Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollections

Orange County Movie Theaters

May 27, 1988|Clipboard researched by Susan Greene, Henry Rivero and Deborrah Wilkinson / Los Angeles Times; Page designed by Steven Nelson / Los Angeles Times

There are an average of 1.5 movie theaters, 5.3 movie screens and 3,135 seats for every city and unincorporated community in Orange County. Based on the county's approximate 2.4 million population, there are 42,240 people for each theater, 12,102 people for each screen and 20 people for each seat.

Orange County has one of the strongest movie markets in the country. According to the Motion Picture Assn. of America, the Anaheim/Santa Ana/Garden Grove area alone accounts for 1.02% of the nation's total box office grosses. Also, nearly 8% of California's 2,368 movie screens are in Orange County.

Approximate Number of Number of Number of Theater/Circuit Locations Screens Seats AMC Theatres 4 24 6,600 Balboa Cinema 1 1 350 Bay Theatre 1 1 423 Brookhurst Theatre 1 1 878 Cinema West Coast 1 1 968 Edwards Cinemas 24 80 33,252 Family Four Cinema 1 4 1,403 Family Twin Cinema 1 2 500 Loge Theatre 1 1 400 Mann Theatres 1 4 1,088 Pacific Theatres 5 13 *35,780 Port Theatre 1 1 942 Stanton Theatre 1 1 865 Syufy Theatres 3 12 **15,450 United Artists Theatres 5 35 9,500 Valley View Twin Cinema 1 2 819 Villa Park Twin Cinema 1 2 500 TOTALS 53 185 109,718

* All Pacific Theatres in Orange County are drive-ins. The number of seats was determined by taking the approximate number of car spaces (8,945) and multiplying it by four to allow for a hypothetical four people per car load.

** Syufy's Stadium 6 Drive-in has approximately 2,400 car spaces. The number of seats was determined using the formula applied to Pacific Theatres.

Sources: Individual theaters; Exhibitor Relations Co.; California Department of Finance, Population Research Unit; Orange County Progress Report, and the Motion Picture Assn. of America.

Advertisement
Los Angeles Times Articles
|
|
|