For a delightful moviegoing experience, try Edwards movie theaters. There's a reason they've been successful since the 1930's.
Edwards Theatres History
Edwards movie theaters, known officially as Edwards Theatres, began as a family-owned business in the 1930's in California. The theaters became quite successful, with ninety locations in the California area when the founder, William James Edwards passed away in the late 1990's. Anticipating even more growth for the popular theaters, Edwards' son, W. James Edwards III, began extensive expansion plans after his father's passing. Even the best laid plans can go awry, however, and the company ultimately declared bankruptcy.
Edwards Theatres subsequently became one of the major theater operations for the Regal Entertainment Group. Edwards, along with Regal Cinemas and United Artists Theatres, make up the three major brands that help make Regal the largest movie theater chain in North America.
Most Edwards cinemas use both the Edwards and Regal logos, including new movie houses built after the acquisition.
Edwards Movie Theaters Amenities
To continue the tradition of excellence in entertainment, the majority of Edwards theaters have been renovated to include comfortable, modern stadium-style seating; contemporary restroom facilities; improved handicapped facilities; and modernized digital sound systems. Newly built Edwards locations, such as the Edwards Eastvale Gateway Stadium 14 in Mira Loma, are truly state of the art, featuring two story lobbies, ultra-comfortable full-back rocker seats, and digital projection for an enhanced movie-gong experience. Both historic and new theaters strive to offer the hottest new films, quality service, and a comfortable environment for their patrons.
Select Edwards cinemas also feature IMAX screens, Digital 3D, Independent and foreign films, and rewards programs that allow customers to earn free or reduced price snacks and beverages. Most theaters feature many screens, so patrons have ample choice of current movies.
Other amenities that may be available at Edwards/Regal Theaters include:
- Corporate savings programs for reduced price tickets
- Birthday party or group packages
- Private screenings or special viewing events
- Reloadable gift cards with online balance look-up
- Free summer family film festival
- Open caption and/or descriptive audio for select films
Locations, Showtimes, and Tickets
Edwards movie theaters are located primarily in southern California, but also have locations in Texas and Idaho. To find the Edwards theater nearest to you, simply visit the Regal Entertainment website. The company has partnered with Fandango, allowing movie goers to enter their zip code o city and state to find the closest local Edwards, United Artist, or Regal Cinema theaters.
Showtimes and tickets for each location are also available through Fandango. Student and senior ticket discounts are available at most theaters, and military discount tickets are also available at select locations.
Popular Edwards locations include:
- Edwards West Covina 18
- Edwards South Gate Cinema 20
- Edwards Valencia 12 - with Giant screen
- Edwards Temecula Stadium 15
- Edwards Mira Mesa 1 - with IMAX
- Edwards Westminster 10
- Edwards Ontario Palace 22 - with IMAX
- Edwards Long Beach 26 - 3D available
Like many theaters, there are mixed reviews for many Edwards cinema locations. A few aspects noted as positive in various theaters from customers include:
- Good selection and quality from concession stand
- Friendly and helpful staff
- Roomy, multiple-screened theaters
- Comfortable seating
Edwards Theatres started with a passion for quality and service. Now operated by Regal, the theaters continue to strive for the latest movie viewing technology, amenities, and programs that make seeing a movie fun and exciting entertainment experience.