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OCRon commented about Silverspot Cinema on Jun 23, 2015 at 9:47 pm

Here is the website for Dorsky + Yue International, the architects.

OCRon commented about Laguna Hills Mall Cinemas on Jun 22, 2015 at 3:41 pm

From Orange County Business Journal, June 15-21, 2015:

“The old Sears store at Laguna Hills Mall will be razed to make way for the property’s transformation into the Five Lagunas.”

Architects: Perkowitz+Ruth.

“A multiscreen cinema with full-service dining and reservation seating will be on the second floor of the shopping center.” (former Sears site)

“Atul Desai, owner of the Laguna Hills Mall Cinemas, has a lease….., which runs until 2025.”

OCRon commented about Tegu's Rialto Theatre on Jun 17, 2015 at 1:23 pm

The Sanborn Maps of 1926 Show ‘Opera House’ at 20-24 Stowe Street.
Maps of 1948 show ‘Movies’ at 20-24 Stowe Street.

OCRon commented about State Theatre on Jun 15, 2015 at 6:22 pm

According to the Sanborn Maps of 1915 (In photo section), this was once named the Strand Theatre.

OCRon commented about Sundance Cinemas Sunset 5 on Jun 10, 2015 at 11:43 am

Sundance Cinemas for sale.

OCRon commented about Auburn Theater on May 22, 2015 at 11:50 am

The Sanborn Maps of 1922 list the Auburn Theatre at 78 Court Street, now the parking lot on the corner of Court Street and Mechanics Row. The Map is in the photo section.

OCRon commented about Strand Theatre on May 22, 2015 at 10:52 am

The Sanborn Maps of 1922-1957 lists the Strand Theatre at 222 Main Street, between Middle and Chapel Streets. (The Map is in photo section).
State of Main Department of Health and Human Services building is now there.

The long-gone Priscilla Theatre is on the maps at 116 Blake, at the corner of Pine, the fenced-in tree park.

OCRon commented about Palace Theater on Mar 28, 2015 at 10:05 am

The above 1430 K Avenue address is correct. According to the Sanborn Maps, the street names were changed after 1961.

Main Street became K Avenue and Mechanic Street became 15th Street.

OCRon commented about La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts on Jun 27, 2005 at 4:51 pm

Let me correct myself. The old Krikorian 7 Theatre was closed, but it was never converted.
Currently it is a discount house operated by Interstate Theatres, based in Dallas, Texas.