4061 Adams Avenue,
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Previously operated by: Landmark Theatres (USA)
Architects: Simeon Charles Lee
Styles: Streamline Moderne
News About This Theater
- Apr 21, 2014 — Ken Cinema to close?
The Ken Cinema was opened in 1947, designed by noted architect S. Charles Lee in Art Moderne style. It was restored in 1975 after being taken over by the Landmark chain as a showcase for foreign features.
It has since expanded to include independent films and restored classics. It was the last theatre remaining in San Diego which used reel-to-reel carbon arc projectors. The Ken Cinema was also host to FALL OUT, San Diego’s gay and lesbian film festival.
In February 2020 Landmark Theatres announced that the Ken Cinema would close on March 22, 2020. The building was sold in early January 2023, and will no longer be a movie theatre.
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