AMC Plaza 10

17801 E. Gale Avenue,
City of Industry, CA 91745

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Previously operated by: AMC Theatres

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The AMC Plaza 10 opened on November 20, 1987 and was the first ten-plex in the San Gabriel Valley. It was part of AMC’s Puente Hills group of theatres that Included Plaza 10, Puente 6, and Puente 4. 20 screens in the mid-1980’s within blocks of each other (Mann later added a 6 plex next to the Puente 4).

Plaza 10 was legendary in 1993 having all ten screens playing “Jurassic Park”.

In 1996 It was announced that AMC would build a new 20 plex in the Puente Hills Mall taking over a closed down Broadway department store that closed in 1995.

The new AMC Puente 20 opened in 1998. This closed the AMC Puente 6 and 4, and Mann 6 but the Plaza kept on going. It was sharing films with the AMC Puente 20, but never did the business it could do.

Then, it was turned into a dollar house in its final days, but never survived. It closed in September 1999. The building stood vacant for several years but was later demolished.

Contributed by Jeff Arellano

Recent comments (view all 10 comments)

MagicLantern on October 2, 2004 at 2:11 am

The address of this theatre is 17801 East Gale Avenue, City of Industry CA 91748.

jmarellano on February 10, 2005 at 10:27 pm

Driving by, construction crews are starting to gut out the theatre. Is demolition soon?

jmarellano on April 11, 2005 at 10:06 pm

This theatre has been demolished.

William on April 11, 2006 at 12:48 pm

The AMC Puente Hills 10 opened on November 20th. 1987.

MagicLantern on July 19, 2007 at 2:56 am

Anyone know the demolition date?

Meredith Rhule
Meredith Rhule on December 19, 2008 at 5:05 pm

How weird, it was right off the freeway where I managed my apartment building, besides projection stuff…

matineeidol on August 12, 2009 at 8:57 pm

Saw WAR OF THE ROSES here on a date in December of ‘89. Theater was only two years old then, and certainly seemed new. This house had the ill luck – like other multiplexes which opened mid-80s to '92 -of opening just before the stadium seating/high-quality sound revolution. Any theater without those accoutrements quickly became moribund, even if was only three or four years old. All San Gabriel Valley theaters constructed in the 70s or 80s are sleeping with the fishes.

rivest266 on December 2, 2019 at 6:39 pm

The Plaza 10 opened on November 20th, 1987 and closed in July 1999. Grand opening ad uploaded.

rivest266 on April 29, 2020 at 1:48 pm

Last listings in LA Times: September 17th, 1999

CTCrouch on April 30, 2020 at 12:36 am

Back when Interstate Theatres (later merged into Starplex Cinemas) was entering the Southern California market the, then vacant, Plaza 10 was scouted as a potential site. Unfortunately, the facility was stripped down to the point of being unusable without a significant investment. Screens, seating, and fixtures being removed or purposely damaged was expected at vacated sites, but even a stairwell had been taken out at the Plaza 10.

It was always interesting to see how former operators had left venues after departing. In rare cases they were basically turnkey. More often than not, vacating tenants were “creative” with their lease requirements. I remember one site which had required the seating to remain and the former operator left the seats disassembled and scattered throughout the theatre.

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