Montclair Theatre

4377 Holt Boulevard,
Montclair, CA 91763

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Additional Info

Previously operated by: Pacific Theatres, SRO Theaters

Architects: Thomas Berkes, Roland Decker Pierson

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Parking Lot of Montclair Theatre

One of three indoor theaters in Montclair. The other two were Montclair Cinema on Monte Vista at Montclair Plaza and Montclair 6 on Central Avenue and San Bernardino Road.

The Montclair Theatre opened by SRO in 1967 as a 1,250 seat single screen theatre. Later taken over by Pacific Theatres, it was converted into a triple screen to the designs of architect Thomas Berkes. It later had another two screens.

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richjr37 on January 8, 2010 at 11:59 pm

According to,THE SONG REMAINS THE SAME was presented in 35mm 4-track stereo(magnetic prints) and Dolby Stereo(optical prints). Never in 70mm or with 6-track stereo.

kynlee12 on February 23, 2010 at 8:39 pm

Worked at SRO on Holt in the 80s.. fun times…

timmym on July 21, 2010 at 2:39 pm

I worked at this theater while I was in high school as did my brother and sister (my brother is dmann7757 above). I had just turned 15 when I was hired and could only work on staurdays and sundays until I turned 16. I worked as an usher, ticket taker, snack bar and sometimes even in the box office…I remember “tammi” listed above as a fellow montclair high student as well as being one of our box office girls. After I started working there it seemed as though many of my friends were hired as well, Tarik, Rod, Russ, Frank, we had some great times. I also did the “movie swap” on Thursday nights before the Friday primers, this included changing the letters on the marquee that was out over the sidewalk on Holt Blvd. The front marquee with show times, change out the now showing and coming attractions posters in the front and in the lobby, The box office girl would change out the movies and times on the window dosplays and the manager would record the answering machine message. To those that I worked with Mark, Bart, Big Jim, Mike, Phil, Dennis, Tarik, Rod, Russ, Karen, Kim, Julie, Wendy, Dee, Debbie and any that I have not listed…we had some fun, didn’t we?

rivest266 on August 6, 2011 at 12:06 pm

Aerial from 1980 you may have to zoom in to see the building.

bartstory on March 18, 2016 at 3:45 pm

Yes we did, Tim…yes we did, indeed!

richjr37 on July 17, 2017 at 10:31 am

Opening day ads of its expansion to a triplex on March 25,1977 posted in the photo section. Taken from the Los Angeles Times:

richjr37 on July 17, 2017 at 10:56 am

Pacific Theatres kept it as a triplex for a little while before turning it into a five screen multiplex until they eventually closed it.

emoore17 on January 9, 2018 at 2:21 pm

THE MONTCLAIR THEATRE — My Favorite Movie Theatre when I was growing up in the Inland Empire …..

Texas2step on May 15, 2019 at 4:21 pm

A 1968 ad for the Montclair Theatre shows the address as 4377 Holt Boulevard.

MSC77 on February 26, 2023 at 3:07 pm

A chronology of the Inland Empire’s 70mm presentation history has recently been published. The SRO/Pacific Montclair is mentioned numerous times.

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