Moviemax Carlsbad

2601 El Camino Real,
Carlsbad, CA 92008

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Built in 1969, it’s the oldest standing first-run movie house in San Diego’s North County. Four screens, including North County’s largest screen/auditorium (60 foot screen, 600 seats) and Dolby Digital Audio. It was closed by Moviemax on November 30, 2014.

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hownowbrownpaul
hownowbrownpaul on April 1, 2006 at 11:08 pm

There are several photos of this theater at this site: http://www.cinematour.com/tour/us/1896.html

LebowskiT1000
LebowskiT1000 on May 21, 2012 at 4:39 pm

According to their website (http://www.moviemax.com), their address is:

2601 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, CA

Logan5
Logan5 on October 8, 2014 at 2:17 pm

Also known as SoCal’s Plaza Camino Real. Although the theater had 70mm projection equipment, “The Rocketeer” was presented here in 35mm Dolby Stereo beginning on Friday June 21, 1991.

OCRon
OCRon on October 8, 2014 at 5:36 pm

I thought others were reporting on San Diego theaters so I didn’t think about this. Am I correct about the information below?

This is on Regal’s website for future theaters due to open in 2014.

This news story is from June of 2013, so it appears it is almost to happen.

“The future Westfield Carlsbad shopping mall will offer new stores, restaurants and services, including a new 12-screen Regal Cinema and a 24 Hour Fitness Center that will feature an indoor pool and rooftop basketball court. The new cinema and fitness center will be housed in the old Robinsons-May department store building, which has not had a permanent tenant for many years.”

Danny Baldwin
Danny Baldwin on October 9, 2014 at 3:31 pm

Correct. The new theater should be opening very soon because it’s already on Fandango (though no tickets on sale yet). All reporting says MovieMax will close, although I’m a little skeptical about that, because the owner (who only owns this theater) paid to upgrade to digital AFTER the new theater was announced. I spoke with him years back and he said he had considered going arthouse… wonder if that could potentially happen / what his lease terms are.

Danny Baldwin
Danny Baldwin on November 28, 2014 at 11:27 am

Closes Sunday, November 30.

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