Plaza Cinema 1 & 2

1371 E. 14th Street,
San Leandro, CA 94577

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Previously operated by: Jerry Lewis Cinemas

Functions: Beauty Salon, Retail

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Plaza 1 & 2 Cinemas San Leandro

A short-lived downtown San Leandro duplex cinema, this was planned to be a part of the Jerry Lewis Cinemas chain, but they had gone out of business by the time it opened as the Plaza Cinema 1 & 2 on April 22, 1973 with Charlton Heston in “Soylent Green” & Liza Minnelli in “Cabaret”. It was closed on July 27, 1978.

Later converted into a bank, it is now partially occupied by a beauty salon/supply store.

Contributed by Garrett Murphy

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scottfavareille on May 22, 2004 at 1:28 pm

This theater operated for a few years from about 1970-1976. It was mostly a second-run double feature house and (at that point) the only English language movie house in San Leandro. (The Del Mar was closed by then and the Bal was showing Spanish language films at that point.) The theater was an independent.

dallasmovietheaters on April 25, 2020 at 8:56 am

This was an automated twin screen seating 700 that in formative stages was to be a Jerry Lewis Cinema. But plans changed and the Plaza Cinema 1 & 2 launched April 22, 1973 with “Soylent Green” featured in Plaza Cinema 1 and “Cabaret” featured in Plaza Cinema 2. Lewis had left the theater circuit by the time the Plaza launched and Network Cinema had disconnected its phones. The Plaza Cinema 1 & 2 appears to have ceased operations on July 27, 1978

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