Cinema City Stadium Theatres

5635 E. La Palma Avenue,
Anaheim Hills, CA 92807

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Previously operated by: Movie Experience

Previous Names: Cinemapolis 10, Galaxy Theatres

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Opened on May 24, 1989. Remodeled in 2005. It was operated by The Movie Experience, but by 2010, it was operated by Starlight Cinemas. It was closed on May 29, 2023.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 12, 2008 at 10:47 pm

Though the theatre itself advertises its location as Anaheim Hills, Anaheim Hills is not a separate city but a section of the City of Anaheim, and the location of this theatre will not map correctly on Google Maps unless you change the name from Anaheim Hills to Anaheim.

The chain which opened this multiplex was Sanborn Theatres, operating as SoCal Cinemas. The theatre continues to present special movie events that are provided under the name The Movie Experience by Sanborn Theatres. However, the company which provided the seats for the recent reconstruction into a stadium-seating configuration says on a popup from this page that Cinema City is operated by Starlight Cinemas, and a sidebar includes an encomium from Daniel Akarakian, President of Akarakian Theatres, indicating that he runs the place. Confusion.

Cinemapolis opened with two of its ten auditoriums equipped for 70mm presentations. Since the renovation, it has advertised all-digital projection, so I’m guessing the 70mm equipment is gone. The original seating capacity of the largest theatre in the complex was 500, but the reconfiguration for stadium seating has probably reduced that.

RobertAlex on October 18, 2010 at 11:10 am

I was passing this area yesterday and swung by to catch a matinee of Red. The first three theatres are themed on the outside entrances, The Palace, Grand and Egyptian. I was in #2, The Grand. The other theatres are moderate size with nice screens and a nice seats. The Grand Theatre was great. It wasnt huge, maybe 300 seats max, but it was the detail that really set it apart. The huge wide red seats with leg room, the shooting stars on the ceiling, the nice and dim red stairway lighting.

Also, the people were so courteous. More then once did I see people ASKING if they wanted them to move so late comers would have two seats together.

The Screen was about 50 feet wide, side masked and curved. The presentation was great and the sound was fantastic. Overall a great experience, and for the price it is about the best deal one can find. ( I swear I only saw 11 auditoriums, but I guess there are 13.)

rivest266 on May 24, 2015 at 2:34 pm

May 24th, 1989 grand opening ad in photo section

Ron Pierce
Ron Pierce on May 28, 2023 at 11:31 pm

Last day of operation is May 29, 2023

As commented, Opened May 24, 1989.
That would be 34 years, 5 days.

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