Sterling Cinemas

2373 Sterling Avenue,
San Bernardino, CA 92404

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Sterling Cinemas

The Family Twin Cinema I & II opened in 1972. Each auditorium had 240-seats. In 1991 it was taken over by American Family Cinemas. It was rebuilt as a 6-screen theatre which was opened November 18, 1994 as Sterling Cinemas.

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Kenneth Johnson
Kenneth Johnson on November 19, 2009 at 10:37 pm

This cinema is now operated by the independent chain known as Regency Cinemas. They seem to be a respectable operation which seems to take over smaller more depressed cinemas to keep them from closing.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 10, 2014 at 5:35 am

The web site of Seattle architectural firm The Henry Architects lists the Sterling Cinema 6 in San Bernardino as one of their projects. There is one photo of it in their slide show.

rivest266
rivest266 on May 30, 2015 at 11:53 am

November 18th, 1994 grand opening ad in photo section

dallasmovietheaters
dallasmovietheaters on April 19, 2020 at 5:35 am

The Family Twin Cinema I & II launched on a 20-year lease with “1776” on Cinema I with “Snowball Express” and “The African Lion” on Cinema II. The theatre had two identical 240-seat auditoriums which featured automated equipment and promised family fare. American Family Theatres Circuit took on the operation in 1991 taking it to end of lease.

Family then spent $2 million converting the theatre to a six-plex called the Sterling Cinemas. It re-launched the venue with a benefit screening of “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert” on November 16, 1994 followed by a full slate of films at the grand opening to the public the two days later.

At the half-way point of the its second 30-year lease, Regency Theatres bought out the Sterling Cinemas location in November of 2009 giving it another modern refresh. It was still operating into the 2020s

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