AMC Dine-In Sunset 5

8000 Sunset Boulevard,
West Hollywood, CA 90046

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Marcel on January 10, 2012 at 2:52 pm

Glad Sundance Cinemas is taking over. Hopefully they have decent prices. I like to see two to three movies a week and can’t afford $16.00 a pop at Archlight. I don’t care how great the projection is.

BRADE48 on November 30, 2011 at 8:37 pm

In case anyone is interested. This is what the Sundance Cinemas are like.

silver on November 30, 2011 at 5:39 pm

For the record, this was what Laemmle’s Sunset 5 had programmed yesterday on their final day 11-29-2011:

Another Happy Day 1:30pm 7:00pm
Elite Squad – The Enemy Within 1:20pm 7:10pm
The Skin I Live In 1:00pm 3:50pm 7:00pm 9:40pm
London Boulevard 4:10pm 9:55pm
Rampart 1:50pm 4:30pm 7:20pm 10:00pm
Melancholia 1:00pm 4:00pm 7:00pm 10:00pm
Tyrannosaur 4:20pm 9:50pm

Here is yesterday’s Laemmle facebook goodbye: And this FB post with a link to info on the closure:

Phil Blankenship
Phil Blankenship on November 30, 2011 at 1:43 pm

There was a good turnout for the final night with nice crowds for Rampart, Melancholia and The Skin I Live In. The lobby was also full of well-wishers stopping by to say goodbye. I’m definitely curious to see what Sundance does with the space.

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on November 30, 2011 at 1:08 pm

Nice that they replaced the seats in recent years. I expected to see some really old low back Irwins.

BRADE48 on November 30, 2011 at 11:45 am

Sad to see Laemmle go, but I am looking forward to see what Sundance will offer.

richjr37 on November 30, 2011 at 11:31 am

I’m guessing they’re really closed now since the theatre is no longer in the Laemmle ad in the Los Angeles Times. In its place is a “Coming Soon” announcement for the upcoming North Hollywood location.

Phil Blankenship
Phil Blankenship on November 26, 2011 at 2:18 am

I was there this week and was told by staff that Tuesday, November 29 would be the final day.

richjr37 on November 17, 2011 at 3:15 pm

Los Angeles Times^

richjr37 on November 17, 2011 at 12:53 pm

It appears that today is the last day of The Sunset 5 as a Laemmle because The Los Angeles has all the current movies there listed as “Last Day”. A sad last day,indeed.

BRADE48 on November 4, 2011 at 11:56 am

Sad to see Laemmle leaving, but I am glad Sundance is taking over. Arclight mostly killed the Sunset 5 buzz; Grove really does not book too much Indie and Foreign Language films.

Laemmle probably wants to place more energy on the Noho7 which has big potential for them. North Hollywood seems to have gained the edge that West Hollywood is losing. I really think the Noho theatres will be a success for Laemmle.

Glendale? Really? I thought it was decided that the Pacific theatres were enough for that area.

markinthedark on November 4, 2011 at 9:46 am

The Arclight and Grove really killed the Sunset 5 by stealing high profile independent films. The Sunset is unfortunately located right between those 2 so cannot play films showing at either one.

Danny Baldwin
Danny Baldwin on November 3, 2011 at 6:59 pm

Full press release, which also includes news on Laemmle’s NoHo and Glendale (had they announced the latter before now?) projects:

Danny Baldwin
Danny Baldwin on November 3, 2011 at 6:52 pm

Hearing that it will close at the end of the month and turn into a Sundance cinema.

MagicLantern on July 25, 2010 at 5:44 pm

Opened August 19, 1992. Originally announced as an AMC Theatre.

kencmcintyre on February 23, 2010 at 8:14 pm

Why is the function unknown? Theater is open.

kencmcintyre on May 15, 2009 at 4:33 pm

The LA Times talked about the renovation of the Sunset mall today. Trader Joes where the Virgin store was and new Crate and Barrel store.

mappa on April 2, 2008 at 2:00 pm

The Virgin Megatore is closed, but the revovations on the 8000 Sunset project are still underway. The Trader Joes IS going in. There is new cushy seating everywhere in the complex along with lots of new trees & plants. They are also installing a roof over the plaza escalator, presumeably so that it can be operated in inclement weather.

kencmcintyre on March 7, 2008 at 6:35 pm

Didn’t the huge Virgin store at this location already close?

br91975 on January 10, 2008 at 11:55 am

I’ve had a feeling the Sunset 5 may not be long for this world, especially considering how Laemmle has mostly been losing out on top bookings since the Arclight opened.

BradE41 on January 2, 2008 at 1:17 pm

Friday night I was at the Virgin Megastore; it is closing at the end of the month because the owners of the complex will not renew thier lease. They did want to stay and even offered to downgrade to one floor. The renovation construction has ceased. There was going to be a new Trader Joe’s where the Guitar Store was, now that is not going to happen. It appears that the whole complex may be torn down. Gone will be whatever is remaining there including the Laemmle SUNSET 5 theatres. I’m not sure how accurate this info is and if it is true how quickly it will happed. But another high profile theatre in L.A. looks to be biting the dust.

William on September 7, 2005 at 5:33 pm

The current auditorium seating capacities are 190, 190, 198, 250, 290.

BradE41 on December 20, 2004 at 6:15 pm

I live in walking distance from the Sunset 5 so it is a frequent visting place for me. Not very spectacular but still a great place to see quiet intimate Art films. But I after stopping at the Virgin Megastore and Guacho Grill for dinner it gets quite expensive. Still one of my favorite theatres in L.A.