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DaPierRat commented about Miramar Theatre on Nov 7, 2008 at 8:29 pm

i was raised in san clemente and went to the miramar all the time.i saw surf films, rock bands,midnite movies and regular was a great theatre in its time.the building that backs up to it used to be the bowling alley but that was closed in the 50’s i think. and there was aorange julius on the side facing coast highway in the 60’s that turned into a surf shop in the 70’s and an arcade in the 80’s. in the picture the property on the left was sebastians playhouse but in the 30’s it was a casino so that might be the casino theatre mentioned in a earlier post.the miramar closed when multiplexs distributors wanted new releases to go to the multiplexs first and by the time the miramar could get them they were already a couple of months parking was an issue.without a dedicated parking lot you had to park in the alley or on the side of the road,not a problem in a small beach town of the 60’s and 70’s,but a problem in a congesttedtourist trap of the 80’s and 90’s