Festival Cinemas

19901 Hesperian Boulevard,
Hayward, CA 94541

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Rudy on June 25, 2017 at 6:42 pm

I remember seeing films there like Dumb & Dumber, Stargate, Bean The Movie, Alien Resurrection and I’m countless other movies as a kid in the 90s. Those were some good times going to the movies with places like this, Union City Drive-In theater 6, Southland Cinemas, Hayward United Artists 6, the Cinedomes 7 Newark and East in Fremont, the Fremont General Cinemas and the Super Saver Cinema 7 (basically I went to all of em as a kid) had some great times going to these movie theaters.

Monsterzero on October 9, 2009 at 11:22 am


Any chance I could get you to send me those images that you have of the Festival Cinemas?

scottfavareille on September 19, 2005 at 11:08 am

Just got back from vacation—It has been demolished.

scottfavareille on July 20, 2005 at 7:06 am

Update: This theater is slated to be torn down in September(after the Hayward Zucchini Festival, which is held at Kennedy Park across the street) and it will be replaced with a Target store.

scottfavareille on August 30, 2004 at 2:35 pm

Over 1 ½ years later, the building still sits, empty.

scottfavareille on March 31, 2004 at 1:54 pm

In the area, the first THX certified auditorium was at the GCC Fremont Hub 8, which opened in 1987 and had one auditorium THX certified. (That theater later closed, ironically due to the popularity of the 25 screen Century 25 in Union City. How interesting is that theater wound up putting 4 separate multiplexes totalling 28 screens out of business.)

FrankieBoyCA on January 21, 2004 at 4:07 pm

Was one of the rare bay area theatres to have a THX certified auditorium for many years, before many of the huge 15+ screen multiplexes came along.

bobbie on January 9, 2004 at 3:34 pm

Just thought I might add this bit of info

The address is:
19901 Hesperian Blvd Hayward, CA 94541

The last day it was open for business was January 26th, 2003

If the add photo option was available, I could submit images as well, for I have many.