Valley Plaza 6

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

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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!

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 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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

jriseden
jriseden on October 16, 2010 at 7:02 pm

I’m looking forward to the re-opening of this theater. Regency has done a good job with the Pasadena discount house and I hope this one gets relaunched with that same kind of enthusiasm. The Century 8 down the street is too crowded on the weekends, hopefully this discount house will be a nice alternative. Most movies don’t even get a 3rd weekend these days, it will be interesting to see how quick movies make it to this theater.

Danny Baldwin
Danny Baldwin on October 6, 2010 at 2:23 pm

Regency is re-opening the theater soon as a discount house, according to their website. Wow.

Zubi
Zubi on June 17, 2010 at 5:43 pm

Michael, you are correct. Both UA Movies 6-North Hollywood and UA Movies 6-Long Beach opened their doors with “King Kong” on Dec. 17, 1976.

Coate
Coate on June 15, 2010 at 10:05 pm

I think this theater opened in December of 1976.

Zubi
Zubi on June 15, 2010 at 7:30 pm

Senorsoc – Are you sure about the open date of 1969? That doesn’t sound right. According to the CINEMA TREASURES book associated with this website, AMC had the only six-screen complex in the US at this time. Perhaps you meant 1979 (a year in which many of the older UA six-plexes opened). I was told many years ago that the UA North Hollywood was a converted supermarket building (certainly looks as such). In the manager-operator days, many of the UA circuit’s managers were trained there (including two friends of mine)—both for admin. and projection. It remained one of the busiest houses until the opening of Odeon-Universal City (now AMC CityWalk) in 1987.

Senorsock
Senorsock on June 15, 2010 at 5:13 pm

“Two Guys” is long gone as is the rest of Valley Plaza. It’s all closed, waiting for the wrecking ball.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 15, 2010 at 2:26 pm

Great Story,John.

tarantex
tarantex on June 15, 2010 at 11:06 am

I managed this theatre, it was very busy in it’s day . The theatres were small little dumps. When I managed it UA had given me card blanche to spend money on cleaning it up . in which I did , it seemed to get a better bookings after we spent money we always day and date with Hollywood Blvd. and the warner center. I was traveling from Northern California to SO. cal every week to manage this theatre
I had a great staff, and we did have Union projectionts at the time Old man Kemp and Bob Odom were the best, not to mention Agnes[neenee] was my asst Manager. Neil stoleberg was at warner center at the time . we had a great time giving our DM a bad time. and our leader Roy Evans was the protector of me. so It was a blast , those were the days. even though the area wasnt very good , it was a fun time in my life , after i was done there I moved to UA warner center
a was not as much fun there, the people were snoby.Hey i wonder if Two guys from Italy is still on the corner in Vally Plaza?? Tino was the owner what a hell of a nice guy!!!

tarantex
tarantex on June 15, 2010 at 11:06 am

I managed this theatre, it was very busy in it’s day . The theatres were small little dumps. When I managed it UA had given me card blanche to spend money on cleaning it up . in which I did , it seemed to get a better bookings after we spent money we always day and date with Hollywood Blvd. and the warner center. I was traveling from Northern California to SO. cal every week to manage this theatre
I had a great staff, and we did have Union projectionts at the time Old man Kemp and Bob Odom were the best, not to mention Agnes[neenee] was my asst Manager. Neil stoleberg was at warner center at the time . we had a great time giving our DM a bad time. and our leader Roy Evans was the protector of me. so It was a blast , those were the days. even though the area wasnt very good , it was a fun time in my life , after i was done there I moved to UA warner center
a was not as much fun there, the people were snoby.Hey i wonder if Two guys from Italy is still on the corner in Vally Plaza?? Tino was the owner what a hell of a nice guy!!!

chrismcglinchy
chrismcglinchy on June 15, 2010 at 7:46 am

I lived as a kid in North Hollywood from ‘75-'80 (Whitsett Ave. & Coldwater Canyon Ave.) and this theater played a big part in my life (ages 9-13). I recently Google-mapped it and checked out the “street-view” image â€" it sure looks crappy 30 years later! I remember seeing Star Wars, Moonraker, Grease (don’t laugh), Every Which Way But Loose, and many other (often cheesy) classics that have a place in my heart. Many great memories here. Oh well, you can never go back!

kpdennis
kpdennis on April 25, 2009 at 1:44 pm

Here’s the Valley Plaza the week it re-opened following the spring 1994 earthquake:
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Lmajesty
Lmajesty on February 2, 2007 at 12:18 am

The UA was a Classic Theater,

I lived off of Beck Avenue in North Hollywood during the late 70’s and the mid 80’s. I literally grew up at the UA. My friends and I saw the movie “Grease” at least 24 times. We would sneak into all of the shows, and never got caught… lol. We saw “Conan The Barbarian”, “ET”, Rocky Horror Picture Show", “The Empire Strikes Back”, “9 to 5”, “Every Which Way But Loose”, “Escape from Alcatraz”, “Urban Cowboy”, “Moment by Moment”, Skatetown USA and Roller Boogie were just a few that I could think of off the top of my head. Last but not least, “Thanks God it’s Friday” were just a few movies that I saw over a dozen times with my friends. Those really were the days; The UA, The Valley Plaza pool, The Starlight Roller Rink and The Ice Capades Chalet at the Laurel Plaza Mall were the top hang out spots for us 80’s Kids. I never thought of the UA has a crappy little theater. It was a magical place for my friends and me. We were always excited about arriving at the first showing of a movie and then staying until dusk. The UA Theater has held the greatest memories for us, and those memories will last forever.

William
William on November 21, 2006 at 9:24 am

It is no longer listed on their website as a theatre they are operating.

http://www.regencymovies.com/index.php?theaterid=

Coate
Coate on November 21, 2006 at 8:44 am

I reside in the San fernando Valley not far from this theatre. I drove by the other day and noticed the place is currently closed. The traveling circus taking up residency in the parking lot is open, though! There’s a big sign on the building encouraging patrons to visit the other Regency locations.

William
William on November 21, 2006 at 8:27 am

All the UA’s in the greater Los Angeles area had that funky film bookings.

UA Egyptian 1,2,3 (Hollywood)
UA Cinema Center (Westwood)
UA Marina Del Rey
UA North Hollywood
UA Warner Center (Woodland Hills)

And they would run all those midnight type movies on Fri & Sat nights.

Rocky Horror Picture Show
Dawn of the Dead
Song Remains the Same