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OCRon commented about AMC 1000 Van Ness on Oct 20, 2014 at 10:57 pm

This theater is on the STK Architecture website as one of their projects.

OCRon commented about Cinema Saver 12 on Oct 20, 2014 at 3:00 pm

STK Architects originally designed this for SoCal Cinemas. According to the San Bernardino County assessor, it is still owned by Metroplex Theares LLC (Krikorian). Funny, but there are no traffic lights on Roswell, a major street, to get in and out of the parking lot.

OCRon commented about Redlands Cinema 14 on Oct 20, 2014 at 12:28 am

From Krikorian Theatres website. See renderings in photo section. August 18, 2014, Torrance, CA – George Krikorian, President of Krikorian Premiere Theatres announced today company plans to renovate and expand its current 14-screen complex at Eureka and Shopper’s Lane in Redlands. All current auditoriums will be reconfigured to accommodate fully reclining electronic leather seats with 84 inches of legroom. Several of the auditoriums will be outfitted for in seat food and beverage service. Three new LFX® (Large Format Experience) auditoriums will be created with minimum 75 foot wide screens. Each will be equipped with Dolby’s immersive Atmos® sound system that employs 64 independently controlled speakers (including overhead speakers) that heighten the realism to create the ultimate movie theatre going experience. The renovation will also include the creation of a large luxury sports bar and restaurant that will feature a 90 foot wide screen to showcase live major sporting and alternative content programming such as football, boxing, live concerts and other exclusive events beamed in from around the globe. Food service options will range from casual to fine dining. Bar seating options will range from unstructured leather rockers to private luxury suites. According to Redlands Mayor Pete Aguilar, “The Krikorian Theater has long been one of the economic drivers in the heart of our historic downtown. We look forward to working with George Krikorian and his staff as they continue to enhance the high level entertainment experience in downtown Redlands for both residents and visitors from all over the East Valley. We anticipate a great synergy created as folks enjoy a movie or sporting event and then take the opportunity to explore all the rest that downtown Redlands has to offer.” Renovations will commence after Labor Day with all improvements expected to be completed by early spring of 2015.

OCRon commented about Midtown Cinema on Oct 19, 2014 at 3:47 am

TK Architects designed the renovations for Marcus Theatres.

OCRon commented about Romance Theater on Oct 15, 2014 at 11:24 pm

Another Photo (see photo section) from the Upper Snake River Valley Historical shows the the Romance/Westwood in 1977.

Those kids can take their grand children to Star Wars: Episode VII.

OCRon commented about Carmike Shiloh 14 on Oct 15, 2014 at 7:45 pm

Designed by ADW Architects

OCRon commented about Majestic Theatre on Oct 14, 2014 at 9:23 pm

TK Architects designed the renovation for Marcus Theatres of the former Douglas Theatre

OCRon commented about Cinemark Mall St. Matthews XD10 on Oct 11, 2014 at 8:21 pm

Still another one designed by The Beck Group.

OCRon commented about Cinetopia Overland Park 18 on Oct 10, 2014 at 9:10 pm

Designed by C2K Architects.

OCRon commented about Clifton Theater on Oct 10, 2014 at 5:53 am

The Clifton/Palace Theater was at 1018 Main Street. It was designed by W.R. Kaufman and seated 1,200. (see map and news in photo section).

According to the Lubbock Daily Avalanche (12/14/1924), the Palace, owned by J.D. Lindsey, opened on December 15, 1924. Lindsey’s son, Clifton C. Lindsey, the Palace manager, had been manager of the Lindsey Theatre since 1914. The opening attraction was Cecil B. DeMille’s “Feet of Clay.”

The Clifton closed on August 29, 1959 and demolition took place from September 1959 to January 1960. (Lubbock Daily Avalanche)

(It was mentioned that Mr. Lindsey’s ranch, 10-miles from Lubbock, was comprised of 67,000 acres. This was small by Texas standards if you consider that the 500,000 acre Reata Ranch in “Giant,” the ultimate movie about Texas).

OCRon commented about Cinemark Egyptian 24 and XD on Oct 9, 2014 at 9:21 pm

DDG Architects says, under Muvico, it opened with 5,000 seats.

OCRon commented about AMC Newport on the Levee 20 on Oct 9, 2014 at 5:36 am

Yes, it was designed by DDG Architects

OCRon commented about Moviemax Carlsbad on Oct 9, 2014 at 1:36 am

I thought others were reporting on San Diego theaters so I didn’t think about this. Am I correct about the information below?

This is on Regal’s website for future theaters due to open in 2014.

This news story is from June of 2013, so it appears it is almost to happen.

“The future Westfield Carlsbad shopping mall will offer new stores, restaurants and services, including a new 12-screen Regal Cinema and a 24 Hour Fitness Center that will feature an indoor pool and rooftop basketball court. The new cinema and fitness center will be housed in the old Robinsons-May department store building, which has not had a permanent tenant for many years.”

OCRon commented about Studio Movie Grill on Oct 8, 2014 at 8:53 pm

Renovations into Studio Movie Grill designed by 5G Studio

OCRon commented about iPic Boca Raton on Oct 7, 2014 at 9:20 pm

From the DDG website:

Working with the South Florida design firm of Karen Hanlon Inc, DDG is the Architect of Record for the renovation of an existing AMC Theater which creates a boutique luxury style space in Boca Raton with a ground-floor restaurant and escalator access to second-level theaters. Taking inspiration from the area surroundings, the space was renovated to engage the visitor and bring them to the many new amenities of the venue.

OCRon commented about Regal Coconut Point Stadium 16 on Oct 7, 2014 at 4:17 am

DDG Architects was the designer for Muvico

OCRon commented about Cinemark 12 on Oct 6, 2014 at 11:18 pm

Designed by the Beck Group.

OCRon commented about Premiere Cinema Lubbock 16 & IMAX on Oct 5, 2014 at 6:05 pm

Designed by 5G Studio. Opened on October 26, 2012.

OCRon commented about Century Laguna 16 on Oct 4, 2014 at 11:11 pm

Here is an update on the Outlet Collection at Elk Grove (on Promenade Parkway), about 5-miles away. For years the fenced-in property was a familiar sight to me while driving along the 99 Freeway from Sacramento to Orange County.

According to Sacramento Bee reports, construction was started at the Elk Grove Promenade in 2007. The center was to be anchored by a Cinemark theater, Macy’s, J.C. Penney and Target. In 2008 because of a downturn in the economy, the developer filed for bankruptcy. The Howard Hughes Corporation (HHC) later purchased the property and made plans to continue its development. As of April 2014 the Sacramento Bee reported that the center would be reborn as an outlet mall.

The latest news from the Elk Grove Citizen on 9/25/14 is: Planning Commission backs mall plan: “A proposal HHC submitted to the city in April includes a 14-screen movie theater complex covering about 60,000 square feet.”

OCRon commented about Cinemark Alliance Town Center and XD on Oct 4, 2014 at 9:42 pm

Designed by 5G Studio with 2,400 seats.

It was Cinemark’s 14th location in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

OCRon commented about Starlite Drive-In on Oct 4, 2014 at 5:55 am

Here is the opening day ad on September 19, 1947. The San Mateo Times notes that the Starlite “quickly disappeared” in the spring of 1974, and a Coca Cola bottling plant was built on the site in 1976.

As the previous comment notes, the Starlite was at 300 Harbor Blvd, where Harbor Blvd meets the 101 Freeway. (See news article and historicAerial in photo section)

OCRon commented about Landmark 10 New Westminster on Oct 3, 2014 at 6:22 am

Designed by Mesbur+Smith Architects

OCRon commented about River Park Theater on Oct 2, 2014 at 8:40 pm

The According to the Napa Valley Register, the Riverpark Shopping Center is at 1345 W. Imola Avenue. There is mention of the theater being there and closing after the Cinedome opened.

OCRon commented about Palladium 22 on Oct 2, 2014 at 3:04 am

Designed by TK Architects with 5,000 seats.

OCRon commented about Texas Theater on Oct 1, 2014 at 9:37 pm

As the previous comment notes, the theater was a 4 S. 1st Street. (see Sanborn Maps in photos section)

The theaters at #10 and #14 are still a mystery.