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OCRon
OCRon commented about AMC Mercado 20 on Jan 31, 2015 at 11:05 am

Kenneth Rodrigues & Partners designed the AMC Mercado

Kenneth Rodrigues & Partners

OCRon
OCRon commented about Camera 12 Cinemas on Jan 31, 2015 at 1:11 am

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.

OCRon
OCRon commented about Cinemark 18 and XD Los Angeles on Jan 30, 2015 at 4:23 pm

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.

OCRon
OCRon commented about AMC Studio 28 with IMAX and Dine-in Theatres on Jan 30, 2015 at 10:43 am

Lickel Architecture designed the now called AMC Studio 28 with IMAX and Dine-in Theatres. They have eight photos on their portfolio.

Lickel Architecture

OCRon
OCRon commented about Red Cinemas on Jan 30, 2015 at 2:01 am

New owner, New name:

News & Record

Red Cinemas

OCRon
OCRon commented about Alamo Drafthouse Mason Park on Jan 29, 2015 at 9:34 am

Mike Treadway of MTA Architects designed this Alamo Drafthouse

MTA Architects

OCRon
OCRon commented about Springwood 9 on Jan 29, 2015 at 2:11 am

Lahaina Architects designed this theatre for Fridley Theatres

Lahaina Architects

OCRon
OCRon commented about Regal Stonefield Stadium 14 & IMAX on Jan 28, 2015 at 10:01 am

The Regal Charlottesville was designed by RLS Design Group.

Some interior photos are here

OCRon
OCRon commented about Century 16 Union Heights on Jan 28, 2015 at 2:10 am

Russell Architects designed the Century Theatre with 2,598 seats.

Russell Architects

OCRon
OCRon commented about Cinemark Movie Bistro - Edinburg on Jan 27, 2015 at 2:00 pm

The Cinemark Movie Bistro has 663 seats. TK Architects did the transformation.

TK Architects

OCRon
OCRon commented about Magnolia Theater on Jan 27, 2015 at 2:10 am

Designed by the Beck Group, Three photos on their portfolio

The Beck Group

OCRon
OCRon commented about Magnolia Theater on Jan 27, 2015 at 2:10 am

Designed by the Beck Group, Three photos on their portfolio

The Beck Group

OCRon
OCRon commented about Regal Noblesville Stadium 10 on Jan 26, 2015 at 10:12 am

This is one of the numerous theaters designed by RLS Design Group

OCRon
OCRon commented about Creekside Cinema 14 on Jan 26, 2015 at 2:28 am

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

OCRon
OCRon commented about AMC Orange Mall 6 on Jan 25, 2015 at 4:53 pm

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

OCRon
OCRon commented about California Theatre on Jan 24, 2015 at 2:08 am

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.

OCRon
OCRon commented about Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane on Jan 23, 2015 at 9:16 am

MDN Architects and Weis Architecture share credit for the design. Photos are on their websites.

MDN Architects

Weis Architecture

OCRon
OCRon commented about Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz on Jan 23, 2015 at 2:51 am

The Alamo Drafthouse Ritz was designed by Weiss Architecture

Weis Architecture

OCRon
OCRon commented about Regal Three Rivers Mall 12 & RPX on Jan 22, 2015 at 1:18 am

Opened: January 15, 2015
Built on the site of the demolished Sears store
Designed by: Blair Ballard Architects (BBA)
Seating: 2,340

Blair Ballard Architects

OCRon
OCRon commented about Alamo Drafthouse Market Place on Jan 21, 2015 at 10:28 am

Now called Alamo Drafthouse Market Place, since reopening on December 20, 2013. It now has 11 screens.

OCRon
OCRon commented about Circle Theatre on Jan 21, 2015 at 2:09 am

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)

OCRon
OCRon commented about Lamara Theatre on Jan 20, 2015 at 9:12 pm

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.

OCRon
OCRon commented about Showplace 16 on Jan 20, 2015 at 11:19 am

Hurford Architects designed this theater for Kerasotes.

Hurford Architects

OCRon
OCRon commented about Regal Augusta 10 on Jan 20, 2015 at 11:13 am

There are some photos on Thomas Bakalars portfolio

Thomas Bakalars Architects

OCRon
OCRon commented about Lafayette 7 on Jan 15, 2015 at 10:08 am

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.

Goodrich video