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Brookhurst Theatre

August 30th, 2007 · 4 Comments

Brookhurst Theatre
2229 West Ball, Anaheim, CA.


Operators: Vinstrand/Galaxy/Interstate/Independent
Status: Demolished
Opened: 4/05/61
Closed: Spring 2011
Current Use: NA
Screens: 1/4
Seating: 944/881 Slope



After being divided in to a four plex, the auditorium capacity was as follows:
Aud#1 – 163
Aud#2 – 168
Aud#3 – 275
Aud#4 – 275
Total – 881
The Brookhurst was built at a cost of $300,000
The theatre’s first manager was Jack Geller, the former operator of an acting school in Hollywood.


     Brookhurst Sign

Brookhurst Theatre     Brookhurst Lobby     Brookhurst Concession Stand

Brookhurst Concession     Brookhurst Large Auditorium     Brookhurst Small Auditorium

Brookhurst Seating     Brookhurst Projection Booth     Brookhurst Build Up Area

Brookhurst Projector     Brookhurst Sound Rack     Brookhurst Platter

Brookhurst Booth Catwalk     Brookhurst Booth Catwalk (Hallway view)     Brookhurst Restroom

Brookhurst Streetside Marquee          Original Theatre Sign

Brookhurst Concession Area     Large Auditorium Upper View     Small Auditorium Upper View

Brookhurst Entry Side View     Side of Brookhurst Theatre     Former Brookhurst Marquee

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Tags: Anaheim

4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 The Forgotten Brookhurst Theatre // Jan 16, 2009 at 1:00 pm

    […] on April 5, 1961, Anaheim’s Brookhurst Theatre was the first Orange County cinema to feature 70mm films and was one of the county’s finer […]

  • 2 At 50 The Brookhurst Theatre Closes Once Again // May 4, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    […] long struggling Brookhurst Theatre has closed yet again. The venue’s latest (perhaps final) incarnation lasted less than two […]

  • 3 A Summer Night Past // Sep 4, 2011 at 1:27 am

    […] In recognition of summer coming to a close, today’s picture captures a July evening at Anaheim’s Brookhurst Theatre (circa 2009).     Over the past few years, we’ve reported on the Brookhurst’s […]

  • 4 The Venerable Brookhurst Is No More // Mar 9, 2014 at 4:51 am

    […] Brookhurst and Brookhurst Loge Theatres were razed on 2/27/14 […]