmarellano commented about Pacific's Hastings 8 on Feb 17, 2006 at 1:37 pm

Correction. This theatre is not closed.

There are listings still on

Maybe they are planning to close it soon.

jmarellano commented about Pacific's Hastings 8 on Feb 17, 2006 at 1:32 pm

As I predicted, AMC’s Santa Anita 16 killed this old theatre.

jmarellano commented about Beverly Center 13 Cinemas on Feb 11, 2006 at 5:44 pm

I went today to see “Good Night And Good Luck”.

Was in auditorium 3. The big theatres had Munich and King Kong I beleive.
Most of the movies are older movies. business was dead. Five people in my theatre, about 12 or so around the entire complex.

Mann cleaned up the place though. Still looks the same however.
New seat covers in the theatres(a nice bright red), cup holders behind the seats , new carpets, and a clean look for a 20+ year old theatre. Floors were nice and clean.

restroom had new stalls.

Also, no Mann signage anywhere. The old Cineplex Odeon logo was replaced with a generic “Beverly Center 13 Theatres” sign. They have new letters for the marquee. No more showtimes on there. they put a small board over the box office window with showtimes (like any mann theatre)

Presentation and sound was good.

jmarellano commented about Loews/AMC Merger Now Official on Feb 3, 2006 at 2:10 am

Today the Calendar section of the LA Times has the new AMC-Loews combined ad.

All the Loews are listed as AMC Loews and AMC Magic Johnson.