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I wonder if the Crest’s installation of 3D could knock the Regent out of being Westwood’s usual Disney venue. Regent has been playing some art stuff lately, though I think move-overs from The Landmark.
Santa Monica doesn’t have enough parking as is. Those structures fill up on the weekends.
Sacrificing a parking structure in Santa Monica is a bad idea.
Anyone know the seat count of the II of III?
Wouldn’t the Avco make a great Regency bargain theatre? What with the Fairfax and Beverly Center gone?
I think Landmark books edgier films at the Nuart than The Landmark. Indeed it seems they know the significance and prestige of the theatre in Los Angeles. I bet they won’t keep the Regent too much longer. That theatre might be better suited to go to Regency and be a moveover house again for the village and Bruin.
BradE41: I agree that the Disney/Regent bookings never seemed right, especially since Landmark did a very art-house remodel on the place when they took it over (old foreign film posters etc). However when you state that Tron in 3D is a perfect fit for the Crest’s screen: I have never found the Crest’s screen to be that big, and it never seemed to have proper masking for scope films.
I would see a film at the Avco any day over the Grove.
Its on IMDB showtimes
4 New Movies this coming week: Lottery Ticket at Grauman’s. Piranha 3D, Vampires Suck (2 screens) and Nanny McPhee Returns at the 6. Film Fest must only be on 2 screens
I do wonder however if the locals prefer avoiding all the tourists at the Chinese and the Hollywood & Highland complex where the Chinese 6 is located, and if that plays into the fact that most of the desired releases being booked at the Arclight. Is there a prestige factor involved in a studio putting a film at the Arclight, where industry people seem to prefer going to the movies?
The problem is Paramount and WB would rather have their films at Arclight…
I wonder if it still has equipment…
Wonder if Regency is interested in the Festival to broaden their booking power in Westwood…
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.
3 up, 3 down. Downstairs all stadium. Upstairs all slope.
AMC might want it to keep any other operators out.
Edward: Jeff Arellano is trying to get ahold of you on CInematour. He wants to come photograph/document the theater.
BTW Edward: Sorry your cinema is closing but kudos for trying to make the Beverly Center step it up a notch.
Edward, try to take photos of each auditorium with the house lights on. There’s a few I have not seen…
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!
Hopefully Edward havens or somebody will go through and take photos of all the auditoriums, booths etc and send them to Cinematour.
Joe, do we know if there is a third theatre out there with this design?
Thank Goodness. Otherwise the attendance would have kept looking like CWalczak’s picture above.
Sorry Don, it does have a curve to it.
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.