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.

02/17/2020

Come see why Ewan McGregor was so un-Jedi-like in #BirdsOfPrey. You're in luck today. It's $5 Monday! Double lucky today because Showtimes are 12:30pm, 3pm, 5:30pm & 8pm. Catch this rockin' movie before it flies away on Thursday, February 20.

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Ewan McGregor and Chris Messina talk about making quite the villainous pair in #BirdsofPrey and the many layers to their relationship.

02/16/2020

Valentine's Day is gone. Let's get back to Harley Quinn's reality.
Sat. to Mon.: 12:30pm, 3pm, 5:30pm & 8pm
Tue. to Thur.: 5:30pm & 8pm (Tue. is dubbed in SPANISH.)
SONIC the Hedgehog starts Friday, February 21.

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Roses are red, violets are blue… well, so are bloody noses and bruises! 💥🤕 Make #ValentinesDay more fun with #BirdsOfPrey, NOW PLAYING only in theaters. Get tickets: Link in Bio.

#BirdsOfPrey Sat. To Mon.: 12:30pm, 3pm, 5:30pm & 8pmTue. to Thur.: 5:30pm & 8pm
02/16/2020

#BirdsOfPrey
Sat. To Mon.: 12:30pm, 3pm, 5:30pm & 8pm
Tue. to Thur.: 5:30pm & 8pm

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG (PG) arrives Friday, February 21 at Gardena Cinema.
02/12/2020

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG (PG) arrives Friday, February 21 at Gardena Cinema.

This article expresses the emotional awakening that many Asians, and particularly Korean Americans, are experiencing wit...
02/12/2020
Opinion | For Korean Americans, Bong Joon Ho's Oscars feel deeply personal

This article expresses the emotional awakening that many Asians, and particularly Korean Americans, are experiencing with the history-making Oscar winnings by Bong Joon-Ho. Many of us have spent years burying feelings of self-loathing or shame deep in our soul until the feelings were numbed and it no longer hurt. We forgot we even had these feelings until an inciting moment triggers the self-realization that we harbor it, a man in the mirror moment. It's like realizing why you are embarrassed that your mom picks you up from school and vowing to not let it embarrass you ever again because you love your mom. As a young child, I remember smelling my own immigrant friends and family and noticing that there was a different smell to them than my school friends. My own house smelled different than the homes of my school friends. My youthful version of me was sensitive about it. As immigrants try to assimilate to the American culture, some of us distance ourselves from our own culture by disassociation. We choose to participate in our culture only when it is safe amongst accepting people and without threat of contempt from unaccepting people. Our journey to self-love and acceptance comes when we sufficiently mature to set ourselves free from the chains of embarrassment. We set ourselves free by adopting a greater purpose or as the young ones say by "representing." For me personally, this happened when I was an adult and I was invited to volunteer at an International Day at a middle school and encouraged to wear clothes of my culture. I chose to wear a traditional Korean dress called Hanbok. I felt hesitation about walking around in this beautiful dress outside of the safety of my comfort zone, but I felt a greater duty to represent. Significance came to me from the comments I heard from young middle-school-aged Korean girls squealing with glee that they recognized my traditional Korean Hanbok dress. In that brief moment, they accepted themselves in a way that I was not able to do when I was their age. I vowed to embrace myself for who I was and never feel the shame that I felt when I was a 9-year old because of how my home smelled or being asked about the strange looking things in mason jars on our kitchen counter. I vowed that I would be representing in all things that I did. For many Koreans and Korean-Americans, Bong Joon-Ho is representing and we are vicariously being recognized. A mixture of emotions overcomes us: pride, joy, and a realization that more is possible. All of us share in the life journey searching for a higher purpose. Some of us find it in service of others less fortunate. Others find it in educating others who are open to learn. Some of us write or create art. Maybe Bong Joon-Ho feels this greater purpose too. He seems to understand that he is representing, even though he may not have intended to do so. There is a pride that is hard to describe when someone who is representing is succeeding in unimaginable ways. I can only imagine that this feeling is close to how African Americans must have felt when President Barack Obama was elected as President of the United States of America. In the wake of such history-making unbelievable moments, we become overwhelmed with the fact that someone like me is finally representing me. Everyone should be blessed to experience such emotions. We can finally release the hidden shame and feel comfortable in our own skin around those who do not look like us or sound like us. May all of us love ourselves so that we can love each other.

For South Koreans, the night was an incredible cultural success. For Korean Americans, it was a moment to see ourselves and our heritage with sheer joy.

02/11/2020

Harley Quinn is allergic to eggs?

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This Valentine's Day, may you love someone as much as #HarleyQuinn loves her egg sandwiches in #BirdsOfPrey. And may you also retain your own individuality the way that #MargotRobbie subs chicken eggs for duck eggs....

Bong Joon-Ho. 4 Oscars wins out of 6 Noms. A long, wild ride starting from The Cannes Film Festival in May 2019 to the A...
02/11/2020

Bong Joon-Ho. 4 Oscars wins out of 6 Noms. A long, wild ride starting from The Cannes Film Festival in May 2019 to the Academy Awards on Sunday, February 9, 2020. An overnight success that started in 1997. Never give up on what you love and keep pursuing your dreams! Remember to enjoy the journey.

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02/11/2020

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02/11/2020

Presentamos AVES DE PRESA (R) en Español los Martes. Empieza a Las 5:30pm y 8pm.
#avesdepresa

02/11/2020

Visually stimulating from beginning to end, indeed! Costumes are amazing. Please come watch #BirdsOfPrey ASAP for a wildly fun trip. You're in luck today. It's $5 Monday! Every Monday. 5:30pm & 8pm.

#Repost @erinbenach (@get_repost)
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Thanks @csiriano for the ❤️ in the costumes for @birdsofprey 💥 Fearless fashion is high praise coming from you❣️ xoxo!

02/10/2020

The 92nd Academy Awards (2020). Presenting is so much fun! Especially when you're Maya Rudolph and Kristin Wiig. Can we say Bridesmaids 2? 😂

It's noon already. Last call for drinks! 😂#Repost @theacademy (@get_repost)・・・When you make history. #Oscars
02/10/2020

It's noon already. Last call for drinks! 😂

#Repost @theacademy (@get_repost)
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When you make history. #Oscars

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02/10/2020

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#rickdalton #cliffbooth #oneuponatimeinhollywood #bradpitt #oscars2020 #tarantino #quentintarantino #ingloriousbasterds #parasitemovie #parasite

This is how you make the Texas Chainsaw seem charming! ❤#Repost @newyorkercartoons (@get_repost)・・・Winner of Most Charmi...
02/10/2020

This is how you make the Texas Chainsaw seem charming! ❤

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Winner of Most Charming Oscars Speech goes to Bong Joon-ho. #NewYorkerCartoons by @j.a.k._.

Bong Joon-Ho knows how to have fun with his Oscars. ❤😂😚😍❤#Parasite#BongHive#Bongjoonho#Repost @hollywoodreporter (@get_r...
02/10/2020

Bong Joon-Ho knows how to have fun with his Oscars.
❤😂😚😍❤
#Parasite
#BongHive
#Bongjoonho

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When you win so many #Oscars that you can’t help but have some fun. 🍑 Photos: @gettyentertainment

02/10/2020

@cynthiaerivo shined like the star she is! Thank you for helping #Steve Martin and @chrisrock do their Dolemite thing!

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Dang lol #dolemiteismyname

02/10/2020

D-O-L-E-M-I-T-E Is My Name!

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Dolemite dancers

#BirdsOfPrey (R)Mon. to Fri.: 5:30pm & 8pmSat. & Sun.: 12:30pm, 3pm, 5:30pm & 8pm
02/08/2020

#BirdsOfPrey (R)
Mon. to Fri.: 5:30pm & 8pm
Sat. & Sun.: 12:30pm, 3pm, 5:30pm & 8pm

02/07/2020

BIRDS OF PREY (R)
Mon. to Fri.: 5:30pm & 8pm
Sat. & Sun.: 12:30pm, 3pm, 5:30pm & 8pm

#Repost @fandango (@get_repost)
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How are you feeling rn? #HarleyQuinn has a quote for that...
#BirdsOfPrey

02/06/2020

#BirdsOfPrey (R)
Mon. to Fri.: 5:30pm & 8pm
Sat. & Sun.: 12:30pm, 3pm, 5:30pm &8pm

Did you know Director Cathy Yan used to work as a reporter for the @latimes and @wsj ? And she's a graduate of Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs (@princeton), New York University's Stern School of Business (@nyustern), AND New York University's Tisch School of the Arts (@nyutisch)? That's an ultra-educated woman!

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The Birds are buzzing about town! Who’s ready for #BirdsOfPrey? Only in theaters February 7 - Get tickets now: Link In Bio

Song: Diamonds 💎 @Normani @theestallion (@atlanticrecords)

Last 2 nights for #PARASITE (R)Feb. 5 & 6: 5:30pm & 8:10pmSpecial thanks to @eddyinlafor making a special trip to our ci...
02/05/2020

Last 2 nights for #PARASITE (R)
Feb. 5 & 6: 5:30pm & 8:10pm

Special thanks to @eddyinla
for making a special trip to our cinema!

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What a great experience to finally see a film at the amazing Gardena Cinema @gardenacinema . One of those rare single screen neighborhood cinemas still intact and showing first run movies since opening in December 1946. It’s huge with approx 800 seats ! Great projection and sound. Loved seeing Parasite there, a film I enjoyed even more the second time. Gardena isn’t on most Angelenos’ radars but well worth the drive out to support this superb family run cinema ❤️ Fans of the New Beverly @newbeverly , the Nuart @nuarttheatre, etc should experience this gem ❤️ #cinema #theatre #theater #movienight #movie #movietheater #movietheaters #movietheatre #cine #gardena #losangeles #parasite #projectionist #movietime #moviepalace #cinemas #cinematreasures #eddyinla #movielover #actor #director #producer #popcorn #marquee

02/04/2020

BIRDS OF PREY (R)
Mon. to Fri.: 5:30pm & 8pm
Sat. & Sun.: 12:30pm, 3pm, 5:30pm & 8pm

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The first reactions to #BirdsofPrey are here and they're largely positive - does this mean the film will be better than #SuicideSquad?

An interesting read. The blog article is a few years old and was written before streaming and electronic sell-through ob...
02/04/2020
How movies make money: $100m+ Hollywood blockbusters | Stephen Follows

An interesting read. The blog article is a few years old and was written before streaming and electronic sell-through obliterated home video. But hey, it's still apropos to movie making and "show business"!
https://stephenfollows.com/how-movies-make-money-hollywood-blockbusters/

Share this July 10, 2016 How movies make money: $100m+ Hollywood blockbusters This is an article I have wanted to research and write for a long, long time. I finally had a moment to sit down and crunch the numbers – I hope it helps in the understanding of Hollywood economics. It’s a lengthy one,...

PARASITE (R) 5:30PM & 8:10PMMovie magic! #Repost @mr.cinematography (@get_repost)・・・“Parasite“ (2019) Cinematography by ...
02/04/2020

PARASITE (R) 5:30PM & 8:10PM
Movie magic!

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“Parasite“ (2019) Cinematography by Kyung-pyo Hong (@alexhong101)
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Camera & Lens:
Arri Alexa 65
Arri Prime DNA Lenses
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ARRIRAW
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ARRIRAW (6.5K) (source format)
Digital Intermediate (4K) (master format)
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Printed Film Format:
D-Cinema (DCP 4K)
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#mrcinematography #movie #cinema #bts #parasite #parasitemovie #gisaengchung #kyungpyohong #joonhobong #woosikchoi #yeojeongjo #cinematography #filmmaking #cinematographer #filmmaker #videography #setlife #videoproduction #filming #cinematic #production #onset #dop #behindthescenes #filmproduction #directorofphotography #keygrip #gaffer #alexa65
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Final 3 Days to catch this masterpiece of filmmaking!#PARASITE (R)Tue. Feb. 4 to Thur. Feb.: 5:30pm & 8:10pmJoin the #Bo...
02/04/2020

Final 3 Days to catch this masterpiece of filmmaking!
#PARASITE (R)
Tue. Feb. 4 to Thur. Feb.: 5:30pm & 8:10pm
Join the #BongHive !

02/03/2020

#BirdsOfPrey (R)
Starts Friday, February 7!
Mon. to Fri.: 5:30pm & 8pm
Sat. & Sun.: 12:30pm, 3pm, 5:30pm & 8pm

02/03/2020

#PARASITE (R)
Sun. Feb. 2: 3:10pm, 6pm & 8:40pm
Mon. Feb. 3 to Thur. Feb. 6: 5:30pm & 8:10pm
Join the #BongHive ride!

#LAUVThe One Man Boy Band!#ilikemebetterWait for it... Coming March 2020.#Repost @apstud.o (@get_repost)・・・@lauvsongs - ...
02/02/2020

#LAUV
The One Man Boy Band!
#ilikemebetter
Wait for it... Coming March 2020.

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@lauvsongs - “sims”
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One Week Only! #PARASITE (R)See what all the buzz is about and join the #BongHive ! Sat. & Sun.: 12:30pm, 3:10pm, 6pm & ...
02/01/2020

One Week Only! #PARASITE (R)
See what all the buzz is about and join the #BongHive !
Sat. & Sun.: 12:30pm, 3:10pm, 6pm & 8:40pm
Mon. to Thurs.: 5:30pm & 8:10pm

Last chance tonight to watch #DolittleMovie (PG) at 5:30pm & 8pm. Tomorrow we have #Parasite (R) at 5:30pm & 8:10pm (Kor...
01/31/2020

Last chance tonight to watch #DolittleMovie (PG) at 5:30pm & 8pm. Tomorrow we have #Parasite (R) at 5:30pm & 8:10pm (Korean with English Subtitles).

It's $5 Monday! Treat yourself after work or school. Shows start at 5:30pm & 8pm. In the meantime, keep looking like you...
01/27/2020

It's $5 Monday! Treat yourself after work or school. Shows start at 5:30pm & 8pm. In the meantime, keep looking like you're busy...

#Repost @dolittlemovie (@get_repost)
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How else are you supposed to avoid humans? 🎩 #DolittleMovie is now playing! Get tickets with link in bio.

01/27/2020

In honor of the Grammy Awards that you're probably watching while scrolling through your IG feed! #TrollsWorldTour starts April 17! Vote Tiny Diamond for Best New Artist 😆

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Startin’ the campaign now - #TinyDiamond for Best New Artist! #TrollsWorldTour

One week only! Jan. 31 to Feb. 6. Pay less than #Savannah, #Georgia ticket prices! $9 Adults; $8 Seniors 65+/Children un...
01/27/2020

One week only! Jan. 31 to Feb. 6. Pay less than #Savannah, #Georgia ticket prices! $9 Adults; $8 Seniors 65+/Children under 12 yrs.
Fri., Mon. to Thur.: 5:30pm & 8:10pm
Sat. & Sun.: 12:30pm, 3:10pm, 6pm & 8:40pm

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Where to even begin with this film. Bong Joon Ho has always been a director that I respected and while I have always enjoyed his films, I never really found myself wowed or blown away by them. But this film absolutely astounded me. Parasite is a brilliantly made satire that I truly believe is Bong Joon Ho’s finest work. Parasite is a scathingly funny and violent satire on classism and the psychology of wealth. The script is so finely done, the acting from everyone is superb, and the film is able to perfectly balance its bleak commentary, suspense, and its comedy perfectly.
Devilishly funny, beautifully shot, wonderfully acted, bleakly violent, and depressing, Parasite finds director Bong Joon Ho at his fullest potential and in top form. He has truly created, what I would consider, a masterpiece in cinema. I know that this review isn’t really as in depth or well done like the others I’ve done, but that’s only because I can only type the word “perfect” so many times. Go see this film now.
Parasite - Directed by: Bong Joon Ho
Score: 10/10

A very sad day in Los Angeles. Heavy ❤.#Repost @variety (@get_repost)・・・It's been confirmed that Kobe Bryant's 13-year-o...
01/26/2020

A very sad day in Los Angeles. Heavy ❤.

#Repost @variety (@get_repost)
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It's been confirmed that Kobe Bryant's 13-year-old daughter Gianna was also in the fatal helicopter crash this morning. Link in bio. (📸: Lenny Ignelzi/AP/Shutterstock)

01/26/2020

DOLITTLE (PG)
Sun.: 12:30pm, 3pm, 5:30pm & 8pm
Mon. to Thur.: 5:30pm & 8pm

It's the year of the rat. Happy Lunar New Year 2020!#yearoftherat #lunarnewyear
01/25/2020

It's the year of the rat. Happy Lunar New Year 2020!
#yearoftherat #lunarnewyear

BIRDS OF PREY (R) starts Friday February 7!#birdsofprey
01/25/2020

BIRDS OF PREY (R) starts Friday February 7!
#birdsofprey

Thank you for your feedback! We will show PARASITE for one week only from Friday January 31 to Feb. 6.
01/25/2020

Thank you for your feedback! We will show PARASITE for one week only from Friday January 31 to Feb. 6.

DOLITTLE (PG)Mon. to Fri.: 5:30pm & 8pmSat. & Sun.: 12:30pm, 3pm, 5:30pm & 8pm#DolittleMovie
01/23/2020

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

01/22/2020

No need to squint at our big screen. Showtimes:
M-F: 5:30pm & 8pm
S&S: 12:30pm, 3pm, 5:30pm & 8pm

#Repost @dolittlemovie (@get_repost)
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Kevin - the only squirrel that can stand toe-to-toe with @robertdowneyjr. #SquirrelAppreciationDay #DolittleMovie

01/21/2020

Congrats to the ensemble cast of #Parasite aka #기생충 for making #SagAwards history! Feel the 💘 Love!

01/20/2020

It's almost $5 Monday! #DolittleMovie shows at 12:30pm, 3pm, 5:30pm & 8pm because it's Martin Luther King Jr
Day.

01/18/2020

DOLITTLE (PG) starts tonight.
Fri. Jan. 17: 5:30pm & 8pm
Sat. Jan. 18 to Mon. Jan. 20: 12:30pm, 3pm, 5:30pm & 8pm
Tue. Jan. 21 (Dubbed in Spanish): 5:30pm & 8pm
Wed. Jan. 22 to Fri. Jan. 24: 5:30pm & 8pm
Sat. Jan. 25 & Sun. Jan. 26: 12:30pm, 3pm, 5:30pm & 8pm
Mon. Jan. 27: 5:30pm & 8pm
Tue. Jan. 28 (Dubbed in Spanish): 5:30pm & 8pm
Wed. Jan. 29 to Fri. Jan. 31: 5:30pm & 8pm
Sat. Feb. 1 & Sun. Feb. 2: 12:30pm, 3pm, 5:30pm & 8pm
Mon. Feb. 3 to Thur. Feb. 6 (except Tue.): 5:30pm & 8pm
Tue. Feb. 4 (Dubbed in Spanish): 5:30pm & 8pm

Monday is the City of Gardena Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade! Starts at 10am. #Repost @gardenaevents (@get_repost)・・・...
01/17/2020

Monday is the City of Gardena Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade! Starts at 10am.

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The City of Gardena's MLK Parade this Saturday at 10am! And don't miss out on the Evening Youth Program this Friday night at the Nakaoka Community Center starting at 6pm. Contact the Recreation Division Office at 310-217-9537 for more information. #cityofgardena #gardenaevents #mlkparade #mlkcommittee #communitypartnerships #liveworkplaygardena #gardena #cog

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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