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Southern California Movie Theaters
Find your favorite film at one of SoCal's popular cinemas
Lucky Southern Californians---they have one of the best selections of great movie theaters in the USA! Many cinemas in SoCal feature modern stadium-style seating, digital sound and comfy love seats. In addition, more and more theaters are adding digital projection capabilities, as well.
Some theaters feature popular film releases that everyone in the family will enjoy. Other cinemas specialize in art house and specialty films. At any rate, if the movie you want is playing anywhere at all in the USA, you'll undoubtedly discover a location where it's showing in Southern California. Even films in "limited release" are usually screened in greater Los Angeles!
On this page, you'll find a listing of some popular cinema chains in Southern California, along with links to further details about each one.
List of SoCal Movie Theater ChainsIf you're unfamiliar with the West Coast, this page will fill you in about which movie chains are popular in Southern California. These chains are---
Plus, the ArcLight Cinema has historical significance---part of the theater is actually the 1963 Cinerama Dome! The ArcLight has painstakingly restored the Cinerama Dome to better-than-new condition...with state-of-the-art "everything" installed while maintaining this nostalgic theater's classic looks.
If you'd like to learn more about this excellent theater restoration or find out about current showtimes and schedules, please use the following link to view the ArcLight Cinema's website. You can also find out about the ArcLight theater's other locations in Southern California at this website, as well.
3.) Century Movie Theater chain is another popular brand of movie theaters in Southern California. Recently, Century Theaters have been bought-out by the Cinemark Theater company. You may review the list of Century Theaters as well as Cinemark Theaters (along with directions and contact phone numbers for each location) on the Cinemark/Century page of this website. Or, you may find out movie schedules for both Century AND Cinemark cinemas by using the following link to the Cinemark Theaters official website.
a.) Los Angeles County: If you're looking for an Edwards Theater in LA County, you may head to the "Edwards Theaters/Los Angeles" page of this website.
b.) Orange County: If you're looking for an Edwards location in "the OC," you may view the Edwards Theaters/Orange County page of this website.
c.) Other SoCal Edwards locations: To discover Edwards locations in San Diego, San Bernardino, Riverside or Ventura Counties, please see the "Southern California Edwards Cinemas" page of this website.
Edwards Theater website: If you already know where you're planning to see your movie & simply wish to check showtimes, you can head directly to the Edwards Theater website, which is actually the Regal Theater Group website (since Edwards is now a part of that chain.)
5.) IMAX Theaters: To find an IMAX movie theater in Southern California, you may visit the IMAX Theaters page of this website. You'll find a list of SoCal Imax locations, along with the pertinent info about each one.
Or, to learn about the different IMAX films that are currently in release throughout both SoCal and the USA, you'll want to use the following link to look through the
IMAX Theater's website.
6.) The Metropolitan Theater chain has a number of locations in the Santa Barbara/Goleta area. If you'd like to find a Metropolitan Theater location, and check out the list of current movies playing (along with their show times,) you may use the following link to see the www.MetroTheatres.com website, which is the Metropolitan Theater group's official website.
7.) The Pacific Theaters are a small-but-popular regional cinema chain in Southern California. You may see a complete listing of Pacific Theater locations, along with directions/maps, on the Pacific Theaters page of our website.
8.) Regal Theaters: are another popular chain which features (mostly) up-to-date cinemas showing newly released films. If you'd like to browse through a list of Southern California Regal and United Artist Theaters (UA is also owned by Regal cinemas) you may head to the Regal Theaters page of our website.
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