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BRADE48 commented about iPIC Westwood on Jan 11, 2012 at 9:00 pm

They will most likely just gut it out and start from scratch. The first floor has quite alot of space for those who remember when it was a large screen. I still have to think it will be somewhat awkward though. Not really sure if it will catch on unless the food is good because I would imagine the presentation of the film will be unimpressive.

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BRADE48 commented about Sundance Cinemas Sunset 5 on Jan 11, 2012 at 1:28 am

We’ll see when it opens I guess. I’ll patronize it quite often I’m sure. It is only a block away from my apartment.

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BRADE48 commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Jan 11, 2012 at 1:25 am

It is a new era indeed. Up until recently studios craved having thier films in the Chinese. But the climate HAS changed; locals hate going there because it is wall to wall tourists. The Arclight presents a more attractive presentation and is stress free. I used to go quite often when Mann was booking it decently. Since the new owners took over I have not been.

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BRADE48 commented about iPIC Westwood on Jan 11, 2012 at 1:16 am

I guess it is nice if it keeps films in Westwood. I’m not going to patronize it. The whole concept I find unappealing.

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BRADE48 commented about Sundance Cinemas Sunset 5 on Jan 10, 2012 at 8:26 pm

I have the impression Sundance Cinemas are pricey. Not sure how much but they are a high-end theatre chain. It looks like WeHo, Hollywood area is getting to cost. The new owners have the nerve to charge $16.00 but cannot offer decent first run product. Arclight with Membership card and online purchases can run from $12.75 weekend and Saturday matinees and $15.00 evenings, holidays and all day SUnday. Still a better option than sitting in a stale AMC theatre with unruly patrons and endless advertising.

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BRADE48 commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Jan 10, 2012 at 8:20 pm

Closed “MANN Theatres” has now sadly closed it’s doors. We would like to thank everyone for your patronage throughout the years. It has been our pleasure to serve your communities.

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BRADE48 commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Jan 10, 2012 at 5:31 pm

Maybe the new owners should focus of getting “A” films booked into the theatre instead. Perhaps share with Arclight as Mann did with Terminator a few years back. Instead they just want to turn the place into another Tourist Trap like the Hollywood wax museum, have “Rave” parties and hold premieres and hand/foot ceremonies so they can rub elbows with the Hollywood Elite. They really are not taking the place in the right direction. It is a movie theatre and should focus on getting people in the damn seats.

I wish Mann still opearated it.

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BRADE48 commented about Movie star prints' futures not set in cement on Jan 10, 2012 at 5:29 pm

Maybe the new owners should focus of getting “A” films booked into the theatre instead. Perhaps share with Arclight as Mann did with Terminator a few years back. Instead they just want to turn the place into another Tourist Trap like the Hollywood wax museum, have “Rave” parties and hold premieres and hand/foot ceremonies so they can rub elbows with the Hollywood Elite. They really are not taking the place in the right direction. It is a movie theatre and should focus on getting people in the damn seats.

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BRADE48 commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Jan 9, 2012 at 11:15 pm

The article is not very encouraging. Did I miss the part where they are going to try to get good films booked?

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BRADE48 commented about Music Hall Theatre on Jan 7, 2012 at 10:10 pm

Really? The Laemmle site shows may bookings for the Music Hall in the Coming Soon portion on thier Website.

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BRADE48 commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Jan 6, 2012 at 8:52 pm

Chris is on the money. With no major chain behind it they do not get first stab at the big films. They lucked into Harry Potter Deatly Hollows 2 last Summer probably only because Arclight/Dome had to commit to 3 weeks of Transformers. Other than that the Chinese has not had any tentpole releases and will probably just continue to show what are essentially rejected films that Arclight did not want.

Too bad Mann (Cinemamerica) did not continue to own the Chinese and lease it out to a chain. I think since it was a SALE and not a LEASE the major chains did not want to touch it. If it were a lease then probably someone like Regal, AMC or maybe even Pacific would have taken over. As it stands it is a Landmark that is more interesting as a building than what it screens. Yes, the TCM and the AFI festivals are nice and are the highlights for the theatre.

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BRADE48 commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Dec 29, 2011 at 6:12 pm

Yeah. It is one thing charging alot, but when your big holiday film is The Darkest Hour and Alvin and the Chipmunks it seems wrong. At least Arclight you can accumulate points and have the best films available. The Chinese really offers nothing. Sadly, Mann theatres officially closed shop this week.

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BRADE48 commented about Cinerama Dome and ArcLight Cinemas on Dec 29, 2011 at 6:09 pm

Arclight Hollywood has been having 9am showings this week. I went to We Bought a Zoo (Tues) and War Horse (Weds) Both showings I was the only person in the audience. I loved having my own private screenings, both of which I used points and had free popcorn from the scratchers they gave me. Wish it was that easy all time time. :–)

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BRADE48 commented about Laemmle NoHo 7 on Dec 22, 2011 at 8:22 pm

This should probably be changed to OPEN. They started showing films on December 21. It appears Laemmle is double booking with the Century theatres in No Hollywood. Only really artsy film on the schedule this week is The Artist.

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BRADE48 commented about Majestic Crest for sale on Dec 22, 2011 at 8:18 pm

The previous owner of the Crest was able to book popular indie films that were audience pleasers. When the Landmark opened they canibalized those bookings the same way Arclight ate up the Sunset 5 first runs. The Landmark really did the most damage in killing Westwood even more than Century City.

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BRADE48 commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Dec 22, 2011 at 8:15 pm

They already started. A couple weeks ago they closed the 6 plex and have a night time RAVE party for some dumb ass DJ. They remodeled the 6 plx and from the looks of it pulled up the carpet to make it a dance floor. The new owners are really trashy people. I’m thinking the main theatre will remain. They are star f—kers and love the premieres and foot print ceremonies. Sad, really sad. This place has little class these days.

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BRADE48 commented about Majestic Crest for sale on Dec 21, 2011 at 1:04 am

The Landmark 12 theatres is just down Westwood Blvd. When that theatre opened in 2007 it was the final blow that did Westwood in.

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BRADE48 commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Dec 21, 2011 at 1:01 am

The Chinese may have hit an all time low for its Christmas film. They are getting The Darkest Hour. Really sad.

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BRADE48 commented about L.A.'s art house theaters squeezed by growing competition on Dec 20, 2011 at 5:47 pm

I visited the Sundance site. Theatres look very nice. Not sure how the smallish Sunset 5 theatres will translate. But I do think they will be nice. I’m really not crazy about theatres turning into dinner theatres. Hopefully they can keep the food and distractions outside of the auditorium. I’m looking forward to seeing the Noho 7. Art/Indie movies seem to be floundering in L.A. Hopefully they can be revived with the new theatres.

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BRADE48 commented about Majestic Crest for sale on Dec 20, 2011 at 5:43 pm

There is really no way to make the Crest a profitable investment. I’m afraid it will just remain inoperative for a long long time. It probably should be used as a Guild theatre (directors, writers, producers) or for UCLA to use for classes, revivals etc. Other than that I do not think it will succeed as a commercial theatre any longer.

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BRADE48 commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Dec 12, 2011 at 5:23 pm

I had no idea they raised the prices to compete with Arclight. At least with Arclight though you get stronger film choices. If the Chinese wants to charge so much they should at least TRY to get some tent-pole films booked. They are still just pretty much getting the crap Arclight passes on.

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BRADE48 commented about iPIC Westwood on Dec 9, 2011 at 11:39 pm

Sad year for L.A. Screens; the Crest (Westwood), Avco Cinemas, Laemmle Sunset 5, Mann Theatres and the Chinese. Yeah, I know the Chinese is still open but is still showing garbage and turning part time nightclub in the 6 plex.

The Avco is somewhat devastating; In its day it was one the best theatres in Los Angeles. I have great memories of it.

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BRADE48 commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Dec 3, 2011 at 1:29 am

Sadly, I have not been to the Chinese theatres since the original Sherlock Holmes two years ago, and that was the Main theatre. The Chinese 6 I did patronize when Mann was able to book product first run. Now it is either Children’s films, move-overs or funky bookings. I would say it appears with this remodel the kept the function of showing films. It looks like this is how they intend to run the theatre. They really need to bring the Tent Pole movies into the main theatre again. The last one they had was Harry Potter last summer. Really sad for the most famous movie theatre in the world stuck with playing junk.

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BRADE48 commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Dec 3, 2011 at 1:01 am

yes. It looks like the “Ballroom” is the lobby. Which is quite spacious.

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BRADE48 commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Dec 2, 2011 at 11:34 pm

The Chinese 6 is having an ‘event’ this Saturday. The remodel has turned into a Ballroom. They are not showing films tomorrow evening because of this event. I guess this is what they had planned for Special Events along with films.

World’s No #1 DJ David Guetta Coming to the newly renovated Grauman’s Ballroom at the Chinese Theatres December 3!

Not sure what they have as the Holiday film; Arclight is already posting times for Sherlock Holmes 2 and they are getting Girl with Dragon Tattoo and Mission:Impossible also. Does not leave much for wide releases unless they are getting Alvin and the Chipmunks.