January 2, 2010
I’m an employee of Pacific Theatres Glendale 18, and there was a letter published in your newspaper about the quality of our popcorn (“Theater skimps on facet of enjoyment,” Nov. 28). Our popcorn is not day-old. Every morning we start with a clean popper. At 9:30 a.m., you could’ve seen me popping fresh popcorn. If there aren’t enough guests to warrant more, sometimes it’ll stay in our warmer. I understand where you’re coming from, Derrick.
March 16, 2004
Robert Chacon When David Cain took his daughter to see "Brother Bear" at the United Artists Theatre in La Canada Flintridge, he walked away saying, "Oh, brother!" Near the end of the movie, Cain's 9-year-old daughter, Olivia, found a partially eaten bagel at the bottom of her nearly consumed bag of popcorn. "It had the teeth marks in it and everything, that's what made it so terrible," said Cain, a Glendale resident who works as a commercial actor.
November 28, 2009
I had the privilege of serving as president of the Glendale YMCA QB Club this year. The Glendale QB Club serves Hoover, Glendale, Crescenta Valley and St. Francis high schools, along with Glendale Community College. We promote the football programs at these schools and give scholarships to student-athletes who look to continue their education in college. As a graduate of St. Francis High School in 1997, I remember fondly my football experience and the way it shaped my life. I still consider my coaches the biggest role models and was equally blessed to be able to coach at St. Francis during the 2006-08 seasons.
February 7, 2008
Popcorn causes partial evacuation Burnt popcorn set off a smoke alarm Wednesday at a two-story building on Wilson Avenue, blocking the street between Brand Boulevard and Central Avenue for about 30 minutes, Glendale firefighters said. Dispatchers received the call at about 4:10 p.m., and firefighters arrived to find some of the building’s occupants standing outside the building, Glendale Fire Capt. Thomas Marchant said. While firefighters ran a ladder to the roof, traffic was halted on Wilson Avenue, Marchant said.
August 30, 2001
Alex Coolman PASADENA -- He's standing in the back of a warehouse near the Rose Bowl, smiling in the silence and the dark. The 17-foot-high figure of Bob's Big Boy, the inspiration for Glendale's 2002 Tournament of Roses Parade float, is alive. Phoenix Decorating Co., which created the massive creature, has finished its preparation of the float. Though a platoon of volunteers will need to cover the design with flowers in the final days before the Rose Parade, the look of Bob today is a strong suggestion of how Glendale's entry will eventually appear.
February 9, 2012
Galaxy Theatres opens Friday in the former Mann 4 complex in the Marketplace, and to entice customers, it's offering free popcorn all weekend. “That should get a few people out there,” said company president Rafe Cohen. The theater in Glendale is the company's first move into the Los Angeles area. The company, founded by Cohen in 1996, has 13 theaters in four western states - California, Nevada, Washington and Texas. Other theaters in California are located in the San Joaquin Valley, where Cohen opened his first theater in Porterville.
September 25, 2008
I want to show my appreciation for the Adams Square community. The merchants used to put on a street fair, but they became too costly. So Glendale Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department has come up with a nice, economical way to reach out to the community. The parks department has purchased a huge 18-by-24 air-filled movie screen, complete with projector, generator — which is very quiet — and lights. This, and a wonderful crew, have been made available to our various community organizations.
July 8, 2006
The summer is here and if you need a break from the heat, head to the theater for "Superman Returns," a wonderful new look at an old classic. This is not a remake. The film essentially picks up where 1980s "Superman II" left off and this creates a unique story involving Lex Luthor (Kevin Spacey) and Superman. The filmmakers completely ignore the 1983 film that co-starred Richard Pryor. Some things are best left forgotten. Newcomer Brandon Routh is the new Superman and he does an excellent job taking over for the late Christopher Reeve.
April 4, 2007
If you find popcorn and movie tickets stuffed in a bra, you must be at Soroptimist International of Glendale's fourth annual Bras for a Cause fundraiser. The event has contestants decorate bras, which they pay $100 to enter in the competition. The bras are then auctioned off to the highest bidder. Funds raised go to breast cancer services at Glendale hospitals and other local charities that help women and children, event founder Kathy Lefkovits said. This year's competition has some innovative ideas depicting the theme Bras for a Cause Goes to the Movies, she said.