Comments from markinthedark

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markinthedark commented about Tacoma Mall Twin Theatre on Apr 18, 2010 at 10:52 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 3:10 pm

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 16, 2010 at 2:32 am

Sorry Don, it does have a curve to it.

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markinthedark commented about Regency Village Theater on Mar 14, 2010 at 8:32 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 6:16 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 5:16 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 10, 2010 at 4:50 am

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 10, 2010 at 4:38 am

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 Theater on Mar 5, 2010 at 2:28 am

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 Theater on Mar 5, 2010 at 12:44 am

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 Theater on Mar 5, 2010 at 12:29 am

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

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markinthedark commented about Mann Festival Theater on Mar 2, 2010 at 10:44 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 10:40 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 Theater on Feb 22, 2010 at 8:22 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 Theater on Feb 20, 2010 at 12:55 am

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 11:46 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 Theater on Feb 8, 2010 at 5:01 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 10:11 pm

Brad, how was the crowd?

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markinthedark commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Dec 19, 2009 at 12:52 am

Ninja Assassins is entering its 4th (!) week at Grauman’s. Chinese 6 has: 2012, The Blind Side, Brothers, Fantastic Mr Fox, The Hurt Locker, The Road and New Moon – ALL ARE 2ND RUN MOVE-OVERS FROM THE ARCLIGHT!! And all they are getting is Sherlock Holmes and torturous Chipmunk sequel? Ugh…..

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markinthedark commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Dec 18, 2009 at 10:01 pm

On the Arclightwebsite it is listed in the “On Sale Soon” section. That could also mean it is opening at the Sherman Oaks location and not Hollywood.

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markinthedark commented about El Capitan Theater on Dec 7, 2009 at 3:07 am

Very surprising. They will be holding Christmas Carol for quite a while.

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markinthedark commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Nov 20, 2009 at 4:35 pm

I guess the Chinese and Arclight could not share the film like they did with the last Terminator film.

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markinthedark commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Nov 18, 2009 at 5:05 pm

Well, good to know they are actually getting something that should do decent business.

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markinthedark commented about AMC Pacific Place 11 on Nov 18, 2009 at 1:01 am

Is it just me or does this theatre seem to be getting lousy bookings these days compared with Regal’s Meridian down the street.

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markinthedark commented about Pacific 1-2-3 on Nov 18, 2009 at 12:58 am

If this theatre were ever restored I would have mixed emotions because I love the 60’s/70’s era widescreen redo of the main floor auditorium.