AMC Marina Pacifica 12

6346 E. Pacific Coast Highway,
Long Beach, CA 90803

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AMC Marina Pacifica 12

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Originally opened in 1984, as the Marina Pacifica 6, this AMC theatre underwent a $7 million renovation and opened on January 10, 1997, as the Marina Pacifica 12. The new stadium auditoriums were carved out of a section of the shopping center formerly occupied by a Marie Callender’s restaurant. Helping to premiere the theatre was Madonna’s version of “Evita”

The Long Beach Press-Telegram said that the six stadiums gave 1,154 more seats making a total of 2,686. They noted that the largest auditorium has 400 seats. The old non-stadium side of the complex, which is in a separate building from the stadiums, with the box office in between, also under went a remodeling. Both sides of the theatre offer separate main lobbies, concession, restroom, and projection facilities. The other theatre in the area is the UA Market Place 6, about a half of a mile away.

Contributed by Ron Pierce

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Zubi
Zubi on August 7, 2009 at 10:11 pm

One of the first theatres in Southern California to have cupholder armrests.

CTCrouch
CTCrouch on August 8, 2009 at 12:04 am

The original grand opening was held on the weekend of 8/17/84. Among the opening giveaway items and prizes was a raffle for a 14' Hobie Cat sailboat. The theatre’s opening films were: Tightrope, Cloak & Dagger, Sam’s Son, Sheena, Karate Kid, Woman in Red, and a midnight showing of Woodstock.

Edward Havens
Edward Havens on February 27, 2010 at 10:10 am

Actually, the space now occupied by the “newer” half of the complex was other shops and, for a wonderful time from the late 1970s to mid 1980s, an arcade. The Marie Callender’s was farther down at one of the ends of the shopping center, and is currently a Kamal Palace Cuisine of India restaurant.

monroe jones
monroe jones on August 12, 2013 at 11:42 pm

that arcade was great

rivest266
rivest266 on December 20, 2014 at 9:19 am

1984 and 1997 grand opening ads in photo section.

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