June 28, 1988 |
Four movie houses in San Diego specialize in foreign or "art" films, and San Francisco-based Landmark Theatres owns all of them. It's not exactly a monopoly, since any theater can show the films, but Landmark clearly has the market to itself. "It's astonishing that Landmark has four theaters in a city the size of San Diego," said Allen Gates, owner of La Paloma Theater in Encinitas. "I wouldn't want to compete with them."