AMC Criterion 6

1313 Third Street,
Santa Monica, CA 90401

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jmarellano
jmarellano on June 16, 2010 at 8:00 pm

Ed.. I haven’t been to the Criterion for years.. Is it multi level too.. Right?

Edward Havens
Edward Havens on June 16, 2010 at 5:09 pm

The Mann Glendale theatres do not post their showtimes until Thursday afternoon, and has been that way since the time the Pacific 18 opened up across the street two years ago. The remaining theatres usually get their showtimes programmed Tuesday afternoon, but for some reason, it takes a couple hours for them to propagate online.

I worked as an assistant at the Criterion in 2006 and 2007, and it is not a barrel of fun to run. I hope AMC keeps some of the managers aboard, because it has a good crew currently.

William
William on June 16, 2010 at 10:08 am

Yes, Harry was there & John Hamilton and yes those were the other films screened there on that day. And DM Chuck Allen.

BradE41
BradE41 on June 16, 2010 at 10:05 am

William, I remember going to that also. They had a pre-opening event with the 3 Star Wars films and the 3 Indiana Jones films. ALL off Mann’s Westwood management were there including Harry Francis.

William
William on June 16, 2010 at 10:00 am

During the Grand Opening day they had Special screenings. I saw “Return of the Jedi”. I have to look at my photo proofs as to the other films screened that day.

BradE41
BradE41 on June 16, 2010 at 9:47 am

Mann actually opened the Criterion 6 on June 27 1990, not 1991 as it indicates above. Mann opened the theatres 3 Months after AMC 7 openened and about 7 months after Cineplex Odeon opened the Broadway 4 Theatres.

The Criterion’s first films were Days of Thunder, Ghost Dad and Tie Me Up Tie Me Down.

William
William on June 16, 2010 at 8:45 am

Well the Criterion was one of Mann’s highest performing plexes in the chain.

BradE41
BradE41 on June 16, 2010 at 8:36 am

I was thinking the same thing. Would make sense since AMC is determined to control downtown Santa Monica.

markinthedark
markinthedark on June 16, 2010 at 12:50 am

AMC might want it to keep any other operators out.

BradE41
BradE41 on June 15, 2010 at 4:02 pm

The Plant, Glendale Marketplace, Janns Marketplace have tickets on pre-sale for the new Twilight movie online…under Mann.

I think other operators are taking over leases as they lapse. It is 20 years this month since Mann opened the Criterion. My guess, AMC took over the lease once Mann said they were closing shop and not interested in continuing. Pretty much as leases expire, they are not renewed. Mann waited for the leases to end when Regency took over the Village and Bruin.

William
William on June 15, 2010 at 3:58 pm

I remember they wanted AMC to drop the Broadway 4. But that was last around last Fall.

BradE41
BradE41 on June 15, 2010 at 3:54 pm

AMC was talking about a new plex in the spot where the parking structure is behind the Criterion. I’m wondering if AMC taking the Criterion has something to do with future plans. Not sure the latest status though. Perhaps SM City Counsul shot the project down.

jmarellano
jmarellano on June 15, 2010 at 3:52 pm

Did some checking online.
Janns Marketplace, Glendale 10 and 4 and the Plant 16 have no showtimes past Thursday.

Chinese, Chinese 6 and Westlake 8 have showtimes for Friday and past Friday.

I know its too early to speculate about the closure of these locations, but I know the Glendale 10 has been rumored to be packing it up soon. If the Criterion goes to AMC, I can see the Plant going to another operator as well.

William
William on June 15, 2010 at 3:40 pm

That makes the second time Mann has dropped the Criterion from the chain. The single and the six plex. So what is the city of Santa Monica going to do with three AMC plexes and wasn’t AMC going to built something else too?

BradE41
BradE41 on June 15, 2010 at 3:32 pm

What’s next AMC CHINESE 6? Mann is really whittling down to nothing.

William
William on June 15, 2010 at 3:07 pm

I guess theres a new aka in store for this theatre now.

BradE41
BradE41 on June 15, 2010 at 2:55 pm

Anybody notice this?

AMC Criterion 6

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monika
monika on June 3, 2010 at 10:10 pm

A May 2010 photo I took of the Criterion:
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Meredith Rhule
Meredith Rhule on December 20, 2008 at 7:52 pm

Use to do a lot of Festival Shows here. Nice Area.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on March 7, 2008 at 10:09 am

Here is another recent photo.

William
William on October 22, 2007 at 4:38 pm

At one point Mann Theatres was to move their offices into the Criterion Building. The Northridge earthquake changed that plan.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 22, 2007 at 4:29 pm

The renovation of the 1924 Criterion Building and of the 1980s 6-plex that replaced the original auditorium was completed in 2001. The plans were by the firm of Behr Browers Architects, the same company that did the renovation and expansion of the Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, completed in 2002.

KJB2012
KJB2012 on August 13, 2007 at 10:45 am

The Criterion 6 seats a total of 1,600.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 29, 2007 at 9:10 am

Here is a 2007 night view of the Mann Criterion 6.