Santa Maria Towne Center 3

218 Towne Center Mall East,
Santa Maria, CA 93454

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Logan5 on June 7, 2022 at 12:24 am

A good portion of the 1991 movie ”The Rocketeer" was filmed in the Santa Maria area. According to a 6/20/91 article in the Santa Maria Times, some of the 600 Santa Maria movie extras watched a sneak preview of ”The Rocketeer" on Tuesday June 11, 1991 at the United Artists theater in Santa Maria Town Center.

rivest266 on August 20, 2018 at 10:31 am

Became Santa Maria Town Center cinemas in 1987 and closed in 2001. Taken over by Wallace Theatres Corp. as a discount cinema in 1996.

rivest266 on August 19, 2018 at 6:40 pm

This opened on September 10th, 1976 as UA Movies 3. Grand opening ad in the photo section

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Scott Neff on July 31, 2018 at 6:24 pm

According an article in the 9/11/1976 edition of the Santa Maria Times, the theatre opened the previous day at 1pm.

portugues_1 on March 31, 2013 at 11:55 pm

It opened in the summer of 77. The first picture was star wars, I was there. The line was long but, well worth it. It was a double feature actually…the other movie was the shootist w/John Wayne, Ron Howard, Lauren becall. Would walk over to Sears and get my gummy bears….they had a candy kiosks..west side doors.

CSWalczak on December 24, 2012 at 6:39 pm

The Gottschalk’s department store that was an anchor at this mall has been demolished; a new fourteen-screen theater is set to be built in the area formerly occupied by the store.

morcoded on September 8, 2007 at 2:43 am

Occasionally I have a dream about this theatre and it’s very 80’s design. The concession stand was all angles and recesses. Anyone remember the down-sloping exit pathway? The upstairs bathrooms? The back exit? Or the Roundtable Pizza next door?

MagicLantern on March 15, 2006 at 9:50 pm

The address of this theatre was 218 Town Center Mall East.