ArcLight Beach Cities

831 S. Nash Street,
El Segundo, CA 90245

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rivest266 on August 4, 2016 at 10:40 pm

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

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”.

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

Precisely, Scott!

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 May 30, 2011 at 11:28 am

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

kencmcintyre on November 24, 2010 at 9:55 am

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

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.

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!

kencmcintyre on September 30, 2010 at 1:40 pm

The theater is closed for conversion to Arclight.

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 19, 2009 at 2:22 pm

Here is an interior photo taken today:

kencmcintyre on January 28, 2009 at 2:12 pm

Here is a photo taken earlier today:

kencmcintyre on April 13, 2008 at 11:51 pm

There was a shooting in this theater a few nights ago. Two El Segundo police officers were wounded, along with a bystander. It was the first such shooting of an El Segundo officer since 1957. The suspect was killed in the exchange of fire.

kencmcintyre on April 11, 2008 at 9:41 pm

I interviewed for a job over at TRW when I moved to LA in 1984. I remember driving slowly down Rosecrans looking for the TRW complex. Most of Rosecrans between Sepulveda and Aviation was vacant land. Hard to picture that now when you see this theater and all the rest of the retail on that stretch.