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Yeah, the Village in Coronado has been open for several weeks now. Their website isn’t reliable.
Now officially listed as “The Exchange 8” on MovieTickets.com: http://www.movietickets.com/house_detail.asp?house_id=1404
R.I.P. to The Twin. Glad to have caught a final show in there last Thursday. Snuck a few quick pictures, which I’ll load up shortly.
A couple more notes: 1) As of now (and continuing through this coming week) they are only using eight auditoriums, presumably meaning they are not using the twin… I wonder if that’s permanent… downsizing would be logical, but it’s also a little weird because 9 & 10 are much newer houses; 2) It is clear now that they will be allowed (at least for certain movies) to double-book with the other two Glendales, as always (all three get “Zookeeper” this Friday).
Showtimes for the 10 now available on the phone line. It lives on.
According to a Twitter friend who did a cruise-by, the 10 is open for business with new movies, even though they have NO Internet presence and the phone recording is still the old Mann one. Weird.
And Mark, I would think they’d have no choice but to continue to book mainstream fare with the high screen-count and Vintage’s general booking style, but you would think Mann would have continued to get new movies through this week in that case, as they did with every Regency-takeover venue.
Now here’s an idea nobody talks about: what if they kept the Twin side only and ran indies? That’d be interesting.
I put an e-mail in to Lance Alspaugh, as there is no information online about the takeover. Could it just be month-to-month until a nightclub deal is approved by the city? Hope not.
AMC has now said they never authorized participation.
Amazing news! I am told Vintage Cinemas (who run the Vista and Los Feliz) are saving the theater for now!
It’s a no-brainer: the Vista.
AVATAR 3D got great reviews from Dome viewers… wonder if something has changed since then. I never thought it was a good place to put 3D. Then again, I heard a lot of complaints about the presentation SUPER 8 there, too, so perhaps there is just something up in the booth.
They really went all out with the murals ala the Majestic (ermm… Bigfoot) Crest. http://www.ecoronado.com/profiles/blogs/step-inside-the-finished
EDIT: Got confirmation that Thursday will be the last day, as originally announced. I have a few pictures of the original 8 side (some posted here), so I am going to go take pictures of the twin… MR. POPPER’S PENGUINS and THOR will be the two that play there, so if anyone wants to go see one of the other 8, then we can have both sides covered.
Mann just added times taking it through Thursday (before, Sunday was the last day published). Think this only a four-day stay of execution? If it were going to last longer, they would presumably be getting “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” on Wednesday, which they are not.
They are, but they will close for good at the end of July. Now that they are back to running film, all Scope shows are cropped… and there is a sizable tear in Screen 4… Flower Hill was never a nice theater, but it’s excruciating nowadays.
Yes, it’s confirmed: the Village now has midnight tickets on sale for 3D. Luckily, the Vista will be 2D.
Too bad it’ll almost certainly be in 3D at Grauman’s…
That is incorrect, CSWalczak. As I wrote above, Cinépolis will take over the site as their first U.S. location in July. Here are the details: http://www.nctimes.com/business/article_205b68e1-1a37-585c-81f7-a24fef644d40.html
It was sad to see AMC give the two largest auditoriums the ETX and LieMax treatments… Despite being top-masked, they were always GREAT screens to watch movies on. (Now, you’ll have to fork over a hefty premium.) The slightly-smaller neighboring two houses remain very nice, but don’t have quite the same wow factor. The rest of the complex has pretty crappy, small auditorium design (most houses aren’t even 200 seats, I don’t think), but somehow it avoids the ‘bulky megaplex’ feel that so many less elegantly-built Edwards of the same period are plagued by.
Looks like it closed yesterday… and I didn’t even notice! I really would have liked to go see it off, but I wasn’t vigilant enough to check Fandango. :(
It’s only expensive if you go during the day. $3 to park after 6 p.m.
Is that for Grauman’s alone, or Grauman’s + the 6?
Regency is taking over the theater on Friday… The disintegration of Mann Theaters continues… http://regencymovies.com/main.php?theaterId=32
The seats are numbered, so that wouldn’t be very difficult to do. But the Chinese so rarely sells out any more that it’s probably more of an annoyance than anything else (provided they don’t step up their bookings).