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June 9, 1996 | GREG JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Sanborn Theaters Inc. opened its 13-screen Cinemapolis theater in 1989, the megaplex term had yet to be coined. Newport Beach-based Sanborn, the oldest theater chain based in Orange County, opted for 13 screens because executives figured that was the optimum number needed to showcase Hollywood's output during summer months and the holiday season, when most blockbusters are released. "The name means 'city of cinemas,' " said Bruce Sanborn, president of Sanborn Theatres Inc.
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June 9, 1996 | GREG JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Sanborn Theaters Inc. opened its 13-screen Cinemapolis theater in 1989, the megaplex term had yet to be coined. Newport Beach-based Sanborn, the oldest theater chain based in Orange County, opted for 13 screens because executives figured that was the optimum number needed to showcase Hollywood's output during summer months and the holiday season, when most blockbusters are released. "The name means 'city of cinemas,' " said Bruce Sanborn, president of Sanborn Theatres Inc.
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January 11, 1992 | JOHN LIPPMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
People are renting videos more and going out to the movies less, a survey conducted for the consumer electronics industry has found. The poll, released Friday by the Electronic Industries Assn., seems to illuminate the dynamics of the recession's effect on the movie business, where ticket sales fell to about $975 million last year from more than $1 billion in 1990.
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March 11, 2002 | MARGARET TALEV, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If Oxnard can't get a developer soon to build a movie theater downtown, the City Council may lift its prohibition on theater construction elsewhere in the city. Councilman Tom Holden, who drafted the ban in 1998 as part of a downtown revitalization effort, said he expects the council to discuss the matter when it meets next week. The council will be briefed in closed session on ongoing negotiations with Sanborn Theaters Inc. of Newport Beach.
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February 11, 2001 | DARYL KELLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the wall of BG's Coffee Shop, a front-page newspaper headline heralds a new day for this city's beleaguered downtown: "Local Theater Situation Is Clearing Up." Gloria Stuart pours a cup of steaming coffee, then giggles. The clipping is dated Oct. 28, 1927. And city fathers are still singing the same tune today. "I sent it over for the city to see," says Stuart, pointing to the yellowed page, "and they didn't think it was too funny."
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February 11, 2001 | DARYL KELLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the wall of BG's Coffee Shop, a front-page newspaper headline heralds a new day for this city's beleaguered downtown: "Local Theater Situation Is Clearing Up." Gloria Stuart pours a cup of steaming coffee, then giggles. The clipping is dated Oct. 28, 1927. And city fathers are still singing the same tune today. "I sent it over for the city to see," says Stuart, pointing to the yellowed page, "and they didn't think it was too funny."
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