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The Winrock Twin last appeared in the Alquerque Journal on TUE 9/2/1986.
The ad appearing for the Los Altos Twin on 10/10/1985 in the Albuquerque Tribune indicated the theater was closed. The previous day showed listings for “Prizzi’s Honor” and “The Emerald Forest” - both starting at 9:30pm.
Which means the “Previous operated by” should have GCC removed. It was operated Plitt Theatres and very briefly by passed through Syufy/Century when they acquired Plitt’s operations including the State and Capitol in Sacramento.
Not a Cineplex Odeon, but a Cineplex Cinemas location, a regional Texas theatre chain. Confusing I know.
I don’t, but based on the outside of the theatre it looks very similar to the Waco Square Cinemas.
And by the looks of Google, it looks to still be standing and not demolished, even if it’s been turned into a gym.
According to an article in the 7/13/1994 Anderson Independent-Mail, “I Love Trouble” would the last film to play, at 9:20pm that Saturday 7/16.
Century Plaza SSF is very much demolished.
Consolidated operated this when it was expanded to eight screens in May of 1988.
Likely the projection booth.
Thank you. Also, the screen count is seven now that the Movies 10 is gone.
There are technically TWO theaters involved with this listing. The Movies 10 and the Tinseltown 7. The Movies 10 was demolished, Tinseltown still operates.
Looking through various ads available through Newspapers.com it does appear that though this opened as a six screen theatre in 1976, sometime around November 1977 it began appearing as Hayward Cinema 5. Wasn’t until around spring 1988 that it returns to six screens.
Looking at the footprint of the building it doesn’t seem likely they added/removed part of the structure so my guess is that they needed an auditorium with larger capacity and knocked down a wall to make five screens, and likely put it back up later when having more screens outweighed having more seats.
Also, this began appearing in the International Motion Picture Almanac as a UA theater in 1983.
Ron - thanks for posting this ad. I was always pretty sure that this opened with six screens and always figured the five screen confusion came from the GCC Southland up the street.
However, I think it opened as a UA. Festival operated the Festival 6 (later 9), also up the street.
My records show this closed 12/15/2016.
I am now wondering what the longest “renovation” of a theater has been and whether this would be the winner of that distinction.
The theater does not have ten screens. Only 8.
Last day of business appears to be 2/27/2022.
Googling the Auto Boutique in Columbus, it appears that none of the exterior walls were demolished, the entire original footprint appears to remain and the exterior is looks almost like it did as a Regal.
I don’t understand how Cinemark opening new locations in Roseville and Merced have anything to do with the Tanforan closing.
It wouldn’t be out of the realm of possibilities of to keep this theater open and construct some sort of new entrance specifically for the theater. I haven’t heard anything that confirms the theater is closing.
Century Folsom and Laguna still have their domed multiplex theaters.
This appears to no longer be a Cinema West theater. It does not appear on their website and now has its own.
A 1/3/2022 article from IdahoStatesman.com reports that this theater closed after business on 12/30/2021.