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OCRon commented about Riviera Theatre on Aug 29, 2015 at 8:13 am

According to an old Sanborn Map, now in the photo section, the street address was 110-112.

OCRon commented about Fisk Theatre on Aug 28, 2015 at 10:13 pm

The Sanborn Maps of 1914 and 1943 place the Fisk Theatre at 105 w. Dakota. Also known as Fisk Opera House in 1914. (see maps in photo section)

OCRon commented about Star Theatre on Aug 27, 2015 at 11:16 pm

According to this Sanborn Map of 1930 there were MOVIES on Maple Street.

OCRon commented about Acme Theatre on Aug 23, 2015 at 2:11 pm

See Sanborn Map from 1915 in photo section, which shows Acme Theatre and Grand Theatre. There are no more available maps until 1951. The 1951 maps show the Firestone Hotel at the former Acme site and the Hotel Milner at the former Grand site.

OCRon commented about Pace Theatre on Aug 20, 2015 at 11:00 pm

This Sanborn Map of 1931 (in photos section) places the Pace Theatre at 324 N. Main.

OCRon commented about Irvine Spectrum 21 & IMAX on Aug 20, 2015 at 4:34 pm

Not included in Edwards Grand Opening ad (see photo section) for Thanksgiving Eve, 1995 was Carrington, an art house film staring Emma Thompson and Jonathon Pryce, which played in one of the smallest auditoriums. The film was gone by the next week.

OCRon commented about UltraStar Anaheim Garden Walk on Aug 11, 2015 at 8:14 pm

To be replaced by House of Blues

OCRon commented about Irvine Spectrum 21 & IMAX on Aug 4, 2015 at 3:42 pm

From the Orange County Register

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 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.