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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

 

[1]

The Century 8 officially opened on October 3, 1986 with a gala opening the night before [Enlarge]

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Ad for 70mm engagement of "Batman" (1989) [Enlarge]

[2]

Nighttime view of the theatre complex (2006)

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Daytime exterior view of the box office

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A view of the complex from the parking lot

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The box office and one of the domed theatres on the right

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One of the dome theatres

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The domes from behind

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The square "block"-style section represents the new portion of the complex housing screens 9 - 16 (built in the '90s) The sections with the goofy-looking "hats" are the original '80s auditoriums  Moviegoers familiar with the Century Theatres circuit will recognize the style from the company's popular "Century Dome" complexes in San Jose, Orange, Sacramento, Reno, et al

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.The complex now has a total of 16 screens

 


[1] The Ventura County Star-Free Press
[2] Michael Coate

 


 

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