Serramonte Plaza Twin

315-317 Gellert Boulevard,
Daly City, CA 94015

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The Plaza Twin existed roughly 1970-1992. It was extensively remodelled during the last few years, with a great sound system. It had the best seats! The Plaza Twin once had a “Planet of the Apes Fest”, in which they showed all the “Apes” films!

The building was demolished to make way for new retail buildings at Serramonte Plaza Shopping Center.

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timquan
timquan on April 10, 2005 at 6:45 pm

Yesterday, I went to the Serramonte Plaza in Daly City. That made me think about the Plaza Twin. How big was the theatre when it existed, and where did it stand? Also which retail building stands now on the former theatre grounds?

alan95pony
alan95pony on June 14, 2005 at 2:21 pm

The retail buildings that stand now on the former grounds are Party City and Petsmart. But these buildings are more to the east side of the Plaza Twin. Right now a large parking lot is what is left of the theatre.

BLFT
BLFT on August 2, 2005 at 4:46 pm

The Plaza Twin was actually quite a good theater in it’s time. Saw “The Toy” and “Beverly Hills Cop” when those first opened there. Really good sound system also.

tarantex
tarantex on July 14, 2007 at 3:45 pm

I was the District Manager for this theatre when Cineplex Odeon bought Plitt Theatres this was a dump until Cineplex completely remodeled and put the neon in the lobbies and marble flooring. It was a Top Grossing theatre for Cineplex, We had always played all of Paramounts and Columbia Pictures, so the theatres were busy year round. what a shame all of the dollars spent on this theatre only to be torn down, just the the Hilltops in Richmond, the Northpoint, SF and the St Francis Twin downtown, also the Capri in Concord. that was the District I covered

jcobc
jcobc on October 14, 2007 at 4:38 pm

I worked at the Plaza in the late ‘70’s and early 80’s when Plitt still owned it. It was really big for a twinplex – 700 seats on one side, and I believe the other side was the same or bigger. Compared to the Serramonte Six, it was considered up-scale. We made gigantic, paper mache frog legs for the premier of The Muppet Movie. Bob Wilkins from the KTVU Creature Features show was on hand for that. When Animal House ran, we had a giant pyramid of beer cans. And for the re-release of the The Exorsist, we had a bed in the lobby that bounced up and down.

whitejimrice
whitejimrice on January 18, 2010 at 8:32 pm

I remember watching TRON, Blue Thunder, Star Trek 3 and Ghostbusters 1 and 2. The Funny thing I remember was when they remodeled it, One theater had the crappy seats (Theater 1) and the Second theater had the recliners. Cursed with Funny memories. Pls correct me if I’m wrong.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 14, 2010 at 12:22 pm

Plitt Theatres really new how to make weak theatres perform.i did not like the way they tended to close Downtown theatres.

tarantex
tarantex on August 31, 2010 at 3:42 pm

This Theatre was never known as Serramonte Plaza, First it was ABC Plaza Twin, then it was PLITT ’s Plaza Twin, then it was Cineplex_odeon Plaza Twin, never was it called Serramonte Plaza Twin

1966gt350h
1966gt350h on July 1, 2012 at 9:19 pm

I saw The thing,Ghostbusters,Thief, great theater and always had the best sound,does anybody out there remember Serramonte 6?

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on July 1, 2012 at 10:01 pm

The Serramonte 6 entry on CT can be seen here.

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