UA Cinema 1-4

Riverside Freeway and Tyler Street,
Riverside, CA 92503

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rivest266 on March 7, 2024 at 5:46 pm

Screens 3 & 4 opened on July 31st, 1974 retaining the D-150 screen. Grand opening ad posted.

rivest266 on March 7, 2024 at 4:58 pm

Grand opening ad posted. Cinema 2 had an D-150 screen.

MSC77 on February 26, 2023 at 6:11 pm

A chronology of the Inland Empire’s 70mm presentation history has recently been published. The UA 4 at Tyler Mall is mentioned numerous times.

SouthernCaliBoy on May 15, 2016 at 1:37 am

I seen all 3 Star Wars Special Edition movies here back in 1997 when they got re-released at the theaters all over the country.

moviewrtr10 on November 12, 2012 at 11:03 pm

As a kid, I saw Jaws, The Exorcist, 2001 Space Odyssey and many others. In high school I was an assistant manage for shows like the Rocky Horror Halloween midnight show, Rambo, Porky’s, Sixteen Candles, Empire Strikes Back, and Revenge of the Jedi.

The midnight shows used to be epic. Especially Aud 2 (The Song Remains the Same) which was a big pot bake out every friday and saturday. Good times.

joshvs on March 27, 2012 at 1:06 am

I saw Empire Strikes back here as well as Return of the Jedi, And Superman, and alot more.

William on August 4, 2010 at 8:40 am

Augusta, Georgia

Troy Martin
Troy Martin on August 4, 2010 at 6:17 am

Yes. A Midnight Show. I should have been more specific.
Where is the REGENCY I,II.and III?

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on August 3, 2010 at 9:40 pm

“ROCKY HORROR” 4 year run? You must be talking about a Midnight Show.We had a Wild one at REGENCY I,II.and III. It is on CT.We almost lost our Business License.Story is in the Regency I.II.and III site.

Troy Martin
Troy Martin on August 3, 2010 at 9:24 pm

“The Rocky Horror Picture Show” opened here on February 2, 1979 and played there for almost 4 years. It was considered “THE” Rocky Horror theater for the Inland Empire.
Bill Gartley was the manager of this theater during that time.
For more information on the first established Rocky Horror group at this theater, please visit:

If any one has any photos of the theater, please contact me.
I would love to see them.

Larrytalk on September 8, 2009 at 10:08 pm

This theater is magic to me since I saw Empire Strikes Back here.

monika on July 24, 2009 at 3:22 am

The Tyler Mall is now “The Galleria at Tyler”, the UA Cinema is long gone and there’s now an AMC 16 (opened December 2007) there.

Many movie discussions with my husband include him exclaiming “I saw that at the Tyler Mall!”, or “I saw that at the Showcase!” (Corona’s Showcase Theater, a prominent music venue for maaaany years, now dark and empty).

kencmcintyre on January 18, 2009 at 11:36 am

There’s no such thing as the River Freeway. The Riverside Freeway, also known as the 91, transverses Riverside until it turns into the 215 North.

Larrytalk on January 18, 2009 at 1:39 am

thanks for the info micheal.

Coate on January 10, 2009 at 12:39 pm

Yes, the UA CINEMA at Tyler Mall had the Riverside first-run exclusive of “The Empire Strikes Back.” The film opened there on June 27, 1980 and played through the autumn months.

Larrytalk on December 16, 2008 at 2:43 pm

as a kid I saw empire strikes back back in 1980 in riverside california. was this the only theater that would of been playing that movie in riverside? I’ve been trying to figure this out. any help would be appreciated.

Troy Martin
Troy Martin on April 18, 2007 at 3:18 am

I saw “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” here.

kencmcintyre on January 29, 2007 at 6:49 pm

Status should be closed/demolished. This May 2001 article discusses the UA and the decline of theater business in general:

chspringer on January 6, 2006 at 12:13 pm

This 4 plex was demolished in about 2000, not sure of the exact year. A Barnes and Noble book store is on the site now. The second UA theater which was on Park Sierra has been remodled into Medical offices.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 5, 2006 at 5:28 am

The name by which this theatre appeared in the United Artists Theatres listings in the Los Angeles Times of August 24, 1986, was the Tyler Mall. It was one of two multiplexes being operated by UA in Riverside at the time.