Vineyard Twin Theater

1509 E. Valley Parkway,
Escondido, CA 92027

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Previously operated by: Edwards Cinemas, United General Theatres

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Aerial View of the Vineyard Shopping Center in the late 70's

Was part of the Vineyard Mall, the Vineyard Twin Theater was opened in 1974. It was closed in 1999 and the entire mall was demolished. There is now an Albertsons roughly where it was.

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LebowskiT1000 on April 19, 2012 at 6:13 pm

Also, as of this posting it should be noted that a small portion of the mall still exists, which is the Acapulco Restaurant. It was part of a MUCH larger structure, but they left that part of the building alone and made it look like a stand-alone building.

LebowskiT1000 on June 26, 2012 at 6:09 pm

Here’s an article with a mention of the Vineyard Twin Theater.

“Edwards, a Newport Beach, Calif., company that merged into Regal Entertainment Group following bankruptcy, closed the Vineyard Twin Cinemas and six-screen Nordahl Road Cinema in Escondido, Calif., in 1998 after opening an 18-screener in nearby San Marcos. The San Marcos opening also prompted closure of the 15-year-old, independently run Del Norte Plaza Movies 8 cinema; when Del Norte management failed to find a new operator for the theater, it rented the gutted space to LA Fitness Clubs.”

LebowskiT1000 on July 9, 2012 at 5:37 pm

Here’s a cool newspaper clipping showing all the movies playing in the general area back in 1975.

Newspaper Clipping

From this site: Valley Drive-In Blogspot

AaronVSteimle on May 15, 2013 at 3:53 pm

I worked at this theater when I went to Orange Glen High School. It was a great place to work, with fun audiences and enjoyable films. I also loved the design of the Vineyard Shopping Center complex, which I wish had more businesses to keep it going. Great theater, great mall.

dallasmovietheaters on April 23, 2020 at 4:14 pm

The Vineyard Twin Cinema was built by United General Theatres Herb Bilton and Al Cooper. The two identical, automated auditoriums seated 250 patrons each.

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