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HOLLYWOOD, (KABC) – Grauman’s Chinese Theatre is planning to offer 25-cent admission on select days in honor of the theater’s 85th birthday.
On Mondays, starting April 2, admission to the theater will only cost a quarter. That’s the same as it was on opening day in 1927.
On those Mondays, Grauman’s will show classic films which premiered there over the past eight decades. Locals and visitors alike should come and celebrate!
Especially considering that there were 900+ watching it at any given time at the Landmark and AMC Century City.
Yes, it did have a balcony. Not very big, but first row balcony was very good seating.
Does anyone have any information on the Ken pre-1947 remodel? Did it actually show movies before then?
We had a church in one auditorium when I worked at the AMC La Jolla 12… in fact, they effectively used three auditoriums, because the neighboring two had to be kept vacant during services because the singing/music were easily heard through the walls.
Goes all digital on Friday.
That’s a sign that it should be around for awhile longer, I think… which pleases me to no end, because I’m a sucker for ‘80s mall plexes.
Yeah, they’re open and doing well. Vintage just doesn’t update their website.
You’re right, Mark… and it’s always amazing how they’re able to fit a LieMax ratio screen into a space that once housed a side-masked Scope screen.
I’m speculating, but it appears as though it may have closed again tonight. The final showtime set was at 5:45 and there are no times listed for tomorrow and beyond.
It would make sense for Vintage to call it quits, especially with the Marketplace now re-opened.
The facilities aren’t as bad nowadays, save for the graffiti on the seats and general griminess. They have surround sound and (I’m pretty sure) movable masking. But the audiences are just as bad as Chris explained.
moviebuff, AMC has switched to Fandango for ticketing for all theaters.
But it’s so much better than most of the Americana shoeboxes… I, for one, am grateful Galaxy saved it, at least for the short-term.
Pretty common trick when the aperture plate doesn’t stop some light from spilling onto the screen masking…
Exchange 8 (formerly 10) – Vintage
Marketplace 4 – Galaxy
Americana 18 – Pacific
All within a couple blocks of one another… all playing essentially the same stuff.
200 is significantly more than the crowds when I’ve gone…
Wow… It is the Galaxy Theatres as in THE Galaxy Theatres… It’s a nice plex, but I’m surprised they picked it up…
From a quick scan online… The pricing is better than the Americana now… $10.50 evening, $9 matinee, $7 senior/child, though I don’t know if they still give a parking discount/validation like Mann did.
Galaxy was big on upgrading to digital early on — wonder if they’ve paid to upgrade this place already.
Brad- you wouldn’t say that if you had been to an Alamo Drafthouse.
Rather amazing that they seem to have gotten out of the customary 2-week contracts on CHRONICLE and STAR WARS (neither is slated to move to the Bruin, which is getting JOURNEY 2).
Yeah, and they have showtimes extending past the weekend…
New article in the Hollywood reporter on future plans for the Chinese: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/graumans-chinese-theatre-makeover-hollywood-279246
One of the reason the Vista can still exist is because the Los Feliz serves as a moveover house. A necessary evil, I think.
I thought the $16 price-tag was only for Grauman’s, but I just discovered online that it’s also for the Chinese 6. WOW! Higher than ArcLight prices for a 1990s-style multiplex with third-rate product? I didn’t think that price-point was that big a deal for Grauman’s, but I would be amazed if #s didn’t drop for the adjoining theaters.
It is not reopened. THE LION KING was simply the last movie that they played. And at $4.5m, there is very little chance it will ever be open as a movie theater again.
Be glad they’re getting a new film.