Cinedome 8 Fremont

39153 Farwell Drive,
Fremont, CA 94538

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The Cinedome 7 opened in 1982 with 2,400 seats in 7-screens, and was the largest movie theatre to operate in Fremont. An eighth screen was later added.

Operated by Cinemark, it was closed on March 8, 2009, leaving Fremont without a first run movie theatre, although the Naz 8 has begun to run first & second run programs.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 4, 2009 at 11:27 pm

This house opened early in 1982 as the Cinedome 7. Like the other Cinedome theaters in California, it was a project of Syufy Enterprises (Century Theatres), and was designed by architect Vincent G. Raney.

Boxoffice Magazine ran an article about it in their January, 1983, issue, mentioning that it had opened just a year earlier. In its original configuration, the Cinedome had 2400 seats, with four domed auditoriums of 400 seats each (two of them equipped for 70mm projection and six track sound) and three flat-top houses of 400, 200, and 200 seats.

The theater had been so successful from its opening day that Syufy was, at the time the article was published, building a second, identical cineplex a couple of miles away, which was to be called the Cinedome West, and is now the Cinedome 7 Newark.

I don’t know when the Fremont Cinedome got its eighth screen, or how it was done, or how it changed the total seating capacity. A few of the domed theaters at various Century locations were split in later years, but they might have split the larger of the flat-top theaters in Fremont. Somebody who has actually been there will probably turn up eventually to let us know.

Coate
Coate on March 5, 2009 at 12:00 am

An alternate name for this venue is CINEDOME EAST, to contrast with the CINEDOME WEST in nearby Newark.

neeb
neeb on March 5, 2009 at 2:43 am

Too bad it’s closing. This was a fun theater.

scottfavareille
scottfavareille on July 2, 2009 at 1:20 pm

Status should be “closed”.

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on March 11, 2010 at 2:35 am

The 4th dome was split in half to make the eighth theatre. The domes at these locations were not as big as the free standing ones in San Jose, Sacramento and Pleasant Hill.

JenniferEmily
JenniferEmily on July 7, 2012 at 9:02 pm

The last movie I saw at this theater was Hairspray and the dolby sound system went out and nobody seemed to care.

The theater still stands. Maybe they will make it into another Retro Dome, like the one in San Jose.

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on August 7, 2012 at 10:59 am

Described in this 1983 trade article: Boxoffice

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on April 17, 2013 at 7:31 pm

The theatre building was torn down in late 2012. There will be a health club taking its place.

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