Pacific Theatres

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Pacific Theatres
Industry Entertainment
Founded 1946
Headquarters Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
Products Motion pictures, movie theaters
Owner The Decurion Corporation

Pacific Theatres is an American chain of movie theaters in the Los Angeles metropolitan area of California. Pacific Theatres is owned by The Decurion Corporation which also owns ArcLight Cinemas. In 2008 it sold locations in San Diego to Reading Cinemas.


Pacific Theatres at the Americana at Brand shopping center in Glendale, California

The company has some 300 movie screens in California. Pacific Theatres is active in real estate development through its Robertson Properties Group, which was originally formed to re-develop former Pacific Drive in Theatres. Today Robertson Properties currently acquires and develops retail, office, and residential, throughout the pacific northwest. Developments include theatres at The Grove at Farmers Market in Los Angeles, and the ArcLight Hollywood and neighboring historic Cinerama Dome in Hollywood.[1]

Pacific also operates the only remaining drive-in theater in Los Angeles County, the Vineland Drive-In, located in the La Puente area. It also operates a swap meet business on many of its former drive-in sites, although many of those sites were razed in the mid-2000s due to increasing real estate prices. Pacific Theatre also owns the Valley 6 drive in theatre in Auburn, Washington which was the last operating drive in from the United Theatre chain that Pacific ran in the Northwest from the 1950s. They closed the Valley drive in at the end of 2012 season, the land is set to be developed by Robertson Properties. The other 20 drive ins, in the Northwest that were owned by United Theatre were redeveloped by Robertson Properties in the 1980s and early 1990s.

Reading Cinemas[edit]

In 2007, Reading International Inc purchased 15 theatres within the Pacific chain in California and Hawaii, and on February 22, 2008, became Reading Cinemas,[2] with the exception of the Hawaiian theatres, which remained under the Consolidated Theatres banner.[3] The chain's remaining theatres are located only within the greater Los Angeles area, Orange County, and San Diego.


The Forman family founded Pacific Theatres in 1946 and continues to own and operate the company through its Decurion Corporation.


  1. ^ "Pacific Theatres Entertainment Corporation: Company Profile from Hoover's". 2015. Retrieved November 18, 2015.
  2. ^ "Reading International buying theaters from Pacific Theaters". October 10, 2007. Retrieved November 18, 2015.
  3. ^ "Consolidated Theatres selling to mainland firm". Honolulu Star-Bulletin. October 10, 2007. Retrieved November 18, 2015.

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