First-run movies daily in three theaters, plus the monthly Mayor’s Movie of the Month pick by Mayor Casey Tanaka.

Village Theater – February 27 to March 5

Focus (R) Digital Presentation
Fri – Thu: (2:30), 5:30, 8:30

Kingsman: The Secret Service (R) Digital Presentation
Fri – Thu: (2:30), 5:30, 8:30

Still Alice (PG-13) Digital Presentation
Fri – Thu: (2:30), 5:30, 8:30

 

Coronado Village TheaterCoronado Village Theater 820 Orange Avenue Coronado, CA 92118 619-437-6161

Vintage Village Theater A true Coronado treasure, the beautifully renovated Village Movie Theater is a sight to behold. The attention to detail is stunning, the murals on the walls of the three theaters are beautiful. Multiple movies run daily at Coronado’s Village Theater, plus a monthly Mayor’s Movie of the Month pick by Mayor Tanaka.

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On this day in Coronado history – February 19, 1913 – the Hotel del Coronado formally opened for business.

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Some interesting facts about Coronado’s Crown Jewel from HotelDel.com.

When the hotel first opened:

  • It operated on the American Plan, and three meals a day were included in the price of the room (a practice dating back to the days of the American tavern). At that time, Del room rates ranged from $2 to more than $3 per night, depending on season, length of stay, view, private bath, etc.
  • There was a separate dining room for children and their nannies. There was also a separate dining room for unescorted women, who may have felt uncomfortable dining in mixed company (it was considered improper for a woman to walk across a hotel dining room without an escort).
  • The hotel maintained exclusive liquor rights in Coronado.
  • Individual drinks could be delivered to guestrooms. Among those, gin fizzies, gin flips, and gin Rickies cost $.25 each; a pitcher of lemonade was $.75.
  • The hotel leased land on the Strand for a hog farm; the hogs were fed the hotel’s edible garbage.
  • During the Victorian era, a hotel was known by its chef, and the Hotel del Coronado was no exception. Chef Compagnon, who was born in Switzerland in 1840, received his training in Paris and was highly touted by The Del even before it opened its doors. Chef Compagnon was paid $200 per month (which included a furnished house near hotel grounds), making him the highest paid employee – by far – in the entire hotel. The next-highest paid employee was the assistant manager, who received only $125 a month; the “second cook” was paid $108.25 per month (both of these gentlemen probably lived in the hotel itself). As a point of reference, in 1888, common laborers were paid $2 per day, and a standard workday might be ten hours or more.

Happy Birthday to Coronado’s pride and joy!

 

Village Theater – February 20 to 26

February 18, 2015

First-run movies daily in three theaters, plus the monthly Mayor’s Movie of the Month pick by Mayor Casey Tanaka. Village Theater – February 20 to 26 Fifty Shades of Grey (R) Digital Presentation Fri – Thu: (2:30), 5:30, 8:30 Kingsman: The Secret Service (R) Digital Presentation Fri – Thu: (2:30), 5:30, 8:30 Still Alice (PG-13) Digital Presentation Fri – Thu: (2:30), 5:30, 8:30 Coronado Village Theater 820 […]

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February 14, 2015
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Village Theater – February 13 to 19

February 11, 2015

First-run movies daily in three theaters, plus the monthly Mayor’s Movie of the Month pick by Mayor Casey Tanaka. Village Theater – February 13 to 19 Fifty Shades of Grey (R) Digital Presentation Fri: (2:30), 5:30, 8:30 Sat – Mon: (11:45 AM), 2:30, 5:30, 8:30 Tue – Thu: (2:30), 5:30, 8:30 Kingsman: The Secret Service (R) Digital Presentation Fri: (2:30), 5:30, 8:30 Sat – Mon: (11:45 AM), 2:30, 5:30, 8:30 Tue […]

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Village Theater – February 06 to 12

February 4, 2015

First-run movies daily in three theaters, plus the monthly Mayor’s Movie of the Month pick by Mayor Casey Tanaka. Village Theater – February 06 to 12 American Sniper (R) Digital Presentation Fri – Thu: (2:00), 5:20, 8:30 The Imitation Game (PG-13) Digital Presentation Fri – Wed: (2:00), 5:20, 8:30 Thu: (2:00), 5:20 Whiplash (R) Digital Presentation Fri – Thu: (2:00), 5:20, 8:30 Dirty Dancing (PG-13) Digital Presentation; No Passes Allowed […]

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Village Theater – January 30 to February 05

January 28, 2015

First-run movies daily in three theaters, plus the monthly Mayor’s Movie of the Month pick by Mayor Casey Tanaka. Village Theater – January 30 to February 05 American Sniper (R) Digital Presentation Fri – Thu: (2:00), 5:20, 8:30 Selma (PG-13) Digital Presentation Fri – Thu: (2:00), 5:20, 8:30 The Imitation Game (PG-13) Digital Presentation Fri – Thu: (2:00), 5:20, 8:30 Coronado Village Theater 820 Orange Avenue Coronado, […]

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Village Theater – January 23 to 29

January 21, 2015

First-run movies daily in three theaters, plus the monthly Mayor’s Movie of the Month pick by Mayor Casey Tanaka. Village Theater – January 23 to 29 Strange Magic (PG) Digital Presentation Fri: (2:30), 5:45, 8:30 Sat & Sun: (11:30 AM), 2:30, 5:45, 8:30 Mon – Thu: (2:30), 5:45, 8:30 American Sniper (R) Digital Presentation Fri: (2:10), 5:20, 8:30 Sat & Sun: (11:10 AM), 2:10, 5:20, 8:30 Mon – Thu: (2:10), 5:20, 8:30 The […]

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Village Theater – January 16 to 22

January 14, 2015

First-run movies daily in three theaters, plus the monthly Mayor’s Movie of the Month pick by Mayor Casey Tanaka. Village Theater – January 16 to 22 American Sniper (R) Digital Presentation Fri – Thu: (2:10), 5:20, 8:30 Unbroken (PG-13) Digital Presentation Fri: (2:10), 5:20, 8:30 Sat: (2:10 PM) Sun: (2:10), 8:30 Mon: 8:30 PM Tue & Wed: (2:10), 5:20, 8:30 Thu: (2:10), 5:20 The Imitation Game (PG-13) Digital Presentation […]

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Coronado Rec Department Catalog 2015

January 11, 2015

If you haven’t seen it yet, check out the Winter/Spring 2015 Coronado Recreation Department’s catalog of recreational classes and activities available for all ages.  Scroll through the whole document here, or download to your computer for easy access for the next few months….

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