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I think the theatre has been razed.
on IMDB today: “ ‘Brokeback’ Reaches Top of the Mountain
To sum it up: it was the #1 film not only per screen but in receipts on Tuesday after the Golden Globes.
I agree with Paul. Any Loews Cineplex that I have been to on the west coast could seem to only benefit under AMC management. AMC has some first-rate locations with recent builds. I am not a big fan of their older theaters, but even those are well maintained. I have never seen a plastic bag over a broken seat at an AMC theater…
Visited The Tower this evening during a prep for a film shoot. The theatre is very narrow indeed. I wonder if any 2.35:1 scope films ever played there, because the area where the screen would have been is narrow as well. Does anyone have any idea what the presentation was like after the theatre was remodeled in the ‘60’s?
Check out the screen size at the Beverly Center in relation to the exit door here:
The are bigger home screening rooms….
Does anyone know the fate of the Rialto? Lately it seems it has been playing an odd mix of films that are veering away from Landmark’s usual art fare (King Kong, Syriana, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory). Is this in response to the city of South Pasadena wanting more mainstream fare at the theatre? Also, how is the Rialto holding up to over-saturation of screens in Pasadena, including both mainstream and art cinemas?
The Fine Arts and the Beverly Connection, right? Too bad the Beverly Connection was shuttered instead of the Beverly Center.
Landmark is a specialty chain that shows mostly independent and foreign films, yet lately they seem to have running a lot of mainstream Disney/Touchstone fare at the Regent. The Westside Pavillion, which Landmark operates a couple of miles away, still books independent and foreign films on its four screens. It is too bad they can’t book some of these at the Regent. The Westside Pavillion is small with small screens (especially for scope pictures!). The Regent has been wonderfully remodeled with all the motifs of an art house (old foreign fim posters, flyers for festivals, etc.) yet is showing Disney’s latest underdog basketball movie… What Gives? I used to like going to this theatre!
Interesting comment above about AMC not playing indies and foreign films. What will become of the Uptown triplex in Seattle that Loews has been running as an art house? Here’s hoping Landmark takes over operations…
Does anyone think AMC will stamp their badge on the Beverly Center 13?
Very interesting. Anyone know the complete different assotment of brand builds that will now be under AMC? Here are the ones I know from living on the west coast:
SRO (Sterling Recreation Organization)
feel free to keep adding…
Anyone know who might take over the Meridian 16 in Seattle that Loews must divest?
Never thought this site would get so political!
Here is another shining example of how the “righteous” will discriminate against a love story if it doesn’t conform to their codes of decency, yet allow allow gratuitous violence and mayhem to be shown without a problem. Is violence and killing more acceptable in today’s society? Megaplex Theatres seems to think so. They pull “Brokeback Mountain” from their theatre (clearly not a “business decision” evidenced by it’s stellar per-screen average around the country INCLUDING Salt Lake City) and yet have no problem showing “Hostel” which, according to the MPAA, features: “Brutal Scenes of Torture and Violence, Strong Sexual Content, Language and Drug Use”. What would you rather show your kids? If Jesus stepped up to the Box Office, which film would he rather see? It is not just this theatre. The MPAA has clearly been more lenient toward violence than sexual content for years. We can watch human beings be mowed down in bloody mayhem in an R-Rated (or even PG13-rated film) and yet “Henry and June” received an NC17 rating. Looking at the state of the world today, isn’t it better that the public be allowed to see a love story (albeit different and unconventional) rather than a grisly film whose sole purpose is to show carnage for a thrill? Personally, I think both should get screen time, I am just tired of the hypocrisy.
It was torn down a month or two ago. Pacific did not pick those 2 screens up when they took over operations from AMC.
Why couldn’t they have split one of the upper theatres. Such a shame…
Sorry, I have no before photos. But here are some closing weekend pictures:
Some pictures at:
Some pictures posted at:
Check out the screen size in relation to the exit door…
Just flew over it 2 days ago and it is still standing.
Any news on what is happening to the theatre?
Does anyone have pictures of the Guild 45th theatres, inside or out?
The second screen is just west of the original Guild. They both sandwich a pizza place. (or pizza a sandwich place). The second screen has about 200 seats with steep stadium seating. This must have been a really original idea in 1983. The design accomodates the lobby under the auditorium to make up for the lack of depth in the building. Although the old Guild is still a great place to see a film, one usually hopes it is in the smaller, newer Guild. It has the most comfortable high-backed seats I have ever sat in at a theatre. Landmark actually installed 70MM capacity in BOTH of the Guild Theatres and actually had 2 70MM engagements at once in 1993. (Remains of the Day and Short Cuts). I saw Short Cuts in the smaller Guild in 70MM and the presentaion was superb!
Too bad this theatre wasn’t as lucky as the nearby Cinerama. At least it didn’t suffer the fate of the UA 150 & 70 across the street. Does anyone have pictures of the King?