Regal Malibu Cinemas

3822 Cross Creek,
Malibu, CA 90265

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Regal Malibu Cinemas

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This twin movie house, which caters to the area’s rich and famous, is located in a strip mall along the Pacific Coast Highway. It opened in 1972 as a single screen cinema. In the past, Malibu’s film festival has held screenings here. On October 2, 1992 a second screen was opened.

Hollywood Theaters reopened this twin movie house (following renovations)in November 2006. In 2013 it was taken over by the Regal Entertainment Group. It was closed September 10, 2017.

Contributed by Magic Lantern

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Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on March 26, 2008 at 10:35 am

PLEASE CHANGE:
HOLLYWOOD THEATERS-MALIBU CINEMAS

UnknownCinemaDude
UnknownCinemaDude on June 3, 2009 at 4:29 pm

another close up view of the malibu cinemas. can been seen here
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BradE41
BradE41 on November 20, 2009 at 1:24 pm

The Malibu Cinema was a single screen originally, and was open during the 70’s. I would guess as far back as the early 70’s.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 22, 2009 at 2:44 am

Brad is correct. Boxoffice Magazine of February 5, 1973, has an item saying: “Owner of the recently opened Malibu Cinema, a United General Theatres Franchise operation, is David O'Meara….” The house was still a single-screen theatre at least as late as early 1982, when the February issue of Boxoffice published a letter from David O'Meara in which he mentioned that the theater had 250 seats.

MagicLantern
MagicLantern on February 8, 2010 at 5:42 pm

Insanely expensive ticket prices (on par with the Arclight in Hollywood), but also some of the most insanely comfortable theatre seats anywhere in Southern California.

nobodyimportant
nobodyimportant on September 18, 2017 at 5:39 pm

Just closed down on September 10th, 2017. Here’s an article all about it: http://www.malibutimes.com/news/article_7c20dc10-932c-11e7-9895-5bde979b1e88.html

JackCoursey
JackCoursey on September 19, 2017 at 9:26 pm

Malibu struck me as the type of market in which a “boutique” cinema would thrive. Seemed like a pleasant enough venue. Was the later auditorium built on or was the original space split to allow for two screens?

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on September 20, 2017 at 1:18 pm

Unless the landlord is trying otherwise, I have to think a smaller operator could come in and operate this. It was never really a popular location with large chains. The only reason Regal had it was Wallace had it, became Hollywood and sold it along with the rest of the plexes to Regal. I could see a small chain like Regency or Laemmle coming in if the landlord was motivated.

Ron Pierce
Ron Pierce on September 20, 2017 at 11:22 pm

Second screen opened October 2, 1992. Now in photo section: Photos from March 29, 2003.

nobodyimportant
nobodyimportant on September 27, 2017 at 9:37 am

Problem with the theater was the prices, the auditorium size, and the lack of selection. If it was priced more reasonably, a lot more people from the college five minutes away would have gone to it. And the landlord literally gave as many possible chances for Regal to stay there, it just wasn’t profitable enough in the end.

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