Directors Cut Cinema at Rancho Niguel

25471 Rancho Niguel,
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

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Operated by: Regency Theatres

Previously operated by: Edwards Cinemas, Mann Theatres

Functions: Movies (First Run)

Previous Names: Rancho Niguel 8

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Rancho Niguel 8

The Rancho Niguel 8 was opened by Mann Theatres on June 23, 1989. It was taken over by Edwards in 1991 and returned to Mann Theatres upon Edwards bankruptcy. On February 29, 2008 it was taken over by Regency Theatres.

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filmgeek73lf on January 16, 2013 at 11:06 pm

First of its kind in Orange County to have two Stadium Style theaters equipped with baby cry rooms. The two large stadium houses has 70mm capability. They screened 2 nice clean 70mm prints of The Hunt for Red October.

filmgeek73lf on January 16, 2013 at 11:07 pm

They were the first Orange County theatre to have THX sound in all of their 8 houses.

rivest266 on August 12, 2016 at 7:28 am

June 23rd,1989 grand opening ad in photo section.

Lionel on October 9, 2019 at 9:14 pm

More info and pictures of the auditoriums here:

moviebluedog on July 13, 2023 at 3:48 pm

“The Hunt for Red October” did not play in 70mm at this theater, only in 35mm Dolby SR in the first two weeks, according to the Los Angeles Times ad. The film played in Orange County in 70mm at Edwards “Big” Newport Cinema and Cinedome in Orange. The theater did show some 70mm presentations including “Last Action Hero” of which I saw here. For a former Mann theater, this was one of the nicest I had attended.

MSC77 on July 14, 2023 at 8:01 am

moviebluedog is correct about “The Hunt for Red October” not playing here in 70mm. That film’s North American 70mm bookings can be found here and Orange County’s 70mm presentations history can be found here.

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