Eagle Rock Plaza 4

2700 Colorado Boulevard,
Los Angeles, CA 90041

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Previously operated by: Pacific Theatres, Robert L. Lippert Theatres Inc.

Architects: Vincent Robert Bonfanti, Donald J. Lawrence

Firms: Bonfanti & Lawrence

Functions: Retail

Previous Names: Eagle Rock Plaza Theatre

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Eagle Rock Plaza Theatre (Signage & Marquee)

Opened by Robert L. Lippert Theatres Inc. on October 3, 1973 with 1,160-seats. It was taken over by Pacific Theatres in 1986. This plaza theatre ran second-run movies in the 1990’s and early-2000’s. It is unknown what happened in the 1980’s and when and why Pacific Theatres abandoned it on 27th September 1998. It was taken over by an independent operator on January 15, 1999 and renamed Eagle Rock Plaza 4, but it was closed in 2001. It become a store.

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Recent comments (view all 23 comments)

fieldight on September 21, 2012 at 7:27 am

I saw Phantasm as a kid 1978 there!!!

JoeW on December 20, 2012 at 2:41 pm

Joseph, The theater was not on the second floor, it was on the first floor. I worked there when Phantasm showed in 1979! In early 1979, someone walked off with about $10,000 in cash from the managers office. They were sure it was an inside job but they could never prove who did it. They polygraphed everyone but never solved it.

Impumag on January 16, 2016 at 1:50 pm

Yeah it was on the 1st floor I had my 1st kiss there wow weird. Oh and to Joe W the janitor took the money it was an opportunity not planned he happen to see it in the bag with the zipper and everyone knows what a money bag looks like. He didn’t think it was really the money because it was so packed but he looked and there it was. He waited there which I’m sure seemed like 10 years and he no doubt was sweating with a heartbeat he can see through his shirt. For a while he stood there contemplating what to do and thinking someone just might walk in at that moment. He wanted to just take it and run. The manager went to the restroom for a long time apparently. So he finally threw it in the trash with wheels he used while working and rolled it away and proceeded to keep working and look as normal as possible. When the cops got there he already hid it in a safe place but they never even batted an eye his way. Later he went home when it was time then came back at 2 am and got the loot. Cameras were available this is what happens to cheap skate owners and careless managers. Sad but true there are scumbag people everywhere and you’d never know it no matter how good you think you know them. Case: ~SOLVED~

Damon Packard
Damon Packard on January 17, 2016 at 5:41 pm

Wasn’t the original Eagle Rock sign different in the 70s/80s? I can’t find ANY vintage pics of the place

rivest266 on August 6, 2016 at 9:23 am

This opened on October 3rd, 1973. its grand opening ad can be found in the photo section. It was taken over by Pacific Theatres in 1986 and closed in 2001.

Mccarthy on August 15, 2016 at 6:22 pm

As a movie-crazed kid growing up in Glendale, I felt like I came to the Eagle Rock Plaza theaters at least once a week through the eighties, into the early ‘90s. (The fact that it was walkable from Glendale High School did not hurt.) The theaters themselves were unimpressive, but they stole many of the best first-run movies away from the “better” theaters on Brand Boulevard in Glendale. I distinctly recall that, in the summer of 1982, they had E.T. The Extraterrestrial, Rocky III and Poltergeist running simultaneously. If you went to the theater on a Saturday night, the line would be so long it would snake halfway down the bottom floor of the mall.

Joseph Anthony Sobora
Joseph Anthony Sobora on February 19, 2022 at 6:14 am

It was reopened as “Eagle Rock Plaza 4” on Friday, January 15, 1999, listed on the Independent Theatre Movie Guide from L.A. Times.

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/95458554/the-los-angeles-times/ https://www.newspapers.com/clip/95458602/the-los-angeles-times/

Joseph Anthony Sobora
Joseph Anthony Sobora on February 19, 2022 at 6:26 am

Eagle Rock Plaza 4 closed for good on November 16, 2001. Last films were clipped from Thursday, November 15th from “Independent Theatre Guide”.


Joseph Anthony Sobora
Joseph Anthony Sobora on February 19, 2022 at 6:55 am

When Pacific Theatres had its last day operating “Eagle Rock Plaza” on Sunday, September 27, 1998. It closed on September 28th!


01261967 on July 3, 2022 at 4:51 pm

@impumag…How would you know any of that?

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