Regency Village Theatre

961 Broxton Avenue,
Los Angeles, CA 90024

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dctrig
dctrig on November 9, 2010 at 4:14 pm

On Saturday 11/20, there will be a Westwood Village fair and tours of the Village and Bruin theaters and movies.

dctrig
dctrig on November 9, 2010 at 4:12 pm

Bruin is now also sold out for the midnight showing of the Harry Potter movie. Westwood will be insane that night and I will be there.

Yesterday, after catching the free 7:30PM showing of “Virtue” (1932) at the Bridges Theater at UCLA, I dutifully spent $16 at the 10:20PM showing of “Due Date” at the Village-counted about 18 patrons. One of the worst movies I have seen in a long time; however, Regency is to be commended and supported for running three great single screens, including the Lido gem in Newport Beach. They also just reopened the Valley 6, near Laurel Canyon & Victory in N Hollywood-only $3.

dctrig
dctrig on November 6, 2010 at 12:32 pm

Wow! The Village is SOLD OUT for the 12:05AM showing on 11/19 for the new Harry Potter movie. Patrons who have never visited the Village before should be impressed and hopefully come back.

I kick myself for not buying my ticket online yesterday while the Village showing was still available. The Bruin’s simultaneous screening still has tickets and I grabbed one. I appreciate that the Regency online ticket service only charges a 50c fee.

Westwood will really be jumping the night/morning of 11/18-11/19. If the parking lots have sense they will stay open all night or at least until 4AM.

BradE41
BradE41 on October 26, 2010 at 5:08 pm

They have had quite a few at the Village since Regency took over. Studios still like using it. Regency knows it is the best way to supplement the income on the theatre.

dctrig
dctrig on October 26, 2010 at 1:45 pm

The Village is closed today for a premiere which I tried to buy a ticket for but couldn’t. It’s godd that the Village still hosts an occasional premiere.

“Unstoppable”, with Denzel Washington.

dctrig
dctrig on October 25, 2010 at 1:00 am

I never thought I’d say thank God for “Jackass 3D”, but it helped the Bruin subsidize the Village.

With six shows the day of 10/16, the Bruin pulled in 400 patrons at the 10:10PM show.

Simon Overton
Simon Overton on October 20, 2010 at 11:08 pm

There is a fabulous large and colorful art deco photo of the Westwood Village Fox on display at Denny’s,Market Street,Salem.

Danny Baldwin
Danny Baldwin on October 20, 2010 at 10:10 pm

Just saw “Life as We Know it” at 7:10 tonight and was one of four in the audience. Still the best balcony on the planet.

BradE41
BradE41 on October 15, 2010 at 12:32 pm

the slow showtimes for the Village are nothing new. When I worked there in the early 80’s and there were evening showings that had 15 people in it. The Village is an ‘event’ theatre and has always been most popular with big blockbuster films more than films like Life As We Know It. Granted the oversaturation of screens nearby have chipped away heavily at even the blockbuster films; some people will still make the extra effort to see something like The Dark Knight or Inception at the Village. The Village and Bruin are not considered the cash cows they once were, and Regency knows that. I still patrionize it when I can because it is my favorite theatre. But my time and funds (lack of) will make me pass on Life as we Know it.

William
William on October 15, 2010 at 12:04 pm

dctrig, it all depends on the size of the screen you are using for showing the dvd. The Village is a great theatre, it can’t make a bad picture better. I like the Chinese and El Capitan and the Dome and the old Egyptian for the wow factor.

dctrig
dctrig on October 15, 2010 at 11:49 am

William, you can’t compare watching a movie on DVD vs. on the Village’s amazing screen.

AMWAY in 2010 flew 5000 top Chinese producers to L A, about 300 at a time as a sales reward. I wonder if any of them knew about the Village, Chinese, El Capitan, Bruin or Avalon?

LA’s historic theaters need to work with large Japanese, Chinese, Taiwanese, and Korean travel agencies to include them in package itineraries. Am I the only one with marketing sense? Asian travelers buy prepackaged tours and are NOT adventuresome on their own. With the weak dollar L A is a huge bargain now.

William
William on October 13, 2010 at 11:35 am

dctrig, many people around the world know about the Village theatre. But when it’s playing something you can wait for on dvd. The Village is outstanding when it’s playing a Big event movie. I’ve spent many hours in that house and shot hundreds of pictures of it.

dctrig
dctrig on October 13, 2010 at 11:05 am

Caught the 7:10PM Tuesday show of “Life As We Know It.” Headcount was 15. I never tire at marveling at this gem of a theater and wonder why it is not publicized around the world. At least I did my bit, spending $16 for tix and refreshments, plus $3 I gladly pay for convenient parking.

BradE41
BradE41 on September 8, 2010 at 12:34 pm

Regency is keeping the Village booked with Warner Product. They have early Fall bookings for THE TOWN Sept 17, LIFE AS WE KNOW IT Oct 8 and Clint Eastwood’s HEREAFTER Oct 22.

BradE41
BradE41 on July 16, 2010 at 4:27 pm

I went to first show today of INCEPTION. Really liked the film and as usual the presentation was fantastic. Thank you Regency for talking over the theatre and keeping the Village a class act.

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on June 2, 2010 at 2:51 pm

Saw (ahem!) Sex And The City 2 here on the Sunday before Memorial Day. Presentation still up to standards & still THX certified. Of course, the only time the surrounds got any action in a flick like this were in a (ridiculous) wedding scene featuring Liza Minneli and when the girls sung “I Am Woman” in a karaoke bar.

JohnHolloway
JohnHolloway on May 31, 2010 at 11:18 pm

Sorry William. Just another Senior’s Moment.

William
William on May 31, 2010 at 8:40 am

AMC never leased or operated these theatres, it was Mann Theatres.

JohnHolloway
JohnHolloway on May 31, 2010 at 8:18 am

After all the fears of imminent closure of the Village and Bruin earlier this year I wonder how they are operating under the Regency banner. Are the programming and presentation standards being maintained, or infact, even better than when leased by AMC? After all the uncertainties of the future of these 2 theatres so recently, I sincerely hope the local population are supporting Regency in their faith in these showcases.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on May 12, 2010 at 3:42 pm

Thats too bad.

DonSolosan
DonSolosan on April 26, 2010 at 12:43 pm

“Allegedly, the building owner is intentionally not repairing the theatre so he can shuffle it off to the highest bidder. Anyone care to clarify?”

Chris, he’s not repairing the building so he can replace it with condos/retail.

haineshisway
haineshisway on April 26, 2010 at 11:19 am

Nice to hear about the curtain being closed, my single biggest annoyance on the few occasions where I actually go to a theater anymore.

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on April 26, 2010 at 11:13 am

Went here on Saturday 4/24 with my film club to see “The Losers” (R-rated concept neutered down to PG-13 level execution). Regency looks to have exclusively booked with Warner Bros for both this and the Bruin. Both theatres featured upcoming WB/New Line flicks in their poster cases and all the trailers were WB/New Line.

House was roughly 10% full (that’s 10% out of over 1000 seats for those unfamiliar with the place). No more Screenvision preshow – curtain was closed & stayed that way until showtime. Trailers/feature all ran on film. Did not take a tour of the joint to confirm whether or not DP is still installed here (I will try to hook up a tour with Regency’s management the next time we see a flick here). Film print was clean & sound was top notch.

Let’s all continue to support this place. Yeah, Arclight is the new king of the LA jungle, but there’s no reason why the Village/Bruin can’t rise up to their former level of success. A tell tale sign of how open the gate is for a re-awakening: Many of my film club members had never even been to the theatre before! After our visit, they’ll be coming back!

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on April 10, 2010 at 4:28 pm

Here is an LA Times ad from October 1973:
http://tinyurl.com/yabt62s

Edward Havens
Edward Havens on April 9, 2010 at 8:20 am

Salvation is the act of saving or protecting from harm, risk, loss, destruction, etc. The Village and the Bruin were never under the threat of harm, risk, loss, destruction or anything else. They were never going to close permanently after March 31st. There were a number of exhibitors who were negotiating to pick up the pair of theatres for their own circuit, if the right deal could be made. Regency was the one who signed the lease, and that’s all there is to it. There was never an eminent threat of the two theatres closing and being torn down, and thus, no salvation. This was not a situation like the National.