9618 Garden Grove Boulevard,
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The Grove was a plain strip mall theatre nestled among other shops with a five-acre parking lot in front. When it opened on August 20, 1957, it was a non-event, just a small ad in the Santa Ana Register that read: âï¿½ï¿½We are now open.âï¿½ï¿½ Elvis Presley in âï¿½ï¿½Loving Youâï¿½ï¿½ was the main attraction. Typical 1970s fare that might create standing room only would be âï¿½ï¿½Billy Jack.âï¿½ï¿½
The number of seats is unknown but sometime in the mid-70s the name was changed to the Grove Twin, which still left two fair sized auditoriums. For many years it shared ad space in the Register with the Brookhurst and Loge in Anaheim, which like the Grove theatre, were Vinicof theatres, a small chain, with locations in LA and Long Beach. In fact their ad appeared regularly in the Long Beach papers also. After June 28, 1979, its ad no longer ran in the papers and no other theatre again opened there.
By 2008 the center was demolished and a modern office building was constructed on the site. The Grove should not be confused with the Gem, an older theatre on Main Street, which still exists.
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