Comments from markinthedark

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markinthedark commented about Tacoma Mall Twin Theatre on Mar 15, 2011 at 10:30 am

Very nice. I wish there were photos out there of the auditoriums after the split. That would bring back memories.

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markinthedark commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Jan 19, 2011 at 1:19 pm

People have to remember the El Cap is also a tourist destination…

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markinthedark commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Jan 10, 2011 at 6:50 pm

Mann got rid of the Criterion in Santa Monica as well which wasn’t a loser at all, but something must have been up for renewal and they opted not to continue. Truly shows they are slowly closing down by letting things fall away as they leases are up etc. The whole chain must not have been attractive enough to unloaded as a whole to another exhibitor.

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markinthedark commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Jan 8, 2011 at 11:01 pm

rumor source?

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markinthedark commented about AMC to shutter historic Uptown Cinemas in Seattle on Dec 15, 2010 at 4:13 pm

Does anyone know if the theatre is turn-key or did AMC take all the equipment with them?

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markinthedark commented about Uptown Cinemas on Dec 15, 2010 at 4:12 pm

Does anyone know if the theatre is turn-key or did AMC take the equipment?

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markinthedark commented about Cecchi Gori F.A. Cinema on Dec 9, 2010 at 11:01 am

Sad. Was a great theatre.

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markinthedark commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Nov 29, 2010 at 10:10 am

My last film at the Vista was “There will be Blood” and presentation and sound were flawless and comparable to the Chinese and Arclight.

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markinthedark commented about Regency Village Theatre on Nov 25, 2010 at 4:20 pm

I would have to say that 95 percent of my movie-going experiences at this and other theatres are just fine. When it is not it is usually at some American Pie type film that attracts teens who feel the need to augment the film by pointing their laser pointers at on-screen cleavage. My biggest problems with movie going: crowds and parking. My other biggest problem is that we have a 2 year old and have no time to go to the movies. Ah Netflix…

That being said I think you two should stop your argument on this forum because it is getting more annoying than those dang Facebooking iPhone totin' teens.

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markinthedark commented about AMC to shutter historic Uptown Cinemas in Seattle on Nov 24, 2010 at 10:31 pm

Would make a great Landmark Theatre. Or… Regency, want to move into Seattle?

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markinthedark commented about Uptown Cinemas on Nov 24, 2010 at 10:29 pm

Would make a great Landmark Theatre.

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markinthedark commented about Crest Theatre on Oct 11, 2010 at 2:43 pm

I wonder if the Crest’s installation of 3D could knock the Regent out of being Westwood’s usual Disney venue. Regent has been playing some art stuff lately, though I think move-overs from The Landmark.

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markinthedark commented about Crest Theatre on Oct 4, 2010 at 9:53 am

Santa Monica doesn’t have enough parking as is. Those structures fill up on the weekends.

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markinthedark commented about Crest Theatre on Oct 3, 2010 at 11:03 pm

Sacrificing a parking structure in Santa Monica is a bad idea.

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markinthedark commented about Egyptian Theatre on Sep 29, 2010 at 2:31 pm

Anyone know the seat count of the II of III?

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markinthedark commented about iPIC Westwood on Sep 28, 2010 at 4:45 pm

Wouldn’t the Avco make a great Regency bargain theatre? What with the Fairfax and Beverly Center gone?

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markinthedark commented about Nuart Theatre on Sep 28, 2010 at 4:08 pm

I think Landmark books edgier films at the Nuart than The Landmark. Indeed it seems they know the significance and prestige of the theatre in Los Angeles. I bet they won’t keep the Regent too much longer. That theatre might be better suited to go to Regency and be a moveover house again for the village and Bruin.

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markinthedark commented about Crest Theatre on Sep 28, 2010 at 3:58 pm

BradE41: I agree that the Disney/Regent bookings never seemed right, especially since Landmark did a very art-house remodel on the place when they took it over (old foreign film posters etc). However when you state that Tron in 3D is a perfect fit for the Crest’s screen: I have never found the Crest’s screen to be that big, and it never seemed to have proper masking for scope films.

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markinthedark commented about iPIC Westwood on Sep 28, 2010 at 3:41 pm

I would see a film at the Avco any day over the Grove.

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markinthedark commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Aug 18, 2010 at 4:57 pm

Its on IMDB showtimes

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markinthedark commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Aug 18, 2010 at 4:48 pm

4 New Movies this coming week: Lottery Ticket at Grauman’s. Piranha 3D, Vampires Suck (2 screens) and Nanny McPhee Returns at the 6. Film Fest must only be on 2 screens

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markinthedark commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Jul 21, 2010 at 10:08 am

I do wonder however if the locals prefer avoiding all the tourists at the Chinese and the Hollywood & Highland complex where the Chinese 6 is located, and if that plays into the fact that most of the desired releases being booked at the Arclight. Is there a prestige factor involved in a studio putting a film at the Arclight, where industry people seem to prefer going to the movies?

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markinthedark commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Jul 20, 2010 at 12:41 pm

The problem is Paramount and WB would rather have their films at Arclight…

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markinthedark commented about Mann Festival Theater on Jul 2, 2010 at 2:21 pm

I wonder if it still has equipment…

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markinthedark commented about Mann Festival Theater on Jul 2, 2010 at 9:53 am

Wonder if Regency is interested in the Festival to broaden their booking power in Westwood…