Titan Theatre

2500 Nutwood Avenue,
Fullerton, CA 92831

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Titan Theatre

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Opened July 13, 1966, today the Titan Theatre is used as part of a college in Fullerton.

Contributed by William Gabel

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Cinerama
Cinerama on April 27, 2006 at 1:18 pm

Thanks William. I’m going through a Motion Picture Exhibitor magazine that said it could show a Cinerama film. A number of theatres that were built in the 60’s were promoted as such but never did show and promote a film as being “In Cinerama”.

mhshapiro
mhshapiro on July 14, 2006 at 4:26 pm

I recently posted pictures of Hope International University including the Titan Theater as it looks today (July, 2006) on Webshots. The album is entitled “Googie in Orange County”.

The URL for the album is:

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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on August 17, 2007 at 8:55 pm

Listed at 2500 E. Nutwood in a 2/29/76 LA Times ad. It was a GCC theater at that time. The feature was the Who’s “Tommy”.

bowlertk
bowlertk on September 11, 2007 at 12:09 pm

I was a student at Pacific Christian College (Now Hope International University) from 1977 to 1982. I have been inside the Titan many times and used the projection room as a sound booth for many speeches and theater productions. I worked my way through school as a sound and light technician for the school. The projection room had all of the projection equipment in tack when I was there. In fact during the fall of 1977, as a freshman, I attended the last feature film showing at the Titan. Someone at the college had some connections and they advertised to the student bidy that a “First run, major motion picture” would be shown in the theater free of charge on that Thursday night. They could not advertise what movie it was but assured the students it would be worth. The rumor mill started and everyone thought it would be a Disney movie. When the screen went black and then read “A long time ago in a galaxy far far away…” The roar from the crowd was incredible. “Star Wars” was the last movie to be shown at the Titan. After that I did sound and lights for live productions of “Fiddler on the Roof”, “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown”, the band Hiroshima and others. Reading the comments and seeing pictures has brought back some memories.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on February 22, 2010 at 11:32 am

Was this AKA LOEWS TITAN?

William
William on February 22, 2010 at 12:52 pm

tlsloews, Yes it was Loews Titan Theatre. After Loews sold it’s Southern California operations GCC operated it.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on February 22, 2010 at 1:12 pm

Thanks William.I like the name I live in Nashville,Tennessee home of the Tennessee Titans.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on February 22, 2010 at 6:08 pm

Get it done Chuck1231!

OCRon
OCRon on April 19, 2015 at 10:25 pm

The Titan Theatre currently has an occupancy limit of 1,044, down from the original 1,200 seats, due to respacing of rows and addition of handicapped areas. (See rendering in photo section.

The Titan Opened on July 13, 1966 with The Singing Nun and How The West Was Won. This 4-hour+ double bill was playing at 7 other Statewide theatres, Pacific Drive-ins, National General Theatres, and independents. See the photo section for a listing of all 52 Statewide Theatres.

OCRon
OCRon on April 20, 2015 at 11:40 pm

Walter Beeson can be listed as the architect of the Titan Theatre. (See photo section).

Fred Stein organized Statewide Theatres in October of 1960 when he bought 12 ElectroVision Theatres. According to the Los Angeles Times, this made it “the largest independent theater operation in Southern California.” The chain was renamed Statewide Theatres in November of 1960.

In September of 1962 the LA Times reported that Harold, Marvin, and Walter Mirisch, noted film producers, held a 50% interest in Statewide Theatres. (News articles are in photo section)
Statewide Theatres became listed under Loew’s Theatres banner in the LA Times on November 1, 1967.

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