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markinthedark commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Jun 26, 2010 at 1:09 pm

That must be the Chinese on a Friday night! (bad joke). Seriously, Grauman’s is still showing “Splice” and the Chinese Complex got none of the major releases this week, nor will they get any of the major releases next week. Very sad. I hope Mann closes shop soon so another operator can take over and at least make an effort.

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markinthedark commented about AMC Criterion 6 on Jun 16, 2010 at 11:32 pm

3 up, 3 down. Downstairs all stadium. Upstairs all slope.

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markinthedark commented about AMC Criterion 6 on Jun 16, 2010 at 3:50 am

AMC might want it to keep any other operators out.

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markinthedark commented about Beverly Center 13 Cinemas on Jun 2, 2010 at 6:19 pm

Edward: Jeff Arellano is trying to get ahold of you on CInematour. He wants to come photograph/document the theater.

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BTW Edward: Sorry your cinema is closing but kudos for trying to make the Beverly Center step it up a notch.

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markinthedark commented about Beverly Center 13 Cinemas on Jun 2, 2010 at 12:38 am

Edward, try to take photos of each auditorium with the house lights on. There’s a few I have not seen…

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markinthedark commented about Beverly Center 13 Cinemas on Jun 2, 2010 at 12:12 am

Too bad the Fairfax is closed. With the Beverly Center closed it could have had a jump in business. Perhaps the Showcase could make a comeback as a second-run house!

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markinthedark commented about Beverly Center 13 Cinemas on May 31, 2010 at 3:40 pm

Hopefully Edward havens or somebody will go through and take photos of all the auditoriums, booths etc and send them to Cinematour.

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markinthedark commented about Tacoma Mall Twin Theatre on Apr 18, 2010 at 5:52 pm

Joe, do we know if there is a third theatre out there with this design?

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markinthedark commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Mar 16, 2010 at 11:10 am

Thank Goodness. Otherwise the attendance would have kept looking like CWalczak’s picture above.

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markinthedark commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Mar 15, 2010 at 10:32 pm

Sorry Don, it does have a curve to it.

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markinthedark commented about Regency Village Theatre on Mar 14, 2010 at 4:32 pm

I don’t think there will be good news until another operator takes over and commits to this theatre. Mann probably realized they wouldn’t be able to book any 3-D movies without digital projection.

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markinthedark commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Mar 12, 2010 at 1:16 pm

Brad I am sure they will have it in 2D on another screen.

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markinthedark commented about Redondo Beach Cinema 3 on Mar 11, 2010 at 12:16 pm

Somebody should let Scott Neff know another old GCC has bit the dust.

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markinthedark commented about Beverly Center 13 Cinemas on Mar 9, 2010 at 11:50 pm

Edward, I am curious why the DLP was installed in the smaller of the 2 upstairs houses…

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markinthedark commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Mar 9, 2010 at 11:38 pm

jwballer: what is that shot from and for? Could not be from last night Book of Eli showing. Too many people!!!

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markinthedark commented about Regency Village Theatre on Mar 4, 2010 at 9:28 pm

Hey, Laemmle has to do something. Sunset 5 is being slammed by the Arclight. Encino Town Center as well. The Royal and Monica 4 Plex are losing out to The Landmark.

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markinthedark commented about Regency Village Theatre on Mar 4, 2010 at 7:44 pm

I was kind of hoping for one of the first 3 choices above or Laemmle. If Mann is winding down I would just prefer they get it over with. Especially with the Chinese so I can actually see a movie I want to see there when I am in L.A. I think Book of Eli is must be on its 53rd week. Must be odd for those people on the tours to see the most famous movie house in the world completely empty.

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markinthedark commented about Regency Village Theatre on Mar 4, 2010 at 7:29 pm

How about Mann on a month-by-month lease?

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markinthedark commented about Mann Festival Theater on Mar 2, 2010 at 5:44 pm

I hope so. Indeed the balcony was a nice place to see a film, aside from the Cineplex Odeon color scheme and marble tile. Something should also be done about the ceiling in the place as well. If my memory serves it looks like sagging pieces of 4 x 8 cork board painted Cineplex grey.

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markinthedark commented about Regency Bruin Theatre on Mar 2, 2010 at 5:40 pm

There’s been obvious hints on the Village’s page about who will be taking over that theatre lease. Will the same people take over the Bruin’s lease?

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markinthedark commented about Regency Village Theatre on Feb 22, 2010 at 3:22 pm

I was about to ask the same question.

I hope that an ambitious exhibitor like Regency or Rave picks the Village and the Bruin up. I have no hopes for Pacific as they abandoned the Crest several years ago or Landmark as they seem to be abandoning or neglecting older theaters with the The Landmark nearby.

Laemmle?

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markinthedark commented about Regency Village Theatre on Feb 19, 2010 at 7:55 pm

The Seattle Cinerama, but they just program and run it. Paul Allen restored and owns it. The arrangement was made under General Cinema.

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markinthedark commented about Everett's Puget Park Drive-In shuttered on Feb 8, 2010 at 6:46 pm

I hope somebody can rescue some old SRO policy trailers and post them on YouTube. That would bring back some childhood memories!

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markinthedark commented about Regency Village Theatre on Feb 8, 2010 at 12:01 pm

Edward, I think Brad is right. I was there on the final night Mann operated it and they were on a month to month at that point. Mann was supposed to have shuttered it earlier than they did. The other operators continued the month to month operation until it closed permanently.

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markinthedark commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Jan 2, 2010 at 5:11 pm

Brad, how was the crowd?