UA Twin Cinemas A & B

530 Westminster Mall,
Westminster, CA 92683

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UA Twin Cinemas A & B

United Artists had two theatres at the Westminster Mall, this was advertised as being on the outside. It opened December 20, 1974 with 940 seats (Main auditorium 580, small auditorium 360). The main auditorium was 70mm capable with Dolby Stereo. 70mm engagements included Steven Spielberg’s 1987 World War II epic “Empire of the Sun”.

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JakeM on January 4, 2006 at 6:07 pm

I think I went to this theatre only once. It was bigger and nicer than the crummy little place inside the mall. I saw some sort of crappy family movie about a kid’s dad who dies and his soul ends up in a toy robot the kid builds. I had very poor taste in movies at this time, as you can clearly see.

One of the last things I remember about this place is that they showed “Showgirls” on both screens at once, probably to combat the problems of kids paying to get into a G rated flick and sneaking into the other screen for some low-grade smut. The place sat empty for years until the offensivly massive Babies-R-Us was built in it’s place. Why does a store that sells nothing but baby clothes and accesories need to be several cubic miles in size?

Oh, and by the way, this should be listed as closed/demolished, as the theatre was completely torn down and its structure was not used for the above monstrosity.

MagicLantern on March 27, 2006 at 10:18 pm

The address of this theatre was 530 Westminster Mall.

moviebluedog on March 28, 2006 at 4:04 am

This theatre is featured here by scrolling to the bottom of the page under Westminster:

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BradE41 on March 28, 2006 at 12:26 pm

UA also had a Twin A & B outside the Cerritos Mall with a smaller 4 plex in the mall. Same as Westminster. They are All closed also.

kencmcintyre on April 11, 2008 at 9:02 pm

Status should be closed/demolished, as noted on ¼/06.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on August 4, 2010 at 5:56 pm

Gone and Forgotten jugding by the posts.All ways sad to see a theatre like that.

Richie_T on January 15, 2014 at 12:41 pm

This was a cool theater back in the day. Saw ET and Jedi there. Jedi was 70mm. The building now houses a BABY’S R US. You can see it from the 405.

LuckyBastard76 on October 24, 2015 at 9:45 am

Saw a ton of films here. Empire Strikes Back a bunch of times. The Shining, Bear Island, GhostBusters. I think the first film I saw here was shortly after it opened was a double feature of Bambi and The Apple Dumpling Gang. Great times here.

moviebuff82 on August 6, 2017 at 6:00 am

Why was it called theaters A and B instead of I and II?

Fugitive2014 on October 28, 2017 at 2:35 pm

Moviebuff82 – It was called “A & B” instead of 1 and 2 because theatres 1 and 2 (along with 3 and 4) were located inside Westminster Mall (that separate fourplex is listed above under “Nearby” Theatres).

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