Edwards Westminster Twin

530 Westminster Mall,
Westminster, CA 92683

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Previously operated by: Edwards Cinemas, United Artists Theater Circuit Inc.

Previous Names: Westminster Twin, UA Westminster Twin. UA Twin Cinemas A & B

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Edwards Westminster Twin

United Artists had two theatres at the Westminster Mall, this was advertised as being on the outside. It opened December 20, 1974 with 940 seats (Main auditorium 580, small auditorium 360). The main auditorium was 70mm capable with Dolby Stereo. 70mm engagements included Steven Spielberg’s 1987 World War II epic “Empire of the Sun”. In 1990 it was renamed Edwards Westminster Twin. It was closed on June 4, 1998 with Matthew Broderick in “Godzilla” showing on both screens.

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moviebluedog on March 28, 2006 at 6:04 am

This theatre is featured here by scrolling to the bottom of the page under Westminster:

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BradE41 on March 28, 2006 at 2:26 pm

UA also had a Twin A & B outside the Cerritos Mall with a smaller 4 plex in the mall. Same as Westminster. They are All closed also.

kencmcintyre on April 11, 2008 at 11:02 pm

Status should be closed/demolished, as noted on ¼/06.

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Mike Rogers on August 4, 2010 at 7:56 pm

Gone and Forgotten jugding by the posts.All ways sad to see a theatre like that.

Richie_T on January 15, 2014 at 2:41 pm

This was a cool theater back in the day. Saw ET and Jedi there. Jedi was 70mm. The building now houses a BABY’S R US. You can see it from the 405.

LuckyBastard76 on October 24, 2015 at 11:45 am

Saw a ton of films here. Empire Strikes Back a bunch of times. The Shining, Bear Island, GhostBusters. I think the first film I saw here was shortly after it opened was a double feature of Bambi and The Apple Dumpling Gang. Great times here.

moviebuff82 on August 6, 2017 at 8:00 am

Why was it called theaters A and B instead of I and II?

Fugitive2014 on October 28, 2017 at 4:35 pm

Moviebuff82 – It was called “A & B” instead of 1 and 2 because theatres 1 and 2 (along with 3 and 4) were located inside Westminster Mall (that separate fourplex is listed above under “Nearby” Theatres).

dallasmovietheaters on April 9, 2021 at 1:23 pm

This venue became Edwards Westminster Twin in 1990 and ceased operations on June 4, 1998 with “Godzilla” on both screens. That film was moved inside to the four-plex the next day.

samwisefan on August 23, 2021 at 1:36 am

My two big memories from this theatre are seeing Ridley Scott’s LEGEND for the first time (which started my life-long obsession with that film), and seeing THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK when the lights came up during the climax of the film and we were evacuated from the theatre because the projection room was on fire. Thankfully, it was not my first time seeing that movie, otherwise I would have been heartbroken.

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