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jmarellano commented about Fox Venice Theater on Jan 30, 2005 at 9:07 pm

There is remnants of the old theatre still when you visit. The concession area lighting and moulding is there, all the ceiling moulding in the auditorium remains, and much much more.

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jmarellano commented about Fox Van Nuys Theatre on Jan 30, 2005 at 9:05 pm

Today there is nothing left of the building that will remind you that it was a theatre, cept the flooring in front of the theatre.

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jmarellano commented about Topanga Theatre on Jan 30, 2005 at 9:03 pm

Today, the unfinished furniture store only has one auditorium open for you to see, the second previous “showroom” is closed.

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jmarellano commented about York Theatre on Jan 30, 2005 at 9:01 pm

The auditorium is well intact with original seating that is in excellent shape. The building is locted between the Highland Park and Eagle Rock Districts of LA.

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jmarellano commented about La Tijera Theatre on Jan 30, 2005 at 9:00 pm

Also, this theatre is in the La Tijera district of Los Angeles, about 3 miles out of Westchester and the Airport area.

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jmarellano commented about La Tijera Theatre on Jan 30, 2005 at 8:58 pm

8260 La Tijera Blvd at the corner of Centinella.

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jmarellano commented about Eagle Rock Plaza Theatre on Jan 12, 2005 at 6:30 pm

In this theatre’s final days, it was an independent house. Pacific Dropped it sometime in the mid 90’s.

Today, it is a store. But the store only seems to take up what was once the lobby, box office, and concession area. I am curious to know what became of the theatres themselves, if they are part of the small store, or still intact in the back.

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jmarellano commented about Showcase Cinema I & II on Jan 4, 2005 at 6:20 am

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There is a directory of the mall. From the look of it, what would have been the theatre was once connected to to the mall section that later turned into a small food court.It looks like Fantastic Sams could be in what was once the Lobby of the theatre, the JoAnns the back of the auditoriums, and the Citibank the rear of it.

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jmarellano commented about Rosemead 4 Cinemas on Dec 29, 2004 at 6:26 pm

It will be a Lowes 14 Screen Theatre. Ground should be broken in 05.

It will be where the old Superior Pontiac once was. That lot has been just that, a lot, for ages now.

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jmarellano commented about Whittier Theatre on Dec 27, 2004 at 6:59 pm

What is really sad, is the fact that they built a Walgreens down on Whittier and Greenleaf, about 1.5 miles away, there is a Sav-on across teh street, a Rite Aid at the Quad, a Rite Aid off Greenleaf less than a mile away, a new CVS on Whittier and Santa Fe Springs/Washington, and a new Sav-on being built at the Whittwood to replace the store in the mall that is going to be torn down.

Did we really need this Walgreens?

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jmarellano commented about Strand Theater on Dec 14, 2004 at 6:22 pm

I actually worked with Randy Ruddy a few times. He was last working for AMC a few years back at their (now closed) Puente Mall 6. This had to be in 1997.

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jmarellano commented about Crest Theatre on Dec 2, 2004 at 5:54 am

It is still a first run house. With the loss of 2 of the 3 multiplexes in Westwood (Mann Westwood 4, UA Westwood 4), this theatre will continue to get first run bookings for a long time…

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jmarellano commented about Rosemead 4 Cinemas on Nov 27, 2004 at 8:25 am

The Edwards on Atlantic in Monterey Park or Alhambra. Hell, here are all the area theatres:

The Edwards Monterey Mall 3 Closed around 1999 after being a discount house for years. Its still vacant. No plans for it, and I highly doubt it reopening as a theatre since Lowes is planning a 14 plex just up Atlantic for 2006 (construction is supposed to start next year).

The Edwards Atlantic Palace in Alhambra is still open. It opened in 1988 to replace the Edwards Alhambra that was destroyed in the 1987 quake (Edwards lost all of their single screens and the Alhambra in 1987 due to the quake)

The Edwards Alhambra Place 5 on Bay State St opened in early 1980’s and survived until 2003, when it was closed after Regal opened the Alhambra Rennaisance up the block (Oddly enough, it shares product with the Atlantic Palace 10). This was torn down earlier this year and will be turned into senior housing.

Finally, the Temple City 4 opened by Edwards recently closed in 2004, after being opened for 20some years. It was opened a month later as a Regency Theatre and still shows first run flicks. I sense it being squeezed again by the Santa Anita 16 AMC just opened in Arcadia.

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jmarellano commented about Rosemead 4 Cinemas on Nov 27, 2004 at 12:16 am

Correction: The Rosemead 4 was damaged in the 1987 whittier narrows quake, as the epicentre was only a few miles away.

It was torn down and replaced with a Kids R Us store (which closed in 2004, replaced by an Office Depot) and a couple little shops (both closed and now house a Party City). It was a typical shoebox AMC at the time, similar to the (now defunct) AMC Puente 4 in Puente Hills.

I used to frequent this theatre as a kid growing up. I thought it was way better than the Edwards in Monterey Park because it had 4 screens, not 3.

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jmarellano commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Nov 15, 2004 at 5:37 pm

I agree with Manwithnoname, I live (actually close to him) in Monterey Park and go to the Chinese a lot. It will sell a lot of shows during the week, especially when a huge movie opens.

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jmarellano commented about El Cameo Theater on Nov 13, 2004 at 5:14 pm

The Monterey theatre was torn down in the early 90’s after being vacant for years. Its now a parking lot for the hospital next door. It was located right next to the gas station that is on the corner of Hellman and Garfield, right off the 10 freeway.

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jmarellano commented about Rosemead Theatre on Nov 6, 2004 at 10:17 pm

Another possibility is that this theatre was torn down in the 70’s or 80’s when they built the shopping centre on Muscatel and Valley (where the supermarket is/was), since there are a lot of old buildings still existant between Muscatel and Mission. I drove by tonight but it was too dark to see.

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jmarellano commented about Garvey Theater on Nov 5, 2004 at 6:21 am

700 block would have placed this theatre near the corner of San Gabriel and Garvey, where the old KMart store is located (now a chinese supermarket).

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jmarellano commented about Rosemead Theatre on Nov 4, 2004 at 6:53 pm

8900 block is where the old toytown used to be in Rosemead. That was just one block west of Rosemead blvd at muscatel. Oddly enough, the 1000 block shares number with San Gabriel. If this was the case, then the 1600 block of Rosemead would have been around here if not a block east, where “downtown” rosemead is located. Im thinking the theatre had to be located between Mission Dr and Rosemead on valley.

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jmarellano commented about Rosemead Theatre on Nov 3, 2004 at 6:25 pm

The AMC was torn down after the 1987 quake. I heard it suffered quake damage as the a result of the Whittier quake whos epicentre was located less than a mile away. It was replaced with some stores and a Kids R Us, which closed in 2004. Today its an Office Depot. This theatre was a standard 4plex AMC opened. It looked nothing special.

The Toys R Us closed in 2003. It was freestanding and located west of the Square. Its now a Levitz Furniture.

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jmarellano commented about Valley Plaza 6 on Sep 30, 2004 at 5:04 pm

When did this theatre close? It was open pretty recently.

And it was a typical 80’s UA located in the Valley Plaza.

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jmarellano commented about Hollywood Galaxy on Sep 29, 2004 at 6:53 pm

This theatre closed not get any bookings at all. It had Lord Of The RIngs: ROTK up through June. It was a full price second run house under AMC.

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jmarellano commented about Esquire Theater on Sep 19, 2004 at 12:43 pm

The Washington Mutual has opened. Oddly enough, the exterior has been kept the same The box office area is still there, and the marquee is still there. A back entrance has been added

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jmarellano commented about Rolling Hills Theater on Sep 6, 2004 at 7:12 am

The Stadium theatre was located in downtown Torrance. Also there were a few in Manhattan Beach, Redondo, and Hermosa.

These are south bay too.

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jmarellano commented about Topanga Theatre on Sep 5, 2004 at 10:47 am

The theatre today is an Unfinished Furniture store. The theatre was not converted so the angled floors still exist. The drapes still line the walls, and the smell of a theatre is still in the air. I walked through it yesterday and couldnt beleive the great condition its in. The only changes is in one theatre they added a huge roll up door to the outside for loading of furniture, and in another they built an office in part of the back (you can tell, the carpet still is on the floors).