Mann Fallbrook Twin Theatre

22940 Vanowen Street,
Canoga Park, CA

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The Fox Fallbrook Theatre was built in the 60’s by National General Theatres. The Fallbrook was like the smaller single story neighborhood version of of the National Theatre in Westwood.

It long with the Fox Covina would later get twinned and the latter triplexed (Covina). During its last years, Mann Theatres which was the last chain to operate the theatre. Would book second run films and then GCC would build a new seven-plex next door. The Fox Fallbrook Theatre, like early GCC houses, were built in part of the parking lots to malls.

The Fox Fallbrook would get razed to make way for a Chucky Cheese. The theatre sat for about two years before the Chucky Cheese.

Contributed by William Gabel

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lillitatiana on October 17, 2004 at 7:29 pm

I took my parents' car for a spin in the parking lot of this theatre when I was 12. I also saw “Neverending Story” (three times) and “Amadeus” (twice) in this theatre…

randysherry on October 22, 2004 at 10:18 am

I worked at the Mann Falbrook as an usher, theatre cleaner when I was 16. It was alot of fun, and was an old classy theatre.I think the managers name back then was DAN. The projectionist was a man who had to have been in his 80’s named Manny. I remember the royal red carpeting with some kind of golden swirl pattern on it as well. THe last weekend I worked there was the premiere of “Masters of the Universe” we had a packed crowd, the movie started normally and at about the 15 minute mark the picture seemed to turn upside down, it was the weirdest thing. It was some kind of defective print. So we had to refund every parfent and extremly and I mean extremly upset children. I will always cherish one of the last classy oldtime theatres.

br91975 on October 22, 2004 at 2:01 pm

The seven-plex William makes mention of remains open for business, under the ownership of Laemmle Theatres, showcasing both major studio and art house offerings.

bpatrick666 on December 12, 2006 at 3:05 pm

I recall seeing BLACKBEARDS GHOST at this theater. I remember riding my bike from my house near platt and victory to see this film. I also recall BENJI screened there too. It was in the back of the Fallbrook Mall Near the JC Penney’s Auto Center. I dont recall this one being bought by chucky cheese but I do remember the LOWES screen in calabassas off of valley circle being down for some time as a half renovated chucky cheese.

Lavarus on January 18, 2007 at 7:11 am

This particular area of The San Fernando Valley is now known as the city of West Hills, CA.â€"which splintered from Canoga Park sometime in the 1990s(?).

Lavarus on January 24, 2007 at 11:01 am

The last movie I saw at this venue was Star Trek III: The Search For Spock; so my guess is that it was shut down in either 1984 or ‘85.

Lavarus on June 17, 2008 at 12:23 pm

Address (city) should be updated to read: West Hills

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