A toy-maker in California is launching a new business that will transform the way people look at theaters.
The company, called Transformer Cinema, is making its first movie theater at the former Paramount Cinema in Santa Ana.
It will be a completely refurbished building with an enclosed, state-of-the-art sound system, a large video projection screen, and large screen TVs that will be set up in a custom theater-style set-up room, said John McConville, who heads Transformer’s project.
It’s a new experience, he said, but it’s not new to Hollywood.
“We’re just a little bit of a latecomer to the party.”
The movie theater is being built in partnership with Transformer, a Los Angeles-based company that designs, develops and builds new movie theaters.
McConville said Transformer is building a full theater at Paramount Cinema, which closed in 2015 after nearly 30 years in business.
He said the new movie theater will not be the only Transformer project in Southern California.
“They’re doing it in LA, in a really nice place,” McConvilles said.
“It’s kind of like having a movie theater in New York City or a movie venue in New Jersey.”
McConville said that if all goes well, he expects the Transformer film theater will open in the summer of 2020.
It is a move that’s been a long time coming.
The company started making movies and television sets in 1993, and has expanded its operations into other industries.
It has offices in Los Angeles and Orange County.
McConnell said the company will be based in the Los Angeles area.
Mcconville said he hopes the Transactor project will create a positive change in the way movie theaters are constructed in the region.
He said that Paramount’s former theater will be one of the first to be transformed.
“I think it’s going to be a really great opportunity for us to have a movie theatre that people want to come see,” he said.
The Transformer movie theater project is being led by John McCranville, chief executive officer and CEO of Transformer.
The project will be built by the California Film Industry Alliance.
The original Paramount Cinema is a former Hollywood-style movie theater that closed in March 2019 after almost 30 years of business.