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It is listed under AMC in the LA Times Calendar section today. AMC Criterion 6, all three Cinemas on the Promenade are listed under AMC.
I know that Clash got panned, and it was an upconversion that indeed was an afterthought. Honestly, half the show for me is to be in The Chinese itself, so to see what they can try to do with it will be worth it. I also want to see if they installed a new screen. Ever since going here to see Star Wars in 78 with my high school football team(it was all kids, there was some type of anniversary event if I remember right), I was hooked on this place.
In today’s LA Times, the Mann ad for Clash of The Titans says…“In Read D 3D on a 73 Foot Screen.” I had thought the screen was about 75 feet or so after the renovation, so it appears they will be using most of the screen. I wonder how the presentation will be, and if it will be light enough…cannot wait to check it out.
This theater was amazing. When I went with my parents in 1974 to see His girl Friday, I remember it was playing upstairs. I asked my mom to show me the large auditorium downstairs and she thought I was was nuts. When I was old enough to drive, I remember taking a date to see Amityville Horror on opening night, and I finally got to seethe LARGE auditorium. I remember how the Theater slopped down and the enormous curved screen…. It blew me away. A few months later. I waited all day to see Empire Stikes Back. Also remember seeing Annie here, and that the ticket prices went up to $5 for that showing….we were outraged…LOL.
Are there ANY pictures of the the downstairs auditorium around?? I have looked everywhere and cannot find them…if you know of any..please share….would love to see that again.
I drove 120 miles last month to see a movie here on the fear it would be closing. Even enduring Book of Eli was worth it, for this theater holds the best movie going memories I can remember. To hear it is not going to close, was the best news I have heard in a long time.
Seeing Grease in 1978 or so here was the first time I went to Westwood and the first time I really ‘noticed’ the presentation of films, and would go back at least twice a month with friends to catch films there. Thank heavens it survived.