posted September 25, 2007 10:58 PM
It was reported in today's Stockton Record newspaper, A new state of the art 16 screen cineplex will be opening in neighboring Manteca next year to be operated by KERASOTES SHOWPLACE THEATRES. This is surprising as there is already a state of the art cineplex operating in Manteca : MARKETPLACE STADIUM 10 CINEMAS operated by Santa Rosa based NORTH AMERICAN CINEMAS INC. They are only 10 years old. Manteca has a population of 61.927, yet they will have a total of 26 screens while the much larger Stockton (population:289,789) also has 2 Cineplexes with a total of 24 screens. Yes, smaller town Manteca will have more screens than bigger city Stockton, that is unless MARKETPLACE STADIUM 10 closes its doors.
From: Walnut Creek, CA
Registered: Sep 2006
posted September 26, 2007 12:30 AM
I have read numerous reviews of the current cinema in Manteca and they are mostly negative. Patrons have listed: uncomfortable seats, small screens, dirty theaters, horrible management, needs renovations, etc. Some of the reviews even say many people drive out of town to see movies because the theater is so bad. People are begging for a new theater.