Eagle Rock Plaza Theatre

2700 Colorado Boulevard,
Los Angeles, CA 90041

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Eagle Rock Plaza Theatre (Signage & Marquee)

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Opened in summer 1973, this plaza theatre ran second-run movies in the 1990’s and early-2000’s. It is unknown what happened in the 1980’s and when and why Pacific Theatres abandoned it. But a little while after this suite was closed, it become a store.

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JoeW on October 21, 2005 at 6:47 am

This theater open in the summer of 1973 when the Eagle Rock Plaza opened. It did great business for many years. There would often be long lines outside, especially when first run movies were there. I worked there in 1979 for a few months and it was a great place for a movie buff to work because they let you watch movies all day long.

Now closed and divided into several stores.

jmarellano on September 9, 2006 at 3:50 pm

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Looking at the website for the mall, the area where the theatres were are now used as storage for Target. Check out the above link and you can see the four theatres and emergency exits. The lobby was turned into a shop and hallway for access to this area.

William on July 22, 2008 at 5:39 pm

When Pacific Theatres operated this theatre the seating capacities were 244, 244, 244, 227.

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Damon Packard on June 2, 2009 at 8:25 am

i still live around the corner from the Eagle Rock Plaza, all i remember (during it’s final years) was one of the screens looked like it had a heavy diffusion lense on the projector. The first patented “Murko-vision”.
I’d be interested in hearing more about this place in the 70’s. Too bad there are no cinema’s left in the eagle rock area. The theatre scene is dead. These are the final years before D-Day

josephsobora on August 10, 2011 at 4:11 pm

The Eagle Rock Plaza Theatre, that was located on the second floor next to Wards (Now Target), was owned and operated by Pacific Theatres since 1973. It became second-run in the fall of 1996, and was closed in September, 1998. An Independent theatre operator took over the theatre around January, 1999 after the theatre was newly remodeled and closed down for about a few months and lasted until November, 2001. I remember seeing a lot of movies there such as “Short Circuit 1 & 2”, “The War of the Roses”, “Good Burger” and many others. They basically played movies on 4 screens whenever the Glendale area isn’t playing there. It was a good theatre that lasted for 28 years. I still missed it from this day.

Roxy_Employee on September 13, 2011 at 8:53 am

I worked there a couple of times under Pacific Theatres During the mid-80’s

mrquisp on August 14, 2012 at 7:35 pm

Boy, how I remember those shoebox shaped theatres there. I remember how big of a thing it was when the Eagle Rock Plaza, and its theatres, opened since it was the first mall and multiplex in the Glendale area. I remember seeing Rocky and Jaws 2 there (among other films) and how easy it was to just from one theatre to another to see movies, and not get caught.

fieldight on September 21, 2012 at 7:27 am

I saw Phantasm as a kid 1978 there!!!

JoeW on December 20, 2012 at 2:41 pm

Joseph, The theater was not on the second floor, it was on the first floor. I worked there when Phantasm showed in 1979! In early 1979, someone walked off with about $10,000 in cash from the managers office. They were sure it was an inside job but they could never prove who did it. They polygraphed everyone but never solved it.

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