Brenden Theatres

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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.


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 and Chairman 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.

Concord 14

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 Dolby Digital Sound. We also feature extra wide Leather Luxury Recliners with plenty of walk-by space. In 2018 Brenden Concord was proud to open a Bistro style Restaurant featuring craft beers, wines from the area, Hand Tossed Pizzas, Salads and Sandwiches.

Vacaville Exterior

Vacaville 16

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 Leather Luxury Recliners, stadium seating, Dolby 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.

Modesto 18

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, Leather Recliner Seating, and film presentation, pass-through concessions, an ATM and Tele-Ticketing services.

Las Vegas
Las Vegas Auditorium
Las Vegas Lobby

Las Vegas 14

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 14 screens of movie magic with a 3-D, large format IMAX® theatre featuring breathtaking images projected on a giant screen towering 5 stories tall with Digital and 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. JB-X is our latest in Premium Format Auditorium with 4k laser projection by CGS, leather luxury seats and Dolby ATMOS sound. Additionally we have s Dolby ATMOS and DTS-X Auditorium options for premium sound.

All theatres feature stadium seating for best sight lines, leather luxury seats with trey tables and giant wall to wall curved screens. Brenden Theatres at the Palms is the ONLY movie theatre in the world to have a Grafitti Art Exhibit commissioned by almost 100 artists organized by Mr. Johnny Brenden and the ISI Group. Newly renovated in 2022/2023 is our lobby lounge with luxury seating, multiple tv's and a DJ booth for live entertainment. 

Brenden Theatres & IMAX® at the Palms has received numerous recognitions including multiple Las Vegas Review-Journal Best of Las Vegas “Best Movie Theatre”, Las Vegas Weekly Reader’s Choice Award, Las Vegas Citylife Best of the Valley and the Las Vegas Film Critics Society award for Best Movie Theatre. Additionally, the theatre has also received the Hollywood Reporter Showmanship Award, twice. The theatre has been home to the internationally recognized CineVegas Film Festival which was held annually in June. Numerous celebrities have visited the Brenden Theatres at the 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.

Laughlin 8

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 4

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.

Rifle 7

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

Mr. Johnny Brenden, Owner & Chairman

Mr. Bruce Coleman, President/CEO

Mr. Lee Craner, Executive Vice President

Mr. Walter Eichinger, Senior Vice President

Ms. Aimee Litel, Vice President

Mr. Robert Lytle, Vice President

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

Mr. Brian Epling, Director of Marketing:

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

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