Hacienda 3

738 El Camino Real,
Sunnyvale, CA 94087

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spek10
spek10 on June 20, 2019 at 3:40 pm

The Hacienda Cinemas was my first job. I worked there in 1985. It was a second-run discount theater that showed movies about 6 months after they came out. I must have sat through Terminator and Runaway with Tom Selleck about 20 times. It was a good job – the pizza place next door would trade free pizza for free movie tickets. One thing I remember was that we didn’t pop our own popcorn – we bought it in huge plastic bags already popped and just poured into the heater bins. Yuck. I still don’t eat much popcorn to this day.

bobster1985
bobster1985 on June 11, 2013 at 5:10 pm

I have many fond memories of the Hacienda in the late ‘80s and early '90s. Saw tons of movies there on the cheap. Towards the end it was a $1 movie house. I think The Addams Family was playing at the time it closed. It certainly wasn’t elegant, but it was great entertainment value.