UA City Cinemas

City Drive S.,
Orange, CA 92866

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UA City-Orange (1987) - Marquee

Located in the City Centre Shopping Mall. This appears to have been another first run mall theatre built by UA and opened on November 17, 1971 with four screens. By August 1986 another tow screens had been added.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 5, 2006 at 4:21 am

In the August 24, 1986 Los Angeles Times, the United Artist’s Theatres listings show this to have been a six-screen multiplex, not a four-screen.

jmarellano on January 6, 2006 at 4:33 pm

Was this the outside the City Mall, near JCPenney / The City Tower?

moviebluedog on January 6, 2006 at 7:51 pm

This theatre was located inside of the mall. I don’t recall which department store it was located near.

The Plitt (later run by Syufy/Century) City Center Theatre was located in the parking lot of the mall.

jmarellano on January 6, 2006 at 11:01 pm

Thanks Bill. I do recall the inside theatre. It was kind of in between May Company and JCPenney (I only recall this mall having two anchors). I only went to it a handful of times before it closed.

vmoyneur on April 16, 2014 at 11:25 pm

Very cool theater in it’s day. It was originally a 4 plex then added to more to make it 6. I believe the managers name was Mr. Fink. New the 2 projectionists, Clyde and Frank and would watch movies up there and watch him thread those projectors. Century projectors and Cristie AW2 platters.

LuckyBastard76 on October 8, 2014 at 2:37 am

Must’ve seen Dawn of The Dead a few dozen times here at midnight screenings. The earliest films I remember seeing there are Corvette Summer, Orca The Killer Whale and Island of Dr Moreau. Saw The Thing here on opening day aside from my friends and myself there must’ve only been about three other people!

rivest266 on November 8, 2019 at 4:26 pm

This opened on November 17th, 1971 with four screens. All screens were showing double features at the time.

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