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I can’t wait for April 1st. People are going to see who is operating the theatre on April 2nd and wonder “It’s this some kind of April Fools joke?” To which it will not be. But that’s all I can say at the moment.
Oh, what fond memories I have of the Marketplace 6. All throughout junior high, my friends and I had a weekly ritual of biking over to the Marketplace, filling our jackets with sodas and candy from the Food and Drug store on the other end of the shopping center, buying a ticket for one movie and then sneaking in to one or two other movies before going home. Being able to see movies in the #1 house was always a treat.
Actually, the space now occupied by the “newer” half of the complex was other shops and, for a wonderful time from the late 1970s to mid 1980s, an arcade. The Marie Callender’s was farther down at one of the ends of the shopping center, and is currently a Kamal Palace Cuisine of India restaurant.
Thank you, Chris. Glad you enjoyed it.
It may be time to stick a fork in it. A call to the theatre’s recording line comes up with a “this number has been disconnected or is no longer in service” automated message.
A theatre will have posters in the lobby up to the day it closes, and the status of posters in the lobby should never be used as an indicator of how long a theatre might still stay open.
Also, for Brad… Mann did not keep the National open once their lease expired. The people who operate the old Mann Culver Plaza took over the National on that month to month lease between May and October 2007, when it closed for good.
Closed for the next nine days, for repairs due to the recent rains in Los Angeles. I wonder if the owner will use this as the excuse to kick everyone out and start turning the building into condos.
I love how information Mr. Chavez has posted numerous times for free on the Crest page here on CT now is going to cost a minimum of $30 to read. Does Mr. Chavez also own LoopNet?
Anyway, as much as I love the Crest, the theatre just doesn’t draw squat in customers. But then, the whole of Westwood doesn’t draw squat in customers.
I don’t know if anyone saw, but we installed a Real D system this week, and will be presenting UP in a limited return 3D engagement this coming Friday.
Horror aficionados should be happy to hear we are scheduled to present all of the After Dark “8 Films to Die For” Horrorfest movies this year in digital projection, starting January 29th. But if you haven’t seen The Hurt Locker yet, this the time to see it, as it is back in our digital house, looking and sounding amazing. Make sure to sit in the balcony, as the sound up there is amazing.
We installed a digital projector in house #2 yesterday (the smaller of the two big houses upstairs with balcony seating). We’ll be playing Hurt Locker in DLP until Thursday night and then New Moon will be in DLP starting Friday.
This Friday, we’ll be opening Where the Wild Things Are in our main house (450+ seats, 40ft screen, balcony seating), Couples Retreat in Theatre 2 (275+ seats and balcony seating) and The Box (in our largest auditorium on the main floor). Plus we’ll be keeping some really great movies including Black Dynamite, which is an absolute must see.
Grauman’s Chinese is not getting Avatar. Sherlock Holmes has been booked for the theatre for Christmas Day for quite a while now.
“America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again.”
Such is the fate of the Capitola Theatre.
My wife, who grew up in San Jose, has no idea of what the Capitola Theatre was or how much it meant to many of us who lived in Santa Cruz for any amount of time while the theatre was open. It matters not that I only remember some of the movies I saw at the theatre during my high school and young adult years. The theatre was a great place to enjoy a communal experience with friends and family, and could have continued to be in the hands of the right person. But the time for that to happen would have been in 1995, when Ms. Jacobs sold the theatre, not 2009.
Its time has passed, but my memories will remain for many a year, thanks in part to Cinema Treasures.
And if someone at CT can fix the name and link to the theatre’s website at the top of the page (it should be beverlycenter13 and not beverleycenter13), that’d be awesome. Thank you.
And Fame is opening at the Beverly Center tomorrow, along with Pandorum, Love Happens, I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell, Moon and From Mexico With Love.
First off… Mann does not use Fandango for showtimes and tickets. They use Movietickets, and on Movietickets, you could clearly see they are playing Pandorum. Also going to Mann’s website would have led you to their listing on Movietickets.
Second, the number listed on Fandango is not a recording line, and the only people who are going to be at the theatre at 7:06 AM are the janitors cleaning up the theatre. They don’t answer the phones, even if they are close enough to a phone to do so.
Third, the Chinese is booked through the rest of the year. And as much as I don’t like Guy Ritchie movies in general, I can’t wait to see Sherlock Holmes at the Chinese.
Also, the current total seating at the Beverly Center is 1653.
The Beverly Center 13 has its own web site at http://www.beverlycenter13.com
Until they knock the wall down that makes it a twin, I’ll pass.
One of the best operated and programmed arthouse cinemas in America. Kudos to Jim and his team, and here’s hoping to forty more years!
“I’ll go back to seeing films at the Chinese when they restore the original box office and get rid of the impersonators.”
Well, there’s nothing the Chinese people can do about the impersonators, as long as they are not on the property itself. They usually stick to the public sidewalk, making it impossible for the Chinese to do anything about it.
As for the original box office… I would suggest Dublinboyo take a look at this (http://thegreatgeekmanual.com/images/geekhistory/may/sid-graumans-chinese-theatre.jpg) and this (http://helios.library.ca.gov/soca/mott-merge/1992-1947.jpg), two pictures of the Chinese forecourt from the late 1920s. Hopefully, Dublinboyo will notice there is no box office in the forecourt. That’s because the forecourt box office was added sometime in the 1940s, nearly 20 years after the theatre opened. The forecourt today is as close to the original forecourt setup as possible.
Don’t always believe everything you read in the newspaper or online.
It’s always fun to see the speculation before the truth comes out.
Does it matter to the author of the article that Chariots of Fire was not produced by any Hollywood studio, but wholly financed and produced by British companies Enigma Productions (David Puttnam), Allied Stars Ltd. and Goldcrest Films International? Or that Local Hero was also not produced by any Hollywood studio, but wholly financed and produced by British companies Enigma Productions (again!), Celandine Films and Goldcrest Films International (again!)?
To say Hollywood wouldn’t make these films now is disingenuous, as they didn’t make them in the first place.