Edwards Temple Cinema 4 Goes Dark
January 14, 2004 at 9:50am
TEMPLE CITY, CA The Edwards Temple Cinema 4, which sits on the spot
of the 2nd Temple Theatre, at 9021 Las Tunas Drive, is dark, and the
marquee is blank. It's been this way now for at least a week. From
speaking with people who used to go there, some have said that the
inside was not being kept up. Others say that a restaurant is to be
built there. Sad to see!
It's closure has been expected ever since the opening of the Edwards
Stadium complex in nearby Alhambra which already had the Atlantic
Palace 10 a few blocks away. The Edwards 5 plex in Alhambra closed
also. The Temple cinemas were small crackerboxes with no interesting
features at all and although the house was consistently booked with
top first run fare it was allowed to decline both inside and out.
There is also a large AMC multi-screen complex being built in nearby
Arcadia giving the immediate area far more screens than it needs. It
was a lousy place to see a movie and I do not lament it's passing.