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PaulNDaOC commented about Studio Theatre on Mar 17, 2017 at 3:44 pm

I think the look-a-like theater referred to here is the now demolished Stanton Theatre just down the road about five miles. the site is now part of a newer townehouse development. It appeared like a xerox copy of the Studio when it was showing porn.

PaulNDaOC commented about Pacific Theatres La Mirada 6 on Mar 17, 2017 at 3:24 pm

Those 1500 seats must have been of all four screens combined. The 5th and 6th screens added later (1980) were full-size theatres, with the first four ranging from about 150 seats up.

The opening of this location coincided with the closing of the nearby single screen Pacific Theatre that is now the city Performing Arts Centre.

PaulNDaOC commented about Whittwood Theatre on Mar 17, 2017 at 3:16 pm

This theatre sat where the current 24-hour Fitness gym currently is located behind the apartments on the northeast corner of Scott Avenue and Cullen Street.

When operated by Pacific in the early to mid 70’s it seemed to be focused on the showing Disney films quite a bit of the time. Box office hits usually found themselves at the nearby La Habra Fashion Square 4. (AMC)

I recall being quite frustrated as a kid, that none of the box office hits ever were screened here like Earthquake, or Poseiden Adventure.

Other than the AMC Fashion Square, Pacific was the only game in town (Whittier area)in the 70’s, as they owned all three screens in Whittier, those in La Mirada, Montebello,,and all the area drive-ins.