Valley Plaza 6

6355 Bellingham Avenue,
Valley Plaza,
Los Angeles, CA 91606

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UA Valley Plaza 6  North Hollywood CA  July 1994 2

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This was a kind of mall six-plex without a mall. It was opened in December 1976 and operated by United Artists. Damaged by the Northridge earthquake, the theater closed for a while, then reopened in the spring of 1994, but never got back the business it had before. Competition from the Sherman Oaks Galleria and the AMC Burbank was too much for it to handle.

It was closed on September 23, 2004. Taken over by the Regency Theatres chain, it reopened in late-October 2010.

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dctrig
dctrig on October 20, 2010 at 12:41 pm

The reopening is scheduled for October 28 and I definitely will see a movie there once in a while. I agree, The Regency does a great job running the Academy in Pasadena.

I’m retired and a movie addict, going almost every day. I do appreciate the $5.50 senior rate($5 on Monday) at the Cinemark 8 and they always have the latest movies.

BradE41
BradE41 on October 20, 2010 at 8:02 pm

Regency is doing a great job. They have a genuine interest in being a major player in film exhibition.

Danny Baldwin
Danny Baldwin on October 28, 2010 at 4:31 pm

Any word on whether the opening has been delayed? The Regency site still says 10/28, but there are no showtimes anywhere and 10/28 is a mere day away.

jmarellano
jmarellano on November 12, 2010 at 6:58 pm

I wonder what condition the theater was in when the reacquired it.

jriseden
jriseden on November 20, 2010 at 12:02 pm

They did do some work to restore the front and the lobby looked really clean when I walked by the other day. Unfortunately since they have had like 4th or 5th run movies since they re-opened I haven’t been inside to actually see the theaters. I know this is North Hollywood and not Pasadena but damn I was hoping they would sneak in the occasional indie every few weeks or at least get the movies really quick after they opened the way they did back around 2004 before they closed it down. They just reopened so I am going to be patient but so far it’s just like a one dollar theater from the Midwest where they show stuff the same week that it hits dvd.

LarryDickman
LarryDickman on January 9, 2011 at 10:49 pm

re: stateless post of 11/21/06:

The exploitation fare is exactly what drew me from West L.A. to this UA. This is where I caught a midnight show of “Dawn of the Dead” in 1980. Later pics included “Night of the Comet” and a twin-bill of “The Mutilator” (ad line: By pick… By axe… By sword… BYE-BYE!) and Linda Blair in “Savage Island.” But the best day at the movies in North Hollywood for this genre hound had to be the spring ‘81 triple feature of “Friday the 13th Part 2” with “Graduation Day,” plus a sneak preview of “Evilspeak.” Quite a dose of latex and Karo syrup. Those were the days, indeed.

dtrigubetz
dtrigubetz on July 27, 2011 at 4:17 pm

I have been to the Valley 6 twelve times since 11/12/10. At first business was slow , but it has really picked up, even on weekdays, and of course on $1.50 Tuesdays. Some movies that falter at the box office quickly move to this theater, including “Larry Crowne.”

$1 hot dogs are a bargain and the kids combo(no age restriction)costs only $5 for a drink, popcorn and small candy. I agree that Regency knows how to run a bargain venue as I admire their running of the Academy.

I only live 1-½ miles from the Valley 6 and use it as a backstop to catch a missed movie or when I am too tired to go in to L A.

Coate
Coate on July 28, 2011 at 12:36 pm

Yes, Chris. (This is one of numerous reasons why I don’t think the chain ought to be considered a part of a theater name, but what do you expect when you have hundreds of contributors and no consistency in the editing of the site.) The opening year in the intro needs to be corrected, as well.

dtrigubetz
dtrigubetz on December 31, 2011 at 2:40 pm

I have attended this venue 13 times in 2011; the 12/20 evening showing of “In Time” drew 180 patrons. Unbelievably you can see a 3D movie like the recent Captain America for only a $2 surcharge(as low as $3.50 for Tuesdays). This may be the lowest 3D price in America. Compare that to Grauman’s Chinese price increase now gouging a top price of $19 for 3D!

bimsie01
bimsie01 on December 20, 2014 at 3:22 am

I think the opening date for this theater is not right.I was in Junior High when this theater opened.Sun Valley Junior High,BTW.It was a really big deal for all the kids in that area.I want to say spring or summer of 1976.It couldnt have been much earlier than that.The idea of not having to wait for a movie to come to one of the big older theaters,like the Magnolia,or the Lankershim or the Cornell(which was just about done by that time) was really something.If you went a little farther out,you could go to the Americana multiplex in Panarama City.

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