Picture Show at Main Place

2800 N. Main Street,
Santa Ana, CA 92701

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The theatre was built in the late-1980’s and was part of a brand new mall re-development, Santa Ana Main Place Mall. The box office is located on the second floor of the food court at one of the main entrances to the mall. The theatre concessions and auditoriums are directly above on the third floor. The theatre was built with 2 THX auditoriums and then later installed with SDDS sound systems.

The theatre lobby is broken up into with a small bridge and sitting area in between. Originally the theatre had two complete functioning concession stands but only one was ever needed almost 99% of the time. The two larger auditoriums were on the north side and the two lobbies broke up the theatre with four smaller houses on the south side.

The theatre did do some business back in the early to mid-1990’s but never could gain box office consistent blockbusters due to competition in the area.

Since October 2006, it has been operated by Picture Show Entertainments.

Contributed by Anthony Cheng

Recent comments (view all 29 comments)

W0lf on April 27, 2006 at 10:22 am

What in the world are you talking about? You know who i am because i mentioned the owner? I dont know if you saw what i posted but i made an assumption. There was no truth behind anything i said. I simply responded in the way i did cause it sounded like you were boasting. If you werent then i apologize. As for real names, i have no idea who you are, where your from, what type of person you are and i could rather careless. The post was not meant to be an insult but you obviously jumped to that conclusion right off the bat. I stated my intentions for my post and thats that.

William on April 27, 2006 at 1:31 pm

Lavelle which GCC houses did you work?

movies9 on May 20, 2006 at 4:10 am

Mr. Blood closed MainPlace 6 last week. He is focusing on the Village Theatre and is looking for investors to keep the Village open.

raubre on May 20, 2006 at 5:11 am

That is the most interesting name for a theater. Any pictures?

jmarellano on May 20, 2006 at 5:24 am

Im sure someone will snag up MainPlace again. It has competition, but book kids films and it still does good business being in the mall. It makes me sad to see this theatre close.

W0lf on June 5, 2006 at 11:02 pm

He closed Mainplace 6? No sir, it was shutdown.

William on June 30, 2006 at 8:03 am

The Mainplace 6 is slated to reopen in the Fall of 2006 by a company called Picture Show Entertainment.

CTCrouch on October 4, 2006 at 11:59 am

Picture Show Entertainment has scheduled a 10/20/06 opening for the theatre. The second concession stand has been torn out and the area has been converted in to a rental/party room. They’ve also replaced the auditorium wall coverings, replaced projection/sound equipment, cleaned the complex, and fixed minor cosmetic issues.

TLSLOEWS on March 21, 2010 at 4:59 pm

Interesting name.

jenniferm on September 12, 2010 at 12:12 am

The mangers are useless there I tried to contact one and they didnt respond. Luckily, one of the ushers was there to resolve my problem. I am a recent customer and everytime I go I always see the managers with long faces like if they hate their jobs. And thats not how a manager should be protayed. They should get new management because they are not reliable and they do not know how to do their job. I also wanted to point out that one of the concessionist has to work on her attitude, she was really rude to me when i asked her information involving a movie. But some positives are the theaters in good condition, who would of thought you can enjoy a movie at a friendly environment for only two dollars. And also the young men at the podim are very polite, and friendly.They always greet me with a big smile and a warm hello. It seems like these young men enjoy their jobs which is always a positive. The managers should be more like them. I would love these young men to work for my in my corporation.

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