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Address: 162 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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A nice old movie theatre where locals go

If you are looking for high tech and 3d, dont waste your time. But if you want a unique historical experience, visit the Laguna South Coast Theatre and site upstairs in one of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 2, 2014
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Laguna Beach, California

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Laguna Beach, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Unfortunately our little theatre closed several months ago. There have been signs of remodeling and reopening, but it hasn't happened yet. It was one of the last old time theaters with a balcony. It was in much need of updating, hope it comes soon.

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Laguna Beach, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

This tired, but true, town cinema has closed and is no more. We hope it will reopen as a cinema, but who knows?! Our commercial building owners in town are often greedy and do not consider the needs/wants of the citizenry.

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Laguna Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Big thumbs up, always a pleasurable experience. Small enough that there isn't a bad seat in the house. Laguna Playhouse definitely lives up to it's reputation. Will always patronize and recommend to others. Great night out, would make an awesome date as well!!

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Laguna Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

If you are looking for high tech and 3d, dont waste your time. But if you want a unique historical experience, visit the Laguna South Coast Theatre and site upstairs in one of the few balcony areas left in So Cal. They make great real popcorn too and cater to Seniors.

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Laguna Beach, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The bullet points: Poor picture quality and sound, very uncomfortable seats, and as noticed on our last visit, the undeniable presence of mold. Netflix is looking better and better! The only positive is that it is the only movie theatre in town. No, I forgot, the popcorn is excellent (seriously), so that's two positives. Remodeling would probably be out of... More 

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Laguna Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Great choice of local movie theater from the 50s where manager sells and takes tickets. A/C and not crowded for your movie experience. Try it once and you'll be back again and again.

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Washington, DC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is a real old time picture house, sliced in half to accommodate 2 film simultaneously. Great throwback experience.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We love this little theater....always so chill...almost never too busy or crowded....I hope they never close it...we always go there when we're in Laguna

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Wonderful experience to go to this theatre......totally gorgeous and the concert was wonderful. Plays and concerts performed here. South Coast Shopping Ctr right across the way and what a shopping mall it is.

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Mukwonago, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

Conveniently located, ample parking. Small theatre with intimate seating, no bad views. Nice bar and shops. Cordial, helpful attendants.

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