Curtain Call Dinner Theater

680 El Camino Real,
Tustin, CA 92780

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Curtain Call Dinner Theater

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The Curtain Call Dinner Theater opened as the Tustin Theatre in a small shopping center in June of 1962 and was always an independent theater. In the early-1970’s it was divided into two auditoriums and continued to operate until it was taken over by Elizabeth Howard in 1981.

Since that time it has found success as Orange County’s only dinner theater staging classic Broadway musicals such as “Phantom of the Opera”. At a time when dinner theaters may be considered passe, the Curtain Call Dinner Theater continued to draw crowds six nights a week. It was closed on November 12, 2010.

Contributed by Ron Pierce

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CTCrouch
CTCrouch on February 6, 2008 at 4:03 am

The theatre is listed in General Cinemas' block add during the early 70’s. Around 1974, it begins to appear under the Century Cinema Circuit listing, as the Tustin Twin.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on August 2, 2009 at 5:06 pm

The original owner/operator of the Tustin Theatre was Saul Mahler. An item in the June 11, 1962, issue of Boxoffice said that the house was scheduled to open on June 20. A special preview show was to be held on the 19th.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on March 17, 2010 at 4:35 pm

Did the first ad posted by Chuck say formerly LOEWS,and was it ever a LOEWS?

CTCrouch
CTCrouch on June 23, 2012 at 2:19 am

As to TLSLOEWS question: General Cinemas bought a group of Loews venues in the early 70’s. The Tustin Theatre was never a Loews, the reference was tied in to other sites GCC had listed in the advertisement.

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on July 19, 2012 at 11:44 am

Described in this 1962 trade report: Boxoffice

Flix70
Flix70 on July 16, 2014 at 12:58 pm

I can remember seeing both King Kong (1976) and Future World here as a kid.

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