Plaza Twin Theatres

345 N. Escondido Boulevard,
Escondido, CA 92025

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Former site of the Plaza Theatre

Located in the Midtown Plaza Shopping Center. The Plaza Theatre was opened as a single screen on October 28, 1969 with Paul Newman in “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid”. It was twinned on June 15, 1973 and operated until at least the mid-1980’s. It was owned by Metropolitan Theatres.

The building has been demolished and now the Escondido Edwards Stadium 16 Theater stands where the Plaza Theater once stood.

Contributed by Chris Flora

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LebowskiT1000
LebowskiT1000 on May 18, 2012 at 12:26 am

If this site is correct, then based on the movies shown on the marquee, it was open at least until 1985. Perhaps it closed in 1990.

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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

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rivest266
rivest266 on July 13, 2019 at 9:29 pm

This opened for an invention only preview on October 28th, 1969 the to the public on the 29th.

Plaza theatre opening in EscondidoPlaza theatre opening in Escondido Tue, Oct 28, 1969 – 5 · Times-Advocate (Escondido, California) · Newspapers.com

rivest266
rivest266 on July 13, 2019 at 10:10 pm

Became a twin cinema opening on June 15th, 1973. Grand opening ad posted.

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