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It was sad to see AMC give the two largest auditoriums the ETX and LieMax treatments… Despite being top-masked, they were always GREAT screens to watch movies on. (Now, you’ll have to fork over a hefty premium.) The slightly-smaller neighboring two houses remain very nice, but don’t have quite the same wow factor. The rest of the complex has pretty crappy, small auditorium design (most houses aren’t even 200 seats, I don’t think), but somehow it avoids the ‘bulky megaplex’ feel that so many less elegantly-built Edwards of the same period are plagued by.
Looks like it closed yesterday… and I didn’t even notice! I really would have liked to go see it off, but I wasn’t vigilant enough to check Fandango. :(
It’s only expensive if you go during the day. $3 to park after 6 p.m.
Is that for Grauman’s alone, or Grauman’s + the 6?
Regency is taking over the theater on Friday… The disintegration of Mann Theaters continues… http://regencymovies.com/main.php?theaterId=32
The seats are numbered, so that wouldn’t be very difficult to do. But the Chinese so rarely sells out any more that it’s probably more of an annoyance than anything else (provided they don’t step up their bookings).
AMC box offices basically have a binder full of pictures of acceptable passes, and often employees either don’t know it exists or can’t use their judgment to match the passes.
Reading Cinemas allowed patrons to use Pacific passes for the locations they took over for nearly a YEAR.
This is somewhat misleading — La Costa and Del Mar are being remodeled / turned into luxury concepts by Cinépolis.
They are getting X-MEN instead.
Yep, that is indeed the story.
NC Times story confirms UltraStar has bailed on the remodel and handed it off to an unnamed chain (which my sources say is CinÃ©polis)… just like they recently did with the La Costa 6. Seems doubtful it will reopen for summer when you drive by, and considering that the exhib has decided to remain anonymous for now.
Rumored to be undergoing a remodel at yet-to-be-determined date, according to the Cinema Society, which has changed venues as a result. Fork and Screen, maybe? Eliminating all or part of the Theater 10-12 corridor for a kitchen would work, although the back of the concession stand is pretty big already. They applied for a liquor license several months back.
How is it different than IMAX 3D in terms of “overkill”?
Yep, confirmed it will be a 21+ food/drink concept: http://bit.ly/kWvOU7 Will be interesting to see what they do.
I think I’ve got it now… As many of you know, CinÃ©polis has a luxury concept in Mexico… It would make sense, given the upscale mall, that they would do a similar U.S. version a la Gold Class with $25 tickets and alcohol service.
Did you read another article, or is this further speculation? Even though the deal closes in three weeks, the likelihood that they would just shut it down right away is close to nothing, IMO.
I think that’s being WAY cynical. A lot of people would have a lot to say about eliminating what is perhaps the most iconic symbol of Hollywood after to the sign…
Mark, what I meant was move it on a permanent basis. It would make more sense to be in the Village, given I’m sure there are 3D premieres they’d want there.
The Village used to have a digital projector with REAL D in the Mann days. Last movie to be seen that way, IIRC, was “The Final Destination.”
It is listed as Harry Potter 3D… wonder if that means they’ll be installing a new digital projector in the Village, or maybe moving the Bruin’s.
I am now being told that CinÃ©polis will be the new exhibitor… in what would appear their first U.S. location!?!? Will it be a Spanish subbed/dubbed site? While there are plenty of Spanish-speakers in the area, the mall is such an upscale / elderly Caucasian type of place that that would be weird. But it might just work.
I have just been informed that UltraStar has given the location up (YES!!!). A new, unidentified company plans to come in and remodel. No details on the timeline. Who will it be? With pushes for a new theater in the former Home Depot Expo lot not five miles away, one wonders if the La Costa 6 will become an indie theater or perhaps a discount house under a Starplex-like operator.
Last day is June 30, according to this article. It may become a night-club. View link
A shame — one of the better older multiplexes, the bulk of them THX certified.
The Chinese is getting FOUR new movies this weekend! Too bad they are THE RITE, THE MECHANIC, FROM PRADA TO NADA, and IP MAN II, but these should at least get SOME attendance (especially THE RITE in Grauman’s).
This has several pictures of the completely rundown theater inside before renovations: View link