Fairfax 6 Theatres

9 Broadway,
Fairfax, CA 94930

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Fairfax 6 Theatres

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The Fairfax Theatre was constructed by the Blumenfeld Chain in 1950 as a single screen movie house. The theater was later split and then purchased by Cinema West.

Restored in 1993, the theater has added three more screens, for a total of five auditoriums. In 2012 a sixth screen was added.

Contributed by Ross Melnick

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TOMESPARZA
TOMESPARZA on October 25, 2001 at 6:30 am

THE FAIRFAX WAS SAVED BY THE LAEMMLE CHAIN AND IS SCHEDULED TO BE REOPENED ON 11/2 AFTER A VERY SHORT CLOSURE OF ABOUT A MONTH OR SO. I WAS BEING RUN AS A DISCOUNT HOUSE WITH 3 SCREENS. OLD SEATS ARE BEING REMOVED WITH FEWER NEW SEATS AND MORE LEG SPACE BEING ADDED.

http://www.laemmle.com/theatres/fairfax.html

Ross Melnick
Ross Melnick on October 26, 2001 at 3:23 am

Tom, I think you’re thinking of the Fairfax 3 Theaters that was previously run by Loews Cineplex. This Fairfax theater is still owned by Cinema West:

http://www.cinema-west.com

Lee
Lee on February 17, 2002 at 4:07 am

When it became two theatres in the early 90’s, there cut the last third of the seating and made it the second theatre. The larger (#2) main theatre looks and feels like the original. #3 and #4 are brand new “screening rooms”, maybe seats a hundred each. Cinema West’s original plans were to open a 8 or 10 plex down the street, but the town of Fairfax said no to that.

thelawoffives
thelawoffives on August 13, 2004 at 6:21 pm

In 2003, all the seats were replaced with the reclining back/love seat arm rest style seats popping up in other movie houses.

A fifth theatre was added in 2004, but without shrinking any of the existing screens. The largest of the theatres was remodled “stadium” style, with the back half of the room inclined up. The new theatre was added under the inclined portion of the remodled theatre. The remodled theatre and the new small theatre have very comfortable new seats with padded arm rests.

As of 2004, the Fairfax is first run movies.

terrywade
terrywade on November 16, 2007 at 4:42 pm

Thanks Fairfax for having the only theatre in your area with digital 3-D. Today and this week watch the crowds come to see ‘Beowulf’ in the new 3-D at the Fairfax. I can’t believe the Century/Cinemark guys are so slow in your area to install this new technology. Why go to a movie theatre and see a 3-D movie in boring flat 2-D! Your business will be triple from the 3 Cinemark theatres showing the 2-D 35mm print. Watch out as soon as they see the $$ going to the indi Fairfax Theatre they will wake up and get caught up with the new digital world of projection. Enjoy the business while you can at the Cinema West Fairfax.

spectrum
spectrum on October 29, 2008 at 12:55 pm

According to their web page, they will install solar panels soon and are claiming they will be the first cinema in the nation to be completely solar powered.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on August 15, 2009 at 2:14 pm

This is from the San Rafael Daily Journal in June 1950:
http://tinyurl.com/ooqm6t

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on October 21, 2011 at 10:06 pm

The theatre is currently undergoing new construction of a sixth theatre.

Mikeyisirish
Mikeyisirish on June 27, 2012 at 6:26 pm

A few 2012 photos can be seen here and here.

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on December 4, 2013 at 1:27 am

Theatre is actually six screens now.

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