Hitchcock Cinema & Public House

371 S. Hitchcock Way,
Santa Barbara, CA 93105

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Operated by: Metropolitan Theatres

Architects: Don Sharpe

Functions: Movies (Foreign), Movies (Independent)

Styles: Spanish Renaissance

Previous Names: Plaza de Oro Theatres

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 877.789.6684

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Plaza de Oro - July 2013

Metropolitan Theatre opened the 600-seat capacity twin screen Plaza de Oro Thetares on December 22, 1978; this twin screen theatre shows second run art house films. In June 2017 they renamed it Hitchcock Cinema & Public House.

Contributed by Steve

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 7, 2009 at 7:16 am

Metropolitan’s Plaza del Oro Twin opened on December 22, 1978, according to an item in the January 8, 1979, issue of Boxoffice Magazine. The new house had 300 seats in each auditorium, and the Spanish-style building was designed by Santa Barbara architect Don Sharpe. Oddly, the magazine describes the lobby decor as following a “…Gay Nineties theme.” An unusual feature of the theater was having the lobby situated between the auditoriums, to eliminate the bleed-through of sound so common in multi-screen theaters.

Metropolitan actually opened four new screens in the Santa Barbara area that December, as the circuit’s newly-twinned Fairview and Cinema Theatres in Goleta re-opened that month.

Edward Havens
Edward Havens on July 13, 2017 at 2:21 am

Time to change the name of the theatre. As of last month, it’s now the Hitchcock Cinema and Public House.

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