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markinthedark commented about Crest Theatre on Oct 11, 2010 at 2:43 pm

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.

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markinthedark commented about Crest Theatre on Oct 4, 2010 at 9:53 am

Santa Monica doesn’t have enough parking as is. Those structures fill up on the weekends.

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markinthedark commented about Crest Theatre on Oct 3, 2010 at 11:03 pm

Sacrificing a parking structure in Santa Monica is a bad idea.

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markinthedark commented about Egyptian Theatre on Sep 29, 2010 at 2:31 pm

Anyone know the seat count of the II of III?

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markinthedark commented about iPic Westwood on Sep 28, 2010 at 4:45 pm

Wouldn’t the Avco make a great Regency bargain theatre? What with the Fairfax and Beverly Center gone?

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markinthedark commented about Nuart Theatre on Sep 28, 2010 at 4:08 pm

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.

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markinthedark commented about Crest Theatre on Sep 28, 2010 at 3:58 pm

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.

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markinthedark commented about iPic Westwood on Sep 28, 2010 at 3:41 pm

I would see a film at the Avco any day over the Grove.

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markinthedark commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Aug 18, 2010 at 4:57 pm

Its on IMDB showtimes

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markinthedark commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Aug 18, 2010 at 4:48 pm

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

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markinthedark commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Jul 21, 2010 at 10:08 am

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?

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markinthedark commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Jul 20, 2010 at 12:41 pm

The problem is Paramount and WB would rather have their films at Arclight…

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markinthedark commented about Mann Festival Theater on Jul 2, 2010 at 2:21 pm

I wonder if it still has equipment…

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markinthedark commented about Mann Festival Theater on Jul 2, 2010 at 9:53 am

Wonder if Regency is interested in the Festival to broaden their booking power in Westwood…

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markinthedark commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Jun 26, 2010 at 10:09 am

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.

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markinthedark commented about AMC Criterion 6 on Jun 16, 2010 at 8:32 pm

3 up, 3 down. Downstairs all stadium. Upstairs all slope.

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markinthedark commented about AMC Criterion 6 on Jun 16, 2010 at 12:50 am

AMC might want it to keep any other operators out.

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markinthedark commented about Beverly Center 13 Cinemas on Jun 2, 2010 at 3:19 pm

Edward: Jeff Arellano is trying to get ahold of you on CInematour. He wants to come photograph/document the theater.

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BTW Edward: Sorry your cinema is closing but kudos for trying to make the Beverly Center step it up a notch.

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markinthedark commented about Beverly Center 13 Cinemas on Jun 1, 2010 at 9:38 pm

Edward, try to take photos of each auditorium with the house lights on. There’s a few I have not seen…

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markinthedark commented about Beverly Center 13 Cinemas on Jun 1, 2010 at 9:12 pm

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!

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markinthedark commented about Beverly Center 13 Cinemas on May 31, 2010 at 12:40 pm

Hopefully Edward havens or somebody will go through and take photos of all the auditoriums, booths etc and send them to Cinematour.

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markinthedark commented about Tacoma Mall Twin Theatre on Apr 18, 2010 at 2:52 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 8:10 am

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 15, 2010 at 7:32 pm

Sorry Don, it does have a curve to it.

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markinthedark commented about Regency Village Theatre on Mar 14, 2010 at 1:32 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.