From: Monterey Park, CA
Registered: Jun 2003
posted October 31, 2010 01:04 PM
I read its closing soon but when I don't know. Its had a good run and opened the same time as Montebello 10. Apparently they want to convert it into Condos. Would this be the first multiplex converted into condos?
posted November 01, 2010 02:26 AM
Strange to think of Pine Square being closed. I can remember when it was one of southern californi'a top performers. Back in the mid 90's, Pine Square, along with the three Burbanks and Century City 14, was a key post for up and coming gm's/managers. Naturally, that was over a decade ago and before the megaplex era changed everything, but it's still odd for me to see all of these former premiere locations having run their course.
From: Walnut Creek, CA
Registered: Oct 2009
posted November 30, 2010 08:00 AM
When I was in the my twenties, whether I was living at Ocean and Lime or 5th and Cerritos or Walnut and Erie (you'll know the blocks if you are a Long Beach native or have spent enough time there) I would go to the AMC Marina Pacifica or UA Marketplace to see a movie before I would go to Pine Square. I didn't like the theatre, I didn't like having to park at the Plaza and I didn't like being harassed by the bums and crazies as I was coming and going between the Plaza and the theatre. The last time I saw a movie at Pine Square was in 1995, when Showgirls came out, because I was too embarrassed to see it at one of the theatres I did regularly attend.