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Doubt it would be AMC or Regal. AMC is only interested in building big megaplexes they can later tear down and re-build. Regal has the downtown complex they are showcasing. Honestly, we will not know until it happens. Whoever it is, they are probably coming into Westwood with some kind of plan for the future.
Actually, I sometimes frequent these theatres because they do have comfy seats and they were never really crowded.
Mann’s month to month for the National lasted 8 months. But if Rave is negotating with the owners, Mann’s involvement may not be that long. It will be interesting to see how this all plays out. I’m feeling better that these theatres will stay around and hope it will be for a indefinate amount of time.
Now, something has to be done about the Chinese.
I saw that on Movietickets thing for the tour. Maybe they are going to stop showing films all together. ALL of next week’s new releases (March 12)Green Zone, She’s Out of My League, Remember Me and Our Family Wedding are opening at Arclight (tix for Midnight Shows now on sale). The Chinese has not had a new booking since January 15th with The Book of Eli. Seems funny they would start a Facebook page indeed.
I have not been to this theatre or the Sherman Oaks theatres. But I would imagine converted Arclight is not up to parr with “Hollywood” standards. Arclight Hollywood is a superbly designed complex. I am not a fan of multiplexes, but the Archlight Hollywood is the except to my rule. Each auditorium is flawless in design, with high ceilings, and great sightlines from wherever you sit. I’m never uncomforatable and yet to have a bad experience at Arclight Hollywood.
Ed, It sounds good to me. I will not believe it to be a joke.
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Mann Theatre Ads for September 29, October 6 and October 13, 1976. Both Santa Monica and Westwood.
Mann has a Facebook page now. You can access it on thier main website page. I just posted a bit of my displeasure of them on thier Facebook wall.
Yes. I miss the Picwood and the Plitt Century Plaza also. They were theatres I also frequented. The Main “Large” Plitt theatre was probably one of the most comfortable theatres in Los Angeles. The sightlines were fantastic in whatever seat you sat in.
It is sad, only because we will never have anything remotely like it again. When I was a young teenager I was truly taken by the National. There was no other theatre like it in L.A. It had its own style that was never replicated.
It still saddens me when I pass by and still see an empty lot. What was the urgency to pull it down. We could have had more enjoyment out of it for the past 2 years.
Has anything been planned for the vacant Festival space?
But Rave could revialize the once planned multiplex behind the Bruin Mann was considering years back. It would have to be a plan for the future.
RAVE would be great. They seem to be serious about getting into L.A. exhibition. From the sound of it, the have taken a real interest in the Beverly Center. The Village and Bruin could be thier flagship theatres.
The owners of these vacant businesses need to apply incentives to get vendors in them. I think the problem with Westwood is that it is not fun to visit any longer. There was a time when you went there to shop, eat, and see a film. Now that is The Grove, 3rd St Promenade, etc. When I go now, it is pretty much timed to just see a movie. There is noting else to do there other than that these days. And the number of theatres is drastically dwindling. I doubt Landmark will renew the Regent lease when it comes up renewal.
Glad to hear that the business was brisk for Shutter Island at the Village. I’m planning a visit this Sunday to see it. Did not know Chiliâ€™s was gone. Someone needs to step in and resuscitate Westwood. Then there would be no issue in keeping these theatres open. I think in order to survive, the Village needs to be anchor for a new nearby multiplex to keep films in strong rotation. Something similar to the Cinerama Dome and once upon a time the Chinese.
I hope it is true that someone is taking over after March. Hopefully someone will also take interest in Westwood itself. It is hard to imagine Mann Theatres not being part of Westwood or L.A. for that matter. I grew up going to thier theatres and like I said was my very first job.
I think it is obvious at this point that Mann does not care. They are slow closing shop all over Southern California. I’m curious to see if someone is getting ready to take over the lease, and they are just coasting.
I really do not see AMC, it is not thier style. I’m hoping some of the rumors are true. The Village really has a place in my heart, it was my first job back in 1980. Not to mention it is still the best screen to see a film in L.A., I like it over the Chinese and the Cinerama Dome. The thought of these theatres going dark sickens me. Muvico and Rave seem hungry to get thier foot in the door in SoCal and would put effort into them, so I’m hoping.
I’ve only known them as Mann theatres. Mann and Westwood have always been hand in hand. I still feel Westwood could get reborn and it would take someone with forsight to see what they can be later on. I’m keeping my fingers crossed.
Doesn’t make a difference to me. But Mann has pretty much been Digital for everything they have booked at the Village over the past few years or so. It makes me think they removed the projectors as a sign that they are indeed winding down.
I am guessing we are nearing the end for the Village and Bruin? Shutter Island opened today at the Village without a Digital Presentation, so I guess they removed the projectors. While the premiere of Hot Tub Time Machine at the Bruin which was scheduled for March, has been removed from the Mann site. I thought we would hear something about their future by now, but it looks like they will just go dark and stay that way. Pretty much more empty spaces in the once thriving Westwood.
Looking at the lack of enthusiasm Mann is giving the Chinese, they really are indicating they do not care any longer. Sad, these were always my favorite theatres.
Probably the next big film they will get will be Clash of the Titans, with DBOX at the Chinese 6.
Well, The Chinese is not getting Cop Out, Arclight has tickets for sale already for it. The Chinese will go through the entire month of February without a major release. Amazing.