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CTCrouch commented about Cinefamily at The Silent Movie Theatre on Jul 18, 2018 at 10:28 pm

Renovations are underway and appear to be quite extensive. The front exterior wall/entry, box office, and foyer are striped down to the studs.

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CTCrouch commented about AMC Downtown Disney 12 on Mar 10, 2018 at 10:11 pm

AMC will be reopening the former Movie Experience/Ultra Star Garden Walk theatre (the side which wasn’t converted in to the House of Blues). So, the area will have a movie theatre after Downtown Disney closes.

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CTCrouch commented about AMC Dine-In Sunset 5 on Jan 14, 2018 at 2:44 pm

Not that I agree with the non marquee approach, but the idea is generally: Less maintenance costs – Annual replacement of bulbs, periodic repairs, regular cleaning, and replacement of aged/broken tiles. The replacement of bulbs and repairs are often quite expensive, as a specialty vendor is required. Less time/effort in keeping the marquee up to date – Titles and showtimes (for those who utilize the marque for times) change far more often these days. Where once it was a weekly (or greater) endeavor, now it is often a daily change. Accuracy/liability/professionalism issues – Some titles are controversial, some require abbreviation due to length, there are human errors (spelling, incorrect info, etc.), weather and vandalism alterations, etc. All of these factors can result in potential problems for the operator.

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CTCrouch commented about AMC 30 at the Block on Apr 24, 2017 at 4:46 am

The Empire (NYC) and Burbank (Burbank, CA) are the top two most visited AMC locations. Third place varies slightly week to week.

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CTCrouch commented about X 1 & 2 Theaters on Aug 20, 2016 at 11:08 pm

I drove by the theatre this evening (8/20/16). They razed the auditorium, but the facade/lobby has been left intact. I don’t know if they plan on leaving this section of the structure or if it’s simply awaiting a second phase of demolition.

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CTCrouch commented about Plaza Theatre III on Jun 5, 2016 at 1:05 am

Shortly before the theatre was razed, I caught a peek of the interior. Unlike the neighboring South Coast, Edwards had left the Plaza basically intact. The theatre almost looked as if it was ready for business at a moments notice. A state of affairs which made its' demolition extra sad.

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CTCrouch commented about AMC Classic Woodbridge 5 on May 29, 2016 at 12:06 am

The theatre never closed for refurbishment; it merely opened late on 1/21/16 to accommodate a conversion to AMC’s network and POS systems. Thus far, the changes have been more back office/support systems/procedure oriented.

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CTCrouch commented about Coast Playhouse on Apr 23, 2016 at 3:56 am

The city of West Hollywood has purchased the theatre for $2.5 million; the intent being to ”anchor a potential Center City Arts District in the city”. Per reports, after an extensive remodel, “it will be a venue for dance and possibly small musical/cabaret type performances as well as theatre.”

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CTCrouch commented about X 1 & 2 Theaters on Mar 27, 2016 at 10:44 pm

I believe the banner is just advertising that the theatre’s large parking lot is available for rental as a base camp (i.e. place to park equipment, crew, and talent trailers) for location shoots. Last I checked, the theatre was still boarded up and neglected.

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CTCrouch commented about Crossroads Movies 8 on Jan 16, 2016 at 8:11 pm

Starplex didn’t renew their lease on the theatre a couple of years ago. I don’t know what transpired after Starplex left, but the closure wasn’t related to the AMC acquisition.

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CTCrouch commented about Hologram USA Hollywood Theater on Jan 3, 2016 at 9:12 pm

The church moved out in late December 2015.

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CTCrouch commented about Coast Playhouse on Nov 7, 2015 at 9:51 pm

A Stone-Miller Commercial Property Sales “For Sale” sign was recently posted on the theatre.

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CTCrouch commented about Fine Arts on Sep 16, 2015 at 10:13 pm

The work crew was applying a gold window treatment (geometric pattern and branding).

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CTCrouch commented about House of Blues Anaheim on Aug 11, 2015 at 10:08 pm

I’m surprised the theatre lasted as long as it did. Had it been located almost anywhere else, this theatre likely would have been very successful. In many ways, the facility/amenities offered were ahead of their time when it opened and foretold where the industry was heading. However, the upper level, of a poorly placed/thought out shopping complex, basically doomed the venue from the start. Maybe the House of Blues will provide the kind of drawing power this mall is in desperate need of.

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CTCrouch commented about Egyptian Theatre on Mar 24, 2015 at 5:01 pm

After sitting dormant for the past few years, they’ve finally begun putting the courtyard storefronts back in to use. The main entrance/Hollywood Blvd corner unit is slated to reopen as a juice bar in April and the remaining units received some remodeling recently (not sure if there are tenants lined up for those yet).

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CTCrouch commented about Cinepolis Metroplex 15 at Vista Village on Feb 21, 2015 at 4:18 pm

Krikorian sold the theatre to Cinepolis Luxury Cinemas, effective 2/11/15.

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CTCrouch commented about Pico Rivera Village Walk 15 on Feb 21, 2015 at 4:17 pm

Krikorian sold the theatre to Cinepolis Luxury Cinemas, effective 2/11/15.

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CTCrouch commented about Regent Showcase Theater on Nov 30, 2014 at 12:46 am

The “for sale” sign, that has been posted on the building for a few months, now has a large “sold” notification attached. The sign lists the square footage of land; which raises some obvious concerns.

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CTCrouch commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Nov 19, 2014 at 10:30 am

Technically, the Vista wouldn’t fit in to bigjoe’s parameters, as it spent time as both a porn venue and revival house (i.e. hasn’t been continuously first run from open to present day).

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CTCrouch commented about Arclight Bethesda on Oct 28, 2014 at 3:43 pm

JodarMovieFan: The 35mm is only used for special screenings; often providing access to titles that aren’t readily available otherwise. They utilize vault prints (or freshly struck prints in some cases); thus, they go to great lengths to assure presentation quality/film handling is first rate (i.e. no scratched prints, blotchy picture, etc.).

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CTCrouch commented about Site of Richard's Adult Theatre on Oct 7, 2014 at 3:45 pm

The theatre would have been where the third street level window, from the left side of the picture, is.

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CTCrouch commented about Vine Theatre on Oct 7, 2014 at 3:32 pm

They had the entryway open for a work crew today. You could see straight through to the back wall of the building (i.e. they’ve gutted the interior down to studs/bare concrete) and there was the unmistakable sound of a jack-hammer running. Considering the scope of work underway, I would speculate they are re-purposing the space.

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CTCrouch commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Aug 10, 2014 at 3:44 am

As for the decorative standards: The current standards are replicas. The previous standards (which were replicas also) were auctioned off with the seats as a bulk lot. The company that purchased the seating lot was selling groups of seats, with decorative standards, on ebay, a few months back.

Silver: They conducted a significant remodel of the modern Hollywood Blvd. box office (there are a few pictures up). The older structure, which currently houses StarLine, would be a logistical nightmare to utilize as a box office, due to the courtyard tourism foot traffic.

Moviebuff82: all of the theatres are now stadium seating (modern 6 plex and classic main house).

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CTCrouch commented about Brenden Theatres Las Vegas 14 & IMAX at the Palms Casino Resort on May 25, 2014 at 5:40 pm

You mean “JB-X,Johnny Brenden Xtreme, An Xtreme Movie Experience”. LOL.

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CTCrouch commented about Metroplex 18 at Buena Park Downtown on May 3, 2014 at 12:28 pm

They have started work on the site and their first stage (I’m not sure what stage the theatre is tied in to) is slated for an early 2015 opening.