Anaheim’s Brookhurst and Brookhurst Loge Theatres were razed on 2/27/14 . Given the numerous struggles the site had experienced in recent decades, this news was seemingly long overdue. Yet, there remains a sense of shock and sadness in seeing the inevitable come to pass. From the glory days, as one of Orange County’s premiere single […]
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March 9th, 2014 Comments Off on The Venerable Brookhurst Is No More
November 17th, 2012 Comments Off on The Next Big Thing?
In roughly a month (12/14), movie going will experience what could prove to be the “next big thing”, as “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” is shown in high frame rate, at select theatres. For those unfamiliar with high frame rate; this advancement involves a movie being shot and playing at forty-eight frames per second, as […]
November 1st, 2012 Comments Off on Tustin Marketplace 6 Closes
Earlier this month, the inevitable came to pass, as the Edwards Tustin Marketplace 6 closed after twenty-two years of service. Opened in the Summer of 1990, the Tustin 6 was once part of a highly popular entertainment hub, featuring Tower Records and Bookstar. However, the theatre’s glory days proved short lived, with the construction of […]
September 3rd, 2012 Comments Off on OC Film Fiesta Kicks Off
This weekend kicked off the third annual OC Film Fiesta in historic downtown Santa Ana; a celebration of music, food, and film, which will continue through the next two weekends. Of particular note, the Yost will be hosting the documentary “Brilliant Soil” on 9/16; offering up the rare opportunity to view a movie in Orange […]
June 21st, 2012 Comments Off on Westminster 10 Changes Hands
Regency Theatres has taken over operation of the former Edwards Westminster 10 and will mark the transition with a grand reopening celebration this weekend, 6/22 – 6/24. The twenty year old theatre, located on the former site of Edwards Cinema West (66’-91’), had been in decline for quite some time and, while not facing any […]
May 28th, 2012 1 Comment
The Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation conducted another one of their fascinating “All About” tours this past weekend; covering Grauman’s Chinese this time around. Among the numerous non public areas featured was the theatre’s subterranean level. While presently serving as a standard basement (storage and support system duties), prior to the theatre’s late 50’s “Windjammer”/Cinemiracle […]
March 5th, 2012 Comments Off on A Precursor Vacant Once More
As several county multiplexes currently undergo transformations in to luxury boutique cinemas, Orange County’s original boutique venue has fallen vacant once more. Earlier this year, the onetime Brookhurst Loge was vacated by long time resident, The James Albert Beauty School. Opened in 1970, the Brookhurst Loge offered an experience which was quite similar to the […]
February 27th, 2012 2 Comments
The former Edwards Rancho Santa Margarita 6 has officially been green lighted for conversion in to a luxury boutique cinema. Earlier this month, the Rancho Santa Margarita planning commission signed off on remodeling plans by new operator, Cinepolis. Much like the outfit’s current effort in Laguna Niguel, the theatre will be gutted and transformed in […]
January 8th, 2012 Comments Off on Fade Out: Mann Theatres
While the end was seemingly inevitable, we start the new year off with the sad news that Mann Theatres has officially gone dark. The once mighty Mann chain came to an end on December 27, 2011, as the Westlake Village 8 closed it’s doors; making way for conversion to a Cinepolis luxury boutique cinema.
December 4th, 2011 Comments Off on Island 7 Relaunch Set
The former Edwards Island 7 is set to reopen on 12/16/11, as the Island Cinema. According to the Irvine Company, the remodeled theatre will now offer a premium experience; including reserved seating, leather chairs, 21+ auditoriums, enhanced menu items, and alcohol service. In a unique move, they are also promoting a theatre concierge, which will […]