AMC Dine-In South Bay Galleria 16

1815 Hawthorne Boulevard,
Redondo Beach, CA 90278

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Operated by: AMC Theatres

Previously operated by: General Cinema Corp.

Firms: MCG Architects

Functions: Movies (First Run)

Previous Names: General Cinema Galleria At South Bay 16, AMC South Bay Galleria 16

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Original Concession Stand

The Daily Breeze reported the opening of the General Cinema Galleria At South Bay 16 on November 26, 1997.

Each auditorium in the 3,100-seat theater was said to be two-thirds stadium and one-third rocking chairs. Rick Gaylord of MCG Architecture designed the theater, which is entered from inside of the mall.

The Daily Breeze noted that Galleria management planned to demolish two old theaters at the mall and turn them into parking. General Cinema said they would operate the third theater as a bargain house until the lease expired.

On April 5, 2002 the Galleria 16 became listed under the AMC Theatres banner in the Los Angeles Times, in keeping with the AMC acquisition of General Cinema.

For an interesting bit of trivia, it was reported that the “General Cinema” trademark was put up for auction in 2010. In 2011 JTE Multimedia LLC bought the rights to the “General Cinema” name.

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Recent comments (view all 4 comments)

rivest266 on December 20, 2014 at 12:35 pm

November 26th, 1997 grand opening ad in photo section.

MCDisney on August 29, 2021 at 12:04 pm

Rebranded as AMC Dine-In South Bay Galleria 16

Logan5 on February 18, 2024 at 3:04 am

I have a 1991 newspaper ad showing 6 films showing at the “General Cinema Galleria at South Bay”. Is this the same theater? Was it remodeled/rebuilt in 1997?

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on February 20, 2024 at 11:01 am

Before this theater opened General Cinema operated multiple theaters inside the parking lot that surrounded the Redondo Beach Galleria and ultimately advertised them as one complex. Each originally a single screen, their last designations as General Cinema were Cinema 1, Cinema 2-3, and Cinema 4-5-6. When this theater opened the Cinema 4-5-6 limped on as a discount theater known as the Redondo Cinema 3, which has a separate listing here.

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