6360 Topanga Canyon Boulevard,
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The Topanga Theatre was opened as a single screen movie house in the 1960s.
It was twinned in the early 80’s, triplexed in the early 90s.
Pacific Theatres was the last chain to operate the Topanga, which became a second-run theatre in 1998 and closed altogether in early 2000.
What killed the Topanga theatre was a 16 screen AMC multiplex opened one block away. In the same area there was also the GCC Woodland Hills Triplex, the UA Warner Center 6, the single screen Baronet and, down the road, the GCC Fallbrook 10.
Pacific Theatres was going to build a large multi-screen plex on the Topanga Theatre’s site, but AMC converted an old department store into the AMC 16 screen multiplex. Pacific Theatres dropped the project and let the Topanga die the slow death.
By the time it closed, the Topanga’s 60s-era architecture stuck out amongst the more modern strip malls and shopping malls around it.
The former Topanga Theatre last housed a furniture store and was demolished in September 2007.
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