Monrovia Cinema 12

410 S. Myrtle Street,
Monrovia, CA 91016

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Monrovia Cinema 12

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The Monrovia Cinema 12 opened in December 2000.

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jmarellano on April 7, 2008 at 9:57 pm

The main words about this theatre: NEVER FINISHED.

this theatre is a relatively small neighborhood theatre. 10 relatively small screens (less than 150 seats) and two theatres that hold about 250-300. One of the main theatres is an LFX screen. When this theatre was built, it originally had 3 concession stands planned. One was never finished and never opened. Its used on occasion for some merchandise. The Elevator never opened to go to the upstairs level. In fact, for years……unfinished. Upstairs they originally planned a bar, then a kids room, then a coffee bar, then back to bar……but it was, you guessed it, NEVER FINISHED. The stairway is behind the Box Office.

jmarellano on April 7, 2008 at 9:59 pm

One last thing, it was never finished as of a few years ago and the upstairs recently was still closed.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 7, 2008 at 10:00 pm

Krikorian’s Monrovia Cinema 12 was completed in December, 2000. It was designed by Gensler & Associates. I suppose the style might be described as a post-modern eclectic mannerism, but whatever the style, I’ve come to think of it as mouskitecture, in honor (or dishonor) of Mickey. Appropriately, Gensler & Associates also designed the AMC Theatres at Downtown Disney multiplex.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 7, 2008 at 10:20 pm

Maybe I should have said it was “uncompleted” in December of 2000, but I’ve never been there so I’m unaware of the state of the place. It’s one of the projects listed by TransMineral USA, the company that makes the hydraulic lime (I believe it’s similar to the material that used to be called cast stone) with which the building appears to be partly faced. Their website gives the date of completion as December, 2000.

Superman1985 on September 13, 2008 at 4:16 am

My cousin worked at this cinema last year. When I asked about the upstairs and why no one is allowed up there, he said the it’s reserved for “private functions” and plenty of employees hang out up there during their breaks. He has since quit, “proudly” as he stated ;)

By the way, even though I live nearby, I drive to the Arclight in Hollywood if I want to watch new movies. Too many children and teenagers for my liking, I mean… what kind of parent brings babies to see Spider-Man 3?!

Krikorianguy on November 5, 2015 at 10:55 pm

This theater was in the background of the pilot episode of ABC’s “The Goldbergs”. I used to frequent this theater a lot until i moved away from the area in the Summer of 2008. The last film I saw here was WALL-E,during the film there were a few people in the theater who smuggled bottles of beer. A few monhts later I went back to this theater to see Saving Mr. Banks. I Plan on coming back in January 2016 to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It is a very great theater, It’s usually never crowded when i went.

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