Edwards Gateway 5

14351 Firestone Boulevard,
La Mirada, CA 90638

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Sterling Recreation Organization’s (SRO) Gateway 5 Theatres opened on June 1, 1984. SRO managed it until June 2, 1985. On June 3, 1984 it came under Pacific Theatre’s banner in the movie section of the Orange County Register. At the time Pacific Theatres also operated 6 screens at the La Mirada Mall and 9 drive-ins in Orange County.

On June 23, 1993 the Los Angeles Times said that Edwards Theatres was assuming control of the Gateway 5. In August of 2000 the Orange County Register reporting on Edwards bankruptcy said that Edwards had filed a petition with the court to terminate the lease on the Gateway 5. According to Edwards Movie guide in the Register, the theater had already closed as it vanished from the listings in September of 1999. Was Edwards paying for a lease on an empty theater for nearly a year? The city of La Mirada says that the Edwards Gateway 5 was demolished to make room for redevelopment.

Contributed by Ron Pierce

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CTCrouch
CTCrouch on January 20, 2013 at 10:59 am

While the theatre is long gone, a “Gateway Theatres” labelscar and non functional led marquee can still be seen on a sign that stands adjacent to the northbound side of the 5 freeway.

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