Regency Bruin Theatre

948 Broxton Avenue,
Los Angeles, CA 90024

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bwaymatt
bwaymatt on April 28, 2010 at 7:00 am

Does anyone know if the 1973 musical LOST HORIZON premiered at the Bruin? I know that the World Premiere was held in Westwood and I’m trying to verify which theater it took place. If you have any info to share, I would be most grateful. Thanks.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on April 10, 2010 at 6:03 pm

Here is a December 1976 ad from the LA Times:
http://tinyurl.com/y64ctfk

nickmatonak
nickmatonak on April 8, 2010 at 4:23 am

All About the Regency Village, Regency Bruin & Majestic Crest Theatres
A free, comprehensive history presentation and insider’s tour of three beloved landmark historic theatres
A chance to see and appreciate these theatres as never before…

Saturday, April 17, 9:15am; doors open at 9:00am
Event begins at the Regency Village Theatre, 961 Broxton, L.A., 90024 and
Ends at the Majestic Crest Theatre, 1262 Westwood, L.A., 90024
www.regencymovies.com & www.westwoodcrest.com
Plentiful parking in Westwood
Free Admission. The Public is Invited.

Celebrate Regency Theatres’ recent salvation of the Village and Bruin and learn about their rich histories – including several “face-lifts”. Take an insider’s tour to generally forbidden off-limits areas. Then, walk over to the Majestic Crest â€" slightly detouring en route to say hello to Marilyn Monroe and friends â€" and discover how this former legit house reinvented itself via Disney, Pacific Theatres, and Robert Bucksbaum.
Three amazing single screen historic theatres, a cemetery chockfull of the famous and dead, and a chance to rediscover Westwood – all in one Saturday morning!

POWERPOINT HISTORIES â€" researched and presented by theatre historian Ed Kelsey. See how the Village, Bruin and Majestic Crest have changed over the years. What’s original? What’s Skouras? What’s Disney? Hear the stories of these great theatres from their beginnings through today.
TOUR BEHIND-THE-SCENES â€" get a real insider’s look.
DISCOVER â€" how you can support the continuing successful operation of these historic gems.
EDUCATE & ADVOCATE â€" find out how you can become actively involved in LAHTF’s ongoing theatre preservation work around SoCal. Brief updates on the Friends of the Fairfax, Inglewood Fox Theatre Alliance, Grauman’s Chinese, Golden Gate, Atlantic, and LA’s Broadway Theatres.

Regency Village Theatre (1931 â€" Percy Parke Lewis) formerly Village, Fox Westwood Village, Mann Village
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Regency Bruin Theatre (1937 â€" S. Charles Lee)
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Majestic Crest (1940 â€" Arthur W. Hawes) Westwood, UCLAN, Metro, Pacific Crest, Crest, Westwood Crest
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Join the Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation on FaceBook – View link

Many people are fascinated by the architecture of fantasy so beautifully on display in Southern California’s great historic theatres. People are also curious about how the theatres work. What does it look like backstage? What do the performers see when they look out across the footlights? Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation’s “All About” series gives the public an insider’s look at these wonderful theatres and share parts of their histories – good and bad – as a way to encourage people to become actively involved in protecting and ensuring their futures.
The LAHTF is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting, preserving, restoring and supporting the operation of Southern California’s historic theatres. For more information visit www.lahtf.org

DonSolosan
DonSolosan on April 6, 2010 at 6:41 pm

LAHTF’s next “All About” will be a celebration of Regency Theatres taking over the Village and Bruin theaters. April 17, 9 a.m. Details to follow.

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on April 6, 2010 at 4:59 pm

Any Clash Of The Titans 3D reports from here?

xaverian
xaverian on April 1, 2010 at 8:12 am

Re: Edward and Tlsloews comments on March 15/16….I was wrong about Rave and the talk on Rave came not from people in the exhibition business who probably knew better, but producers/executives and studio types….

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on March 31, 2010 at 9:48 pm

Bruin (and Village) will remain THX-Certified. Good news!

JoelWeide
JoelWeide on March 31, 2010 at 5:27 am

Regency also operates the Tamarac Square Cinema in Denver. This was originally a Mann house and one that Mann actually built.

hillsmanwright
hillsmanwright on March 30, 2010 at 9:18 pm

Here’s the release:
WESTWOOD, CA — Regency Theatres is pleased to announce the acquisition of two of the most legendary movie theaters in Los Angeles. Beginning on Thursday, April 1, Regency Theatres will be the proud operators of the historic Village and Bruin Theaters located in the heart of Westwood Village.

“We are excited to be adding the iconic Village and Bruin Theaters to the Regency family of theaters” said Lyndon Golin, President of Regency Theatres. “These celebrated movie houses have been landmarks in Los Angeles since the 1930’s and we plan to extend their legacy far into the future.”
Built in 1930 and opened in 1931, the Village Theater has been a popular location to see movies for several generations of moviegoers. The theater’s grand architecture, large auditorium (which seats over 1,300 patrons) and state-of-the-art presentation make it a destination movie theater for film fans everywhere. The most striking feature of the theater is the 170-foot white Spanish Revival-style tower which looms high over the Broxton and Weyburn intersection.
The theater is a favorite among movie studios, which frequently select the theatre to premiere their top films. The Village Theater will soon celebrate its 80th Anniversary.
The Bruin Theater, a streamlined Art Deco cinema, opened its doors in 1937 directly across the street from the Village Theater and the two have stood side-by-side for over seven decades.
The Regency Village Theater is located at 961 Broxton Avenue and the Regency Bruin is located just across the street at 948 Broxton Avenue. Movie information and ticketing is available at www.regencymovies.com

About Regency Theatres:
Based in Calabasas, family-owned Regency Theatres was founded in 1996 and operates 22 locations in Southern California as well as theaters in Nevada and Colorado.

Danny Baldwin
Danny Baldwin on March 30, 2010 at 3:25 am

Regency will be the new operator of the Village and the Bruin, according to their website, www.regencymovies.com

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on March 17, 2010 at 12:08 am

You are so right William.

William
William on March 16, 2010 at 11:35 pm

Remember whom ever takes over the leases of one or both houses has to have deep pockets to jump into the Westwood market. Both houses are landmark houses to the area. But the lease and operating costs with or without a extra screen plex next to it to move-over films. Will be the final word from the bean counters of the company. Without the move-overs they would have to move films in and out of the theatre to make money. And remember on Big films the studios deal is about a 90/10 % of the gross after the house operating nut.
When it was operated by WestStar Cinemas they lost money on the whole circuit before going Chapter 11.
It’s easy to loss money then it is the make it in that business.

Edward Havens
Edward Havens on March 16, 2010 at 3:43 am

I’m curious… from whom did you hear that Rave was seriously considering taking over the Bruin and Village?

xaverian
xaverian on March 8, 2010 at 11:26 pm

The consensus seems to be that Mann will run it on a month to month lease after April 1. I have heard that Rave, which took over the Beverly Center 13 from Mann last summer, is seriously considering taking over the Bruin and the Village.

A longshot may be Johhny Brenden, Ted Mann’s granson who now runs a 100 screen chain in Las Vegas.

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on March 4, 2010 at 6:13 pm

Mark, those hints turned out to be not so obvious after all. Unless the source is legally obligated to yank our chain to protect his neck!

markinthedark
markinthedark on March 2, 2010 at 10:40 pm

There’s been obvious hints on the Village’s page about who will be taking over that theatre lease. Will the same people take over the Bruin’s lease?

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on January 14, 2010 at 11:07 pm

Mann’s lease here is up in 2 months. Any news of future plans for this place?

KramSacul
KramSacul on December 26, 2009 at 1:07 pm

Any chance of Arclight Westwood?

Talionis
Talionis on December 26, 2009 at 9:07 am

The digital projector was removed this past week. Time is winding down …

BradE41
BradE41 on November 18, 2009 at 2:38 am

I doubt that retail will take over the Bruin or the Village…at least anytime soon. There are so many empty retails spaces as it is in Westwood. It really is not a shopping district these, parking is awful, and

I’m wondering if Mann will extend the lease a bit for the Bruin and the Village. They operated the National 8 months after the lease lapsed. Maybe they will come up with a short term ‘deal’ with the owners.

If the owners lease the theatres separately the Bruin could survive as a theatre. That is if there someone revives the plans to build additional screens behind it. Who knows what is being discussed at this point. Westwood needs to be revived before a movie theatre or retail space with truly trive again.

socal09
socal09 on November 17, 2009 at 3:13 am

Any current news on plans for this theatre? Is it going to say -Pottery Barn – in big letters across the marquee after March 2010.

BradE41
BradE41 on November 16, 2009 at 9:26 pm

Marty Weiser used to visit the Mann theatres in Westwood practically every weekend. The displays were phenomenal. Much of the fun going to the BIG theatres like the Village, Bruin, National, Picwood, Avco (when it was a major theatre), Plitt Century Plaza, Chinese, Pantages, Pacific Hollywood, Cinerama Dome etc. during the 70’s / early 80’s was seeing how the studios were going to “dress” them. We’ll never have that again; the new theatres do not have that charm.

William
William on November 16, 2009 at 8:52 pm

Brad41, his name is Ron Chan. He took over alot of these promos when Marty Weiser passed away. Marty was the one who dressed the Cinerama Dome with a easter hat for “Mame” and held that special screening of “Blazing Saddles” at the Pickwick Drive-In. We all learned alot from Harry Francis during those days about Showmanship.