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.

It was closed in late-2015 and demolished in January 2016.

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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.

filmman697 on December 13, 2015 at 11:10 pm

Prior to adding the 8 box houses, the numbering scheme was: the front split dome was the Century 21-22. The other split dome with the two smaller domes were the Century 23-24-25-26. After adding the box theaters, they were numbered 5 through 8. Century Theatres regional office was in the Century 21-22. As a side note, the FAA required the theater to add lights to the roof because of it’s proximity to a nearby airport. The lights, when they were operational, gave the site a unique look.

Kevin Tredway
Kevin Tredway on January 19, 2016 at 9:56 am

This theatre has now closed and is in the process of being demolished. A new 14 screen will be constructed on this site. It is projected to open in late 2016.

Kathy50 on February 1, 2016 at 10:03 pm

Destroyed this day, February 1, 2016. Our community’s heart lies broken, but our resolve is strengthened. RIP Vincent G. Raney.

ghek on December 2, 2016 at 12:34 pm

the Replacement theater opened offically yesterday: Century Arden 14 and XD 1590 Ethan Way, Sacramento, CA 95825 just south of the old main building, retangular box with a corner tower, sort of art deco with luxury seating. Only a couple of the old employees are back.

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