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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.
However, it should be noted they have allowed people to go up to the balcony before/between shows. You just can’t sit up there, as of now.
Yeah, it could never break even with that lease-price. The one upside is maybe with so few Westwood theaters left, they will be able to do better. The Regent, for instance, is getting MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 4 next week.
Plenty of rich Del Mar kids go to Cinépolis' $19.50 concept in San Diego. I assume that means the same for Newport.
Of all the Newport theaters, I’ve only been in Big Newport #1, which is great, of course. (Every time I find a chance to see something at the Lido, it’s Scope and I don’t want to watch a cropped image.) Can’t say I’m especially excited to try the Island now that it’s renovated.
This first weekend, Regal is not double-booking any movies at both the Big Newport and the Island. What was the protocol before the remodel?
I ask because, for instance, this means that SHERLOCK HOLMES 2 will not play the Big Newport. This instills in me the fear that more big event films might not get booked in the main BN auditorium.
If you remember the articles early this year (around April, IIRC), they said it would be turned into retail as part of a general revamping of the mall. Don’t know if the game-plan has changed since then.
The reason I don’t think it is an error is because the site showed through the 27th up until yesterday. They clearly went in and changed it.
Wow! That’s a new update — it was through Sunday up until today. My guess is they’re just sticking around until Thursday… a reliable source told me it was closing this week to make way for condos.
Culver Plaza, too. It’s a bad week for older multiplexes in Los Angeles.
As written above, Vintage is new the operator of the original 8 screens, with the twin closed. Showtimes are available on MovieFone the soonest of all the sites.