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markinthedark commented about Mann Festival Theater on Mar 2, 2010 at 2:44 pm

I hope so. Indeed the balcony was a nice place to see a film, aside from the Cineplex Odeon color scheme and marble tile. Something should also be done about the ceiling in the place as well. If my memory serves it looks like sagging pieces of 4 x 8 cork board painted Cineplex grey.

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markinthedark commented about Regency Bruin Theatre on Mar 2, 2010 at 2:40 pm

There’s been obvious hints on the Village’s page about who will be taking over that theatre lease. Will the same people take over the Bruin’s lease?

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markinthedark commented about Regency Village Theatre on Feb 22, 2010 at 12:22 pm

I was about to ask the same question.

I hope that an ambitious exhibitor like Regency or Rave picks the Village and the Bruin up. I have no hopes for Pacific as they abandoned the Crest several years ago or Landmark as they seem to be abandoning or neglecting older theaters with the The Landmark nearby.

Laemmle?

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markinthedark commented about Regency Village Theatre on Feb 19, 2010 at 4:55 pm

The Seattle Cinerama, but they just program and run it. Paul Allen restored and owns it. The arrangement was made under General Cinema.

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markinthedark commented about Everett's Puget Park Drive-In shuttered on Feb 8, 2010 at 3:46 pm

I hope somebody can rescue some old SRO policy trailers and post them on YouTube. That would bring back some childhood memories!

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markinthedark commented about Regency Village Theatre on Feb 8, 2010 at 9:01 am

Edward, I think Brad is right. I was there on the final night Mann operated it and they were on a month to month at that point. Mann was supposed to have shuttered it earlier than they did. The other operators continued the month to month operation until it closed permanently.

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markinthedark commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Jan 2, 2010 at 2:11 pm

Brad, how was the crowd?

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markinthedark commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Dec 18, 2009 at 4:52 pm

Ninja Assassins is entering its 4th (!) week at Grauman’s. Chinese 6 has: 2012, The Blind Side, Brothers, Fantastic Mr Fox, The Hurt Locker, The Road and New Moon – ALL ARE 2ND RUN MOVE-OVERS FROM THE ARCLIGHT!! And all they are getting is Sherlock Holmes and torturous Chipmunk sequel? Ugh…..

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markinthedark commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Dec 18, 2009 at 2:01 pm

On the Arclightwebsite it is listed in the “On Sale Soon” section. That could also mean it is opening at the Sherman Oaks location and not Hollywood.

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markinthedark commented about El Capitan Theatre on Dec 6, 2009 at 7:07 pm

Very surprising. They will be holding Christmas Carol for quite a while.

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markinthedark commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Nov 20, 2009 at 8:35 am

I guess the Chinese and Arclight could not share the film like they did with the last Terminator film.

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markinthedark commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Nov 18, 2009 at 9:05 am

Well, good to know they are actually getting something that should do decent business.

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markinthedark commented about AMC Pacific Place 11 on Nov 17, 2009 at 5:01 pm

Is it just me or does this theatre seem to be getting lousy bookings these days compared with Regal’s Meridian down the street.

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markinthedark commented about Pacific 1-2-3 on Nov 17, 2009 at 4:58 pm

If this theatre were ever restored I would have mixed emotions because I love the 60’s/70’s era widescreen redo of the main floor auditorium.

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markinthedark commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Nov 17, 2009 at 4:52 pm

The Arclight has no showtimes for Avatar 3-D at the Hollywood location on Dec. 18th, only the Sherman Oaks location. This normally means that the Chinese complex would be getting it. I do know that Fox hosted a screening of Avatar footage for Exhibs recently at the Chinese to promote the 3-D format. Does this mean the Chinese will be getting the film when it is released?

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markinthedark commented about Beverly Center 13 Cinemas on Aug 28, 2009 at 6:21 pm

Called their number and they say “we need more time to get the theatre ready, call back Wednesday.” I can only imagine.

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markinthedark commented about Beverly Center 13 Cinemas on Aug 28, 2009 at 6:07 pm

Well, the big day is here. Did it open?

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markinthedark commented about Grauman's Chinese for sale on Aug 15, 2009 at 9:04 pm

I still think Pacific should acquire the Chinese (and the rest of Mann’s properties. Then they could book films at the Arclight and Chinese (perhaps even the same film if demand calls for it).

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markinthedark commented about Regency Village Theatre on Aug 14, 2009 at 11:43 am

Landmark books mostly Disney fare at the Regent, sneaking in the occasional arthouse film if the Disney has nothing to provide. Crest does to some arthouse but seems to get mostly scraps (although lately they had The Hurt Locker and now Julie and Julia which is doing well. Both theatres seem to have had a reduced number of showtimes often only doing a 9-10 show on weekends and having the first matinee in the 1:30 – 2:30 range.

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markinthedark commented about Beverly Center 13 Cinemas on Aug 10, 2009 at 2:18 pm

looks like some words are missing. Also what is an RMP?

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markinthedark commented about Fairfax Cinemas on Aug 8, 2009 at 5:12 pm

Would be sad to lose the Fairfax.

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markinthedark commented about Beverly Center 13 Cinemas on Aug 8, 2009 at 5:10 pm

Wonder who the new operator will be. It should go truly discount. Last time I was there Mann had the price mid-range (for Los Angeles) at $9.75.

I felt that a major operator (say Pacific) should have taken over the theatre, gutted it, and rebuilt. Pacific could have played the same films there as the Grove, offering people an option.

Personally I wish Mann would sell its remaining operations and leases to Pacific. Mann does seem to be slowly shutting down.

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markinthedark commented about Mann Festival closes on Aug 3, 2009 at 9:42 am

Big bummer. Not quite the loss that the National was but another but another symbolic step in the wrong direction.

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markinthedark commented about Mann Festival Theater on Aug 1, 2009 at 10:59 pm

LA times reports Mann will not renew leases on Westwood’s Village and Bruin:
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markinthedark commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Jul 22, 2009 at 3:27 pm

correct. really there should be 2 separate listings: 1 for Grauman’s Chinese and the other for Chinese 6