Century Stadium 14 Sacramento

1600 Arden Way,
Sacramento, CA 95825

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Century Stadium 14 Sacramento

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This unique theater originally consisted of two dome-shaped theater buildings which opened as the Century 21, designed by architect Vincent G. Raney.

An additional twelve screens have now been added. The setup is somewhat bad. For some movies you have to walk all the way around the outside of the building where the box office is over the other building where more screens are located.

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AlanSmithee on April 30, 2004 at 12:51 pm

Both large domes had 70mm when they opened- the 21 opened with the reissue of “Gone With The Wind”, and the 22 opened with “Camelot”. I don’t know what the last films shown in them before they were twinned were. One of the smaller domes also has 70mm, though it hasn’t been used since “True Lies”.

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on June 7, 2007 at 5:27 pm

Vincent Raney was the architect for these theatres.

slyfence on November 6, 2007 at 3:12 pm

I don’t understand. Is this a different theater than the Century theater down the street on Ethan avenue with dome shaped theaters? Because that one has a different name and location.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 6, 2007 at 4:10 pm

It’s the same theatre. The page needs to be updated.

Century Stadium 14 Sacramento

The correct address and telephone number:
1590 Ethan Way
Sacramento, CA 95825
(916) 922-4241

The number of screens is 14, of course.

It is now owned by Cinemark, which swallowed up most of the Century chain.

And of course we can add Scott Neff’s information that the architect was Vincent G. Raney.

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on November 6, 2007 at 6:02 pm

Oy, this location is so hard to describe to people who haven’t been there. This listing for the Century 21 Theatre is now considered to be screens 13 & 14 of the Century Stadium 14, but is a separate building than the other 12 screens.

These two screens are essentially the original Century 21 theatre, and were operated independently of the 12-screen “Complex” until about 2003.

The other twelve screens are part of the original Century 22 theatre, which started as a single dome, then had two smaller domes added similar to the Century 22 in San Jose. At some point, the large dome of Century 22 Sacramento got split in half, and when they expanded the complex in 1996? they added 8 more screens and a new entrance, box office, snack bar and restrooms.

So technically I suppose this listing is correct. Another listing should be created for the Century 22 Sacramento/Century Complex Sacramento/Century Stadium 14(12) Sacramento.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 6, 2007 at 6:56 pm

Cinemark advertises the whole complex as a single operation called Century Stadium 14 Sacramento, and I don’t know of any open theatres listed on Cinema Treasures that aren’t listed under their current operating name (unless they’ve not yet been updated, of course.) I don’t know of any open theatres operating as single complex that are listed on two separate CT pages (except by accident) either.

I guess the mods will have to decide what their policy will be about this complex and its peculiar arrangement. I’d be inclined to just list it under its current name and then have a single paragraph describing the situation of its orphaned building. But right now this page is like a tail wagging its dog.

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on November 7, 2007 at 12:53 pm

Whether a company advertises two theatres as one, while historically significant to the way we’ll remember it, seems irrelevant to me. It’s still two separate theatres. In San Jose the domes are referred to as “Movies on Winchester” but they’re 4 separate buildings and four separate theatres.

But yes, I agree, the mods will need to decide on this.

ghek on May 28, 2015 at 11:58 pm

They are redoing/doubling the whole complex area (the motel 6 is torn down) and the permit is open since Nov 14, 2014 to tear down the theater complex and replace it with a new Cinemark movie complex boasting 14 screens in place of the old domes…I went there to see Star Wars a few times before it was generally released…

ghek on June 4, 2015 at 1:30 pm

They took one dome down yesterday, the solo one with two screens…the others will stay up till the new movie complex is built.

TKOP on June 4, 2015 at 2:07 pm

Oh, the memories! This is one of the great Sacramento landmarks.

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