Plaza Theater

175 N. Vermont Avenue,
Glendora, CA 91740

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wallygatorca on March 5, 2022 at 8:43 am

Grew up there. Great place to cool off during the hot dirty smoggy days of summer. Owner ran special matinee prices for 25 cents for a few summers. Watched a ton of flicks there.
They couldn’t afford to bring in the big blockbusters, Star Wars, etc. Many many fond memories…

Bill_Lonee on August 3, 2020 at 12:36 am

I lived in Glendora from the age of 3 through 13. I’m fairly certain I went to this theater twice. Once to see one of those Sun Classics documentaries on Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster, and the other time to see Logan’s Run, if I’m not mistaken. Even at that young age, though, I thought its location was a bit strange.

rivest266 on November 3, 2019 at 3:37 pm

The first ad for this theatre appeared on February 15th, 1971.

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Joe Vogel on April 26, 2018 at 4:20 pm

The Plaza Theatre’s building now houses a thrift shop. It shows no indications of having ever been a theater or, for that matter, a post office. It’s an odd location for a movie house, the back street on which it is situated being mostly residential.

kencmcintyre on July 11, 2007 at 8:41 pm

Here is an article from the LA Times dated 8/2/70:

Glendora OKs Parking Plan for Theater

For the past three years, local residents have had to drive out of town to see a movie, but a new theater seems assured by City Council action. The Council has approved a parking variance for a 374-seat theater in the former post office building at 175 N. Vermont Avenue.

The theater, being developed by George Reid of Glendora and William Spencer of Montebello, both projection equipment engineers, will be completely renovated as a contemporary theater.

“The last theater in town was built in 1923 and closed in 1967”, according to Robert Dadaian, planning director. The old 800-seat theater was demolished two years ago to make way for a supermarket. The former post office building, built in 1956, was vacated in 1968 when a new facility was put into use at Glendora and Ada Avenues.