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OCRon commented about Cinema Savers 10 on Aug 20, 2014 at 2:41 pm

From San Jose Mercury News in 2004:

“Talk about a David and Goliath battle. The giant Century 20 Theatres complex in GreatMall barely edged the off-price Cinema Savers 10 in the old AMC complex, showing all flicks for less than the popcorn costs at most other venues. Lots of residents are regulars to Cinema Saver, which will fall to the wrecking ball next year when Milpitas Town Center’s renovation occurs.”

OCRon commented about Regal Cascade Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX on Aug 20, 2014 at 1:51 pm

Regal’s website official name for this theater is: ‘Regal Cascade Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX’

From local news: Opened: December 17, 1998,

Architect: Thompson Vaivoda & Associates, Seats: 2,900

OCRon commented about City Centre Stadium 12 on Aug 19, 2014 at 11:31 am

Opened: December 4, 1998

Architects: Thompson Vaivoda & Associates.

Seats: 2,224

OCRon commented about Cinetopia Vancouver Mall 23 on Aug 18, 2014 at 2:52 pm

Designed by C2K Architecture, Inc.

OCRon commented about Arco Theatre on Aug 17, 2014 at 2:40 pm

According to a local citizen’s letter in Santa Fe New Mexican, the theater, which opened in 1948, was at Hickox and Alicia across the street from St Anne’s Parish. The Arco name was derived from its Quonset-hut style. The church school used it as an auditorium to put on plays.

OCRon commented about City Lights Cinema on Aug 15, 2014 at 4:26 pm

According to local news:
Closed: May of 1987

Address: 1005 S. St. Francis Drive in Crossroads Center (which was Bonanaza Center then)

OCRon commented about El Rio Theater on Aug 12, 2014 at 1:33 pm

The El Rio address is 324 Paseo De Onate. For some reason on Google Maps use 325 Paseo De Onate to get correct street view.

OCRon commented about Pueblo Drive-In on Aug 12, 2014 at 1:26 pm

Thanks for the ad. Yes, the Chico had just opened on April 28. It became the Starlighter in 1962 and closed in 1994. At the end of Starlighter Loop, it looks like remnants of ramps.

OCRon commented about Yucca Drive-In on Aug 11, 2014 at 10:49 am

Yes, It’s in the works, I’m working on information from the Santa Fe New Mexican. I think I saw an opening ad for the Pueblo on June 9, 1950

OCRon commented about Yucca Drive-In on Aug 11, 2014 at 8:53 am

The 3251 address, at the Wal-Mart, location is the Pueblo Drive-In (unlisted on CT). From the Albuquerque Journal on August 7, 2007: “The Santa Fe Wal-Mart stands on land that once held the Pueblo Drive-In.” The ads for the Yucca Drive-In (In photos section) place it at 3714 Cerrillos Road.

The drive-ins operated at the same time, except the Pueblo closed in 1980 and the Yucca continued on until 1994. The theaters were about a 1 ½ miles apart.

See photo section for the Yucca grand opening on July 4, 1950. According to the Santa Fe New Mexican, to commemorate its final weekend of operation on October 28, 1994, the Yucca played its very first movie, “Sitting Pretty” and the newer release “Forrest Gump.” At the time of closing, Trans-Lux Southwest was the operator. Prior operators were Commonwealth Theaters and Frontier Theaters. It was located at approximately where the Lofts condominiums are today.

OCRon commented about Aztec Theatre on Aug 2, 2014 at 7:11 am

Actually, in all the references to the theater in the Oxnard Daily Courier, it is spelled ‘Astec.’ See sample in photo section. The Astec was only open about a year. All news to the Astec dropped out of the Courier in June of 1911, probably due to the Roosevelt Theatre, due to open in the newly constructed Levy building in September.

OCRon commented about Cine-Mex Theatre on Jul 24, 2014 at 9:22 am

See photo for information on Judge Pawley, first owner of the Aladdin Theatre

OCRon commented about La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts on Jun 27, 2005 at 1:51 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.