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 48 comments)

Danny Baldwin
Danny Baldwin on February 28, 2012 at 10:06 pm

I’m speculating, but it appears as though it may have closed again tonight. The final showtime set was at 5:45 and there are no times listed for tomorrow and beyond.

It would make sense for Vintage to call it quits, especially with the Marketplace now re-opened.

Danny Baldwin
Danny Baldwin on April 11, 2012 at 3:32 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 12, 2012 at 7:04 pm

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 12, 2012 at 9:28 pm

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

drb on April 18, 2012 at 5:08 pm

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

CSWalczak on May 17, 2012 at 2:53 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 10:58 am

Here’s the new website for the theatre:

Looks pretty nice inside!

MikeRadio on January 14, 2018 at 11:58 pm

This needs to be changed to closed.

rivest266 on August 19, 2019 at 9:54 am

Grand opening ad posted.

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