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Entries Tagged as 'Cinema Memories'

A Summer Night Past

September 4th, 2011 Comments Off on A Summer Night Past

In recognition of summer coming to a close, today’s picture captures a July evening at Anaheim’s Brookhurst Theatre (circa 2009).     Over the past few years, we’ve reported on the Brookhurst’s struggles extensively. A recent visit found the theatre with blacked out windows and a boarded over box office; looking very much like a property earmarked […]


Forgotten Americana: A Familiar Story

August 12th, 2010 Comments Off on Forgotten Americana: A Familiar Story

Today’s photos are a departure from our usual Orange County centric content, but retain a personal link for this writer. The pictures, from the Library of Congress collection, depict Pittsfield, Massachusetts’s Capital Theatre (circa 1997), shortly before the venue’s demolition. .               .                  .       The Capital’s history is typical of countless grand single […]


The Forgotten Brookhurst Theatre

January 16th, 2009 5 Comments

Opened on April 5, 1961, Anaheim’s Brookhurst Theatre was the first Orange County cinema to feature 70mm films and was one of the county’s finer movie going destinations, well in to the 1970’s. At the time of the theatre’s opening, the design was termed “ultra modern” and the amenities were considered a step above other county movie going options. As a result, the […]


2008 In Review

January 9th, 2009 Comments Off on 2008 In Review

With the arrival of a new year, it’s time to look back on the year that was in Orange County cinema:  . . New Arrival   The Movie Experience at the Anaheim Garden Walk/Cinema Fusion – Veteran Southern California chain, Sanborn/SoCal/The Movie Experience, returned to the Orange County market with an equally branding challenged cinema, across from […]


Hot Dog Horror

August 24th, 2008 Comments Off on Hot Dog Horror

There has long been a certain stigma attached to the “movie theatre hot dog”. For the most part, the jokes and urban legends are completely unwarranted, as there is truly no difference between the hot dogs served in movie theatres and those served by any other concessionaire. The meat sources, brands, preparation methods, and product ages are […]