Regency Bruin Theatre

948 Broxton Avenue,
Los Angeles, CA 90024

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haineshisway
haineshisway on September 23, 2008 at 5:57 pm

Here’s a great shot of the Bruin circa 1956. I’ve also added photos of the Lido, the Stadium, the Vogue, and the Wiltern, so check ‘em out.

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Knatcal
Knatcal on July 11, 2008 at 6:09 pm

I recently went back to the Bruin after an almost twenty year hiatus. I remember well Westwood of the 1980’s. In high school and college I would travel down to Westwood with friends on the weekends to hang out and see films. At the time Westwood offered the best opportunity to see moves due to the large concentration of theaters, most single screen theaters. Now going on two decades later, Westwood lacks the nightlife and four theaters have closed. As I read the postings for the Bruin, I am concerned that the Bruin, penultimate to the Village in status in Westwood, may close along with the Village. I especially began to worry after the National Theater was demolished. For some years now I have been involved in the Los Angeles Conservancy and their efforts to rehabilitate and prevent the destruction of the historic theaters on Broadway in downtown Los Angeles. Cannot a similar campaign be launched to preserve the theaters of Westwood?

KingBiscuits
KingBiscuits on April 29, 2008 at 1:38 am

According to a picture seen in the documentary on the Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III DVD, that film (Leatherface) played at this theatre.

larrygoldsmith
larrygoldsmith on April 27, 2008 at 1:29 pm

No matter what site your in, don’t even bother if “PHOTOBUCKET” is available for pictures……they’re never there, just deleted.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 10, 2008 at 10:52 pm

Some of the links are dead. They are all posted by users, rather than by the site, and sometimes the users don’t keep their Photobucket (or Webshots or whatever site they’ve linked to) accounts, or they run out of space and remove older photos to make room for new ones. I do still see hollywood90038’s three photos of the Bruin linked on October 28 last year, though.

Clarkus
Clarkus on April 10, 2008 at 10:11 pm

Am I the only one who gets the message “This image or video has been moved or deleted” when I click on the countless Photo Bucket links on this website?

BradE41
BradE41 on February 12, 2008 at 10:47 am

I tried to cover the same time period for the Bruin as I did for the Village; this is what I remember for Summer 1979 through 1986. My memory is shaky during early 1983 so I did not pursue dates.

1979

6/15 PROPHECY (5 Weeks)
7/20 THE FRISCO KID (4 Weeks)
8/17 MONTY PYTHON’S LIFE OF BRIAN (6 Weeks)
9/28 TIME AFTER TIME (5 Weeks)
11/2 RUNNING (6 Weeks)
12/14 CHAPTER TWO (14 Weeks)

1980
3/28 SERIAL (4 Weeks)
4/25 WHERE THE BUFFALO ROAM (3 Weeks)
5/16 THE HOLLYWOOD KNIGHTS (5 Weeks)
6/20 ROUGH CUT (2 Weeks)
7/4 AIRPLANE! (12 Weeks)
9/26 ORDINARY PEOPLE (11 Weeks)
12/10 THE COMPETITION (12 Weeks)

1981
3/6 ALL NIGHT LONG (5 Weeks)
4/10 NIGHTHAWKS (6 Weeks)
5/22 OUTLAND (6 Weeks)
7/3 S.O.B. (4 Weeks)
7/31 VICTORY (4 Weeks)
8/28 GALLIPOLI (4 Weeks)
9/25 CHARIOTS OF FIRE (12 Weeks)
12/18 SHARKY’S MACHINE (7 Weeks)

1982
2/5 PERSONAL BEST (8 Weeks)
4/2 CHARIOTS OF FIRE (RE:4 Weeks)
4/30 PARTNERS (3 Weeks)
5/21 THE ROAD WARRIOR (3 Weeks)
6/11 GREASE 2 (2 Weeks)
6/25 BLADE RUNNER (4 Weeks)
7/23 THE WORLD ACCORDING TO GARP (11 Weeks)
10/8 LOOKIN’ TO GE T OUT (2 Weeks)
10/22 IT CAME FROM HOLLYWOOD (2 Weeks)
11/11 LOVE CHILD (1 Week)
11/18 TEX (3 Weeks)
12/10 THE TOY (?)

1983
THE LORDS OF DISCIPLINE, RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (Re-Issue), MAN, WOMAN AND CHILD, EXPOSED, HAMMETT, TRADING PLACES, BEYOND THE LIMIT, THE DEAD ZONE, TERMS OF ENDEARMENT

1984
POLICE ACADEMY, THE NATURAL, GREMLINS, CLOAK & DAGGER, FLASHPOINT, PLACES IN THE HEART, THE LITTLE DRUMMER GIRL, FALLING IN LOVE, CITY HEAT

1985
TUFF TURF, THAT’S DANCING!, WITNESS, GOTCHA!, FLETCH, MAD MAX BEYOND THUNDERDOME, SUMMER RENTAL, KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN, AFTER HOURS, THAT WAS THEN THIS IS NOW, JAGGED EDGE (MO), SPIES LIKE US, CLUE (one week), SPIES LIKE US (switched back after a week with Regent who took CLUE booking)

1986
DOWN AND OUT IN BEVERLY HILLS, GUNG HO, AT CLOSE RANGE, POLTERGEIST II:THE OTHER SIDE, FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF, TOP GUN (MO), CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD, CROCODILE DUNDEE (MO), LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on January 25, 2008 at 7:31 pm

A recent night view can be seen here.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on January 22, 2008 at 9:57 am

Here is another recent photo.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on December 6, 2007 at 7:14 pm

Was that directed at anyone in particular?

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on December 6, 2007 at 6:57 pm

They should complain to the other website about stealing their photo.

William
William on December 6, 2007 at 6:53 pm

That last shot of the interior of the Bruin was taken from the Mann Theatres web site.

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on December 6, 2007 at 6:16 pm

This is a view of the interior.

markinthedark
markinthedark on October 29, 2007 at 6:00 pm

In light of what is happening with the National, the Rialto and other single-screeners, I was a bit disappointed that the Cinematreasures are holding their meeting to discuss theatre preservation etc. at the brand-spanking-new Landmark 12!!! Less than 2 miles away from Westwood Village, the densest grouping of open single screeners in the country. Are they serious? Are they serious about preservation?

I expressed my disappointment here:
http://cinematreasures.org/news/17409_0_1_0_C/

Feel free to express your feelings as well.

BradE41
BradE41 on October 9, 2007 at 9:47 am

I worked at the Village (1980-1982) and remember the backstage not being too deep beyond the screen.

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on October 9, 2007 at 9:44 am

William, I’ve been in all the Westwood Village theaters, but I don’t know the Village’s stage size or whether it could be expanded. If you or others know, please comment directly on the Village page rather than here, on the Bruin page.

William
William on October 9, 2007 at 9:36 am

In your travels Howard tell us about the stage at the Village to put on shows.

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on October 9, 2007 at 9:22 am

In 3 years the leases are up on the Village & Bruin. I’ve heard they are both in the red (despite premieres) & won’t still be operated by Mann. Both exteriors are legally protected, but interiors could become retail, restaurant, etc. In my opinion, “saving” the Village for continued entertainment including some movies (perhaps like the Warner Grand in San Pedro and the Alex in Glendale but also with some premieres) is very important, more so than the National which appears doomed altogether. Don’t expect Mann to plex around them like the Dome. Look for somebody else!

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on September 11, 2007 at 7:33 pm

I went to a premiere of a Bond film in 1985 at the Bruin. My roommate worked for Mann Theaters at the time. As we were filing in on the red carpet, someone in the audience shouted out “How did those two losers get in?”. People are cruel. After the movie, we tried to get into the food area but were tossed by the guards. We ended up at Hamburger Hamlet.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 11, 2007 at 7:19 pm

This is another recent photo of the Mann Bruin.

haineshisway
haineshisway on August 29, 2007 at 6:21 am

Nope, sadly the Hamlet is now a Jerry’s Deli. Feh.

ronhale
ronhale on August 29, 2007 at 6:13 am

We moved away from L.A. 12 years ago. Is there still a Hamburger Hamlet directly next door to the Bruin? We would eat there and could watch as the line formed. When the line reached the middle of the Hamlet, we knew it was time to get in line.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on August 23, 2007 at 6:31 pm

Here is a photo of the Mann Bruin dressed up for the Simpsons movie.

markinthedark
markinthedark on August 21, 2007 at 10:20 am

Saw Drew Barrymore there once…