Studio Movie Grill

128 N. Artsakh Avenue,
Glendale, CA 91205

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Studio Movie Grill

The Mann Exchange 8 was opened June 14, 1991, after Mann Theatres had dropped the Alex Theatre. In 1996, two more screens were added.

Taken over by Vintage Cinemas in 2011, two of the screens were closed. The remaining screens closed on February 29, 2012.

It was taken over by the Russian based Five Star Cinemas chain, and was refurbished, reopening in early-August 2013 again as a 10-screen cinema, and serving food with waiter service. The total seating capacity has now been reduced to 497, with the largest screen seating 104 and other screens ranging from 30 to 84 seats. The official ‘Grand Opening’ was held in late-September or early-October 2013. It was closed in April 2017. In 2019 it was converted into a Studio Movie Grill, which opened on October 19, 2019.

Contributed by William Gabel

Recent comments (view all 49 comments)

Danny Baldwin
Danny Baldwin on April 11, 2012 at 11:32 pm

Can now officially be marked as closed. I just found my pictures of the twin on the final day of their operation (which was final day of Mann operation, June of 2011).

drb on April 13, 2012 at 3:04 am

Well, it’s closed during construction/renovation, which has already started in earnest. They’ve already removed the old marquee and dome. This is what it’s going to look like: Former Mann Theater complex in Glendale slated for major overhaul

Danny Baldwin
Danny Baldwin on April 13, 2012 at 5:28 am

Wow! Hadn’t heard of this. Thanks for the link.

drb on April 19, 2012 at 1:08 am

Here’s video of the construction so far (link courtesy of the Tropico Station blog).

CSWalczak on May 17, 2012 at 10:53 pm

An update on the transformation of the former Mann 10 to an upscale art theater called the Five Star; it does not indicate the number of screens but the seat count will be reduced from 2,500 to 508. View article

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on August 17, 2013 at 6:58 pm

Here’s the new website for the theatre:

Looks pretty nice inside!

MikeRadio on January 15, 2018 at 7:58 am

This needs to be changed to closed.

rivest266 on August 19, 2019 at 5:54 pm

Grand opening ad posted.

Ron Pierce
Ron Pierce on October 20, 2019 at 6:54 am

Reopened October 17, 2019,, still 10 screens.

Note revised address: This section of Maryland Avenue is now renamed Artsakh Avenue. SMG is at 128 N. Artsakh Avenue.

SMG website. Phone (727) 231-3711

SMG Glendale is located in the heart of Glendale’s Downtown arts and entertainment district on Artsakh Avenue, just south of E. Wilson Avenue. This location will feature over 750 luxury lounge chairs and recliners in 10 auditoriums outfitted with the latest digital projection, Dolby 3D, Q-SYS custom sound systems, as well as a full-service bar and lounge and made-to-order American Grill menu. (Glendale News-Press)

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