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Danny Baldwin commented about Five Star Cinema Glendale on Jun 25, 2011 at 9:30 pm

EDIT: Got confirmation that Thursday will be the last day, as originally announced. I have a few pictures of the original 8 side (some posted here), so I am going to go take pictures of the twin… MR. POPPER’S PENGUINS and THOR will be the two that play there, so if anyone wants to go see one of the other 8, then we can have both sides covered.

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Danny Baldwin commented about Five Star Cinema Glendale on Jun 25, 2011 at 7:46 pm

Mann just added times taking it through Thursday (before, Sunday was the last day published). Think this only a four-day stay of execution? If it were going to last longer, they would presumably be getting “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” on Wednesday, which they are not.

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Danny Baldwin commented about Five Star Cinema Glendale on Jun 21, 2011 at 1:51 pm

Closes Sunday.

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Danny Baldwin commented about Cinepolis Luxury Cinemas - Del Mar on Jun 15, 2011 at 11:05 pm

They are, but they will close for good at the end of July. Now that they are back to running film, all Scope shows are cropped… and there is a sizable tear in Screen 4… Flower Hill was never a nice theater, but it’s excruciating nowadays.

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Danny Baldwin commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Jun 15, 2011 at 3:53 pm

Yes, it’s confirmed: the Village now has midnight tickets on sale for 3D. Luckily, the Vista will be 2D.

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Danny Baldwin commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Jun 15, 2011 at 2:55 pm

Too bad it’ll almost certainly be in 3D at Grauman’s…

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Danny Baldwin commented about Cinepolis Luxury Cinemas - Del Mar on Jun 14, 2011 at 10:39 pm

That is incorrect, CSWalczak. As I wrote above, Cinépolis will take over the site as their first U.S. location in July. Here are the details: http://www.nctimes.com/business/article_205b68e1-1a37-585c-81f7-a24fef644d40.html

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Danny Baldwin commented about AMC 30 at the Block on Jun 14, 2011 at 10:32 pm

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.

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Danny Baldwin commented about Edwards Atlantic Palace 10 on Jun 13, 2011 at 11:16 pm

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. :(

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Danny Baldwin commented about Regency Village Theatre on Jun 11, 2011 at 4:32 pm

It’s only expensive if you go during the day. $3 to park after 6 p.m.

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Danny Baldwin commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Jun 8, 2011 at 9:27 pm

Is that for Grauman’s alone, or Grauman’s + the 6?

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Danny Baldwin commented about Regency Plant 16 Theatres on Jun 7, 2011 at 7:50 pm

Regency is taking over the theater on Friday… The disintegration of Mann Theaters continues… http://regencymovies.com/main.php?theaterId=32

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Danny Baldwin commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Jun 5, 2011 at 6:27 pm

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).

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Danny Baldwin commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Jun 3, 2011 at 8:36 pm

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.

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Danny Baldwin commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Jun 3, 2011 at 9:13 am

Reading Cinemas allowed patrons to use Pacific passes for the locations they took over for nearly a YEAR.

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Danny Baldwin commented about UltraStar closes three southern California operations on May 27, 2011 at 9:12 pm

This is somewhat misleading — La Costa and Del Mar are being remodeled / turned into luxury concepts by Cinépolis.

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Danny Baldwin commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on May 24, 2011 at 9:14 pm

They are getting X-MEN instead.

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Danny Baldwin commented about La Paloma Theatre on May 12, 2011 at 9:53 pm

Yep, that is indeed the story.

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Danny Baldwin commented about Cinepolis Luxury Cinemas - Del Mar on May 12, 2011 at 7:16 pm

NC Times story confirms UltraStar has bailed on the remodel and handed it off to an unnamed chain (which my sources say is Cinépolis)… 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.

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Danny Baldwin commented about AMC La Jolla 12 on May 10, 2011 at 7:13 pm

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.

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Danny Baldwin commented about Cinerama Dome and ArcLight Cinemas on May 9, 2011 at 2:21 pm

How is it different than IMAX 3D in terms of “overkill”?

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Danny Baldwin commented about Cinepolis Luxury Cinemas - La Costa on May 5, 2011 at 8:06 pm

Yep, confirmed it will be a 21+ food/drink concept: http://bit.ly/kWvOU7 Will be interesting to see what they do.

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Danny Baldwin commented about Cinepolis Luxury Cinemas - La Costa on May 1, 2011 at 10:55 am

I think I’ve got it now… As many of you know, Cinépolis 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.

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Danny Baldwin commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Apr 29, 2011 at 5:30 pm

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.

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Danny Baldwin commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Apr 28, 2011 at 5:52 pm

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…