Yorba Linda Cinema

3230 Yorba Linda Boulevard,
Fullerton, CA 92831

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CTCrouch on August 4, 2013 at 3:29 pm

Jerry Lewis Mini Cinemas caught on for a time. The company, a partnership between Jerry Lewis and the Network Cinema Corporation,were in business from 1969 to 1980. At the company’s peak (mid 1970’s), there were roughly 200 franchised theatres operating and another 100 pending development. It was more a case of an idea that did catch on but couldn’t be sustained.

In the 1970’s, Debbie Reyonlds was almost the universal “go to” celebrity for grand openings and promotions. You’ll find her name attached to countless theatre openings from the period. At the time, she was attempting to pull herself out of financial distress (husband Harry Karl had gambled away her money)and she was willing to lend her name/presence to nearly any paying gig.

Bladerunner2019 on August 3, 2013 at 10:13 pm

When we moved to Yorba Linda in 1974, I swear this place was operating as “The Bogart Theatre.” Can anyone else confirm this? I was only 7 at the time.

SharonFagan on December 18, 2005 at 4:34 pm

I remember this little gem because it was HUGE to have a real live movie theater so very close to our home in Placentia. The movies that I recall seeing there were Love Story (in 1972), Billy Jack and if you can believe it, Gone With The Wind. What fun!