AMC Marina Pacifica 12

6346 E. Pacific Coast Highway,
Long Beach, CA 90803

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Additional Info

Operated by: AMC Theatres

Firms: MCG Architects

Functions: Movies (First Run)

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 888.262.4386

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AMC Marina Pacifica 12

Originally opened in 1984, as the Marina Pacifica 6, this AMC theatre underwent a $7 million renovation and opened on January 10, 1997, as the Marina Pacifica 12. The new stadium auditoriums were carved out of a section of the shopping center formerly occupied by a Marie Callender’s restaurant. Helping to premiere the theatre was Madonna’s version of “Evita”.

The Long Beach Press-Telegram said that the six stadiums gave 1,154 more seats making a total of 2,686. They noted that the largest auditorium has 400 seats. The old non-stadium side of the complex, which is in a separate building from the stadiums, with the box office in between, also under-went a remodeling. Both sides of the theatre offer separate main lobbies, concession, restroom, and projection facilities. The other theatre in the area is the UA Market Place 6, about a half of a mile away. Due to the installation of larger recliner seats, the total seating capacity has been reduced to 952-seats.

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Recent comments (view all 9 comments)

CTCrouch on August 8, 2009 at 3:04 am

The original grand opening was held on the weekend of 8/17/84. Among the opening giveaway items and prizes was a raffle for a 14' Hobie Cat sailboat. The theatre’s opening films were: Tightrope, Cloak & Dagger, Sam’s Son, Sheena, Karate Kid, Woman in Red, and a midnight showing of Woodstock.

Edward Havens
Edward Havens on February 27, 2010 at 1:10 pm

Actually, the space now occupied by the “newer” half of the complex was other shops and, for a wonderful time from the late 1970s to mid 1980s, an arcade. The Marie Callender’s was farther down at one of the ends of the shopping center, and is currently a Kamal Palace Cuisine of India restaurant.

monroe jones
monroe jones on August 13, 2013 at 2:42 am

that arcade was great

rivest266 on December 20, 2014 at 12:19 pm

1984 and 1997 grand opening ads in photo section.

Logan5 on June 13, 2017 at 9:39 pm

“The Rocketeer” was presented here in 35mm Dolby Stereo beginning on Friday June 21, 1991.

moviebuff82 on June 14, 2017 at 7:57 pm

according to AMC’s website, this theater now has reserved seating and recliners.

Nothing But Cinema
Nothing But Cinema on May 10, 2024 at 3:58 am

Due to the addition of recliners, the total capacity went down to 952. The original side (theaters 1-6) has capacities of 101, 98, 58, 58 again, 98 again, and 101 again (love the consistency!). The stadium side (theaters 7-12) has capacities of 74, 66, 60, 132, 26, and 80.

CTCrouch on May 11, 2024 at 2:00 am

Due to the original theatre’s layout they utilized periscope projection for some of the auditoriums (i.e. the image was projected onto a mirror, which reflected to a second mirror, and then to the screen). They had changed to a traditional setup by the time I spent some time at the theatre, but the periscopes remained in a former projection booth that had been converted into a meeting room.

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