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TedK817 commented about Meridian Quad 6 on Apr 1, 2004 at 1:10 am

Alas, the 6-plex has now been demolished. And the goodbye message on its marquee taken down.

TedK817 commented about Burbank Theater on Apr 1, 2004 at 1:08 am

The most recent owners/agency was Meacham/Oppenheimer, and the theater was for sale. (I think it was for $6.5 million)

The main problem is there is absolutely no parking around the building. And the residential neighborhood in back would object to patron parking on their streets.

The only possible solution would be for patrons to use the San Jose City College parking facilities across I-280 and be shuttled to the theater.

TedK817 commented about Cambrian Twin Cinemas on Apr 1, 2004 at 12:57 am

The twins were also briefly known as the Hillsdale I & II, and the Cambrian Park I & II.

Also, second-run films returned for a very short period after the porn fare was discontinued. And it was one of the area theaters which ran Friday and Saturday midnight showings of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.”

TedK817 commented about Town & Country Theater on Apr 1, 2004 at 12:53 am

It was owned by a number of companies. I believe it opened as the Fox Town and Country under Mann Theatres, and consisted of yellow seats, yellow carpeting and yellow interior lighting.

It later briefly became the Century Town and Country when Syufy owned it, and finally AMC Town and Country at the time of its closing. I possess the two large FOX signs from its earlier days.

I saw the first screening when AMC took over (“North By Northwest” for the press), and the final screening the night before it closed. And I got in and took some pictures and footage the day after it closed. (They were already removing the seats and the concessions stand had been demolished.)

It was one of the last three big screens in San Jose. The others remain across the street at Century 21 and 22.

Ironically, the last movie which ran there was “Romeo Must Die”, starring Jet Li.