Fox Cinemaland Theatre

1414 Harbor Boulevard,
Anaheim, CA 92802

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Previously operated by: National General Theatres

Architects: L. Perry Pearson, Paul Wuesthoff

Firms: Pearson & Wuesthoff

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Fox Cinemaland auditorium

The single screen Fox Cinemaland opened on April 10, 1968 with Julie Christie in “Far from the Madding Crowd”. It was triplexed on December 25, 1974. This theater was located about a block from the main entrance to Disneyland.

After closing on June 5, 1979, it sat vacant for some time, and was demolished in 1998 to make way for a bus terminal.

Contributed by William Gabel

Recent comments (view all 17 comments)

ohmyrtle on March 21, 2010 at 10:52 pm

I think this theater is in this photograph – View link

I visited this theater once a long time ago, and the location in the photo seems right.

William on March 8, 2011 at 7:58 am

Spud Girl, the theatre is on the other side of the park. The Disneyland Hotel is in the forground of the picture.

Coate on March 8, 2011 at 9:28 am

Some photos (vintage and contemporary) and newspaper ads of this theater can be found here.

TLSLOEWS on March 13, 2011 at 6:42 pm

Thanks for the link Micheal,love the ad for Cashiers,Candy Girls and Doorman.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 14, 2011 at 9:01 am

nothing like the 70’s theatre Business!Great stuff.

alexaadap on August 10, 2013 at 10:07 pm

Great memories. As a kid I used to go there and watch Kung fu films.

Joe Pinney
Joe Pinney on June 12, 2014 at 7:35 am

The location of this theater is (was) at the corner of Harbor Blvd and W. Manchester Ave (which, past the theater’s location, curves into a parallel road – and becomes Sl Manchester Ave. – along the 5 Freeway). As noted earlier, it is not directly across Harbor Blvd from the Disneyland entrance; rather it is directly opposite the Tomorrowland Train Station in Disneyland (next to the Innoventions Building and the Autopia). On the site today stands a Mimi’s Cafe (although the theater’s actual footprint is part of the current restaurant’s parking lot – the restaurant’s address is 1400 S. Harbor Blvd, interestingly). It is directly across from the Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel & Water Playground.

Side note: I also saw “Herbie Rides Again” here in the summer of 1974, and I distinctly remember the full-size Herbie-styled VW Bug replica outside the entrance doors near the ticket booth! I also saw the 1976 “King Kong” here with my dad, and in the summer of 1977 I remember going here for a few weekends for a kids' movie festival, seeing such films as “The World of Abbott & Costello” (1965), “The Cockeyed Cowboys of Calico County” (1970), “Clarence the Cross Eyed Lion” (1965), “Eight on the Lam” (1967), “McHale’s Navy Joins The Air Force” (1965), and others.

rivest266 on November 1, 2019 at 3:41 pm

The Cinemaland theatre opened with “Far from the Madding Crowd” on April 10th, 1968 and closed on June 5th, 1979. It was split up into three screens on December 25th, 1974. Grand opening ad posted.

Flix70 on October 11, 2021 at 8:59 am

Came across a 1971 ad for “The French Connection” listing Cinemaland as a featured theater (added to photo section).

I’m an O.C. native and can’t say I remember this theater across from Disneyland in the ‘70s.

Looked like a grand single-screen palace back in the day, before the split, similar to Edwards Cinema in Costa Mesa & Big Newport in Newport Beach.

Even with the split, kind of odd it only lasted a decade, especially with its prime location across from the region’s biggest tourist attraction.

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