Glendale Cinemas

501 N. Orange Street,
Glendale, CA 91203

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Opened in the fall of 1991, General Cinemas operated the theater with THX Sound System, equipped with Ultra Stereo and then in 1993 it was equipped with DTS and SDDS digital sound. It was opened along with a new office space building and a McDonalds.

On April 7, 2002, AMC Theatres merged with the General Cinemas chain and simply owned the theater for nearly three months before it briefly became an independent chain.

The Glendale Cinemas closed in late-2004 and has been gutted for conversion into office space.

Contributed by Joseph Anthony Sobora

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seanmckinley
seanmckinley on August 11, 2004 at 4:36 am

The Glendale Cinema 5 is being run as an indepent theatre by the Office building owner. I'am told that the theatre will be closed either at the end of September, or maybe late December. The theater which is part of the office buildings parking structure, will be torn down and rebuilt as more profititable office space.

seanmckinley
seanmckinley on August 11, 2004 at 4:42 am

The Glendale Cinema 5 is being run as an indepent theatre by the Office building owner. I'am told that the theatre will be closed either at the end of September, or maybe late December. The theater which is part of the office buildings parking structure, will be torn down and rebuilt as more profitable office space.

Knatcal
Knatcal on August 13, 2004 at 1:52 am

The Glendale Cinema 5 is rather unspectacular. It has the same look as other GCC theaters built during the same period in the late 1980s and the early 1990s, notably the former GCC theater in West Hills (now operated by Laemmle) and the Hollywood Galaxy (now closed).

120305
120305 on March 30, 2005 at 2:25 pm

this theatre closed about six months ago. it has been gutted and is being converted into office space.

Damon Packard
Damon Packard on May 30, 2007 at 8:41 am

poor, typical early 90’s generic multiplex. I used to like going there on weeknights though cause it was always completely empty, a total ghost town. Of course most of the other Glendale theatres are like that now anyway.

William
William on May 30, 2007 at 10:59 am

Well the theatre was to have been a Cineplex Theatre in the design stages. The original design was to have been a 4 screen complex when Cineplex was to open it. GCC picked up the location and added the 5 th. screen. The biggest problem this theatre had was it was not on the main street but a side street. The parking was good.

Logan5
Logan5 on June 22, 2009 at 8:18 pm

AKA “GCC Glendale Central 5 Theatres”. Zip code is 91203.

drb
drb on January 8, 2011 at 2:52 pm

It doesn’t seem to have had much success as medical offices, either. My husband went to a doctor there a couple years ago and was able to get right in, no appointment, no waiting. I went back yesterday to make an appointment for him this time, only to find the whole place empty except for one remaining office for an eye doctor, with no sign of where hubby’s doctor went. Still clean and like new, with the former theatre’s inside escalators working fine, but nearly deserted. Weird.

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