Edwards Bristol IV Cinema

3700 S. Bristol Street,
Santa Ana, CA 92704

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This was an unassuming and mundane four-plex. I understand this theatre closed in 2001 as part of the Edwards bankruptcy.

This was the first theatre I managed for Edwards Cinemas in 1982, before moving on to the Woodbridge 5 and then the Southcoast II (Theatre III).

The two significant memories I have of it are the tower with signage and the time that some punks were hassling one of the concession girls on a break (and I literally saw ‘red’) and I managed to get them to leave without incident. I think she was watching “Creep Show”.

Contributed by Stuart Berman

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Richie_T
Richie_T on January 30, 2010 at 1:44 pm

This place went to seed by the mid 80s but I do have fond memories of great double features back then including Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom w/ Ghostbusters and Weird Science w/ Pee Wee’s Big Adventure. Good times. I’ll always remember one of the screens, I think in cinema 3, had a two foot gash in the bottom right corner that always bugged the hell out of me.

Flix70
Flix70 on January 23, 2013 at 11:28 am

This wasn’t a bad little theater in its day. I remember frequenting the place quite often as a kid throughout the ‘70s and '80s (used to meet my grandparents for Sunday brunch at the nearby Barclay Inn) but for the life of me the only two flicks I can remember seeing there are Rocky III and Spaceballs. Maybe the original Rocky in 1976. I do recall going back in the early '90s for The Dark Half with Timothy Hutton.

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