Edwards Family 4

17161 Brookhurst Street,
Fountain Valley, CA 92708

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samwisefan on August 23, 2021 at 12:10 am

I went to this theatre often back in the day. At those bargain prices, how could you not? The place always seemed to be pretty packed. I remember seeing PURPLE RAIN there multiple times. And I remember seeing a re-release of GREASE and watching half the audience leave the theatre for bathrooms/concessions/etc. during the “Beauty School Dropout” number. I also remember seeing STAR 80 and after the film trying to have a conversation about the film with my friend who watched it with me, but he could only remember the actors by their character name and I could only remember them by the actors' real names and we didn’t know who each other was talking about. LOL! (We were also probably too young to be watching that movie, but this place was super easy to sneak into different screens.)

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on April 5, 2018 at 12:38 pm


We have some posted over at Cinematour, if you haven’t seen them.

UsherTodd on April 3, 2018 at 4:07 pm

I used to work at this theater in the early 80’s. I’ve been searching the web for photos, but there are almost none. It was owned by the Isreal family when I worked there, (they added 2 theaters to the original Twin cinemas) but they later sold out to Edwards. The place closed in the late 90’s and sat empty for a few years. I’m looking for more information and pictures. (Please help!) Purple Rain was the big movie when I first started there and the theater was packed every night with Prince fans; lots of girls, which was fine with me! I met my first girlfriend there while at work. Contact me if you have any info or pictures at

LuckyBastard76 on January 8, 2015 at 5:48 pm

If you were into Fulci in the 80s and Nazi exploitation in the 70s this was the place that played ‘em in OC. I remember seeing Benji then me and my buddy sneaking into the next door theater and seeing hot blonds with pig tails getting whipped by Nazis. I always thought it may have been Love Camp 7.

Richie_T on February 12, 2013 at 10:22 am

The Family Four was a little run down but a decent place for broke neighborhood kids like me to camp out in all day long. There were lots of second run double features and a fair amount of hard core slasher flicks which always seemed odd for the Family Four.