Gaslamp 15

701 5th Avenue,
San Diego, CA 92101

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The Pacific Gaslamp 15 was a multiplex theater located in the Gaslamp Quarter of downtown San Diego. It opened in 1997 and had stadium seated auditoriums. The building was designed by the firm of Benson & Bohl and was considered a model of downtown redevelopment. A review that I read calls this theatre “A multiplex with style”.

This is part of that review:

“So the cozy movie house is all but extinct. Hey, at least this multiplex has style! It is the grande dame of the Gaslamp’s matriarchy of Victorian buildings: Its Art Deco style "Puttin' on the Ritz” exterior is spectacular. In the lobby, the same kind of top-hatted poshness is achieved via lavishly patterned, thick carpets, “Gone With The Wind” staircases (inside it’s a two-story affair), and concession people dressed just like genuine riverboat gamblers whose fortunes have taken a bizarre turn".

In 2010, it is operated by Reading Cinemas. It was closed January 31, 2016.

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Recent comments (view all 5 comments)

rabohl on April 20, 2007 at 5:47 am

This project was designed by BENSON & BOHL ARCHITECTS of San Diego, CA. For additional information on this and other B&B theaters, see

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 26, 2008 at 5:37 pm

This is no longer the Pacific Gaslamp 15. It’s being called the Gaslamp Stadium by its new operator, Reading Cinemas.

rivest266 on August 8, 2011 at 4:14 am

This opened in November 1997

San Diego Union-Tribune, The (CA) – November 6, 1997

Life in the age of the ‘plex Gaslamp 15 looks like a movie house … now if it would just act and sound like one … It is called the Pacific Gaslamp 15 Theater and it has no gas lamps — or Ingrid Bergman in “Gaslight.” But it might be a gas, as Sinatra would say: 73,000 square feet including 15 theaters, with “wall-to-wall” screens up to 30 by 46 feet large, plus raked “stadium” seating, plush red seats, lights shaped like Academy Awards, digital sound and a lobby fit for a train depot — or a “popcorn

1KBrad on January 31, 2016 at 11:39 pm

January 31, 2016: Closed for good tonight. Another piece of history.

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