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Danny Baldwin commented about Galaxy Glendale Marketplace on Aug 12, 2011 at 8:37 pm

Why are you posting this incorrect information about both Glendale theaters, ajtarantex? This and the 10 are both still open, with new movies.

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Danny Baldwin commented about Five Star Cinema Glendale on Aug 12, 2011 at 8:35 pm

Not true… They have times up for today with new movies… http://www.movietickets.com/house_detail.asp?house_id=1404

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Danny Baldwin commented about SIFF Cinema Uptown on Aug 6, 2011 at 6:14 pm

SIFF has acquired the lease for the next five years and will re-open the place as an arthouse on Oct 21: http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/movies/2015841004_siff07.html?prmid=head_more

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Danny Baldwin commented about Cinepolis Luxury Cinemas - Del Mar on Jul 19, 2011 at 5:51 pm

Supposedly opens Friday, but the PR moron Cinépolis hired is making it seem REALLY bleak already… First, their job posting on Craigslist looking for employees was littered with misspellings and poor punctuation; I’m sure serious candidates gave a second thought to applying. Second, they got the opening day wrong (said Wednesday instead of Friday) on Facebook/Twitter and still haven’t put up a website, general information (including prices), showtimes… And to top it all off, what is the woman posting on the Facebook? “‎"LIKE” this if you have seen Burlesque?“ with a YouTube link to the trailer… SERIOUSLY?

For a supposed luxury concept that used online reserved ticketing as a selling-point in previous press releases, this ain’t lookin' great, but I’m holding out hope. I know this is their first U.S. location so some initial problems are to be expected, but if you’re looking to bill yourself as luxury, you have to act that way. Kinda hoping this is all intentional to draw light opening crowds so they can have some time to practice the food service… there was supposedly a trial run on Sunday, but no word on how it went…

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Danny Baldwin commented about Five Star Cinema Glendale on Jul 6, 2011 at 2:30 pm

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.

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Danny Baldwin commented about Five Star Cinema Glendale on Jul 6, 2011 at 1:00 pm

Vintage.

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Danny Baldwin commented about Five Star Cinema Glendale on Jul 5, 2011 at 8:48 pm

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).

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Danny Baldwin commented about Five Star Cinema Glendale on Jul 3, 2011 at 12:25 pm

Showtimes for the 10 now available on the phone line. It lives on.

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Danny Baldwin commented about Five Star Cinema Glendale on Jul 2, 2011 at 6:52 pm

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.

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Danny Baldwin commented about Five Star Cinema Glendale on Jun 30, 2011 at 1:49 pm

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.

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Danny Baldwin commented about Five Star Cinema Glendale on Jun 30, 2011 at 1:42 pm

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.

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Danny Baldwin commented about MoviePass Offers Unlimited Movies for $50 (Updated) on Jun 30, 2011 at 1:39 pm

AMC has now said they never authorized participation.

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Danny Baldwin commented about Five Star Cinema Glendale on Jun 30, 2011 at 12:35 pm

Amazing news! I am told Vintage Cinemas (who run the Vista and Los Feliz) are saving the theater for now!

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Danny Baldwin commented about Cinerama Dome and ArcLight Cinemas on Jun 29, 2011 at 2:41 pm

It’s a no-brainer: the Vista.

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Danny Baldwin commented about Cinerama Dome and ArcLight Cinemas on Jun 29, 2011 at 12:40 pm

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.

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Danny Baldwin commented about Village Theatre on Jun 27, 2011 at 7:26 pm

They really went all out with the murals ala the Majestic (ermm… Bigfoot) Crest. http://www.ecoronado.com/profiles/blogs/step-inside-the-finished

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Danny Baldwin commented about Five Star Cinema Glendale on Jun 25, 2011 at 6:30 pm

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.

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Danny Baldwin commented about Five Star Cinema Glendale on Jun 25, 2011 at 4:46 pm

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.

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Danny Baldwin commented about Five Star Cinema Glendale on Jun 21, 2011 at 10:51 am

Closes Sunday.

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Danny Baldwin commented about Cinepolis Luxury Cinemas - Del Mar on Jun 15, 2011 at 8:05 pm

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.

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Danny Baldwin commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Jun 15, 2011 at 12:53 pm

Yes, it’s confirmed: the Village now has midnight tickets on sale for 3D. Luckily, the Vista will be 2D.

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Danny Baldwin commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Jun 15, 2011 at 11:55 am

Too bad it’ll almost certainly be in 3D at Grauman’s…

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Danny Baldwin commented about Cinepolis Luxury Cinemas - Del Mar on Jun 14, 2011 at 7:39 pm

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

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Danny Baldwin commented about AMC 30 at the Block on Jun 14, 2011 at 7:32 pm

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.

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Danny Baldwin commented about Edwards Atlantic Palace 10 on Jun 13, 2011 at 8:16 pm

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. :(