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November 21, 1995 | GREG JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A former manager filed suit Monday against the Edwards Theaters Circuit Inc. seeking $10 million in back wages for former and current managers of the Newport Beach-based theater operator. The suit, filed in Orange County Superior Court by Fountain Valley resident David Harold Holmes, alleges that Edwards executives, including chairman and founder James Edwards Sr.
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July 25, 2008 | From Bloomberg News
Movie theater operator Regal Entertainment Group said Thursday that second-quarter profit fell 74% on costs related to its purchase of Consolidated Theatres and debt payments. Net income dropped to $13.8 million, or 9 cents a share, from $52.7 million, or 33 cents, a year earlier, Knoxville, Tenn.-based Regal said. Sales declined 1.1% to $675.8 million, missing the $681.3-million average of analysts' estimates compiled by Bloomberg. Regal, whose chains include United Artists and Edwards theaters, completed its $210-million acquisition of Consolidated in April, adding 28 theaters with 400 screens.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 29, 2000 | Alex Coolman, (949) 764-4330
It wasn't the wrecking ball exactly, but it was close. At the old Edwards theater on Harbor Boulevard and Adams Avenue, a crew of workers dismantled the marquee this week. Edwards Theaters decided earlier this month to pull the plug on the space, which it had run for 38 years. Workers are also gutting the interior of the theater, wrenching out its seats and tearing up the carpeting.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 29, 2000 | Alex Coolman, (949) 764-4330
It wasn't the wrecking ball exactly, but it was close. At the old Edwards theater on Harbor Boulevard and Adams Avenue, a crew of workers dismantled the marquee this week. Edwards Theaters decided earlier this month to pull the plug on the space, which it had run for 38 years. Workers are also gutting the interior of the theater, wrenching out its seats and tearing up the carpeting.
BUSINESS
July 25, 2008 | From Bloomberg News
Movie theater operator Regal Entertainment Group said Thursday that second-quarter profit fell 74% on costs related to its purchase of Consolidated Theatres and debt payments. Net income dropped to $13.8 million, or 9 cents a share, from $52.7 million, or 33 cents, a year earlier, Knoxville, Tenn.-based Regal said. Sales declined 1.1% to $675.8 million, missing the $681.3-million average of analysts' estimates compiled by Bloomberg. Regal, whose chains include United Artists and Edwards theaters, completed its $210-million acquisition of Consolidated in April, adding 28 theaters with 400 screens.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 24, 1989 | MARK I. PINSKY, Times Staff Writer
Several county movie theaters have raised prices, just days before the kickoff of what Hollywood predicts will be a summer of blockbuster films, but admission remains below the $7 ticket announced Monday by Mann Theaters in Los Angeles. Mann, which bumped prices today from $6.50 to $7 at Mann's Chinese in Hollywood and four other theaters in Westwood, last week increased admission from $6 to $6.50 at four Mann screens at Brea Plaza, according to Bob Miller, assistant to the chairman.
BUSINESS
November 25, 1995 | GREG MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
While families across the country were stuffing their stomachs at the start of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, Edwards Cinemas Inc. was busy cramming more people into its new Irvine Entertainment Center theater complex than perhaps any movie house in history.
BUSINESS
November 9, 1994 | DEBORA VRANA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Construction on what could be the nation's largest cinema complex--a 135,000-square-foot theater center with seating for 5,800 moviegoers--begins today just north of the El Toro Y, where the Santa Ana and San Diego freeways merge. The cinema complex, part of a $30-million entertainment and retail center designed to resemble a Moroccan village, will have 21 screens. Four of the theaters will have screens more than three stories tall and seat 500 moviegoers each.
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November 5, 1995 | GREG JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With each day, the towering construction crane gradually chips away at the postcard-perfect Pacific Ocean view from James Edwards Sr.'s corner office atop Edwards Cinema's flagship theater. Eventually, the ocean's blue will be hidden by the new auditoriums being added to the theater. But the chairman and founder of Edwards Theatres Circuit Inc. won't miss the view.
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March 10, 2000 | LESLIE EARNEST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Edwards Theatres Circuit Inc., Orange County's largest movie house operator, said Thursday it is trying to unload about 25 aging theaters that moviegoers are shunning in favor of flashier mega-plexes. The Newport Beach-based chain has hired a Beverly Hills law firm to help it revise or discontinue leases for some of the outdated theaters, which were built in the 1960s and 1970s. In Orange County, 16 theaters with 76 screens are expected to close.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 2, 1999 | STEVE HOCHMAN
Forgive Jim Edwards if he cuts to the front of the line to see "Star Wars." He owns the theater. Edwards, 54, is president and CEO of Irvine-based Edwards Theatres, which has grown from the one Monterey Park facility his dad opened in 1930 to more than 725 screens at 90 venues in California and Idaho, including state-of-the-art showcases with stadium seating and wall-to-wall screens. NO LONE 'STAR': "We can't survive on one title, and the summer looks very good in addition to 'Star Wars.'
BUSINESS
November 7, 1998 | BARBARA MARSH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Superior Court jury awarded a total of $276,000 in unpaid overtime Friday to four former employees of Edwards Theatres Circuit Inc. but deadlocked on seven others with similar claims. The four who won the award--Richard Saulnier, Craig Tarbet, Mike McDonnell and Spencer Rhodes--were among a dozen former employees who claimed the Newport Beach entertainment company had misclassified them as salaried managers instead of hourly employees to avoid paying overtime.
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November 2, 1998 | NANCY WRID, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If you're a moviegoer, it's better than a gold card. You flash it at the door and you're in. The card--good for a year of free, unlimited movie viewing for you and three guests at any Edwards cinema--comes in the mail with the invitation: Enjoy! Here's the rub--you probably can't get one. But public officials in at least three counties, from U.S. representatives to mayors, have enjoyed the privilege of free moviegoing for decades.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 26, 1998
Edwards Cinemas has agreed to bring to South Gate what is being touted as the largest movie theater in southeast Los Angeles County, city officials announced. The company has agreed to operate a 21-screen movie theater with more than 4,500 seats, covering 98,000 square feet, said Ruben Lopez, director of South Gate's community development.
BUSINESS
May 1, 1998 | PATRICE APODACA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Edwards Theatres Circuit Inc. announced plans for 82 new screens at six theater complexes in Orange County and nearby communities. The Newport Beach-based chain said it will complete in November an additional 10 screens as part of the expansion of the Tustin Marketplace, where it currently has a six-screen theater. It will also add six screens in December to the existing eight in Anaheim Hills.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 22, 1995 | JAN HERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When the Edwards movie theater chain opens its Big One today, the place won't be hurting for creature comforts. Along with 21 screens--more than any other theater in the state--and a world -record-setting 6,444 seats spread over a world-record-setting 158,000 square feet, the $27-million complex in the Spectrum Entertainment Center will offer: * Live music in the lobby on weekends. * Children's entertainment. * A women's restroom with more than 50 stalls.
BUSINESS
May 3, 1996 | GREG JOHNSON
Early reports suggest that the high-tech, giant-screen, 3D motion picture screen at the Irvine Entertainment Center has been a success. Operated by Newport Beach-based Edwards Theatres Circuits Inc., the Imax theater that opened March 15 recorded the highest-ever opening weekend for an Imax theater. The three-day opening drew 12,632 patrons, generating $95,437 in gross ticket revenue. On average, 95% of available seats were filled in the 460-seat theater.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 4, 1998 | JOHN POPE
A key part of the city's new downtown, a second Edwards movie theater, has been approved by the Brea Planning Commission. The first Edwards Theater, with 12 screens and a marquis along Birch Street, opened last year. The second theater, which will add 10 screens and 2,200 seats, will have a much different look, City Planner Jay Trevino said. "The entrance will be in the middle of a row of shop spaces, like theaters used to be on main streets in every town across the country," he said.
BUSINESS
March 26, 1997 | E. SCOTT RECKARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Edwards Theatres Circuit said Tuesday that it will build a 22-screen, 5,000-seat cinema complex at Huntington Center as part of a make-over of the struggling Huntington Beach mall that will focus on entertainment and restaurants. At 92,000 square feet, the theaters will constitute one of the larger complexes built by Newport Beach-based Edwards, which now operates 85 cinemas with more than 500 screens.
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