Gardena Cinema

Gardena Cinema Old-fashioned, single-screen movie theater with 800 seats and a 35-foot wide screen in Gardena, California. General Admission: $9; Children (12 & under, please show ID if kid is big): $8; Seniors (65 & older, please show ID): $8; Surcharge for 3D: add $3.
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Gardena Cinema is the only old-fashioned, single-screen, family-operated movie theater in the South Bay, showing first-run films daily and repertory titles on weekends.

Get your face masks ready because we have some exciting news to announce next week!#covid19 #gardenacinema #gardena #Cal...
07/15/2020

Get your face masks ready because we have some exciting news to announce next week!
#covid19 #gardenacinema #gardena #California #comingsoon #gardenaevents #movietheaters #popupdrivein #retro

07/05/2020

Stay in tune. Just sing. Listen. Forget everything. Happy 4th of July. Stay home. Fight COVID. Miss you! Love you everyone! ❤
#gardena #gardenacinema #covid #4thofjuly #newnormal #California #LosAngeles #gibsonL4 #guitar #staysafe

05/24/2020

Good message. Update on us: As we approach week 10 of our closure due to COVID-19 concerns, we're reflecting on the wonderful time we have been blessed to spend with our family. It's been a stay-cation at home. My parents are getting a taste of what retirement would be like and honestly, they kind of like it. Since both my parents are immuno-compromised and elderly, we've been concerned about re-opening the cinema before getting control over the novel Coronavirus. I've prepared by stocking up on hand sanitizer and face masks. We're putting a plan together for re-opening in July or whenever Phase 4 re-openings start. Your feedback is much appreciated!

Update on mom: She's doing much better and is scheduled for another surgery tomorrow morning. Hopefully, everything goes...
04/23/2020

Update on mom: She's doing much better and is scheduled for another surgery tomorrow morning. Hopefully, everything goes smoothly and she can feel better quickly. Thank you to all of you who have sent positive thoughts and prayers. All are deeply appreciated! Please stay safe and healthy! Cannot believe it's been a year since Avengers: Endgame was released in movie theaters. How prescient the movie was! Not quite Thanos and 50% depopulation, but Coronavirus is pretty darn scary. As of 12pm today, we're at 16,435 cases in Los Angeles County and 729 deaths. Thoughts and prayers to those directly impacted by COVID 19.

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04/16/2020

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Are you in need of diapers? The @cityofgardenaca has received a donation of diapers and wipes. Please contact us for additional information to receive these items. Supplies are limited so contact us ASAP 310-217-9574.

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Update on my mother's health: My mother went to the Emergency Room. As you may know from a previous post, she  was resti...
04/16/2020

Update on my mother's health: My mother went to the Emergency Room. As you may know from a previous post, she was resting at home with great pain and difficulty trying to recover from her cancer surgery. She had a fever, was shivering and unresponsive. Called 911. Sepsis and pneumonia. Luckily, NEGATIVE on COVID 19. Spent a day in ICU and then transferred to medical surgery ward. There are 20 positive cases on her floor. Whoa! 82 total positive cases in the City of Gardena. Isolation works! She's back home again and on the mend. Thank the Lord! Hospital workers and first responders are true rock stars! Prayers to all those who are directly impacted by this scary virus. Please take care and take precaution! ❤🙏❤

Our hope is that cinemas WILL bounce back from the Coronavirus crisis!
04/07/2020
Why cinemas will bounce back from the Coronavirus crisis

Our hope is that cinemas WILL bounce back from the Coronavirus crisis!

It's a dreadful time for the film industry, as for so many others. But if history shows us anything, it's that the magic of the big screen isn't going to vanish, writers Kaleem Aftab.

04/05/2020

A Vanna White moment for those of you who wonder how I change the marquee so high up! It's magic. Don't try this at home kids. Be safe and healthy!
#gardenacinema #covid_19 #stayhome #memories #movies #moviehouse #movietheaters #movietheatre #movietheater #marquee #judy #scissorlift

We have been closed for 2 weeks, going into week 3. Staying home has been a blessing in disguise since my mom has had to...
03/31/2020

We have been closed for 2 weeks, going into week 3. Staying home has been a blessing in disguise since my mom has had to suffer a removal of 75% of her urethra due to recurring metastcized cancer. It's been awful closing but the best way to keep my parents healthy. Blessings to you and your loved ones! ❤

It's been one week since we officially closed our doors to Fight COVID 19!#California #LosAngeles #Gardena #gardenacinem...
03/23/2020

It's been one week since we officially closed our doors to Fight COVID 19!
#California #LosAngeles #Gardena #gardenacinema #covid_19 #coronavirus #depressionisreal #closeddoors

Our home refrigerator is re-organized. Took me about 2 days. Finally found some food for which I was searching. Thank go...
03/22/2020

Our home refrigerator is re-organized. Took me about 2 days. Finally found some food for which I was searching. Thank goodness Korean food is a lot of pickling that lasts for hundreds of years in cold temps! 😆 Mama is back home from the hospital and is recovering from the surgical removal of her cancer tumor. Unfortunately, her a portion of her bladder and urethra had to be removed, so she still has a catheter attached. Papa is enjoying this home "vacation" watching the news and catching up on his Korean documentaries about amazing pet dogs. Hope you're safe and healthy. Bless all of you with love and survival necessities. #covid_19 #california #gardena #gardenacinema #socialdistancing #reorganizing #refrigerator

Dear Gardena Cinema Patrons:The City of Los Angeles ordered all movie theaters to close due to the health crisis involvi...
03/16/2020

Dear Gardena Cinema Patrons:
The City of Los Angeles ordered all movie theaters to close due to the health crisis involving COVID-19 Coronavirus. Although we're not located in Los Angeles city, we feel we should do our part to prevent the spread of the virus. So we sadly announce that we will be closed effective March 16, 2020. We plan to re-open on Friday, April 10 for TROLLS WORLD TOUR (unless the California Department of Public Health says it is not safe for public gatherings yet). We hope to see you soon! Thank you for your support and business. Be safe and healthy! @ Gardena Cinema

03/14/2020

ONWARD (PG) Sat & Sun: 12:30pm, 3pm, 5:30pm & 8pm
**Yes. We are still open. We don't know how much longer we will stay open. Maybe only until Thursday?

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Meet Corey... orrr The Manticore, voiced by @OctaviaSpencer, in this brand-new clip from #PixarOnward. See the film in theaters now!

03/14/2020

SOUL still scheduled for June 2020!

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Everybody has a soul. Joe Gardner is about to find his. Watch the new trailer for Disney and Pixar’s Soul, in theaters June 19. #PixarSoul

03/14/2020

We vote for Kelly Clarkson! @kellyclarkson #firstjob #popcorn #boxoffice

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Being a musician means you also have 132739 other careers. What was your first job? ⬇️ #JobsBeforeTheVoice

#FridayThe13th !
03/14/2020

#FridayThe13th !

03/14/2020

SCOOB! Hopeful for May 15 opening.

#Repost @wbpictures (@get_repost)
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Realizing it’s #FridayThe13th

03/13/2020

ONWARD (PG)
Mon. to Fri.: 5:30pm & 8pm
Sat. & Sun.: 12:30pm, 3pm, 5:30pm & 8pm
*Please arrive 10 mins early for 8pm showing. If nobody shows up, we shut it all down and go home.
#PixarOnward #Disney #OnwardMovie

ONWARD (PG)Mon. to Fri.: 5:30pm & 8pmSat. & Sun.: 12:30pm, 3pm, 5:30pm & 8pmPlease come 10 mins early. With #covid conce...
03/13/2020

ONWARD (PG)
Mon. to Fri.: 5:30pm & 8pm
Sat. & Sun.: 12:30pm, 3pm, 5:30pm & 8pm
Please come 10 mins early. With #covid concerns, nobody has been showing up, so we shut it all down and go home.

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Onwards good and i’ll fight anyone on this
#onward #barleylightfoot #ianlightfoot

03/13/2020

WONDER WOMAN 1984 #WW84 still on schedule for June 5, 2020!

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See you in ‘84! #WW84

Fast and Furious 9 postponed to April 2, 2021. Worth the wait!#Repost @tyrese (@get_repost)・・・Sorry guys!!! To our famil...
03/13/2020

Fast and Furious 9 postponed to April 2, 2021. Worth the wait!

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Sorry guys!!! To our family of Fast fans everywhere, We feel all the love and the anticipation you have for the next chapter in our saga. That’s why it’s especially tough to let you know that we have to move the release date of the film. It’s become clear that it won’t be possible for all of our fans around the world to see the film this May. We are #MOVING the global release date to April 2021, with North America opening on April 2. While we know there is disappointment in having to wait a little while longer, this move is made with the safety of everyone as our foremost consideration. Moving will allow our global family to experience our new chapter together. We’ll see you next spring. Much love, Your Fast Family -Tyrese Gibson aka Roman Pierce #FastSaga

MULAN postponed indefinitely until COVID-19 virus is contained.Worth the wait!#Repost @hollywoodreporter (@get_repost)・・...
03/13/2020

MULAN postponed indefinitely until COVID-19 virus is contained.
Worth the wait!

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Despite having its premiere on Monday in L.A., Disney has pulled #Mulan — which was supposed to hit theaters March 27 — from its release schedule due to the coronavirus pandemic. Details at the link in bio.⁠


ONWARD (PG)Mon. to Fri.: 5:30pm & 8pmSat. & Sun.: 12:30pm, 3pm, 5:30pm & 8pm#OnwardMovie#PixarDisney#Disney#Repost @pixa...
03/12/2020

ONWARD (PG)
Mon. to Fri.: 5:30pm & 8pm
Sat. & Sun.: 12:30pm, 3pm, 5:30pm & 8pm
#OnwardMovie
#PixarDisney
#Disney

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Critics are calling #PixarOnward “wholly entertaining.” ✨See it in theaters today!

Who is hoarding all the toilet paper?#Repost @dylanandtommyshow (@get_repost)・・・Doing our duty for the community to inve...
03/12/2020

Who is hoarding all the toilet paper?

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Doing our duty for the community to investigate who's buying all the toilet paper. We discovered Cuban refugee Antonio "Tony" Montana, now residing in Miami FL has amassed a record surplus of it, and is refusing to sell to anyone. We will report more as we head to Florida for a better look at the situation.
#dylanandtommyshow #scarface #tonymontana #toiletpaper #investigativejournalism #outofstock #corona #costcodeals #toiletpapergate #coronavirusmemesarenotfunny

Coming this summer!#Repost @iamjamiefoxx (@get_repost)・・・Honored to be the first ever African American lead in a Pixar f...
03/12/2020

Coming this summer!

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Honored to be the first ever African American lead in a Pixar film. 100 days away. I cannot wait for you all to see this beautiful story. Here is the poster for Disney and Pixar’s Soul and stay tuned for the trailer dropping tomorrow! #PixarSoul

ONWARD (PG)Mon. to Fri.: 5:30pm & 8pmSat. & Sun.: 12:30pm, 3pm, 5:30pm & 8pm#Repost @kix_n_flix (@get_repost)・・・Onward⁣R...
03/11/2020

ONWARD (PG)
Mon. to Fri.: 5:30pm & 8pm
Sat. & Sun.: 12:30pm, 3pm, 5:30pm & 8pm

#Repost @kix_n_flix (@get_repost)
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Onward

Rating: 3.98/5.00⁣
Story: 👍⁣
Plot:👆⁣
Character/Acting:👆⁣
Visual display:👆⁣
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Today is Spanish Tuesday! ¡Hoy está El Martes Español!Presentamos ONWARD película en Español a las 5:30pm y 8pm.#Repost ...
03/10/2020

Today is Spanish Tuesday! ¡Hoy está El Martes Español!
Presentamos ONWARD película en Español a las 5:30pm y 8pm.

#Repost @onwardmovie (@get_repost)
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#onward #onwardmovie #onwardthemovie #onwarddisney #onwardmovieupdate

ONWARD (PG)Mon. to Fri. 5:30pm & 8pmSat. & Sun.: 12:30pm, 3pm, 5:30pm & 8pm#onwardmovie#$5Mondays#SpanishTuesdays#Repost...
03/09/2020

ONWARD (PG)
Mon. to Fri. 5:30pm & 8pm
Sat. & Sun.: 12:30pm, 3pm, 5:30pm & 8pm
#onwardmovie
#$5Mondays
#SpanishTuesdays

#Repost @onwardmovie (@get_repost)
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Tom holland and Chris Pratt
#onwardmovieupdate

ONWARD (PG)Sat. & Sun.: 12:30pm, 3pm, 5:30pm & 8pmMon. to Fri.: 5:30pm & 8pm**Spanish Tuesdays***$5 Mondays*#Repost @box...
03/07/2020

ONWARD (PG)
Sat. & Sun.: 12:30pm, 3pm, 5:30pm & 8pm
Mon. to Fri.: 5:30pm & 8pm
**Spanish Tuesdays**
*$5 Mondays*

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February 2020.

@pixar’s ONWARD hits screens this weekend. Don’t miss our behind-the-scenes interviews with the makers of @pixaronward www.boxofficepro.com/onward-pixar-dan-scanlon/

03/07/2020

A public service announcement for the public. 🤣🤣🤣

ONWARD (PG)Fri. Mar. 6: 5:30pm & 8pm (3D)Sat. Mar.7 & Sun. Mar.8: 12:30pm, 3pm, 5:30pm & 8pm (3D)Mon. Mar. 9 to Fri. Mar...
03/07/2020

ONWARD (PG)
Fri. Mar. 6: 5:30pm & 8pm (3D)
Sat. Mar.7 & Sun. Mar.8: 12:30pm, 3pm, 5:30pm & 8pm (3D)
Mon. Mar. 9 to Fri. Mar. 13: 5:30pm & 8pm
Sat. Mar. 14 & Sun. Mar. 15: 12:30pm, 3pm, 5:30pm & 8pm
Mon. Mar. 16 to Fri. Mar. 20: 5:30pm & 8pm
Sat. Mar. 21 & Sun. Mar. 22: 12:30pm, 3pm, 5:30pm & 8pm
Mon. Mar. 23 to Thur. Mar. 26: 5:30pm & 8pm
**TUESDAYS ARE PRESENTED IN SPANISH!
**Presentamos la pelicula en idioma Espanol sola Los Martes!

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG (PG)Wed. & Thur.: 5:30pm & 8pm**Purchase one adult and child under 12 years old admission and get thi...
03/04/2020

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG (PG)
Wed. & Thur.: 5:30pm & 8pm
**Purchase one adult and child under 12 years old admission and get this cute blue hedgehog FREE! Limited supply. First come, First served. March 4 (Wed.) & March 5 (Thur.) until supply exhausted.**

SONIC THE Hedgehog (PG)Wed. & Thurs.: 5:30pm & 8pm
03/04/2020

SONIC THE Hedgehog (PG)
Wed. & Thurs.: 5:30pm & 8pm

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG (PG)Sat. & Sun.: 12:30pm, 3pm, 5:30pm & 8pmMon. to Thur.: 5:30pm & 8pm* Movie is presented in Spanish...
02/29/2020

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG (PG)
Sat. & Sun.: 12:30pm, 3pm, 5:30pm & 8pm
Mon. to Thur.: 5:30pm & 8pm
* Movie is presented in Spanish on Tuesdays! *

Address

14948 Crenshaw Blvd
Gardena, CA
90249-3606

* Train: Metro Green Line to Crenshaw Blvd. Take Metro bus (southbound) to Marine Ave. * Bus (southbound): Metro Bus Line 210 or 710 on Crenshaw Blvd to Marine Ave. * Bus (northbound): Torrance Bus Line 2 or 10 on Crenshaw Blvd to SE corner at Marine Ave. * Bus (eastbound): Metro Bus Line 125 on Rosecrans Ave to SE corner at Crenshaw Blvd. * Bus (westbound): Gardena Bus Line 4 on Marine Ave to SE corner at Crenshaw Blvd. * Bus (westbound): Metro Bus Line 125 on Rosecrans Ave to NE corner at Crenshaw Blvd.

General information

Gardena Cinema shows movies in both 2D and 3D formats. Our 3D format is shown in RealD 3D format. Our sound system is Dolby Digital. Our screen is a silver screen which better reflects the picture so that you have a nice, clean view of the show. We welcome schools and large organizations of 20 persons or more to make reservations for your events. Pre-schools and after-school programs are welcome to bring your students for a field trip.

Opening Hours

Monday 17:00 - 00:00
Tuesday 17:00 - 00:00
Wednesday 17:00 - 00:00
Thursday 17:00 - 00:00
Friday 17:00 - 00:00
Saturday 12:00 - 00:00
Sunday 12:00 - 00:00

Telephone

(310) 217-0505

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Neighborhood Movie Theatre

General Admission: $9; Children (12 yrs old & younger, please show ID if your kid is big): $8; Seniors (65 yrs old & older, please show ID): $8; Surcharge for 3D format: add $3 to each admission price. Mondays only: $5. Tuesdays are in Spanish language. All other days are in English language.

Gardena Cinema was built in 1946 and is an old-fashioned single screen movie theater with a seating capacity of 800. Our large screen is over 35 feet wide. We also have a Dolby Digital© 5.1 surround sound system to enhance the original theater atmosphere.

Gardena Cinema is the only old-fashioned single screen movie theater in the South Bay area that shows first-run Hollywood movies. We have been showing first-run Hollywood movies since 1995, starting with “How to Make an American Quilt” starring Winona Ryder. Gardena Cinema is a family-operated establishment. Currently, the Kim family has operated the cinema since 1976.

We have shown films from all over the world, including South Korea, Mexico, and Japan. The Gardena Cinema was briefly known as the Morning Calm Cinema and the Eden Theater while it exhibited movies from South Korea during the early 1990’s.

During the late 1970’s to the 1980’s, the Gardena Cinema was operated as “Teatro Variedades” and showed Spanish language films. Teatro Variedades also hosted live concerts once a month. Promoters from Mexico City brought to our stage some of the most well-known and esteemed names in Mexico for live variety shows. Our stage has been graced by La India Maria, Pedro Infante Jr., Jorge Rivero, and Mario and Fernando Almada.

Also, once a month, Japanese films would show on our screen. Samurai movies were popular during the late 1970s.

Before being Teatro Variedades, the Gardena Cinema was known as the Park Theatre. The Park Theatre was operated as a second-run cinema by Joseph and Mary Di Donato since the late 1960’s.

The Gardena Cinema has gone through many format changes over its long history. Most recently, we converted our 35mm film projection system to a Christie Digital Cinema projection system on October 19, 2012. Since the major movie studios announced in 2011 that all future movies would no longer be released on film, a digital conversion was necessary to stay in business.

We still have our old 35mm Christie film projector with a 3-platter system, but we have not used it for showing 35mm films since the digital conversion. The last 35 mm FILM we showed was SPARKLE which opened on August 17, 2012 and the last 35mm film showing of it was on September 3, 2012. It took almost a month to complete the installation of the digital projection system and cost the Kim family over $150,000. Thankfully, the Kim family was able to finance the digital conversion by obtaining a business equipment loan so the business did not have to close.

The Kim family has enjoyed getting to know our patrons and their children and grandchildren. The Kim family is looking to retire from the film exhibition business. If you or anyone you know would be interested in getting into the movie exhibition business, please feel free to email the Gardena Cinema or send a private message.

The Gardena Cinema is conveniently located 1.0 mile south of the 105. We are also north of the 91 freeway; east of the 405 freeway and west of the 110 freeway. We are 35 minutes south of Downtown Los Angeles and 45 minutes north of Anaheim (Orange County).

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