Regal Edwards Brea East 12

155-255 W. Birch Street,
Brea, CA 92821

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Regal Edwards Brea East 12

The Edwards Brea 22 is comprised of two side-by-side buildings, separated by a common street. With 3,000 seats the Eastside 12, with an Art Deco style inspired exterior design, opened on September 26, 1997.

While the first phase was celebrating its grand opening, planning had already started on the Westside Streamline Modern style with 10 screens. This second phase opened in November of 1998 with 2,200 seats. The Orange County Register said the theaters would be “mimicking Main Street theaters that might have been found in Los Angeles in the late-1930’s". The combined seating capacity was 5,200.

Regal Entertaiment Group is the current operator. The theaters are part of the Birch Street Promenade, home to restaurants, shops, and the ever-popular Improv Comedy Club. On October 24, 2019 the Regal Edwards West 10 was closed. The Regal Edwards East 12 continues to operate.

Contributed by Ron Pierce

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Scott Neff
Scott Neff on March 14, 2012 at 11:56 am

The theatres aren’t actually side by side; they are down the street from each other. Whatever the case it is an impressive sight to see.

rivest266
rivest266 on May 24, 2015 at 2:36 pm

September 19th, 1997 grand opening ad (first phase) in photo section.

rivest266
rivest266 on August 11, 2016 at 3:22 pm

February 5th, 1998 grand opening ad for Phase 2 also in the photo section.

Ron Pierce
Ron Pierce on November 3, 2019 at 12:14 am

The 10 west side screens closed October 24, 2019.

The 12 east side screens are still operating as Regal Edwards Brea East with1,084 seats.

Accompanying information and door sign is now in the photo section.

Ron Pierce
Ron Pierce on November 15, 2019 at 1:41 am

The new seat count is 1,084

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