Vineyard Twin Theater

1509 East Valley Parkway,
Escondido, CA 92027

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Acapulco!

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Was part of the Vineyard Mall, closed down in the late-1990’s and the entire mall was demolished. There is now an Albertsons roughly where it was.

Contributed by Chris Flora

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LebowskiT1000
LebowskiT1000 on April 19, 2012 at 11:13 pm

Also, as of this posting it should be noted that a small portion of the mall still exists, which is the Acapulco Restaurant. It was part of a MUCH larger structure, but they left that part of the building alone and made it look like a stand-alone building.

LebowskiT1000
LebowskiT1000 on June 26, 2012 at 11:09 pm

Here’s an article with a mention of the Vineyard Twin Theater.

http://retailtrafficmag.com/development/trends/retail_screen_gems/

“Edwards, a Newport Beach, Calif., company that merged into Regal Entertainment Group following bankruptcy, closed the Vineyard Twin Cinemas and six-screen Nordahl Road Cinema in Escondido, Calif., in 1998 after opening an 18-screener in nearby San Marcos. The San Marcos opening also prompted closure of the 15-year-old, independently run Del Norte Plaza Movies 8 cinema; when Del Norte management failed to find a new operator for the theater, it rented the gutted space to LA Fitness Clubs.”

LebowskiT1000
LebowskiT1000 on July 9, 2012 at 10:37 pm

Here’s a cool newspaper clipping showing all the movies playing in the general area back in 1975.

Newspaper Clipping

From this site: Valley Drive-In Blogspot

AaronVSteimle
AaronVSteimle on May 15, 2013 at 8:53 pm

I worked at this theater when I went to Orange Glen High School. It was a great place to work, with fun audiences and enjoyable films. I also loved the design of the Vineyard Shopping Center complex, which I wish had more businesses to keep it going. Great theater, great mall.

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