House of Blues Anaheim

400 Disney Way,
Anaheim, CA 92802

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This upscale multiplex opened on September 27, 2008 on the fourth floor of Anaheim’s Garden Walk shopping complex. It has fourteen screens and an IMAX auditorium as well as a cocktail lounge and VIP screening rooms. CinemaFusion is a division of Sanborn (formerly SoCal) Theaters.

Taken over by UltraStar Cinemas in the summer of 2010. It was closed August 17, 2015. It was converted into a House of Blues which opened February 28, 2017.

Contributed by Christopher Walczak

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CSWalczak on January 25, 2010 at 6:30 pm

This multiplex, though operating, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy;; story here:

jmarellano on July 16, 2010 at 8:48 pm

Something is seriously wrong with this theater.

First off the last film in IMAX here was Kung Fu Panda. I called the theater and the girl told me there are no plans to open it up any time soon.

Second, only 5 movies are being shown on the Family side.. And only 3 on the 21+ side. 5 screens are dark.

I sense that this theater won’t be around past Christmas.

CSWalczak on August 20, 2010 at 2:18 pm

After a brief closure, this theater has reopened as the UltraStar Anaheim Garden Walk; the new official website is: For the time being, the IMAX screen is not available nor the former 21+ seating, though the new management hopes to restore both eventually, according to this story: View link

jmarellano on August 29, 2010 at 9:28 am

Theater has a twitter: @ultrastargw14

CSWalczak on January 24, 2011 at 7:50 pm

UltraStar is making significant upgrades at this theater. The IMAX screen has been replaced with one of the company’s UltraMax screens, D-Box seats have been installed, and the 21+ seating will be returned. Story here: View link

CTCrouch on August 11, 2015 at 10:08 pm

I’m surprised the theatre lasted as long as it did. Had it been located almost anywhere else, this theatre likely would have been very successful. In many ways, the facility/amenities offered were ahead of their time when it opened and foretold where the industry was heading. However, the upper level, of a poorly placed/thought out shopping complex, basically doomed the venue from the start. Maybe the House of Blues will provide the kind of drawing power this mall is in desperate need of.

jmarellano on September 27, 2015 at 1:05 am

Hold on. Not so fast. Rumor has it that the theater may reopen, but on a smaller scale. Demolition has started but apparently they will be keeping auditoriums 9-14 untouched or partially gutted. They will wall off the lobby area for the HOB but the mall wants a small 6 screen theater still. So the theater may not be completely dead yet. The HOB will take over the side of theaters 1-8 including the former IMAX screen.

moviebuff82 on August 6, 2017 at 5:50 am

How far was it from Disneyland, Honda Center, and Angel Stadium?

Bway on March 19, 2018 at 10:43 am

There is rumor the movie theater portion of this theater, that wasn’t converted to House of Blues may be reopened by AMC when the Downtown Disney AMC multiplex closes. The Downtown Disney multiplex is closing because Disney will be building a hotel on the site.

jaye123 on June 18, 2018 at 11:40 pm

AMC will takeover the unused portion of the building, it is slated to open in the summer of 2019 as AMC Anaheim GardenWalk 6.

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