Plaza Theater. The Cabrillo theater remained in operation until 1982, as did the Plaza (renamed the Owl for a while). Both were demolished to make room for the Horton Plaza shopping mall.

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Cinema low-life before Horton Plaza shopping center

When we screened Walter Hill’s surreal fantasy The Warriors (1979), about teenage gangs waging war in a fictionalized New York City underworld, everyone in the theater chanted along with the villain when he taunts the “good guys.”


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