Fox Cinemaland Theatre

1414 Harbor Boulevard,
Anaheim, CA 92802

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Fox Cinemaland Theatre exterior

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The Fox Cinemaland opened in April 1968 as a single screen theater. It was triplexed fall of 1974. This theater was located about a block from the main entrance to Disneyland.

After closing, it sat vacant for some time, and was demolished in 1998 to make way for a bus terminal.

Contributed by William Gabel

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Manwithnoname
Manwithnoname on March 4, 2005 at 7:50 pm

The last chain to run the theater was Mann.

CTCrouch
CTCrouch on January 25, 2009 at 10:45 am

According to the 4/15/68 Boxoffice Magazine, Cinemaland’s first manager was Harold Brislin, an individual who had formerly managed the Fox West Coast, in Santa Ana, and had been with the company for 33 years (at the time of Cinemaland’s opening).

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on September 1, 2009 at 7:32 am

The Fox Cinemaland was designed by L. Perry Pearson and Paul Wuesthoff of Pearson & Wuesthoff, a Los Angeles firm soon to become Pearson, Wuesthoff, & Skinner. The April 15, 1968, issue of Boxoffice confirmed that the house had formally opened on April 10.

The architectural firm that designed the Cinemaland apparently designed most of NGC’s projects in the west and southwest from the mid-1960s into the 1970s. I’ve tracked down the names of almost ten of these projects so far, and expect to find more.

ohmyrtle
ohmyrtle on March 22, 2010 at 5:52 am

I think this theater is in this photograph – View link

I visited this theater once a long time ago, and the location in the photo seems right.

William
William on March 8, 2011 at 3:58 pm

Spud Girl, the theatre is on the other side of the park. The Disneyland Hotel is in the forground of the picture.

Coate
Coate on March 8, 2011 at 5:28 pm

Some photos (vintage and contemporary) and newspaper ads of this theater can be found here.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on March 14, 2011 at 1:42 am

Thanks for the link Micheal,love the ad for Cashiers,Candy Girls and Doorman.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 14, 2011 at 4:01 pm

nothing like the 70’s theatre Business!Great stuff.

alexaadap
alexaadap on August 11, 2013 at 6:07 am

Great memories. As a kid I used to go there and watch Kung fu films.

jvp3
jvp3 on June 12, 2014 at 3:35 pm

The location of this theater is (was) at the corner of Harbor Blvd and W. Manchester Ave (which, past the theater’s location, curves into a parallel road – and becomes Sl Manchester Ave. – along the 5 Freeway). As noted earlier, it is not directly across Harbor Blvd from the Disneyland entrance; rather it is directly opposite the Tomorrowland Train Station in Disneyland (next to the Innoventions Building and the Autopia). On the site today stands a Mimi’s Cafe (although the theater’s actual footprint is part of the current restaurant’s parking lot – the restaurant’s address is 1400 S. Harbor Blvd, interestingly). It is directly across from the Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel & Water Playground.

Side note: I also saw “Herbie Rides Again” here in the summer of 1974, and I distinctly remember the full-size Herbie-styled VW Bug replica outside the entrance doors near the ticket booth! I also saw the 1976 “King Kong” here with my dad, and in the summer of 1977 I remember going here for a few weekends for a kids' movie festival, seeing such films as “The World of Abbott & Costello” (1965), “The Cockeyed Cowboys of Calico County” (1970), “Clarence the Cross Eyed Lion” (1965), “Eight on the Lam” (1967), “McHale’s Navy Joins The Air Force” (1965), and others.

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