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Danny Baldwin commented about Flower Hill Cinema on Apr 11, 2012 at 7:00 pm

The projection in the latter years was truly some of the worst in San Diego (though, when they went digital, they were able to “letterbox” Scope pictures on the fixed 1.85 screens—before everything was cropped). But, along with the second-run La Paloma, it was one of the only places in North County to see independent and foreign film (which ran alongside Hollywood fare). Now, Landmark’s La Jolla Village Cinemas is the farthest North one can watch hot-ticket platform releases.

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Danny Baldwin commented about Flower Hill Cinema on Apr 11, 2012 at 6:48 pm

Theater 4

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Danny Baldwin commented about Cinepolis Luxury Cinemas - La Costa on Apr 11, 2012 at 6:39 pm

Now operated by Cinépolis as a luxury cinema. Still six screens.

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Danny Baldwin commented about Five Star Cinema Glendale on Apr 11, 2012 at 6:32 pm

Can now officially be marked as closed. I just found my pictures of the twin on the final day of their operation (which was final day of Mann operation, June of 2011).

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Danny Baldwin commented about Cinerama Dome and ArcLight Cinemas on Apr 10, 2012 at 9:44 pm

Clearly, there is quite a bit of interest because it has nearly sold out the Dome. The 35mm show in one of the standard auditoriums has barely sold 50 seats by comparison.

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Danny Baldwin commented about Edwards San Marcos 6 on Apr 10, 2012 at 4:58 pm

It is! Though, that rendering makes it look like this location was like most every ‘80s/early '90s Edwards 'plex — meaning it probably had crummy fixed aspect ratio screens.

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Danny Baldwin commented about Cinerama Dome and ArcLight Cinemas on Mar 30, 2012 at 1:50 pm

A 2K digital presentation compare to 70mm for a movie natively shot in Todd AO? That’s funny. But the usual digital presentations in there look good – I’m sure it will be passable.

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Danny Baldwin commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Mar 26, 2012 at 8:17 pm

No word on the titles yet, but…

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!

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Danny Baldwin commented about Regency Village Theatre on Mar 26, 2012 at 6:55 pm

Especially considering that there were 900+ watching it at any given time at the Landmark and AMC Century City.

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Danny Baldwin commented about Mann Festival Theater on Mar 23, 2012 at 2:28 am

Yes, it did have a balcony. Not very big, but first row balcony was very good seating.

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Danny Baldwin commented about Ken Cinema on Mar 21, 2012 at 5:18 pm

Does anyone have any information on the Ken pre-1947 remodel? Did it actually show movies before then?

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Danny Baldwin commented about AMC 30 at the Block on Mar 19, 2012 at 12:04 am

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.

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Danny Baldwin commented about AMC Burbank Town Center 8 on Mar 14, 2012 at 11:21 pm

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.

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Danny Baldwin commented about Village Theatre on Mar 7, 2012 at 1:57 pm

Yeah, they’re open and doing well. Vintage just doesn’t update their website.

http://www.movietickets.com/house_detail.asp?house_id=3351&rdate=3%2F9%2F2012&sortid=1

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Danny Baldwin commented about Theater screen for sale on Mar 5, 2012 at 11:58 pm

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.

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Danny Baldwin commented about Five Star Cinema Glendale on Feb 29, 2012 at 1:06 am

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.

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Danny Baldwin commented about University Village 3 on Feb 23, 2012 at 6:25 pm

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.

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Danny Baldwin commented about AMC Rockaway 16 on Feb 18, 2012 at 12:20 pm

moviebuff, AMC has switched to Fandango for ticketing for all theaters.

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Danny Baldwin commented about Galaxy Glendale Marketplace on Feb 15, 2012 at 12:13 am

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.

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Danny Baldwin commented about Million Dollar Theatre on Feb 14, 2012 at 5:40 pm

Pretty common trick when the aperture plate doesn’t stop some light from spilling onto the screen masking…

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Danny Baldwin commented about Galaxy Glendale Marketplace on Feb 14, 2012 at 5:37 pm

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.

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Danny Baldwin commented about Million Dollar Theatre on Feb 14, 2012 at 1:25 am

200 is significantly more than the crowds when I’ve gone…

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Danny Baldwin commented about Galaxy Glendale Marketplace on Feb 14, 2012 at 1:24 am

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.

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Danny Baldwin commented about AMC Dine-In Theatres Marina 6 on Feb 10, 2012 at 6:07 pm

Brad- you wouldn’t say that if you had been to an Alamo Drafthouse.

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Danny Baldwin commented about Regency Village Theatre on Feb 7, 2012 at 2:31 am

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).