Landmark Pasadena 7

673 E. Colorado Boulevard,
Pasadena, CA 91101

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m00se1111 on January 30, 2023 at 3:24 pm

Photos from the Interior on Save Arclight’s twitter

ridethectrain on December 23, 2022 at 4:24 am

Please update, theatre name is Landmark Pasadena 7 and total seats 350, theatre now has recliners.

ridethectrain on December 20, 2022 at 4:36 am

please update, reopen by Landmark on December 19, 2022. update capacity to follow

Dublinboyo on December 14, 2022 at 11:37 pm

Walked by today and construction is progressing. The new concessions stand is in and also what looks like a bar. Also it’s got a darker theme with black walls and lobby seating. Still looks like a few months into the new year of 2023 before it’s even close to opening.

ridethectrain on July 5, 2022 at 3:36 am

Laemmle just ceased operation of the theatre, Landmark should be opening it soon

ridethectrain on June 5, 2022 at 7:04 pm

Landmark just advertise this location coming in the summer, ad in photos section

Jengood008 on June 1, 2022 at 7:45 am

Y’all are so on top of the Landmark change! I’m impressed. I’m so happy that this will remain a theater and that it will get some sprucing up. All wonderful news for the neighborhood!

ridethectrain on May 27, 2022 at 3:22 am

Landmark is schedule to take over this theatre soon, Story from Landmark Theatres has entered into a long-term lease agreement for the Playhouse 7 movie theatre in Pasadena, CA, which was previously operated by Laemmle Theatres since Feb. 5, 1999.

The family-run art house chain built the venue at 673 E. Colorado Blvd. from the ground up. The multiplex is comprised of seven screens, and 1,300 seats. A summer reopening is planned.

Landmark will upgrade the the Playhouse’s sound and projection systems and in the coming months, after opening, will complete an upgrade of the location’s plush, luxury seating.

“The Playhouse acquisition is important for Landmark, as we’re able to continue the tradition of showcasing quality film to Pasadena’s moviegoing community. This theatre has a deep history, which we look forward to honoring and building upon in the years ahead,” said Landmark President Kevin Holloway.

“It is extremely gratifying to be able to continue to serve the community with an arthouse theatre. We are invested in supporting the arts in the Pasadena Playhouse Village area,” says Arash Danialifar.

New concessions will include gourmet and healthy food items, alongside traditional movie theatre favorites, including Orville Redenbacher popcorn and real butter. Beer and wine will continue to be available, with full spirits.

Landmark Theatres’ new openings this summer include the nine-screen complex at Annapolis Harbour Center in Maryland and another ten-screen, 1800 seat theatre in Glenview, a suburb of Chicago, IL, with more locations to be announced.

Leading the negotiations with GD Realty to operate the theatre is Michael Fant, EVP for Landmark Theatres.

br91975 on December 18, 2021 at 7:12 am

The end is coming for the Playhouse 7:

MagicLantern on February 22, 2011 at 7:58 pm

Per Jordan Moore at Laemmle, the seating breakdown for each auditorium is as follows:
1: 116
2: 253
3: 253
4: 116
5: 135
6: 159
7: 159

DonSolosan on June 1, 2010 at 3:47 am

I stopped by today and there is a bright blue gnome standing on the corner of the roof over the marquee.

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on August 28, 2009 at 10:21 pm

I’ve seen several flicks here over the past 2 years – most notably “Slumdog Millionare” right at the beginning of it’s ultimate journey towards Oscar glory. The sound in the theatre – normally understated for it’s regular arthouse fare – was kicked up several notches for “Slumdog” which really blew me away!

Dublinboyo on June 5, 2009 at 6:31 pm

Ever since Vroman’s Bookstore and the rest of the so-called “Playhouse District” allowed for the removal and destruction of the lovely ficus trees that lined Colorado Blvd, including one near this theater, I can’t bear to go back to this theater. Those trees used to provide some nice shade on hot days as you waited in line to buy your ticket. Was home to a large number of birds too. Pasadena is just another ugly city now.

br91975 on February 13, 2008 at 3:42 pm

The Laemmle Playhouse 7, which was built from scratch, silverquill, opened in December of 2000, sometime around the middle of the month.

silverquill on February 13, 2008 at 3:17 pm

Does anyone have an approximate date for this building? How old is the Playhouse 7? A vintage theater or modern recreation?

Patsy on October 25, 2005 at 12:04 am

Caro: If you are in the Pasadena area, please consider attending the final design review hearing and show your support for the Raymond Theatre. Thanks.

spikewriter on October 24, 2005 at 9:45 pm

One of the nicest things about the Laemmle Playhouse 7 is that it’s next door to Vroman’s Books, a marvelous store that’s a long-time part of the Pasadena community. They carry not only the usual run of books, but also the esoteric, unique and expensive. When I lived out at that end of the universe, I used to frequent them, especially for their cinema section.

Patsy on October 24, 2005 at 7:32 pm

Since the Laemmle Playhouse 7 is listed in Pasadena I’m sure anyone posting on this theatre link is also aware of the Raymond Theatre in Pasadena. The Raymond is in it’s 11th hour so anyone who would like to show their support to save this historical theatre please come to a Final Design Review hearing on Monday, the 24th at 7 (All Saints Church, Sweetland Hall 132 N. Euclid). To learn more about the Raymond Theatre and its past/present history go to Thank you.

William on September 7, 2005 at 10:37 pm

The current auditorium seating capacities are 116, 253, 253, 116, 135, 159, 159.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on August 16, 2005 at 8:58 am

Two exterior views of the Laemmle Playhouse 7 here:
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br91975 on August 6, 2005 at 10:54 am

One of the more recent positive developments in the LA/Pasadena art-house scene in recent years. Unfortunately, its opening served as the impetus for Laemmle to close two of its other Pasadena sites – the single-screen Colorado and Esquire theatres.