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Kenneth Rodrigues & Partners designed the AMC Mercado
Kenneth Rodrigues & Partners
The San Jose Mercury News reported on January 30, 1996 that Kenneth Rodrigues & Partners designed the United Artists Theatre.
United Artists opened the theater on February 1,1996, with 3,700 seats.
Camera Cinemas reopened on June 18, 2004, with 2,100 seats.
The Cinemark Playa Vista, exactly two-miles away, according to bing maps, is due to open on March 12. Still later in the spring comes the Cinemark Carson Southbay Pavilion 13, about 15 miles away, via the 405 Freeway.
Lickel Architecture designed the now called AMC Studio 28 with IMAX and Dine-in Theatres. They have eight photos on their portfolio.
New owner, New name:
News & Record
Mike Treadway of MTA Architects designed this Alamo Drafthouse
Lahaina Architects designed this theatre for Fridley Theatres
The Regal Charlottesville was designed by RLS Design Group.
Some interior photos are here
Russell Architects designed the Century Theatre with 2,598 seats.
The Cinemark Movie Bistro has 663 seats. TK Architects did the transformation.
Designed by the Beck Group, Three photos on their portfolio
The Beck Group
This is one of the numerous theaters designed by RLS Design Group
Starplex Theatres originally opened this theater on January 27, 2011. Texas Cinema now lists it as Creekside Cinema 14,
It was designed by Partners in Architecture, with a photo here
Thanks for mentioning Night of the Comet
Thom Eberhardt (born in 1947), who directed Night of the Comet was a local Orange County guy. I remember taking a film class at Santa Ana College and the professor praised him to no end as someone who was going places.
Here is what the Orange County Register said about Eberhardt in December of 1984:
“Thom Eberhardt and Steven Spielberg both had hit movies in 1984. Admittedly, the 37-year-old Eberhardt’s film, a sci-fi entry called “Night of the Comet,” didn’t make as much money as “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom,” but it was a certified critical and financial success. Film director Eberhardt, who lives in Cypress, said the film cost less than $1 million to make. So far, it has earned more
than $16 million at the nation’s box offices. And that’s the kind of success that causes big studio executives to sit up and take notice.”
Mr. Eberhardt has most recently directed for television
Here is the Timeline and info for the California Theatre.
Architect: Orville L. Clark (See news article)
September 14, 1920: Opened, as noted above
Original Operator: Grogg Amusement Co.
January 1921: Sold to Fox West Coast Theatres (See news on sale to FWC)
Nov 23, 1966: Closed
1968: Modernized into Community National Bank
According to the Bakersfield Morning Echo, the Scribner Opera House opened on the site on January 16, 1899 (See Sanborn Insurance Maps of 1899).
How much of the Scribner remained? Upon the California Theatre opening, the Morning Echo noted that the building was practically new although it was constructed on part of the frame of the old opera house. According to the Sanborn Insurance Maps, the footprint and 16 inch walls remained. The additions were steel posts and girders, new roof, air conditioning, water hoses and an outside fire escape. The Scribner also had a wrap-around balcony, which was replaced by a horizontal balcony.
MDN Architects and Weis Architecture share credit for the design. Photos are on their websites.
The Alamo Drafthouse Ritz was designed by Weiss Architecture
Opened: January 15, 2015
Built on the site of the demolished Sears store
Designed by: Blair Ballard Architects (BBA)
Blair Ballard Architects
Now called Alamo Drafthouse Market Place, since reopening on December 20, 2013. It now has 11 screens.
The address was 205 Taft Highway, near Bace Street. J.W. ‘Jess’ Bace was the original developer of the Circle Theatre but he passed away in 1945 before the theater opened. (See ads in photo section)
Thank You Joe.
The photo section now has a story on Harry L. Nace.
I double checked the Sanborn Maps and could not find a theater at 13 W. Washington, as noted in Vanishing Phoenix.
Hurford Architects designed this theater for Kerasotes.
There are some photos on Thomas Bakalars portfolio
Thomas Bakalars Architects
Anyone who likes movie theaters will enjoy this 30-minute video. Photos, history and memories of the chain from Bob Goodrich, the staff and management.