ArcLight Beach Cities

831 S. Nash Street,
El Segundo, CA 90245

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Exterior Shot

Opened November 15, 1996, this theater is less than a mile away from the Pacific Manhattan Village Mall six-plex, which gave the Pacific Theatres circuit 22 screens within a short radius.

It was taken over by ArcLight Cinemas in September 2010 and was refurbished, reopening on November 5, 2010.

Contributed by Ross Melnick

Recent comments (view all 20 comments)

Manwithnoname on June 11, 2010 at 11:42 am

According to an email I received from Arclight, this complex will be an Arclight venue by Christmas.

kencmcintyre on September 30, 2010 at 1:40 pm

The theater is closed for conversion to Arclight.

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on November 13, 2010 at 11:23 pm

ABSOLUTELY STUNNING transformation from Pacific to ArcLight. Auditorium layout completely changed from downward sloping stadium seating to upward sloping stadium seating. Screens are bigger. Sound is upgraded. Projection is DP…but they do have film projectors on hand.

This theatre is going to be the toast of the South Bay!

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on November 13, 2010 at 11:25 pm

P.S. Pacific & ArcLight are the same company. Their parent company (Decurion Corporation) simply converted it from Pacific to ArcLight, so the line about ArcLight “taking it over” is not quite accurate.

kencmcintyre on November 24, 2010 at 9:55 am

I was there a couple of days ago. Nice remodel.

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on May 30, 2011 at 11:28 am

Street View needs to be upgraded – the shot is from it’s days as a Pacific.

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on March 6, 2012 at 6:19 pm

Chris — what do you mean by down vs. up sloping?

Is down where you enter at the top of the stadium and step down? And up where you enter at the bottom and walk up?

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on March 7, 2012 at 8:18 am

Precisely, Scott!

Zubi on July 20, 2013 at 6:57 am

Arclight members were recently notified by email that this chain of theatres is going to start charging a $15 annual membership fee. One must now pay for the privilege of having a rewards/loyalty card that has been 100% free for well over a decade. All current memberships will terminate at the end of this summer. Members with accrued points who do not renew under the new program will have 24 months afterwards to use any accrued points. One must use or lose even new points under the new membership within 24 months. The trade-off is that you get a 10% discount on coffee, a $5 gift card for signing now, and other things that nobody cares about. They are calling these things “exciting new benefits”.

rivest266 on August 4, 2016 at 10:40 pm

November 15th, 1996 grand opening ad as Beach Cities Cinema in the photo section.

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