Paradise Valley Stadium 7

4568 E. Cactus Road,
Phoenix, AZ 85032

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Paradise Valley Stadium 7

Opened June 15, 1979 as a quad by General Cinema, it was taken over by Harkins Theaters around 1998, expanded eventually to seven screens, and then closed in 2004. It was reopened in 2010 by Picture Show Entertainments.

Contributed by Christopher Walczak

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rjc2112 on November 2, 2011 at 7:47 am

It was there at least as early as 1980; I saw The Empire Strikes Back there when it came out.

Matthew1982 on January 16, 2012 at 10:50 am

This theater was reopened and renovated by Picture Show Theaters. Other then updated stadium seating and a fresh coat of paint it looks the same. But I am glad to see the theater put to use.

mattshomeworld on September 27, 2012 at 9:58 am

The original theatre was opened when the mall opened and was run by General Cinemas and later sold to Harkens sometime around the late 1980’s and closed in the early 2000’s due to Harkens North Valley 16 3 miles away. Picture Show took ownership in 2010 and renovated the entire theatre with stadium seating and all digital projectors. Picture show used this theatre for there new premium theater concept showing new movies and luxury seating as they where a small family budget 2nd run theatre chain.

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on September 27, 2012 at 10:52 am

Probably time to update the summary above as a new theatre was not built in its place, the same one was renovated.

Mikeoaklandpark on September 27, 2012 at 12:57 pm

Also it appears this theater is open so status should be changed to open.

CSWalczak on September 27, 2012 at 1:17 pm

The theater is now a part of a small chain call Picture Show Entertainment; the official website is:

Chris1982 on June 17, 2015 at 12:11 am

According to their website this is the Paradise Valley Stadium 7. 7 screens not 10. also their website

robboehm on June 17, 2015 at 7:11 am

Uploaded a photo of the entrance. Remember the day when the name of the theater was displayed not the parent company? And with all the changes happening the updates must cost a pretty penny.

rivest266 on November 15, 2015 at 4:59 pm

June 15th, 1979 grand opening ad in photo section

AndrewPatrickRalston on July 25, 2018 at 4:35 pm

My brother Tim Ralston worked here in the early 80’s. He took a couple of pictures and they might be the only photographic evidence of the original theater near the food court.

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