Our Company


You have reached the Brenden Theatre Corporation Web Site. We are proud to offer the finest in Motion Picture Entertainment.

This website will provide you with show times, directions, movie synopsis, pictures of our theatre locations and latest special events, and a brief company history.

Be sure to sign up for the Brenden Celebrity Club. It is free and you’ll receive special offers, upcoming promotions and opportunities to win free movie tickets and prizes.


Brenden Theatres currently operates nearly 100 screens of “Movie Magic” at seven locations in the East Bay of Northern California, Southern Nevada and Arizona.

Mr. Johnny Brenden is the owner, President and CEO of the Brenden Theatre Corporation. He comes from a family with a long history in Motion Picture Exhibition. His grandfather, Mr. Ted Mann, was a pioneer of the theatre exhibition industry – who built and operated the former Mann Theatre Corporation. His grandmother is the Hollywood Star of yesteryear, Rhonda Fleming.

As a young teenager, Johnny Brenden learned the movie business early working at his grandfather’s theatres as a cashier and usher while also working World Film Premieres at the Mann’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood and prestigious Westwood Theatres.

As a young man, Johnny moved into the corporate side of the business in film buying and theatre operations. He soon saw an opportunity to pursue his dream of starting his own theatre company and, in May 1990, started the Brenden Theatre Corporation by opening his first movie theater in the City of Pittsburg near Walnut Creek in Northern California.


Johnny’s first theater was the Brenden Pittsburg 8. It immediately was a big success bringing the area its first state-of-the-art cinema complex. In May 1997, the Pittsburg Theatre was remodeled with all new concessions and additional screens bringing its total to 16 with over 3500 seats. All Pittsburg’s screens feature Dolby and DTS Digital Sound capabilities, tiered stadium seating, cup holder armrests, and a “Behind the Scenes” projection viewing booth.

In November 1997, Brenden Theatres opened its flagship complex with the Brenden Concord 14. The theatre features all stadium seating for best sight lines, giant wall to wall curved screens, and all LucasFilm THX and superb Dolby Digital Sound. Every seat is high back, extra wide cushion with life up armrests. Brenden Concord has an outdoor easy access ticket/cash ATM, and also Internet ticketing services available on the company’s website.

Located at the Concord Theatre is a three level parking structure and four mini restaurants featuring Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, I Love Teriyaki and Sushi and Tandoori Chicken.

In September 1998, Brenden opened the Vacaville 16 in Vacaville, California located in Solano County. This theater features all the latest in cutting edge technology with every seat and every house high back chairs, stadium seating, THX Digital Sound, and giant wall to wall curved screens. Also, Brenden installed its first High Express Pass through Concessions in the main lobby to give guests fast service with the freshest foods.

Brenden Theatres opened its largest cinema in May 1999 with the Brenden Modesto 18 located in downtown Modesto, California. Modeled after the Vacaville Theatre, Modesto was an immediate success, spurring a revitalization for Modesto’s downtown area. Brenden Modesto features all the latest in sound, seating, and film presentation, pass-through concessions, an ATM and Tele-Ticketing services.

In November 2001, Brenden Theatres opened the Brenden Theatres & IMAX® at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. Located inside the luxurious Palms Casino Resort, the venue features 13 screens of movie magic and a 3-D, large format IMAX® theatre featuring breathtaking images projected on a giant screen towering 5 stories tall with 70mm high resolution projection (over 10 times the resolution of normal theatre pictures); and a wrap-around 12,000 watt, full range six track digital sound system.

All theatres feature stadium seating for best sight lines, luxury rocker high-back seats with lift-up armrest and cup holders, and giant wall to wall curved screens. Now available with easy pick-up – Internet Ticketing Services located on the company’s website.

Brenden Theatres & IMAX® at the Palms has received numerous recognitions including the Las Vegas Review-Journal Best of Las Vegas “Best Movie Theatre” award in 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2005; Las Vegas Weekly Reader’s Choice Award 2003; Las Vegas Citylife Best of the Valley 2003 and 2004; and the Las Vegas Film Critics Society award for Best Movie Theatre in 2003. The theatre has also received the Hollywood Reporter Showmanship Award in 2003 and 2004. The theatre is home to the internationally recognized CineVegas Film Festival held annually in June. Numerous celebrities have visited the Brenden Palms including such A-list stars as Nicholas Cage, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Jack Nicholson, Sean Penn, Christopher Walken, Laurence Fishbourne, Joe Pesci and hundreds more movie, television and other entertainment personalities.

In October 2003, Brenden Theatres opened the Brenden Theatres at the Avi located at the Avi Resort Casino in Laughlin, Nevada. The state-of-the-art venue features 8 screens of movie magic, giant wall to wall curved screens, superb all Dolby digital sound, vivid wide screen projection, luxury recliner seats and all stadium seating for best sight lines.

The Brenden Theatres at the Avi was named the Best Movie Theatre in 2004 and 2005 by the Mohave Valley Daily News.

Kingman AZ, enduring an entire year without a movie theatre after Cinemark closed its doors, in December of 2008, Brenden Theatres Kingman Cinemas opened its doors…”Bringing Movies Back to Kingman!”The theatre opened with and continues to have huge success as people in the town of Kingman long awaited the return of movies.

Friday, December 16th 2011, Brenden Theatres opens its most advanced movie theatre to date in Rifle CO. Pioneering yet another state, Brenden Theatres brings first-run Hollywood films to the good people of Rifle. Boasting 7 auditoriums with plush high-back recliner chairs, stadium seating, wall-to-wall curved screens and our most advanced presentation with 100% digital projection and sound!


Brenden Theatres is committed to providing the very best movie-going experience. Our day to day theater operations can be broken down into a steadfast “commitment’ in four areas:
Commitment to our Facility – offer the latest in film presentation technology in clean, safe, and well maintained theater complexes. Commitment to our Guests – offer the best in Customer Service and Quality Care with every patron interaction. Commitment to our Employees – offer an enjoyable, safe and motivational working environment where excellence is appreciated. Commitment to our Community – always realize that we are citizens of our community participating in its growth and well being and supporting city, school and charitable events and organizations.
Key Personnel We welcome your comments and suggestions. Please feel free to contact any of our corporate personnel if you have questions regarding our operations. Mr. Johnny Brenden, President & CEO Mr. Bruce Coleman, Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer Mr. Lee Craner, Senior Vice President/Chief Financial Officer Mr. Walter Eichinger, Vice President Operations

Please direct all marketing, promotion and special event inquiries to:

Mr. Brian Epling, Special Events & Marketing Manager: Thank you for stopping by. We hope you visit a Brenden Theatre near you and let us treat you to the finest in Motion Picture Presentation.
Corporate Office Brenden Theatre Corporation 4321 West Flamingo Road Las Vegas, Nevada 89103

“Brenden Theatres – Where YOU are the Star!”