See CARS 3 at The Lido Movie Theater in Newport Beach June 15th | @RegencyMovies #TheLidoTheater

Hosted: Cars 3 opens this weekend, and we can’t wait to see it! Get a head of the crowd and see it tomorrow (Thursday) at The Lido Theater in Newport Beach, an Orange County gem. The iconic Lido Theater, restored in recent years, features  a new, state-of-the-art projection and sound system, yet maintains an air of Old Hollywood glamour. You will be transported back in time when you walk into the elegant lobby with chandeliers, vintage poster cases, an original working box office, art deco architectural details, and a magnificent waterfall red velvet curtain on stage.

The Lido Movie Theater

Last week we saw Wonder Woman at The Lido Theater and loved it. The theater still features some of its original Catalina tilework, revered at the time for its colorful hand painted beauty, and rarely seen in Southern California today. The single-screen auditorium walls have beautiful murals depicting underwater ocean scenes with beautiful ocean life that appear to glow from black lights illuminating the walls when the house lights dim. There is also a balcony, which isn’t found in modern theaters. Even the snack bar reminds me of an old style movie theater, offering hot dogs, popcorn and candy.

The Lido Movie Theater Snackbar

The Newport Beach landmark opened in 1938 with the Bette Davis movie, “Jezebel”. A resident of nearby Corona del Mar, Miss Davis is said to have traveled by the site daily while the theater was being built, and requested a sitting parlor in the ladies room, that still remains today.

For an afternoon or evening of family fun or a date night, there are numerous restaurants at Via Lido Plaza, adjacent to the Lido Theater. Bear Flag Fish Company, Z Pizza and Woody’s Diner are just a few of the nearby options, along with Starbucks, perfect for a pick-me up before a matinee or after a show.

Get your tickets now to see Cars 3 tomorrow night! Go to Regency Movies (click link)

The Lido Theater

Via Lido Plaza
3459 Via Lido, Newport Beach, CA
(949) 673-8350 or visit
Private Events: (949) 723-7100
The Lido Theater, home to the annual Newport Beach Film Festival Closing Night movie and Gala, is also available to rent for private events. This unmatched venue can be booked for corporate and charity events, birthday parties and other special occasions.


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