Century 16 Stadium

2875 Elba Street,
Ventura, CA 93003

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Century 16 Stadium

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This used to be an 8 screen stadium theatre, before it was expanded into 16 screens. The orignal auditoriums are round with curved screens on the front wall and the seating is semi-circular. The screens have moveable masking enabling movies in ‘scope format to be shown, a definite plus. The 8 new theatres that were added are not round, which would have fit look of the original 8. Instead, they added a big building to the side, and put in very small shoe-box sized theatres with small screens that are not able to show 'scope films. The sound in all 16 theatres is digital, although I have never seen a designation as to what kind in any of the new small box theatres. In the original 8 domes, I do know that there is DTS sound and I would presume they have standard Dolby Digital.

It was closed in October 2012.

Contributed by Robert Walker

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Scott Neff
Scott Neff on July 20, 2007 at 6:41 am

All 16-theatres can show scope films. The newer theatres likely just have top masking so that the width of the screen stays the same. Just because the width stays the same doesn’t mean they can’t show scope films.

rivest266
rivest266 on November 27, 2010 at 7:14 am

This opened on October 3rd, 1986
The grand opening is in this newspaper section (you may have to pan a couple of pages to get to the full-page ad.)
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Scott Neff
Scott Neff on September 27, 2012 at 10:25 am

Cinemark plans on closing this theatre on 10/25/2012 the day prior to opening its new Century Riverpark 16 in nearby Oxnard.

http://www.keyt.com/news/local/ventura-county/New-Century-16-To-Open-Oct-26th-171435581.html

walkerre0160
walkerre0160 on October 23, 2012 at 7:58 am

The new Century Riverpark 16 will be a Century ‘NextGen’ theater with an ‘XD’ (Extreme Digital) auditorium. NextGen: Every auditorium in the theatre complex offers wall-to-wall, ceiling-to-floor screens, Barco DLP projectors, RealD 3D versatility and 7.1 JBL sound systems. XD: The Cinemark XD auditorium will feature an oversized (38ft x 70ft), wall-to-wall and ceiling-to-floor screen, brand new plush seating, custom JBL sound system, and a Doremi server and Barco digital projector. The Cinemark website with details of the new theater: http://www.cinemark.com/theatre-detail.aspx?node_id=78238&showtime_date=

sunflower62
sunflower62 on February 26, 2014 at 10:06 pm

It appears this theater is now closed, as Mr. Neff mentioned earlier. Does anyone know if it has been demolished or is being used for another purpose now?

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