Mann National Closing For Renovations

posted by Ross Melnick on September 5, 2002 at 6:45 am

LOS ANGELES, CA — “Bradley” is reporting that Westwood Village’s Mann National, one of the largest first-run movie houses in America and one of the last giant single screen theaters to be erected, will be closing in October for renovations.

“The seats, fixtures, drapery, carpets, etc. are all being replaced. I was told the theater will be there for a while. Mann seems intereted in keeping the BIG theaters open and in good use.”

Mann Theatres, which most recently gave Grauman’s Chinese Theatre a meticulous makeover, has a number of historic movie houses in Westwood Village including the Mann National, Mann Village, and Mann Bruin theaters along with two newer single screen houses, the Mann Plaza and Mann Festival.

While the National will benefit from the refurbishment, the news may be a bit of a blow to nostalgia fans who still visit this immense theater for its golden orange and brown interior and now increasingly rare fixtures.

In addition to housing one of the largest screens in Los Angeles, the Mann National has also hosted film premieres (Antz, In Dreams, etc.) and numerous advanced, promotional, and press screenings.

(Thanks to “Bradley” for the news!)

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