University Towne Centre 6

4525 La Jolla Village Drive,
San Diego, CA 92122

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This multiplex lasted about 20 years (approx. 1979-1999) and was built in the standard 1970s style (narrow theaters with aisles down the middle).

Contributed by Dan

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rleather
rleather on May 4, 2010 at 5:45 pm

AKA UTC 6. Small but long “L” shaped construction, lobby went along this way, then theatres along a narrow hall to the right. Office was upstairs on 2nd floor and open so the mgrs could look down on lobby. All theatres were the same size, about 197 seats (with 2 wheelchairs, this still was under 200 which then was a legal limit to prevent needing a 3rd exit door?) along the hallway. Theatre was at edge of the mall by the parking. Always sold out 100% on Fri and Sat nights when I worked there (late ‘70s) and they would schedule busy/new movies (such as Moonraker) first, then let the overflow fill each increasingly older film next. The ushers would try to rig the pinball machines with a quarter on a string. Now converted to a Sports Chalet. (see pic: http://www.cinematour.com/tour/us/2784.html))

rivest266
rivest266 on April 21, 2012 at 9:58 pm

This opened on October 12th, 1977. Ted Mann’s wife, Rhonda Fleming was at the opening.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 21, 2012 at 11:03 pm

Why didn’t the Ushers ask the manager to key to the cash box on the pinball machine.like we did.strange.

exprojector23
exprojector23 on November 27, 2012 at 8:41 am

@ Mike Rogers: what’s the challenge in that?

By the way, I love the photo on this page. I was there for the opening as part of the staff.

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