Regency Village Theatre

961 Broxton Avenue,
Los Angeles, CA 90024

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William
William on March 4, 2010 at 5:01 pm

Laemmle running the Village, that’s funny.

BradE41
BradE41 on March 4, 2010 at 4:59 pm

I’m happy it is staying open for now. But the month to month makes it vulnerable opposed to someone taking over and be obligated to a lease. There a big films coming this spring and Summer and through the Fall. I would guess Mann will keep running it though the end of the year at least.

markinthedark
markinthedark on March 4, 2010 at 4:44 pm

I was kind of hoping for one of the first 3 choices above or Laemmle. If Mann is winding down I would just prefer they get it over with. Especially with the Chinese so I can actually see a movie I want to see there when I am in L.A. I think Book of Eli is must be on its 53rd week. Must be odd for those people on the tours to see the most famous movie house in the world completely empty.

BradE41
BradE41 on March 4, 2010 at 4:36 pm

You beat me to it Mark. The April Fool’s Joke is that Mann is going to continue to lease on a month to month.

Then suddenly close it?

markinthedark
markinthedark on March 4, 2010 at 4:29 pm

How about Mann on a month-by-month lease?

Edward Havens
Edward Havens on March 4, 2010 at 4:25 pm

Not Regency. Not Rave. Not Arclight/Pacific. And it’s not Regal, or AMC, or Landmark, or Cinemark, or Laemmle, or Muvico, or Krikorian, or Carmike, or Harkins, or Wehrenberg, or Gold Class, or UltraStar, or Marcus, or Kerasotes either.

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on March 4, 2010 at 3:34 pm

I’m dumb and blind (you NOTICED I was wearing glasses, right Ed?) so I will GLADLY continue speculating.

It’s either…

Regency (won’t be a shock – seeing as how someone connected to the family that owns them took over the National lease when Mann shut ‘em down.

Rave (because, legally, you have to yank our chain to protect company secrets…we know the hustle!).

Arclight (Arclight Westwood would blow a huge crater in the LA market! They’d singlehandedly crush AMC Century 15 and force Landmark to revert back to the snobby arthouse they were built to be. AND…the multiplex would be a ground up build!)

Edward Havens
Edward Havens on March 4, 2010 at 3:23 pm

The funny part is, someone has already spilled it in this thread in this thread a couple days ago, but everyone is still speculating.

BradE41
BradE41 on March 4, 2010 at 9:25 am

I am talking about the early – Mid 70’s when Westwood had shopping, eating and films. The 80’s things really exploded and it became too big for its britches. Westwood needs to get people interested in coming there again. I do agree about a new adjoining multiplex. The Arclight Cinemas pretty much saved the Cinerama Dome.

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on March 4, 2010 at 9:21 am

Hate to say it, but a return to the 70’s won’t cut it in this society. Gone are the days when folks will walk from theatre to theatre in any given neighborhood to see the latest flicks. They want everything under one roof. WE’LL still do it because we’re purists, but

The best option for whomever gets Village/Bruin is to negotiate building an adjoining multiplex attached to either theatre.

BradE41
BradE41 on March 4, 2010 at 8:42 am

Whoever takes over the leases will probably be locked into a 4 or 5 year commitment. It is premature to speculate, but I would imagine the talk of a new nearby multiplex is being brought back to the table. With the loss of the National, Festival, Plaza, Mann Westwood 4 Plex and United Artists they have the ‘Seats’ now for something new. The Village and Bruin could play a film for one to three weeks and move it over to the multiplex. Both theatres along with the Regent have the great location, they are essentially the heart of Westwood.

Westwood itself is really the problem, CPR needs to happen in order to get people back into movie theatres. It need to go back to the Westwood of the 70’s and not the MONSTER it became in the 80’s before it emploded. It is going to be interesting to see what goes down.

William
William on March 4, 2010 at 8:21 am

Remember those leases on those two theatres were very high. Whoever comes in must keep films going through there fast to keep business going. You can’t keep films in there over 4-8 weeks anymore. Some days if you are lucky your playing to 100 people or less. That does not pay the rent. Look at the last weeks of the National Theatre. There not going to raze the Village or the Bruin for a empty lot.

BradE41
BradE41 on March 4, 2010 at 5:58 am

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.

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on March 3, 2010 at 9:51 pm

Yeah, you didn’t imply it. I simply made an educated guess. Shoot me.

Heh…that must mean we’re either going to be VERY HAPPY (Arclight) or VERY PISSED (Regal/AMC) come April 1st. With this week’s news that Arclight stole the Pasadena mojo back from Gold Class, maybe they’re ready to take Westwood as well?

One can only dream…and wish…and hope…and wish…and hope…and wish…

Edward Havens
Edward Havens on March 3, 2010 at 6:18 pm

Chris, I never said it was going to be Rave. I didn’t even imply it.

Danny Baldwin
Danny Baldwin on March 3, 2010 at 4:43 pm

Also— Screenvision doesn’t require a full-scale DLP projector. Many locations use basic, home-grade projection equipment for those.

Danny Baldwin
Danny Baldwin on March 3, 2010 at 4:42 pm

Yes, there is digital for SHUTTER ISLAND. The Landmark down the street has one screen DP, as do all digital-only AMC/Regal locations, plus the entire Krikorian and UltraStar Chains and God knows how many more.

HOWEVER, they pay more attention to LA. INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS had digital prints available to many locations, but both the Dome and the Village ran it in 35.

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on March 3, 2010 at 4:29 pm

CLARIFICATION: Paramount (or Scorcese) must not have allowed digital prints to be struck. Or did Mann get rid of the DP equipment as they prepare to “move out”? That couldn’t be the case…that dumb ass Screenvision thing is DP.

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on March 3, 2010 at 4:27 pm

Paramount (or Scorcese) must not have struck digital prints.

haineshisway
haineshisway on March 3, 2010 at 2:48 pm

No, scroll up and you will see that their current attraction is on film.

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on March 3, 2010 at 2:41 pm

Isn’t Village running everything in DP anyway? What’s the last movie they ran on film?

William
William on March 3, 2010 at 1:56 pm

Once a lease ends it could become a month to month type rental till one of the parties wants to end the rental of the property. Mann Theatres has been on a limited service type contract with the Projectionists union. As for any drama for red carpet premieres and the union. The studio will provide a studio staff projectionist for the event. Even with a union projectionist under the old contract the studio still had a back-up projectionist for the event.

Danny Baldwin
Danny Baldwin on March 3, 2010 at 1:52 pm

Pretty much every mainstream movie is offered digitally nowadays… Every new theater built by AMC, Regal, RAVE, etc is all digital.

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on March 3, 2010 at 1:47 pm

Won’t that limit their selection of films to only those released in digital format?

BradE41
BradE41 on March 3, 2010 at 1:47 pm

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.