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Very nice. I wish there were photos out there of the auditoriums after the split. That would bring back memories.
People have to remember the El Cap is also a tourist destination…
Mann got rid of the Criterion in Santa Monica as well which wasn’t a loser at all, but something must have been up for renewal and they opted not to continue. Truly shows they are slowly closing down by letting things fall away as they leases are up etc. The whole chain must not have been attractive enough to unloaded as a whole to another exhibitor.
Does anyone know if the theatre is turn-key or did AMC take all the equipment with them?
Does anyone know if the theatre is turn-key or did AMC take the equipment?
Sad. Was a great theatre.
My last film at the Vista was “There will be Blood” and presentation and sound were flawless and comparable to the Chinese and Arclight.
I would have to say that 95 percent of my movie-going experiences at this and other theatres are just fine. When it is not it is usually at some American Pie type film that attracts teens who feel the need to augment the film by pointing their laser pointers at on-screen cleavage. My biggest problems with movie going: crowds and parking. My other biggest problem is that we have a 2 year old and have no time to go to the movies. Ah Netflix…
That being said I think you two should stop your argument on this forum because it is getting more annoying than those dang Facebooking iPhone totin' teens.
Would make a great Landmark Theatre. Or… Regency, want to move into Seattle?
Would make a great Landmark Theatre.
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…