United Artists Berkeley 7

2274 Shattuck Avenue,
Berkeley, CA 94704

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Additional Info

Operated by: United Artists Theater Circuit Inc.

Previously operated by: Fox West Coast Theatres

Architects: Clifford A. Balch, Percy A. Eisen, Casto Fernandez Shaw, A. R. Walker

Firms: Walker & Eisen

Functions: Movies, Movies (First Run)

Styles: Art Deco

Previous Names: United Artists Theatre, UA Twin Cinemas, UA Four Cinemas

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United Artists Theatre exterior

The United Artists Theatre was opened September 16, 1932 with Will Rogers in “Down to Earth”. It was operated by Fox West Coast Theatres. It was twinned on December 19, 1973. On June 25, 1975 it became a quad. In 1983 another screen was added and on July 19, 1985 it became a 7-screen theatre.

Contributed by Ian Grundy

Recent comments (view all 35 comments)

Eric on January 19, 2010 at 12:35 am

That is a great article. Thanks for posting.

TLSLOEWS on June 23, 2010 at 1:45 pm

Great vintage photo ken mc.

rivest266 on August 4, 2018 at 11:00 am

This opened on September 16th, 1932. Grand opening ad from the 15th in the photo section for this cinema.

rivest266 on August 12, 2018 at 4:59 pm

and became a twin cinema on December 19th, 1973. Ad posted.

rivest266 on August 13, 2018 at 10:12 am

and four screens on June 25th, 1975. Another ad posted.

rivest266 on August 16, 2018 at 6:34 pm

5 screens in 1983 and 7 screens on July 19th, 1985. Grand opening ads in the photo section.

davidcoppock on October 25, 2020 at 6:59 am

Opened as a twin on 19/12/1973 on screen 1 with “Papillion” and screen 2 with “American graffitti”.

davidcoppock on October 25, 2020 at 7:09 am

Opened on 25/6/1975 on screen 1 with “Eiger sanction” and “Day of the jackal” and on screen 2 with “Shampoo” and “Take the money & run” and on screen 3 with a Arthur Conon Doyle interview, “Hound of the Baskervilles” and “Sherlock Junior” and on screen 4 with “Benji”.

davidcoppock on October 25, 2020 at 7:14 am

Opened on 7 screens with on different screens with “Mad Max 3 beyond Thunderdome”, “Cocoon”, “The legend of Billie Jean”, “Rambo”, “Prizzi’s honor”, “Silverado”, and “The man with one red shoe”.

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