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.