iPic Pasadena

42 Miller Alley,
Pasadena, CA 91103

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iPic Pasadena

The AMC Old Pasadena 8 was opened November 22, 1991. High end multiplex with curbside valet parking, a restaurant/bar, reclining loungers in the theater and food and drink service. Ticket price $22.

Taken over by Laemmle and renamed Laemmle’s One Colorado. It had closed by December 2009 to be converted into Gold Class Cinemas. It reopened in December 2009 as One Colorado Pasadena-Village Roadshow Gold Class Cinemas. It has now been taken over by iPic Theaters.

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meheuck on November 29, 2009 at 12:53 am

So that’s what happened to the old AMC house that Laemmle pulled out of. Makes sense. Of course, right now is not the time I would open an ultra-pricey cinema lounge, but that’s just me.

jackfmurphy on November 29, 2009 at 1:04 pm

I went to the open house held last night (Nov. 28) to the Gold Class Cinemas in Pasadena, CA. When you enter the theatre lounge area there is a bar and lounge that would rival any first class restaurant. All done up very elegantly. I would be very pleased bringing a friend to this. The theatres themselves do have VERY wide comfortable lounge recliner seats. The foot rest is operated by a electric push button on the side of the seat, and the seat and back can tilt back almost horizontality. I am tall guy and the seats were most comfortable. There is a small side table for food and drink with a button to summon your waiter when ordering at seat service. Now for the best part – there is plenty of room in each theatre. The seats are widely spaced apart in groups and it’s unlikely that anyone will be bothering you as they pass by. There are 6 screens and each theatre has a nice big wide screen with 35mm projection. Most theatres have lounge chairs of only 40 seats. It’s like watching a movie in a billionaire’s private theatre. Very confortable and spacious. Yes there is a premium for this but well worth it. I will be a customer for sure.

Jack F. Murphy
Studio City, CA

kencmcintyre on December 5, 2009 at 4:41 pm

There was a full page ad for this theater in the LA Times a few days ago. They seem to be emphasizing the waiter service, but for me that would be a little distracting if the movie was halfway decent.

tonester777 on December 18, 2009 at 8:18 pm

This kind of Petit Bourgeois display of wealth is just what Pass The Donut needs. I hope the seats are wide enough for all the fat toads that are willing to pay triple to see the crap that passes for cinema these days. Charming.

Dublinboyo on December 21, 2009 at 4:00 pm

If they could insure that there would be no cel phones, blackberrys or devices with a bright display that distract from the film. Also, police the theater to prevent people from talking, kicking your chair, or other distacting behaviour, then maybe, just maybe I’d consider this theater. The sad reality is that people no longer have even the slightest vestiage of consideration or manners when it comes to going to a movie theater and paying $30 a ticket will not solve the problems. I’m old enough to remember when theaters – real movie theaters – had ushers with flashlights to keep patrons from this type of behaviour. Now it’s just commomplace and accepted and just plain sad. No wonder prople stay home and get the film from Netflix.

shua22 on January 5, 2010 at 11:03 pm

Went here last week. They’ve got plenty of kinks to work out. They don’t bother to tell you anywhere but you should plan to arrive 30 minutes before show time. They took our food and drink order before we were escorted to our seats. They brought the drinks but the food never showed up. That’s just ridiculous!

The seats were really comfortable and there is not a bad seat in the house. The screen was great and the sound was too. Unfortunately though the stinky service overshadowed all of it.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on May 30, 2011 at 4:38 am

The Google Street View shows Miller Alley leading south from Union Street. This Flickr photo shows the pedestrian passage leading to the theater from Colorado Boulevard, with the theater’s sign and attraction board suspended above it (the photo is a bit blurry.)

rivest266 on August 6, 2016 at 11:30 am

This opened on November 22nd, 1991 along with the Media Center 4 by AMC. Grand opening ad in photo section.

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