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Bill Gabel
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This was the GCC units in Southern California in June of 1973.

Westwood
  • Avco Center 1-3
    Crest
Beverly Hills
  • Beverly
Hollywood
  • Hollywood Cinema (aka. Paramount)
    Holly
    Century
Redondo Beach
  • South Bay Center 1-3
Northridge
  • Fashion Center Cinema 1-3
Santa Monica
  • Cinema on the Mall
Los Angeles
  • Baldwin
    Picfair
Canoga Park
  • Holiday
Inglewood
  • Cine
Glendale
  • Roxy
Panorama City
  • Panorama
Pasadena
  • Colorado
Chatsworth
  • Cinema
San Gabriel Valley
  • Capri
    Covina
Granada Hills
  • Granada
Woodland Hills
  • Valley Circle
Oxnard
  • Carriage Square Cinema
San Bernardino
  • Inland Cinema
    Studio
Montclair
  • Montclair Plaza Cinema 1 & 2
Long Beach
  • Lakewood
Fullerton
  • Titan
Fountain Valley
  • Fountain Valley 1 & 2
Anaheim
  • Century 21
Buena Park
  • Buena Park
Stanton
  • Stanton

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Jeff Arellano
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 - posted October 09, 2003 07:22 PM      Profile for Jeff Arellano   Email Jeff Arellano         Edit/Delete Post 
The GCC Arcadia Santa Anita 1-4 is now an Old Navy. Ironically, AMC is building a new 16(?) plex theatre there, just east of where the old theatre is/was.

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Daniel Fuentz
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The Manchester Mall 1&2 in Fresno is still there, abandoned, at the extreme North end of Manchester Center. It had the original GCC decor and the big "CINEMA" sign on top until the late 1980's when it was remodeled. I doubt it will be revived as any sort of movie theatre as there is a 16 screen Signature complex at the other end of the mall.

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Scott D. Neff
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 - posted October 09, 2003 10:20 PM      Profile for Scott D. Neff   Email Scott D. Neff         Edit/Delete Post 
I want to travel back in time and run an old GCC 1-3 or something fun like that.

Back when people were proud of their multi-plex!

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Adam Martin
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 - posted October 09, 2003 10:39 PM      Profile for Adam Martin   Author's Homepage   Email Adam Martin         Edit/Delete Post 
I want to travel back in time with my digital camera and laptop. [Cool] Sure, people would freak out and I'd end up changing technological history forever, but wouldn't it be worth it?

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Daniel Fuentz
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You should travel back together, then Scott would be manager of the GCC 3-plex and he would let you in to take booth photos and everything. [Big Grin]

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Bill Gabel
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If I could go back to run one of the GCC houses from 1973 it would be the large single screen ones.

The ones would be the Art-Deco Beverly Theatre in Beverly Hills, it seated 1352 people and had 2 AAII projection. (The Warner around the corner was a better house).

Hollywood Cinema (aka. Paramount Theatre) The Best waterfall curtain in Los Angeles. And 2 AAII projectors.

South Bay #2 Theatre, This theatre was huge, it seated over 1000 people. They later twinned it. It was equipped with Simplex XLs.

I did get to run many times the GCC Sherman Oaks 1 & 2 and the 3-5 theatre and GCC Avco 1-3 (before the main house got messed up), GCC Santa Anita 1-4 Cinemas and all 3 building that housed the GCC South Bay Theatres.

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Bill Gabel
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Here is Part two to the GCC units as of 1983.

Michigan
  • Flint: Dort Mall Cinema 1 & 2
    Kalamazoo: Maple Hill Cinema 1-3
    Livonia: Cinema 1-3
    Pontiac: Cinema 1-3
    Roseville: Macomb Cinema 1-3
    Saginaw: Green Acres Cinema 1 & 2
    Troy: Somerset Cinema 1-3
    Warren: Cinema 1-4
Minnesota
  • Blaine: Northtown Cinema 1-4
    Brooklyn Center: Brookdale East Cinema 1-4
    Bloomington: Southtown Cinema
    Edina: Southdale Cinema 1-4
    Minneapolis: Academy Cinema
    Mann Cinema
    Orpheum Cinema
    Rosebille: HarMar Cinema 1-3
    St. Louis Park: Shelard Cinema 1-3
Mississippi
  • Jackson: Metro Center Cinema 1-4
Missouri
  • Chesterfield: Chesterfield 1-4
    Florissant: Grandview Cinema 1 & 2
    Jamestown Cinema 1 & 2
    St. Ann: Northwest Plaza 1 & 2
    St. Louis: Northland Cinema 1 & 2
    South County Cinema 1 & 2
    Sunset Hills Cinema 1-3
New Hampshire
  • Bedford: Bedford Mall Cinema 1-3
    Nashua: Nashua Mall Cinema 1-4
New Jersey
  • Cedar Knolls: Morris County Cinema 1 & 2
    Deptfond: Cinema 1-6
    Brunswick: Brunswick Square Cinema 1 & 2
    Jersey City: Hudson Plaza 1 & 2
    Lawrenceville: Mercer Mall Cinema 1-3
    Menlo Park: Cinema 1 & 2
    New Brunswick: Rutgers Plaza Cinema 1 & 2
    Ocean City: Seaview Square 1 & 2
    Parsippany: Morris Hills Cinema 1 & 2
    Plainfield: Blue Star 1-3
    Shrewsbury: Shrewsbury Plaza Cinema 1-3
    Totowa: Totowa Cinema 1 & 2
    Cherry Hill: Cinema 1 & 2
    W. Orange: Essex Green Cinema 1-3
    Raritan: Somerville Circle cinema 1-4
    Toms River: Ocean County Mall 1-3
    Vineland: Cumberland Mall Cinema 1 & 2
    Vorhees Township: Echelon Mall 1-3
    Woodbridge: Woodbridge 1 & 2
New Mexico
  • Albuquerque: Mall Cinema
    Louisiana Boulevard Cinema 1-3
Nevada
  • Reno: Sparks Cinema
New York
  • Buffalo: Seneca Mall 1 & 2
    Boulevard Mall Cinema 1-4
    Eastern Hills 1 & 2
    Thruway Plaza Cinema 1-3
    Yonkers: Central Plaza Cinema 1 & 2
    Ossining: Arcadian Cinema 1 & 2
    Rochester: Westmar Cinema 1 & 2
    Todd Mart 1 & 2
    Hartsdale: Cinema 1-4
    Niagara: Summit Park 1 & 2
    Elmira: Cinema-on-the-Mall 1 & 2
    Monticello: Monticello Mall 1 & 2
    Mohegon Lake: Westchester Mall Cinema 1-3
    White Plains: White Plains 1 & 2
North Carolina
  • Charlotte: Charlottestown Cinema 1-3
    Southpark Cinema 1 & 2
    Eastland Mall Cinema 1-3
    Fayetville: Crosscreek Cinema 1-3
    Greensburo: 4 Seasons Cinema 1-4
    Winston Salem: Hanes Mall Cinema 1-4
Ohio
  • Akron: Chapel Hill Cinema 1-3
    Rolling Acres Cinema 1-3
    Canton: Mellett Mall Cinema 1 & 2
    Cincinnati: Gold Circle Cinema 1 & 2
    Columbus: Great Western Cinema 1 & 2
    Town & Country Cinema 1 & 2
    University City Cinema 1 & 2
    Northland 1 & 2
    Maple Heights: Southgate Cinema 1 & 2
    Mentor: Mentor Mall Cinema 1-3
    Parma: Parmatown Cinema 1-3
    Willowick: Shoregate Cinema 1 & 2
    Cleveland: Mayland 1 & 2
    Mercury 1 & 2
    Westgate 1-4
    Lima: Lima Center 1-3
    Mansfield: Richland Mall 1-3
    North Randall: RandallPark 1-3
    Springfield: Upper Valley 1-3
Oklahoma
  • Tulsa: Admiral Twin Drive-In
    Southroads Mall Cinema
    Village 1 & 2
    Woodland Hills 1-3
Pennsylvania
  • Monaco: Beaver Valley Cinema 1-3
    Clifton Heights: Cinema 1 & 2
    Jenkintown: Cinema 1 & 2
    Valley Forge: Cinema 1 & 2
    Philadelphia: Walnut Mall Cinema 1-3
    Northeast Cinema 1-4
    Scranton: Viewpoint Cinema 1-4
    Plymouth Meeting: Cinema 1 & 2
    Wilkes Barre: Wyoming Mall 1-5
    Erie: Mill Creek Cinema 1-3
    Greenburg: Greengate Cinema 1-3
    Whitehall: Lehigh Valley Cinema 1-5
Rhode Island
  • Chanston: Garden City Cinema 1 & 2
    Lincoln: Lincoln Mall Cinema 1-4
    Warwick: Cinema 1 & 2
South Carolina
  • Charleston: Ashley Plaza Cinema 1-3
    Charlestown Cinema 1 & 2
    Columbia: Bush River Mall Cinema 1-4
    Columbia Mall Cinema 1-4
Tennessee
  • Memphis: Plaza Cinema 1 & 2
    Whitehaven Cinema 1 & 2
    Ralleigh Springs 1 & 2
Texas
  • Arlington: Park Plaza Cinema 1 & 2
    Seminary South Cinema 1-3
    Six Flags Cinema 1-5
    Austin: Capital Plaza Cinema
    Highland Mall Cinema 1 & 2
    Dallas: Northpark Cinema 1-4
    Treehouse Cinema 1 & 2
    Valley View Cinema 1 & 2
    Red Bird Mall Cinema 1-4
    Prestonwoods 1-4
    El Paso: Cielo Vista 1-6
    Houston: Greenpoint Mall Cinema 1-5
    Westwood Fashion Cinema 1-3
    Galleria Cinema 1-4
    Gulfgate Cinema 1 & 2
    Meyerland Cinema 1-3
    Northline Cinema 1-3
    Baybrook Mall Cinema 1-4
    Midland: Midland 1-4
    San Antonio: Northstar Cinema 1-3
    McCreless Cinema 1 & 2
    Waco: Lake Air Cinema 1 & 2
    Amarillo: Western Plaza Cinema 1 & 2
    Abilene: Westgate 1 & 2
    Beaumont: Gateway 1 & 2
    Parkdale Mall Cinema 1-3
    Mesquite: Town East Cinema 1 & 2
    Big Town 1 & 2
    Irving: Irving Mall 1-3
    Fort Worth: Opera House Cinema
    Richland Plaza Cinema 1 & 2
    Ridgemar 1-5
    Galveston: Galvez Plaza 1-3
    Richardson: Richardson Square Cinema 1-3
Virginia
  • Lynchburg: River Ridge 1-4
    Norfolk: Janaf Cinema 1-4
    Hampton: Coliseum Mall Cinema 1 & 2
    Roanoke: Tanglewood Mall Cinema 1-3
    Springfield: Springfield Mall Cinema 1-6
Washington
  • Bellevue: Overlake Mall Cinema 1 & 2
    Everett: Everette Mall Cinema 1-6
    Seattle: Aurora Cinema 1-3
    King Cinema
    Renton: Renton Village Cinema 1-3
    Tacoma: Villa Plaza Cinema 1-3
West Virginia
  • Parkerburg: Grand Central Cinema 1 & 2
Wisconsin
  • Eau Claire: London Square Cinema 1 & 2
    Fond Du Lac: Forrest Mall Cinema 1 & 2
    Milwaukee: Brookfield Square Cinema 1 & 2
    Westlane Cinema 1 & 2
    Madison: East Towne 1-3
    West Towne 1-3
    Racine: Westgate Cinema 1 & 2

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Richard A Stegman Jr
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OMG! what memories i have of some of these theatres!

When i lived in Houston from May 1977 to March 1979,we would always go to the Greenspoint Mall Cinemas(which was in the suburb of Aldine) since it was up the freeway from our house.

When we moved back to California,the Montclair Plaza 8 was the place to go.

The Inland Twin was where i first saw "The Rocky Horror Picture Show".when RHPS was unceremoniously dumped from there in 1988,we migrated to Montclair.

We played in the big 3 screen biulding until we moved into the smaller 5 screen building behind it.

I also did RHPS at the South Bay 6 a couple of times.

Does anyone have a good to decent copy of the old '70s & '80s GCC trailers on VHS?

Throw in some Mann,AMC & Pacific trailers from the same era and i'd be one happy man.

I'll pay postage

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Dave Scott
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Add one more ex-GCC theatre to the St. Louis list: Jamestown Mall 1 & 2. Now, I think, Wehrenberg has a 14-screen cinema at that mall.

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Joe Masher
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My company (Clearview Cinemas) operates the old GCC Central Plaza Cinema in Yonkers. I am the Division Mgr. for that theatre, and it's still VERY GC! It opened in the early 60's as a 2000 seat single-screen, with balcony. Now divided in to four, the two downstairs theatres seat 600 each and have shadowboxes around the huge screens. The upstairs theatres carved out of the former balcony seat 200 each.
The building still has its original "CINEMA" back-lit black-on-white-square background letters on the roof. In the lobby, a fountain is buried under plywood and carpet that used to shoot water all the way up to the exceptionally high lobby ceiling.

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Kyle Muldrow
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Dave, the Jamestown Mall Twin is in the list. I went there once, back in 1989, to see Flatliners. It was a Wehrenberg house by that time. I haven't been to the Jamestown 14 yet. It might be near the same spot, since it's in the mall, but I'm not sure.

The St. Louis GCC house I went to most often was the Northwest Plaza cinema. It had 4 screens by that time. It was a rather large building and seemed decent enough to me. Wehrenberg replaced that theater with a 9-screen theater inside the mall. I didn't like that one as much as the old 4 screen one.

GCC opened one more theater in St. Louis. It was the Mid-Rivers 6 at Mid-Rivers Mall in St. Peters. I saw a few movies there. It was OK, but unless you could stand noisy teenagers on a Friday night, it wasn't the place to go. They also played the National Anthem before some of their movies. Wehrenberg also took over the 6-screen house and eventually replaced this one with a 14-screen theater. That one's OK, I guess.

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Eric Hooper
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..adds Central Plaza Cinema in Yonkers to the list of theatres to visit. Great pics on the site. Too bad there are no pics of the inside...hint hint hint...

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Matthew Williams
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The Jenkintown theatre I believe is called the "Baederwood" after the shopping center it resides in. By the 1980s it was actually sold to the Eric chain and the sign was altered accordingly. Eric was bought out by UA and the theatre was kept open for a number of years, even though the sign continued to bear the Eric name and the GCC "CINEMA" sign was still out front. The theatre is now independently owned and recently completed some modifications, including stadium seating. The GCC "CINEMA" sign is still retained and I think it was even recently refurbished.

The GCC Northeast 4, not so good. GCC kept the theatre going until I believe the mid-1990s, possibly even later than that, doing only a modification to the front that saw a new marquee added over the box office (although the "CINEMA" sign was still kept here). The theatre recently was involved in a large fire, sadly, and will likely be demolished.

Something everyone seems to miss is a semi-recent GCC opened in 1989 at the Franklin Mills Mall. It was located outside of the mall and was a nine-screener, not much decoration to it. That closed in 1997 when a new GCC was opened inside the mall itself. That theatre is operating today as an AMC, giving them three theatres in the vincinity - that, their Neshaminy 24 megaplex, and a smaller 10-plex in the Woodhaven shopping center.

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Bill Gabel
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In the Southern California area, AMC closed the Hollywood Galaxy 6 and Sherman Oaks 1 & 2. They sold the the Sherman Oaks 3-7 to Pacific Theatres.

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