Regal Edwards Brea East 12

155-255 W. Birch Street,
Brea, CA 92821

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Previously operated by: Edwards Cinemas, Regal Entertainment Group

Styles: Art Deco, Streamline Moderne

Previous Names: Eastside 12, Westside 10, Brea Stadium 22

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The Edwards Brea 22 is comprised of two side-by-side buildings, separated by a common street. With 3,000 seats the Eastside 12, with an Art Deco style inspired exterior design, opened on September 26, 1997.

While the first phase was celebrating its grand opening, planning had already started on the Westside Streamline Modern style with 10 screens. This second phase opened in November of 1998 with 2,200 seats. The Orange County Register said the theatres would be “mimicking Main Street theatres that might have been found in Los Angeles in the late-1930’s". The combined seating capacity was 5,200.

Regal Entertainment Group is the current operator. The theatres are part of the Birch Street Promenade, home to restaurants, shops, and the ever-popular Improv Comedy Club. On October 24, 2019 the Regal Edwards West 10 was closed. The Regal Edwards East 12 continues to operate. The Regal Edwards West 10 was reopened in 2021, but closed again in 2022.

Contributed by Ron Pierce

Recent comments (view all 5 comments)

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on March 14, 2012 at 11:56 am

The theatres aren’t actually side by side; they are down the street from each other. Whatever the case it is an impressive sight to see.

rivest266 on May 24, 2015 at 2:36 pm

September 19th, 1997 grand opening ad (first phase) in photo section.

rivest266 on August 11, 2016 at 3:22 pm

February 5th, 1998 grand opening ad for Phase 2 also in the photo section.

rivest266 on December 12, 2021 at 12:08 pm

The Brea West 10 has reopened in 2021 per showtime websites.

rivest266 on January 5, 2023 at 12:43 pm

Westside screens closed again in 2022.

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