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Nightclub? Where did that come from?
It is pretty evident Mann is dumping the theatre and closing shop. But nobody has idicated it will cease showing films. It is the most famous movie theatre in th world and I am pretty sure some chain will snap up this Icon and will make it work again.
The Dome NOT a Hillbilly Multiplex. If anything the Arclight addition has enhanced the theatre and the success of it SAVED THE DOME. Exclusive Roadshow Engagements do not work anymore. A film can open perhaps exclusive like The Fighter did for about a week or two, but films are so costly these days and the studios cannot logically have those types of runs any longer.
Back in the day when the Dome, Chinese, National, Village, Pantages etc had the exclusive runs it was the norm to platform films and later expand. The films would play for months or even up to a year. Now in today’s market it is not logical.
On Regency’s Facebook page, they have posted some nice pictures for the Premiere this week at the Village of NO STRINGS ATTACHED.
Honestly, I cannot see it not being used for some type of theatre. Mann is probably going to walk away from the lease and take a loss. Historically, it is a landmark and I would imagine the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce will take the steps to preserve the status of being a theatre. It just needs someone to actually get excited about it. Mann has been just letting it run on auto pilot, let’s face it Mann has been slowly closing shop and does not care.
I would think the Chinese 6 would perhaps close and turn into retail space. It has been nothing really but a move over venue.
I am not taking about the Dome. I’m taking about the adjacent 14 screens. It is always flawless in my opinion. The Dome itself I prefer not to patronize because I do feel it is not always a great presentation; my visits are always at the Arclight screens.
The Film is the thing, but also is the presentation. AMC does not come close(in my opinion) to what Arclight (or the Village, Bruin, Chinese for that matter) do as far as the sight and sound presenation of a film. AMC is concerned only about provinding a room with seats for the cattle. But I guess I am pickier than most people. I’d rather pay the $15.00 and not have endless ads, people texting and talking, an out of focus picture and so-so sound. I must have Toscanini’s ear because the Arclight Hollywood has the purest sound of any theatre in L.A. It is flawless.
I have been to the Vista many times. Went when it was a Landmark theatre in early 80’s, a bargain theatre in the late 80’s and a first run theatre in the late 1990’s. But since I’d rather patronize the Arclight, Village, Chinese, Bruin I do not go to the Vista theses days. I also went to the Los Feliz back in the 1980’s when it was a nice single screen.
THE TOURIST Johnny Depp/Angelina Jolie opens Dec 10 at the Village, YOGI BEAR in 3D will open at the Bruin on Dec 17th. These will be the Christmas/New Year movies.
I do not understand why people find it necessary to always be texting and scanning the net during a film. ANOTHER reason I appreciate Arclight. They enforce the not using of the irritating devices people are married to these days.
Glad to hear though the Village doing well with this film. I’m probably going this Saturday.
Could explain why nobody took over the lease. I almost thought someone would. It seems we have seen the last of the Festival (UA Westwood) as a movie theatre. Will become either a restuarant or retail someday.
I rave about Arclight because of the presentation. For a multiplex it is quite exatraordinary; the sightliness, sound, and comfort are outstanding. Trust me, I hate multiplexes and the AMC approach of seats and a screen in a room, AMC singlehandingly has ruined film exhibition. I’ve never had a bad experience at Arclight Hollywood, and gladly pay the $12.50 of $15.00 to see a film there.
On the flipside, I saddens me what Mann is doing with the Chinese. It deserves to have better bookings and is still one of the Best theatres in LA. Saying that, I still support the Bruin and my all time favorite theatre the Village in Westwood when I can. It really makes me happy to see Regency show how much they care. They are doing a fantastic job and I hope them much success.
The Bullitt screening should be great. It is one of my favorite McQueen films. The Chinese is pretty much dead now. But they are getting Skyline now, which was supposed to be at Arclight. Guess they did a trade off; Due Date was supposed to be at the Chinese but ended up at Arclight because of AFI.
Arclight has some terrific films coming in Nov and Dec.
Regency really seems interested in being a major exhibitor. I’ve turned into a big fan.
I noticed that they sold out the Midnite for HP at both theatres. That is great for Regency. I’m probably going to the Village on that Saturday to see it.
A few weeks ago I was there and they said they were getting Due Date when I asked. Poster was up in a few places. But I guess they overbooked with the AFI fest ans Saw.
I think JACKASS 3D would do well in Westwood. All them Frat Boys at UCLA are the target audience. The first one had a 5 week run at the National.
They have had quite a few at the Village since Regency took over. Studios still like using it. Regency knows it is the best way to supplement the income on the theatre.
Chinese NOT GETTING Due Date on 11/5. Arclight snagged it from Mann.
HARRY POTTER – DEATHLY HOLLOWS tix on sale now for Nov 19. First HP film to not open at the Chinese Hollywood.
Regency is doing a great job. They have a genuine interest in being a major player in film exhibition.
Regent is getting The Town this weekend. Landmark is using the theatre as a move over house since they stopped booking Disney. I’m guessing they not renew the lease when it comes up for renewal.
Carmike will do well with TRON this Christmas at the Crest.
Mann is just letting the theatre coast until someone else takes it over. The Mann chain is as good as dead. I’ll see Due Date in Westwood and support Regency Theatres.
The Crest will probably implement the surcharge for Tron this Christmas.
the slow showtimes for the Village are nothing new. When I worked there in the early 80’s and there were evening showings that had 15 people in it. The Village is an ‘event’ theatre and has always been most popular with big blockbuster films more than films like Life As We Know It. Granted the oversaturation of screens nearby have chipped away heavily at even the blockbuster films; some people will still make the extra effort to see something like The Dark Knight or Inception at the Village. The Village and Bruin are not considered the cash cows they once were, and Regency knows that. I still patrionize it when I can because it is my favorite theatre. But my time and funds (lack of) will make me pass on Life as we Know it.
I think because it was Monday at 9:45 and it is a film that is caters to Adults or the Family Audience. The El Capitan seems to make is killing with Pixar and other Disney event films. Guarantee when TRON opens in December the El Cap will be filled to the max through New Years day.
When I went to see Secretariat Friday opening day @ 4pm there were only about 25 people in the audience.