AMC Classic Woodbridge 5

4626 Barranca Parkway,
Irvine, CA 92604

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Operated by: AMC Theatres

Previously operated by: Edwards Cinemas, Mann Theatres, Starplex Cinemas

Functions: Movies (First Run)

Previous Names: Edwards Woodbridge Cinemas, Captain Blood's Woodbridge Family 5, Woodbridge 5, AMC Woodbridge 5

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 949.733.3795

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Woodbridge 5

Rumor has it that Edwards “stole” this five screen complex from Mann Theatres just before it officially opened on February 8, 1980. Edwards added Dolby Stereo to all 5 screens in the 1990’s. The total seating capacity was 1,200-seats.

Todd Blood, of Captain Blood’s Village Theatre fame, took over the lease in 2001 after Edwards shuttered it as part of their bankruptcy. Todd Blood added digital sound in all but one screen, and the lobby got a make-over. All five screens remained at a fixed 2:1 aspect ratio, which crops movies (1.85:1 is overly cropped top and bottom, and 2.35:1 is severely cropped on the left and right.

In the Spring of 2005, Captain Blood lost the lease. Starplex Cinemas renovated the theatre and operated it as a second run theatre. It was taken over by AMC in January 2016. It was closed for renovations in late-July 2022 and reopened on September 9, 2022. The total seating capacity has been reduced to 354-seats. One screen has 80-seats, there are 3 screens each with 70-seats and the fifth screen has 64-seats.

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Flix70 on July 22, 2023 at 10:12 am

1983’s “Jaws 3-D” opened at the Woodbridge 40 years ago today (July 22, 1983).

Starring Dennis Quaid, Bess Armstrong & Louis Gossett Jr, the third film in Universal’s man-eating shark saga debuted at number one on 1,300 screens but ultimately wasn’t as big a hit as the previous two films, grossing just $42 million in North America & finishing its run as the 17th highest-grossing film of 1983.

Flix70 on July 29, 2023 at 9:22 am

Peter Yates' 1983 fantasy adventure “Krull” opened at the Woodbridge 40 years ago today (July 29, 1983).

Described as “Star Wars meets Excalibur,” the film debuted at number four on 1,281 screens but failed to find an initial audience in a crowded mid-summer field, grossing just north of $16 million domestically and finishing its run as the 41st highest-grossing film of 1983.

Over the years “Krull” has developed a cult following, featuring great early performances by Liam Neeson and Robbie Coltrane and a wonderful score by composer James Horner.

I can still remember riding my bike to see it at the Woodbridge opening day.

Flix70 on August 5, 2023 at 8:56 am

1983’s “Risky Business” opened at the Woodbridge 40 years ago today (August 5, 1983).

Starring Tom Cruise, Rebecca De Mornay & Joe Pantoliano as Guido the Killer Pimp, the “enterprising” high-school sex comedy debuted at number three on 670 screens but really found its audience at week three where it held the number two spot for the next six weeks, remaining in the top 10 through late October. It went on to gross just north of $63 million in North America & finish its run as the 10th highest-grossing film of 1983.

“Risky Business” is considered Cruise’s breakout film and is most remembered for his now-iconic living-room strut to Bob Seger’s “Old Time Rock and Roll.”

raymondraydm on August 5, 2023 at 6:30 pm

I remember being the General Manager of the Woodbridge 5 when Risky Business came out. Did you know the person who wrote the script for the movie had it ending with Tom Cruse being caught but the studio demanded he change the ending to he doesn’t get caught. Probably a great decision on the studios part

Flix70 on August 12, 2023 at 8:43 am

1983’s Smokey and the Bandit Part 3" opened at the Woodbridge 40 years ago today (August 12, 1983).

Starring Jackie Gleason, Jerry Reed & this time only featuring a cameo by Burt Reynolds, the critically maligned trilogy capper debuted at number 10 on a paltry 498 screens & saw its theater count slashed by 60% in week three.

The film made a short rebound over Labor Day weekend when Universal added another 262 screens, but it wasn’t enough to save an already submerged ship and the film finished its run with a domestic take of just $7 million, a far cry from the success of the previous two films.

raymondraydm on August 12, 2023 at 10:39 am

It was a terrible unneeded third movie!

Flix70 on August 26, 2023 at 8:59 am

1983’s “Hercules” opened at the Woodbridge 40 years ago today (August 26, 1983).

Produced by Cannon Films, shot in Italy & starring Lou Ferrigno as the titular strongman, the film debuted at number four on just over 1,000 screens & remained in the top 10 for two weeks, ultimately grossing just under $10 million domestically against a $6 million budget.

The film is considered one of Cannon’s more profitable endeavors, spawned a 1985 sequel & features a nice main theme by Pino Donaggio.

Flix70 on September 17, 2023 at 9:09 am

1983’s “Strange Invaders” opened at the Woodbridge 40 years ago this weekend (Sept. 16, 1983).

Starring Paul Le Mat, Nancy Allen & Louise Fletcher, the “aliens among us” thriller opened on just 274 screens & was gone from theaters after a few weeks, grossing under $1.5 million. But it gained a cult following over the years & remains a quirky love letter to sci-films of the ‘50s with a memorable score by John Addison.

Flix70 on October 7, 2023 at 9:28 am

The 1983 James Bond adventure “Never Say Never Again” opened at the Woodbridge 40 years ago today (Oct. 7, 1983).

Directed by Irvin Kershner (“The Empire Strikes Back”) and starring Sean Connery in his triumphant return as 007 after a 12-year absence, the independently produced remake of “Thunderball” debuted at number one on over 1,500 screens and held the top spot for the next three weeks, remaining in the top ten through mid-December. The film would go on to gross just shy of $56 million in North America and finish its run as the 14th highest-grossing film of 1983.

“Never Say Never Again” was the second of two 007 films released in ‘83, the first being the “official” Eon-produced Bond entry “Octopussy” starring Roger Moore back in June of that year.

Flix70 on November 18, 2023 at 9:05 am

Bob Clark’s beloved 1983 holiday classic “A Christmas Story” opened at the Woodbridge 40 years ago today (Nov. 18, 1983).

Starring Darren McGavin, Melinda Dillon & Peter Billingsley, the irreverent period comedy based on the writings of humorist Jean Shepherd opened at number three on 886 screens & remained in the top 10 through mid-December. The film was a modest success, grossing just shy of $17 million against a $3 million budget and finished its domestic run as the 36th highest-grossing film of 1983.

It wasn’t until it debuted on cable television a few years later that “A Christmas Story” really developed a following. By 1989 TBS was showing it Thanksgiving night and by 1997 the annual 24-hour Christmas Eve/Day marathon began its foothold as a holiday tradition. Today it is widely considered one of the greatest holiday movies ever made.

Also opening at the Woodbridge the same weekend: the John Hughes-scripted cult period adventure “Nate and Hayes” starring Tommy Lee Jones & Michael O'Keefe.

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