Comments from Danny Baldwin

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Danny Baldwin commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Jan 7, 2012 at 9:40 pm

New article in the Hollywood reporter on future plans for the Chinese: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/graumans-chinese-theatre-makeover-hollywood-279246

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Danny Baldwin commented about Los Feliz 3 Cinemas on Jan 7, 2012 at 2:06 am

One of the reason the Vista can still exist is because the Los Feliz serves as a moveover house. A necessary evil, I think.

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Danny Baldwin commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Jan 6, 2012 at 7:51 pm

Same operator.

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Danny Baldwin commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Dec 28, 2011 at 6:56 pm

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.

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Danny Baldwin commented about Crest Theatre on Dec 26, 2011 at 6:03 am

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.

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Danny Baldwin commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Dec 21, 2011 at 1:19 am

Be glad they’re getting a new film.

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Danny Baldwin commented about Million Dollar Theatre on Dec 17, 2011 at 5:18 am

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.

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Danny Baldwin commented about Crest Theatre on Dec 15, 2011 at 4:01 am

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.

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Danny Baldwin commented about Island 7 on Dec 14, 2011 at 10:59 pm

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.

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Danny Baldwin commented about Island 7 on Dec 14, 2011 at 7:54 am

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.

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Danny Baldwin commented about Galaxy Glendale Marketplace on Nov 26, 2011 at 7:19 pm

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.

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Danny Baldwin commented about Culver Plaza Theatres on Nov 26, 2011 at 7:17 pm

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.

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Danny Baldwin commented about Culver Plaza Theatres on Nov 26, 2011 at 7:03 am

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.

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Danny Baldwin commented about iPIC Westwood on Nov 25, 2011 at 10:10 pm

Culver Plaza, too. It’s a bad week for older multiplexes in Los Angeles.

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Danny Baldwin commented about Five Star Cinema Glendale on Nov 25, 2011 at 10:08 pm

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.

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Danny Baldwin commented about Galaxy Glendale Marketplace on Nov 25, 2011 at 10:07 pm

Janss went to Regency.

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Danny Baldwin commented about Culver Plaza Theatres on Nov 20, 2011 at 5:40 am

I hear the Culver Plaza is closing on Nov 27.

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Danny Baldwin commented about Tustin Marketplace 6 on Nov 14, 2011 at 3:30 am

Do ALL the auditoriums have a fixed aspect ratio of about 2:1? Went here for the first time Friday… The digital projection allowed them to pillarbox 1.85 on the screen, with slivers of empty space on either side. I’m assuming that Scope shows still get cropped, as they have Sony 4k, meaning they couldn’t easily alter the image height for a letterbox effect.

It’s a lot like other late 80s/early 90s Edwards sites with the fixed aspect ratios, that distinct type of seat that rocks back and forth, and a strangely modern interior given the auditoriums themselves… Most reminded me of the Del Mar Highlands 8.

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Danny Baldwin commented about Sundance Cinemas Sunset 5 on Nov 3, 2011 at 10:59 pm

Full press release, which also includes news on Laemmle’s NoHo and Glendale (had they announced the latter before now?) projects: http://moviecitynews.com/2011/11/laemmle-theatres-announce-opening-of-new-seven-screen-complex-in-north-hollywood-closure-of-sunset-5-after-almost-20-years-of-operation/

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Danny Baldwin commented about Sundance Cinemas Sunset 5 on Nov 3, 2011 at 10:52 pm

Hearing that it will close at the end of the month and turn into a Sundance cinema.

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Danny Baldwin commented about Million Dollar Theatre on Oct 27, 2011 at 10:32 pm

Only about 50 people there for YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN/LOVE AT FIRST BITE last night, which is sad — downtown could use something like this regularly. Hopefully it grows and can continue past December.

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Danny Baldwin commented about Crest Theatre on Oct 26, 2011 at 6:49 am

In the Village itself, yes, but the Crest long had a deal with the AMPCO Garage next to the library for $2 validation. That garage stopped operating at extended hours 2-3 years ago, meaning it only became an afternoons-only option.

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Danny Baldwin commented about iPIC Westwood on Oct 25, 2011 at 7:12 pm

LA Times article talks about CinĂ©polis in talks to run a Westwood location. Wonder if that means they’ll renovate (and further split) AVCO, which seems the likeliest. I found their Del Mar location to be disastrous (http://bit.ly/p2oST0), but I guess it’s better than the theater turning into condos.

Here’s the full LA Times piece: http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-ct-cinepolis-20111025,0,6531690.story

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Danny Baldwin commented about Galaxy Glendale Marketplace on Oct 7, 2011 at 8:20 am

We all knew it was closing this year; you were two months off, bud. ;)

I went tonight, and it was indeed the last day of Mann operation (presumably all operation). It was the most scratched print I’ve ever seen — as if all the projectionists left a few weeks early — but it was still nice to see the place out. Hard to believe that it was probably the last time I’ll see the Mann Feature Presentation snipe…

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Danny Baldwin commented about Galaxy Glendale Marketplace on Oct 6, 2011 at 9:57 pm

Looks to be closing tonight.