Edwards Gateway 5
14351 Firestone Boulevard,
14351 Firestone Boulevard,La Mirada, CA 90638
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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.
Grand opening ad posted.
“The Rocketeer” was presented at this theatre (when it was Pacific’s Gateway) in 35mm Dolby Stereo beginning on Friday June 21, 1991.
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.