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Jeff Arellano
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AMC still runs the former GCC Galleria 16 and GCC Beverly Connection 6. The Former GCC Redondo 1-3 is still open as a discount house across the lot from the mall where the 16 is. AMC Closed the GCC Glendale 5, but that has been running since as an independent company, but soon to close (its still open)

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Bill Gabel
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Scott D. Neff
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Well if Adam had chimed in sooner, we wouldn't have posted all that valuable information in the OTHER thread.

JEeeeeze... do some moderating already MODERATOR!!! [Razz]

[ February 03, 2005, 08:50 PM: Message edited by: Adam Martin ]

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Ron Newman
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The theatre once known as GCC Fresh Pond I-II (Cambridge, MA) closed some time in the early 80's as a GCC and then sat vacant for years. In the spring of 1990, Entertainment Cinemas reopened it as a 10-plex.

Entertainment didn't hold onto it very long. In December 1990 they sold it to Loews, who still operate it today.

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Mark Richey
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How did they turn a twin into a tenplex? Did they build on, or does it have ten ridiculously tiny auditoriums?

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Roger Katz
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I don't know about the process for the theatre in question, but I've seen a former single screen (American Theatre, Bronx, NY) that has been carved up into a 7-plex with no new additions!

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Tom Mundell
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It looks like no additions have been made and there are ten very tiny auditoriums.

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Bill Gabel
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The former single screen Fox Academy Theatre (1700 seat) in Pasadena, California. Was converted into a 6 plex. They cut the down stairs half of the auditorium into 4 and the balcony into 2 rooms.

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Scott D. Neff
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The United Artists in Berkeley, CA was a single carved into 7. A wall was built down the middle of the main auditorium, and the balcony was closed off, effectively making 4 theatres. For some time the theatre ran like that, until they realized their upstairs and downstairs lobbies were big enough for 2 small screens. And then they built another in the backstage area.

It must've been something to see in it's hey day.

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Ron Newman
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Mark: I can't answer your question, because I never saw the Fresh Pond when it was open as a GCC Cinema I-II. But I don't believe that Entertainment expanded the building's footprint at all when they reopened it as a 10-screener.

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Skky Alan Maymon
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Does anyone have a picture of the old Santa Anita 4 theatre in Arcadia, California.

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Jeff Arellano
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No Skky, I live local but recall that it had the four auditoriums back. If you go into Old Navy and walk to the back of the store, you can see where the auditoriums were at one point. Also, if you look at the map they pass out there at the mall, there is one large vacant spot behind the California Pizza Kitchen which could have been one of the old auditoriums, if it is still there, wonder what they use it for now.

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Michael R. Rambo Jr.
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quote:
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

Here were the following names that certain former General Cinemas opened under: (Names as of 1975)

01: Northeast 4: opened 1955 as "Cinema I & II", became "Cinema I & II & III" in 1973/74, became "Northeast 4" in 1976/77, closed 2000
02: Baederwood Twin: opened as "Baederwood Cinema", twinned in 1972, sold to Sameric Theatres between 1981/82, became independent in 1998/99, today called "Baederwood Stadium 4 Theatre"
03: Cherry Hill Twin: opened 1962 as "Cinema Cherry Hill Mall", twinned in 1973/74, closed by 1989
04: Clifton Heights Twin: opened as "Cinema Clifton Heights", twinned in 1972, sold to Sameric Theatres between 1981/82, closed by 1996
05: Community Theatre opened as "Community Theatre", GCC sold Community Theatre to Budco Theatres between May and August, 1974, closed 1982/83
06: Echelon Mall Twin: opened 1971 as "Echelon Cinema I & II", became "Echelon Mall 3 in 1979, became "Echelon Mall 4' in 1981/82, closed by 1992/93
07: Plymouth Meeting Mall Twin: opened as "Plymouth Meeting Mall Cinema", twinned between 1973/74, closed 1997, replaced by GCC Plymouth Cinema 12 Theatres
08: Valley Forge Twin (Valley Forge Plaza): opened 1973/74 as "Cinema I & II Valley Forge", closed 1984/85
09: Walnut Mall I-II-III (3925 Walnut St.): opened 1975, sold to Budco Theatres 1983/84, sold by AMC Theatres to Cinemagic Theatres in 1995, closed 2004
10: Depford Mall 6: opened 1977, today called "AMC Depford Mall 6"
11: Franklin Mills Mall 10: opened 1988, closed 1998
12: Franklin Mills 14: opened 1998, today called "AMC Franklin Mills 14"
13: Plymouth Cinema 12: opened 1999, today called "AMC Plymouth Cinema 12"

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Scott D. Neff
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I was curious -- does anybody know what was the last new location GCC opened/built?

I should go visit it and pour a bottle of projector oil and a bag of popcorn out on the front step... like props to my homies. [bow down]

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John J. Fink
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It might have been Clifton Commons - which has 16 screens and opened in May 1999, but thats a guess.

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