Edwards Gateway 5

14351 Firestone Boulevard,
La Mirada, CA 90638

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Previously operated by: Edwards Cinemas, Pacific Theatres, SRO Theaters

Previous Names: Gateway 5 Theatres

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Sterling Recreation Organization’s (SRO) Gateway 5 Theatres opened on June 1, 1984. SRO managed it until June 2, 1985. On June 3, 1984 it came under Pacific Theatre’s banner in the movie section of the Orange County Register. At the time Pacific Theatres also operated 6 screens at the La Mirada Mall and 9 drive-ins in Orange County.

On June 23, 1993 the Los Angeles Times said that Edwards Theatres was assuming control of the Gateway 5. In August of 2000 the Orange County Register reporting on Edwards bankruptcy said that Edwards had filed a petition with the court to terminate the lease on the Gateway 5. According to Edwards Movie guide in the Register, the theater had already closed as it vanished from the listings in September of 1999. Was Edwards paying for a lease on an empty theater for nearly a year? The city of La Mirada says that the Edwards Gateway 5 was demolished to make room for redevelopment.

Contributed by Ron Pierce

Recent comments (view all 4 comments)

CTCrouch on January 20, 2013 at 2:59 am

While the theatre is long gone, a “Gateway Theatres” labelscar and non functional led marquee can still be seen on a sign that stands adjacent to the northbound side of the 5 freeway.

Logan5 on October 27, 2014 at 7:11 pm

“The Rocketeer” was presented at this theatre (when it was Pacific’s Gateway) in 35mm Dolby Stereo beginning on Friday June 21, 1991.

rivest266 on November 30, 2019 at 10:40 am

Grand opening ad posted.

mfelsher1 on February 10, 2022 at 5:04 pm

Along with my main cinema haunt, the La Mirada Mall, this became a very welcome and reliable back-up for me in the mid 1980s. I saw STARMAN here and also saw it again after I walked out on CITY HEAT because I was so bored and ended up going into see STARMAN again. I moved away from La Mirada in 1985 but came back in 1991 and saw THE ROCKETEER on Opening Day.

Sadly my next trip to La Mirada didn’t come until October of 2000, and the Gateway was no more. I remembered it being directly across from the Holiday Inn for some reason, but looking at Google Earth that doesn’t make a lot of sense, as it wouldn’t have had enough room for parking sandwiched between the access road and Interstate 5.

Based on the parking lot design, I would say that the Gateway 5 existed in roughly the same footprint as the Siemens building has now.

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