Friday, December 15, 1978 - Wednesday, April 11, 1979 (17 Weeks)
Superman the Movie
Starring Marlon Brando and Gene Hackman
Directed by Richard Donner
An Alexander and Ilya Salkind Production in Panavision and Technicolor
A Warner Bros. Pictures Release
143 Minutes / Rated PG
Daily at 1:15, 4:15, 7:30 and 10:15 PM
Late Show at 12:30 PM Friday, Saturday
Morning Show at 10:15 AM Saturday
Presented in 70mm and Dolby System Stereophonic Sound
I attended a performance during this engagement - ED

Opens Nationwide on 508 Screens, Including:
National Theatre, Westwood
--
UA Cerritos Twin Cinemas, Cerritos
South Coast Plaza Theatres, Costa Mesa
Fox Covina Theatre, Covina
Capitol Theatre, Glendale
Fashion Square Theatres, La Habra
UA Cinema 4, Marina Del Rey
Montclare Theatre, Motntclare
Academy Theatre, Pasadena
South Bay Cinemas, Redondo Beach
Studio Theatre, Studio City
Cinema West, Westminster
UA Warner Center, Woodland Hills
Fox Ventura Theatre, Ventura
Camelot Theatre, Palm Springs
Granada Theatre, Santa Barbara

Thursday, January 25, 1979
George Burns (83) Forecourt Ceremonies
  Showtimes from Friday, February 23, 1979:
Daily at 1:15, 4:15, 7:30 and 10:15 PM

Reported Average Gross "Superman"
Week
Week Ending
Perfs.
Screens
Av. Gross
1
Thursday, December 21, 1978
31
508
$23,709
2
Thursday, December 28, 1978
31
806
22,975
3
Thursday, January 4, 1979
31
 
 
4
Thursday, January 11, 1979
31
 
 
5
Thursday, January 18, 1979
31
 
 
6
Thursday, January 25, 1979
31
 
 
7
Thursday, February 1, 1979
31
 
 
8
Thursday, February 8, 1979
31
 
 
9
Thursday, February 15, 1979
31
 
 
10
Thursday, February 22, 1979
31
 
 
11
Thursday, March 1, 1979
28
 
 
12
Thursday, March 8, 1979
28
 
 
13
Thursday, March 15, 1979
28
 
 
14
Thursday, March 22, 1979
28
 
 
15
Thursday, March 29, 1979
28
 
 
16
Thursday, April 5, 1979
28
 
 
17
Wednesday, April 11, 1979
24
 
 
Totals
118 Days
Daily Average: $0
--
--
17 Weeks
Average Performance: $0
502
 
Source: Box Office Mojo
 
 
World Premiere, Thursday, April 12, 1979 @ 7:30 PM
Regular Engagement: Friday, April 13, 1979 - Thursday, May 3, 1979 (3 Weeks)
Hurricane
Starring Jason Robards and Mia Farrow
Directed by Jan Troell
A Famous Films Productions N.V. Production in Technicolor
A Paramount Pictures Release
120 Minutes / Rated PG
Daily at: 12:30, 3:00, 5:30, 8:00 and 10:30 PM
Late Show Friday and Saturday at 12:30 AM
Presented in 70mm and Dolby Stereo
I attended a performance during this engagement - ED
Opening Night of the New Chinese Theatre II and III

Premiere to Benefit the Hollywood Historic Trust / Army Archerd, Master of Ceremonies / Broadcast over KTTV, Channel 13, Hosted by Bill Welch

Day and Date:
National Theatre, Westwood
--
Mann Old Towne 6, Torrance
La Reina Theatre, Sherman Oaks
Alex Theatre, Glendale
Topanga Theatres, Woodland Hills
Santa Anita 4, Arcadia
Fox Covina Theatre, Covina
Lakewood Center Theatre, Lakewood
Brea Plaza, Brea
Orange Mall 6, Orange
UA Twin Cinemas, Westminster
La Mirada Theatre, La Mirada
Edwards Newport Cinema, Newport Beach
Montclare Cinemas, Montclare
UA Cinema 4, Riverside
Fox Conejo Twin, Thousand Oaks
Carriage Square Cinema, Oxnard
Lakewood Drive-In Theatre, Long Beach
Van Nuys Drive-In Theatre, Van Nuys
Torrance Drive-In Theatre, Torrance
Fiesta Drive-In Theatre, Pico Rivera
Lincoln Drive-In Theatre, Buena Park
Foothil Drive-In Theatre, Rialto
101 Drive-in THeatre, Ventura
Mt. Baldy Drive-In Theatre, La Verne
Village Theatre, Palm Springs
Crest Drive-In Theatre, Norco
Crest Theatres, San Bernardino
Cinema Twin, Goleta
Lancaster Drive-In Theatre, Lancaster
Simi Valley Drive-In Theatre, Simi Valley

Reported Average Gross "Hurricane"
Week
Week Ending
Perfs.
Screens
Av. Gross
1
Thursday, April 19, 1979
37
 
 
2
Thursday, April 26, 1979
37
 
 
3
Thursday, May 2, 1979
37
 
 
Totals
21 Days
Daily Average: $0
--
--
3 Weeks
Average Performance: $0
111
 
Source: Box Office Mojo

Photo by Tom Zimmerman

 
Friday, May 4, 1979 - Thursday, May 24, 1979 (3 Weeks)
The Exorcist
Starring Ellen Burstyn and Max von Sydow
Directed by William Friedkin
A Warner Bros. Picture
122 Minutes / Rated R
Daily at: 12:30, 3:00, 5:30, 8:00 and 10:30 PM
Late Show Friday and Saturday at 12:30 AM
Presented in 70mm and Dolby Stereo
I attended a performance during this engagement - ED
Day and Date:
National Theatre, Westwood
--
Century Drive-In Theatre, Ingelwood
Friday, May 18, 1979:

Grauman's Chinese Theatre 52nd Birthday Today

Reported Average Gross "The Exorcist"
Week
Week Ending
Perfs.
Screens
Av. Gross
1
Thursday, May 10, 1979
37
 
 
2
Thursday, May 17, 1979
37
 
 
3
Thursday, May 24, 1979
37
 
 
Totals
21 Days
Daily Average: $0
--
--
3 Weeks
Average Performance: $0
111
 
Source: Box Office Mojo
 
 
Friday, May 25, 1979 - Thursday, June 7, 1979 (2 Weeks)
The Prisoner of Zenda
Starring Peter Sellers and Lynne Frederick
Directed by Richard Quine
A Universal Picture
108 Minutes / Rated PG
Daily at: 1:00, 3:15, 5:30, 8:00 and 10:15 PM
Late Show Friday and Saturday at 12:15 AM
Opens Nationwide on 417 Screens, Including:
UA Westwood, Westwood
--
Big Sky Drive-In Theatre, Duarte
Bristol Cinemas, Costa Mesa
Cinema 2 West, Westminster
Fiesta Drive-In Theatre, Pico Rivera
Fox Fallbrook Theatre, Canoga Park
Santa Anita 4, Arcadia
Vermont Drive-In Theatre, Gardenia
Fashion Square Theatres, La Habra
Hawthorne 2, Hawthorne
Puente Hills 6, Rowland Heights
UA Del Amo 6, Torrance
Winnetka Drive-In, Chatsworth
Americana Theatres, Panorama City
Eagle Rock Plaza Theatres, Eagle Rock

Reported Average Gross "The Prisoner of Zenda"
Week
Week Ending
Perfs.
Screens
Av. Gross
1
Thursday, May 31, 1979
37
0
$0
2
Thursday, June 7, 1979
37
0
$0
Totals
14 Days
Daily Average: $0
--
--
2 Weeks
Average Performance: $0
74
$0
Source: Box Office Mojo
 
Friday, June 8, 1979 - Thursday, June 21, 1979 (2 Weeks)
Players
Starring Ali MacGraw and Dean-Paul Martin
Directed by Anthony Harvey
A Paramount Picture
120 Minutes / Rated PG
Daily at 12:45, 3:15, 5:45, 8:15 and 10:20
Late Show Friday and Saturday at 12:30 AM
Day and Date:
Village Theatre, Westwood
--
Studio Theatre, Studio City
Glendale Theatre, Glendale
Mann Pasadena, Pasadena
South Coast Plaza Theatres, Costa Mesa
UA Del Amo 6, Torrance
Fox Covina Theatre, Covina
UA Movies, Long Beach
Brea Plaza, Brea
Topanga Theatres, Woodland Hills
UA Twin Cinemas, Westminster
Mountain Green Drive-In, Upland
UA Cinema 4, Riverside
Inland Cinema, San Bernadino
Fox Conejo Twin, Thousand Oaks
Esplanade Theatres, Oxnard
Centinela Drive-In Theatre, Westchester
Torrance Drive-In Theatre, Torrance
Winnetka Drive-In, Chatsworth
San Gabriel Drive-In Theatre, San Gabriel
Rosecrans Drive-In Theatre, Paramount
Lakewood Drive-In Theatre, Long Beach
La Habra Drive-In Theatre, La Habra
Mt. Vernon Drive-In Theatre, San Bernardino
101 Drive-in THeatre, Ventura
Mt. Baldy Drive-In Theatre, La Verne
Camelot Theatre, Palm Springs
Cinema Twin, Goleta
Lancaster Drive-In Theatre, Lancaster
Stadium Drive-In Theatre, Orange
Crest Drive-In Theatre, Norco
State Theatre, Santa Barbara
Simi Valley Drive-In Theatre, Simi Valley

Reported Average Gross "Players"
Week
Week Ending
Perfs.
Screens
Av. Gross
1
Thursday, June 14, 1979
37
 
 
2
Thursday, June 21, 1979
37
 
 
Totals
14 Days
Daily Average: $0
--
--
2 Weeks
Average Performance: $0
74
 
Source: Box Office Mojo
 
Friday, June 22, 1979 - Thursday, August 2, 1979 (6 Weeks)
The Main Event
Starring Barbra Steisand and Ryan O'Neal
Directed by Howard Zieff
A Warner Bros. Pictures Release in Technicolor
112 Minutes / Rated PG
Daily at: 1:10, 3:30, 5:30, 8:00 and 10:15 PM
Late Show Friday and Saturday at 12:30 AM
Day and Date:
National Theatre, Westwood
--
UA Cerritos Twin Cinemas, Cerritos
Winnetka Drive-In, Chatsworth
Edwards Cinema, Costa Mesa
Fox Covina Theatre, Covina
Capitol Theatre, Glendale
Fashion Square Theatres, La Habra
La Habra Drive-In Theatre, La Habra
La Mirada Theatre, La Mirada
UA Movies, Long Beach
Los Altos Drive-In Theatre, Long Beach
Orange Drive-In Theatre, Orange
Rosecrans Drive-In Theatre, Paramount
Academy Theatre, Pasadena
San Gabriel Drive-In Theatre, San Gabriel
La Reina Theatre, Sherman Oaks
UA Movies, Thousand Oaks
Mann Old Towne 6, Torrance
Torrance Drive-In Theatre, Torrance
Centinela Drive-In Theatre, Westchester
Topanga Theatres, Woodland Hills
Cinedome 21 Theatres, Orange

Reported Average Gross "The Main Event"
Week
Week Ending
Perfs.
Screens
Av. Gross
1
Thursday, June 28, 1979
37
 
 
2
Thursday, July 5, 1979
37
 
 
3
Thursday, July 12, 1979
37
 
 
4
Thursday, July 19, 1980
37
 
 
5
Thursday, July 26, 1980
37
 
 
6
Thursday, August 2, 1980
37
 
 
Totals
42 Days
Daily Average: $0
--
--
6 Weeks
Average Performance: $0
222
 
Source: Box Office Mojo
 
Friday, August 3, 1979 - Thursday, September 27, 1979 (8 Weeks)
North Dallas Forty
Starring Nick Nolte and Mac Davis
Directed by Ted Kotcheff
A Paramount Picture
119 Minutes / Rated R
Daily at: 12:15, 2:30, 5:00, 7:45 and 10:15 PM
Late Show Friday and Saturday at 12:30 AM
Day and Date:
Village Theatre, Westwood
--
Mann Old Towne 6, Torrance
Mann Pasadena, Pasadena
La Reina Theatre, Sherman Oaks
Puente Hills 6, Rowland Heights
Lakewood Center Theatre, Lakewood
Fox Rossmore Theatre, Seal Beach
UA Cinema 4, Riverside
Topanga Theatres, Woodland Hills
Plitt City Center Theatres #1, Orange
South Coast Plaza Theatres, Costa Mesa
Montclare Cinemas, Montclare
UA Movies, Brea
La Mirada Theatre, La Mirada
UA Movies, Thousand Oaks
Fox Ventura Theatre, Ventura
Edwards Drive-In Theatre, Arcadia
Studio Drive-In Theatre, Culver City
Vermont Drive-In Theatre, Gardenia
Sepulveda Drive-In Theatre, Van Nuys
Rosecrans Drive-In Theatre, Paramount
Circle Drive-In Theatre, Long Beach
Lincoln Drive-In Theatre, Buena Park
Mission Drive-In Theatre, San Juan Capistrano
Tri-City Drive-In Theatre, Loma Linda
Sky View Drive-In Theatre, Oxnard
Eagle Rock Plaza Theatres, Eagle Rock
Plaza Theatre, Palm Springs
Cinema Twin, Goleta
Crest Theatres, San Bernardino
Fiesta Theatre, Santa Barbara
Crest Drive-In Theatre, Norco
Mt. Baldy Drive-In Theatre, La Verne
Simi Valley Drive-In Theatre, Simi Valley
Lancaster Drive-In Theatre, Lancaster

Reported Average Gross "North Dallas Forty"
Week
Week Ending
Perfs.
Screens
Av. Gross
1
Thursday, August 9, 1979
37
 
 
2
Thursday, August 16, 1979
37
 
 
3
Thursday, August 23, 1979
37
 
 
4
Thursday, August 30, 1980
37
 
 
5
Thursday, September 6, 1980
37
 
 
6
Thursday, September 13, 1980
37
 
 
7
Thursday, September 20, 1980
37
 
 
8
Thursday, September 27, 1980
37
 
 
Totals
56 Days
Daily Average: $0
--
--
8 Weeks
Average Performance: $0
296
 
Source: Box Office Mojo
 
 
Friday, September 28, 1979 - Thursday, October 4, 1979 (1 Week)
National Lampoon's Animal House
Starring John Belushi and Tim Maqtheson
Directed by John Landis
A Universal Re-Release
109 Minutes / Rated R
Daily at: 1:00, 3:15, 5:30, 7:45 and 10:00 PM
Late Show Friday and Saturday at 12:00 AM
Day and Date:
National Theatre, Westwood
--
Santa Anita 4, Arcadia
Winnetka Drive-In, Chatsworth
Bristol Cinema, Costa Mesa
Starlite Drive-In Theatre, El Monte
Fountain Valley Drive-In Theatre, Fountain Valley
Glendale Theatre, Glendale
Hawthorne Plaza 6, Hawthorne
Century Drive-In Theatre, Ingelwood
Fashion Square Theatres, La Habra
La Habra Drive-In Theatre, La Habra
La Mirada Theatre, La Mirada
Cinema Viejo, Mission Viejo
Montclare Theatre, Motntclare
Garmar Theatre, Montebello
UA Movies, North Hollywood
Rosecrans Drive-In Theatre, Paramount
Puente Hills 6, Rowland Heights
Rosemead 4 Cinemas, Rosemead
Temple Theatre, Temple City
Rolling Hills Theatre, Torrance
UA Del Amo 6, Torrance
UA Warner Center, Woodland Hills
Culver Theatre, Culver City
Avenue Theatre, Downey
Fox California Theatre, Huntington Park
Pan-Pacific Theatre, Los Angeles
University Village 3, Los Angeles
Northridge Center Cinemas, Northridge
Stadium Drive-In Theatre, Orange
Brentwood Twins, Santa Monica
Simi Valley Drive-In Theatre, Simi Valley
Eastland Theatre, West Covina

Reported Average Gross "National Lampoon's Animal House"
Week
Week Ending
Perfs.
Screens
Av. Gross
1
Thursday, October 4, 1979
37
 
 
Totals
7 Days
Daily Average: $0
--
--
1 Week
Average Performance: $0
37
 
Source: Box Office Mojo
 
 
Friday, October 5, 1979 - Tuesday, October 30, 1979 (4 Weeks)
Starting Over
Starring Burt Reynolds and Jill Clayburgh
Directed by Alan J. Pakula
A Paramount Picture
105 Minutes / Rated R
Daily at: 1:15, 3:30, 6:00, 8:30 and 10:35 PM
Late Show Friday and Saturday at 12:30 AM

Day and Date:
National Theatre, Westwood
--
Colorando Theatre, Pasadena
UA Movies, North Hollywood
Topanga Theatres, Woodland Hills
Roxy Theatre, Glendale
South Bay Cinemas, Redondo Beach
Puente Hills 6, Rowland Heights
UA Cerritos Twin Cinemas, Cerritos
UA Movies, Long Beach
La Mirada Theatre, La Mirada
Edward's Newport Cinema, Newport Beach
Montclare Cinemas, Montclare
Inland Cinema, San Bernadino
Fox Oxnard Theatre, Oxnard
UA Movies, Thousand Oaks
Torrance Drive-In Theatre, Torrance
Winnetka Drive-In, Chatsworth
Starlite Drive-In Theatre, El Monte
Rosecrans Drive-In Theatre, Paramount
Los Altos Drive-In Theatre, Long Beach
La Habra Drive-In Theatre, La Habra
Buena Park Drive-In Theatre, Buena Park
Vineland Drive-In Theatre, City of Industry
Baseline Drive-In Theatre, Highland
101 Drive-in THeatre, Ventura
Cinedome 21 Theatres, Orange
Plaza Theatre, Palm Springs
De Anza Theatre, Riverside
State Theatre, Santa Barbara
Plaza De Oro Theatre, Santa Barbara
Mt. Baldy Drive-In Theatre, La Verne
Crest Drive-In Theatre, Norco
Simi Valley Drive-In Theatre, Simi Valley
Lancaster Drive-In Theatre, Lancaster

Reported Average Gross "Starting Over"
Week
Week Ending
Perfs.
Screens
Av. Gross
1
Thursday, October 11, 1979
37
 
 
2
Thursday, October 18, 1979
37
 
 
3
Thursday, October 25, 1979
37
 
 
4
Tuesday, October 30, 1980
(5 Days)
29
 
 
Totals
26 Days
Daily Average: $0
--
--
4 Weeks
Average Performance: $0
140
 
Source: Box Office Mojo
 
 
Wednesday, October 31, 1979 - Thursday, December 6, 1979 (5 Weeks)
10
Starring Dudley Moore and Julie Andrews
Directed by Blake Edwards
An Orion Pictures Release in Panavision
122 Minutes / Rated R
Daily at: 12:45, 3:00, 5:20, 8:00 and 10:30 PM
I attended a performance during this engagement - ED
Opened Nationally October 5, 1979 on 706 Screens Including:
Village Theatre, Westwood
--
UA Cerritos Twin Cinemas, Cerritos
Winnetka Drive-In, Chatsworth
Fox Covina Theatre, Covina
Alex Theatre, Glendale
Fashion Square Theatres, La Habra
UA Movies, Long Beach
Puente Hills 6, Rowland Heights
Fox Conejo Twin, Thousand Oaks
Mann Old Towne 6, Torrance
Topanga Theatres, Woodland Hills
Cinedome 21 Theatres, Orange
Stadium Drive-In Theatre, Orange

Reported Average Gross "10"
Week
Week Ending
Perfs.
Screens
Av. Gross
1
Thursday, November 8, 1979
(9 Days)
45
 
 
2
Thursday, November 15, 1979
35
 
 
3
Thursday, November 22, 1979
35
 
 
4
Thursday, November 29, 1980
35
 
 
5
Thursday, December 5, 1980
35
 
 
Totals
35 Days
Daily Average: $0
--
--
5 Weeks
Average Performance: $0
185
 
Source: Box Office Mojo
 
 
Friday, December 7, 1979 - Thursday, February 7, 1980 (9 Weeks)
Star Trek: The Motion Picture
Starring William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy
Directed by Robert Wise
A Paramount Picture in Panavision and Dolby Stereo
132 Minutes / Rated G
Daily at: 9:30 AM, 12:00, 2:30, 5:15, 8:00 and 10:15 PM
Late Show Friday and Saturday at 1:00 AM
Opens Nationally on 857 Screens Including:
National Theatre, Westwood
--
La Reina Theatre, Sherman Oaks
Topanga Theatres, Woodland Hills
Alex Theatre, Glendale
Santa Anita 4, Arcadia
UA Del Amo 6, Torrance
UA Movies, Brea
La Mirada Theatre, La Mirada
Lakewood Center Theatre, Lakewood
UA Movies, Long Beach
Edward's Cinema West, Westminster
Edward's Newport Cinema, Newport Beach
Edward's Mission Viejo Mall, Mission Viejo
Montclare Cinemas, Montclare
UA Cinema 4, Riverside
UA Movies, Thousand Oaks
Fox Ventura Theatre, Ventura
Vermont Drive-In Theatre, Gardenia
Sepulveda Drive-In Theatre, Van Nuys
Vineland Drive-In Theatre, City of Industry
Rosecrans Drive-In Theatre, Paramount
Fiesta Drive-In Theatre, Pico Rivera
Los Altos Drive-In Theatre, Long Beach
Fountain Valley Drive-In Theatre, Fountain Valley
Vineland Drive-In Theatre, City of Industry
Baseline Drive-In Theatre, Highland
101 Drive-in Theatre, Ventura
Westcove Cinema, West Covina
Cinedome 21 Theatres, Orange
Camelot Theatre, Palm Springs
Mt. Baldy Drive-In Theatre, La Verne
Crest Drive-In Theatre, Norco
Simi Valley Drive-In Theatre, Simi Valley
Granada Theatre, Santa Barbara
Madonna Plaza Theatre, San Luis Obispo
Lancaster Drive-In Theatre, Lancaster
Santa Maria Theatre, Santa Maria
 
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