UA Glasshouse 6

Glasshouse Square,
3156 Sports Arena Boulevard,
San Diego, CA 92115

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 18, 2013 at 8:49 pm

The United Artists Glasshouse 6 was the first of a number of six-screen theaters designed for UA by San Francisco architect Daniel T. Uesugi.

rivest266 on May 21, 2012 at 12:03 pm

July 17th, 1981 grand opening ad has been posted here. It opened as UA Movies 6

imadjdiva on May 13, 2012 at 11:28 am

That photo is nowhere near Glasshouse Square. I worked there through three managers from 1984-1986. They weren’t unionized, so there were no projectionists. The managers had to run the projectors, I was lucky enough to learn how to run the projection booth during my tenure as asst manager. What a fun time of life. Ha ha. Like every theater I worked at in my youth, it was a soap opera.

gonefishing on October 3, 2010 at 5:10 am

UA Glasshouse was almost sold to a local businessman in mid 1999. The deal fell through because UA was in the process of removing a lot of their fixtures and some equipment and he didn’t like that. The theatre continued to stay open and ran second run movies for $2 tickets. There was no manager and the staff from UA Horton Plaza ran it until it finally closed around September or October 1999. I personally removed as much of projection equipment as I could over a two day period. Left most of the platters and projectors. I heard a rumor Gold’s gym kept a platter system up in the booth.

kencmcintyre on January 18, 2010 at 2:14 am

Here is a February 1985 ad from the LA Times. Ray Kroc was the founder of McDonalds.

neeb on March 28, 2009 at 10:06 pm

Bunch of great memories of this theater- Jurassic Park, Cliffhanger, Benji the Hunted, advance screening of Wolf… my HS GF and I had out first date here (The Three Musketeers)… Dances with Wolves… I can’t remember how many Friday and Saturday nights I spent at this theater before I left for LA, but I mind of miss this one- not like I miss the Valley Circle or Cinema 21, but I miss it none the less.