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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.
Due to declining business, AMC has apparently closed one wing of the the theater and currently running it as a 17 plex. No plans on what they plan to do with the closed wing. This theater has suffered attendance decline since AMC opened their Glendora 12 a few miles away.
From the looks of it, Pacific is still running it for the rest of the week. Regency takes over Friday.
Getting pictures may require two trips to this theater since two auditoriums are in a seperate building across from the orginal 8.
For the record they had a former IMAX screen they needed to fill… they went this route.
They are also not charging extra for the upgraded auditorium .. something other chains should follow suit doing.
ken its great what you do. I enjoyed meeting you in Los Angeles a few years back and can’t wait for you to come back here. Thanks fir all you do.
Status should be now closed. Its last day of business was yesterday.
I read that the closure will happen in January.