Pacific Theatres History
Throughout its history, Pacific Theatres has been an industry pioneer, even winning the 1978 Academy Award for Technical Achievement for its Cine-Fi sound system, which allowed drive-in moviegoers to receive soundtrack audio on their car radios. Founded almost 70 years ago, Pacific has grown into one of the leading regional theatrical exhibition companies in North America. Pacific Theatres Entertainment Corporation (through its wholly-owned subsidiaries Pacific Theatres Exhibition Corp.), operates clusters of theaters in strategic geographic areas in California, entertaining more than 5 million guests annually.
Since its inception, Pacific Theatres has provided moviegoers an unprecedented level of customer service, convenience, and comfort. From world-renowned, showcase theaters like the Cinerama Dome in Hollywood to theaters like the Grove in Los Angeles’s historic Farmers Market and the Americana at Brand in Glendale, the company continues its tradition of enhancing the enjoyment of movies by staying at the forefront of theater development, operations, customer service, and exhibition technologies.
Today, Pacific Theatres owns and/or operates 96 screens in Southern California, with dominant market positions in each of the markets served. This growth has been accomplished by demonstrating the strategic foresight and flexibility to adapt to the dynamic tastes of the consumer market.