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Why no movie theater in Pleasanton

Original post made by Bob, Another Pleasanton neighborhood, on Dec 9, 2009

Why does Pleasanton not have a movie theater? It's amazing what Dublin has done yet we can't even support a couple screens? Or is this another city council driven adgenda to keep certain types of business out of Pleasanton?

Comments (12)

Posted by old person
a resident of Pleasanton Heights
on Dec 9, 2009 at 5:25 pm

Used to have one, rosewood area. couldn't compete I guess.

Posted by Vinelander
a resident of Vineyard Hills
on Dec 9, 2009 at 8:10 pm

I am sure it is a conspiracy by the City Council. Let's think of some other types of businesses that they are meeting behind closed doors to keep out. This will be fun!

Posted by fdgbf
a resident of Canyon Meadows
on Dec 9, 2009 at 10:27 pm

A long long time ago there was one at the Santa Rita Safeway lot, 1 screen. Then the Galaxy was at Rose Pavillion. The megaplex type place at Hacienda Crossings seem to be most successful, with small theaters going out of business all the time. Need space for one of those.

Posted by Chuck
a resident of Mariposa Ranch
on Dec 10, 2009 at 7:55 am

Bob, Sounds like a great opportunity for someone who has passion for the movie showing business to build one. I'm sure with the right plan, even the City Council could agree with it. I suspect competition will be the bigger hurdle to overcome given the large complex nearby. No risk, no reward.

Posted by PTown Res
a resident of Mohr Park
on Dec 10, 2009 at 8:59 am

They were going to put on at the mall. What happened to that?

Posted by Me
a resident of Walnut Hills
on Dec 10, 2009 at 10:33 am

Regal owned Galaxy. Didn't need to compete with itself.

Posted by Mary
a resident of Country Fair
on Dec 10, 2009 at 10:52 am

The people who own Hacienda Crossings approached Pleasanton first because they wanted it in our town. We told them we were not interested because we did not want all of the traffic. therefore, they took their traffic and tax revenue over to Dublin who accepted them with open arms............good move

Posted by Curious
a resident of Del Prado
on Dec 10, 2009 at 1:58 pm

I take my dollars to Livermore to see movies at their great, rarely crowded, and clean theaters then enjoy dinner at one of their nice restaurants. I would love to spend my entertainment dollars in Pleasanton, but other than eating, there is nothing else to do in downtwon P-town.

A small bit of irony is that the building where the Wine Steward is located used to be a single screen theater in downtown P-town. It must have been nice to see a movie, then walk down the street to one of our fine Main Street restaurants and catch dinner.

Posted by Jack
a resident of Downtown
on Dec 10, 2009 at 8:17 pm

When the Wine Steward was a movie theater, the only downtown eateries were Gay 90's, Dean's, Bellina's, and the Pleasanton Hotel. Bars on the other hand? There were a dozen or more!

Posted by susan
a resident of Birdland
on Dec 12, 2009 at 10:54 pm

I miss Bellina's!

Posted by Anonymous
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 14, 2009 at 10:13 am

Has anyone thought about a Drive-in movie theater in Pleasanton? That might work, on the out-skirts of town maybe...?

Posted by Optimistic
a resident of Golden Eagle
on Dec 15, 2009 at 8:52 am

I used to love the Galaxy Theater! Movies were cheaper there than in Dublin. A Drive-In would be great. I have been to the one out in Concord (or Antioch? not sure where exactly) and it was tons of fun.

Why does everything have to have a hidden agenda, by the way? So negative on this site sometimes!

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