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A year-by-year, film-by-film history of 70-millimeter wide gauge exhibition in Southern California

 

 Compiled by Michael Coate and William Kallay

 


 

70mm Equipped Theatre Pictures

Century City / City / Century Plaza

 

[1]

Century Plaza opening day ad (April 5, 1972) [Enlarge]

[2]

Century Plaza in 1975 The large auditorium had 1424-seats, and the smaller auditorium in this twin complex had 800-seats*

[2]

Premiere of "The Wiz" (1978)

[4]

Century Plaza (2003)

[4]

Box office The began as a twin When Cineplex Odeon took over the theatre, one of the auditoriums was subdivided into three separate screens

[4]

Century Plaza as seen from Avenue Of The Stars The theatre was located on the bottom floor of the building (right) The theatre was similiar in some respects to the City Center in Orange, California

[4]

Both the Century Plaza cinemas and Shubert Theatre (off-frame, left) were razed for a huge office building in 2004

 


[1] Los Angeles Times / ABC
[2] Los Angeles Public Library / Herald-Examiner (Photo By Julius Shulman)
[3] Los Angeles Public Library (Photo By Gregg Cobarr)
[4] William Kallay
*Los Angeles Times, June 10, 1979, "Suburban Theatres: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly" by Richard Houdek

 


 

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