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markinthedark commented about AMC AVCO Center on Apr 9, 2012 at 5:53 pm

No word leaked yet on new operator?

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markinthedark commented about Theater screen for sale on Mar 5, 2012 at 3:07 pm

Just goes to show how watered-down the IMAX brand has become: they are installing “IMAX” in an auditorium that could only handle a 38'x16' screen.

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markinthedark commented about AMC AVCO Center on Jan 11, 2012 at 11:17 am

I am curious how they plan to break up the auditoriums and where they plan to put the kitchen.

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markinthedark commented about AMC Loews Factoria Cinemas on Jan 3, 2012 at 8:25 am

I always assumed it started life as a 5-plex, but a recent posting on Cinematour lists “Raiders of the Lost Ark” opening at the Factoria 3. My best guess is the 3 northeast auditoriums came first, making the original place similar, if not identical, to the Totem Lake Cinemas and the Sehome Cinemas. Then the 2 larger auditoriums (one 70mm capable) were added to the west. Judging by the interior and comparable SRO builds they were pre-1983. The 3 southeast auditoriums were added in 1985 I believe. Their interior is post-1983 SRO. For anyone who was a fan of SRO Theatres (arguably the best chain in the Northwest in the late ‘70s and early '80s) this is a well preserved example of 2, if not 3 styles of their theatres. Unfortunately Cineplex Odeon took over the SRO chain in 1986. I don’t think this place will be around much longer. AMC has not converted it to digital, which it has done to everything else in the area, including (surprisingly) the Oak Tree 6 in Seattle (SRO’s last build in 1986).

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markinthedark commented about Crest Theatre on Dec 15, 2011 at 9:23 am

I just wish somebody could take the “Bigfoot” name off the Crest. I am sure Mission Impossible will give the Regent the biggest crowds it has had in a while. Decent theatre. Should get better bookings now that it is only one of 3 screens remaining in Westwood.

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markinthedark commented about AMC AVCO Center on Dec 8, 2011 at 3:18 pm

Long Live GCC!

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markinthedark commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Dec 2, 2011 at 5:07 pm

I always thought they could have fit 3 more screens in the Lobby of the 6-plex.

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markinthedark commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Dec 2, 2011 at 3:37 pm

Is the “Ballroom” the lobby?

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markinthedark commented about Crest Theatre on Nov 29, 2011 at 11:08 am

“The owners are probably trying to sell it to someone to use as retail or a resturant.”

That worked so well for the NuWilshire.

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markinthedark commented about Culver Plaza Theatres on Nov 25, 2011 at 5:22 pm

Their website lists showtimes beyond the 27th.

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markinthedark commented about AMC AVCO Center on Nov 25, 2011 at 5:19 pm

Is the Culver Plaza closing?

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markinthedark commented about Sundance Cinemas Sunset 5 on Nov 4, 2011 at 6:46 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.

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markinthedark commented about Valley 6 Drive-In on Oct 26, 2011 at 9:58 am

For Puget Sound drive in buffs there is still the Skyline Drive In in Shelton, WA…its just on the other side of Puget Sound. http://www.skylinedrive-in.com/

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markinthedark commented about AMC AVCO Center on Oct 25, 2011 at 11:44 am

I would think the Avco would be their only option is Westwood if they are not building from the ground up. I wonder if they are negotiating to take over the Mann in Westlake Village.

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markinthedark commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Oct 20, 2011 at 12:18 pm

Hopefully the Chinese can start booking better things than Horror Films and Family Films that the Arclight doesn’t want.

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markinthedark commented about Seattle Cinerama on Oct 14, 2011 at 2:42 pm

Re-linking to thread.

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markinthedark commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Oct 13, 2011 at 4:30 pm

Brade48 – what sort of renovations are they doing at the 6?

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markinthedark commented about Crest Theatre on Sep 18, 2011 at 9:23 pm

Robert – I hope the screening of Fright Night was only sparsely attended because Hollywood hasn’t learned that they need to stop remaking films from the ‘80’s and come up with something new.

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markinthedark commented about Galaxy Glendale Marketplace on Sep 14, 2011 at 3:30 pm

Are they moving to a discount model?

Those return engagements Danny mentioned are replacing Apollo 18 and Shark Night. I imagine they could have just booked Gigli to replace those and done just as well.

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markinthedark commented about AMC Beverly Connection 6 on Sep 2, 2011 at 7:12 pm

Anyone know what the seat counts were here?

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markinthedark commented about Villa Plaza 1-2-3 on Aug 26, 2011 at 4:34 pm

Some notable exclusive engagements late in its life were Return of the Jedi and Romancing the Stone. GCC played a lot of Fox and Universal films in the day.

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markinthedark commented about AMC AVCO Center on Aug 26, 2011 at 4:27 pm

I think I begged before but there must be a picture of the pre-split main auditorium out there somewhere!!

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markinthedark commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Jul 15, 2011 at 9:18 am

The Chinese and Chinese 6 have 100% 1st run product this week. No move-overs!

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markinthedark commented about Five Star Cinema Glendale on Jul 6, 2011 at 5:36 pm

I am bummed I missed out on the Exchange on my last LA trip. Caught a flick at the Marketplace though.

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markinthedark commented about Five Star Cinema Glendale on Jul 6, 2011 at 4:04 pm

They’re pretty slow to update their website.