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 Compiled by Michael Coate and William Kallay

 


 

70mm Equipped Theatre Pictures

Eastland

 

[1]

Eastland's grand opening night in early 1963

[1]

The theatre was built and opened by the Sanborn family, who ran SoCal Cinemas, a circuit that had been in Southern California since 1919

[1]

The 1000-seat auditorium featured a 50-foot screen

[1]

Peering back to the projection booth

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The projection booth initially featured Simplex 35mm projectors and the auditorium featured 4-channel sound At some point in time, the projection and sound was upgraded for 70mm Six-Track Dolby Stereo presentation

[2]

Eastland marquee (2005)

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Eastland box office

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Box office up close The theatre was used as a church for a while

[2]

Eastland snackbar

[2]

Lobby

[2]

Lobby and front auditoriums

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Left sidewall of theatre complex looking toward Interstate 10

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Outdoor snack bar?  Outdoor box office?

[2]

Screen wall of large, original auditorium

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Sidewall of the original auditorium

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Other side of the complex

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Rear of complex looking toward Workman Avenue

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Rear of complex appears to have been added at a later date Old surround speakers can be seen behind the chained link fence along the wall

[2]

Brick detail

 


[1] Motion Picture Herald -- March 20, 1963
[2] William Kallay

 


 

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