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RJwestla commented about Regency Village Theatre on Feb 14, 2016 at 5:31 pm

Saw the 115pm show of “Deadpool” here today. Regency sunk some money here again. The THX and Atmos rocked as usual. Hands down the best cinema around.

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RJwestla commented about Aptos Twin Cinema on Jan 19, 2016 at 9:17 pm

Just read on Twitter that this place is closing on the 26th.

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RJwestla commented about National Theatre 04/19/2007 on Jan 18, 2016 at 4:24 pm

Hateful 8 would have looked fantastic in 70mm on that screen

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RJwestla commented about El Capitan Theatre on Jan 18, 2016 at 4:18 pm

@Don, sorry for my late reply here. The answer is no. I saw TFA at the El Cap on that Saturday and went to the Village theater the next day. I still stand by my comment that the Village has the best THX and Dolby Atmos installation anywhere. All they need now is to get the Christie Dolby vision projector there.

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RJwestla commented about Regency Village Theatre on Dec 20, 2015 at 3:50 pm

Just came from the 1250pm showing of Star Wars here. @giles, this is THE Dolby Atmos cinema in Los Angeles. Light years ahead of the El Capitan.

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RJwestla commented about El Capitan Theatre on Dec 20, 2015 at 10:36 am

Saw “Force” here yesterday. The co branded Christie\Dolby vision laser projector looked good. The blacks were true deep black. They did run a trailer for the Dolby vision system, but not for Atmos. As for the sound, it was lacking the oomph on the low end. To me, it came across somewhat flat. Still looks like Regency’s Village theatre is the go to for Dolby Atmos.

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RJwestla commented about ArcLight Santa Monica on Dec 13, 2015 at 10:17 pm

I paid a visit to this complex today for an aborted attempt to see “Heart Of The Sea.” Basically, this is a standard run of the mill complex. Sadly, all the screens, except 7 which is the so called “ArcLight Widescreen”, are locked 1.77:1 or 1.85:1 aspect ratios. No side masking to be seen in any of the auditoriums. I was told they have “top and bottom masking.” I was in cinema 1 which was supposed to feature Dolby Atmos. The screens have some noticeable distortion when a ‘Scope image is projected. It is noticeable on the bottom of the image, which makes it look like the screen is “sagging” in the center. For event movies, I will continue to patronize Regency’s Village theatre instead. I did snap some pix of auditoriums 1 and 7 (which are the two “Dolby Atmos” cinemas.

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RJwestla commented about Cinemark Playa Vista And XD on Aug 29, 2015 at 4:06 pm

By far, this is the worst XD auditorium I’ve been to. This cinema was supposed to have Dolby Atmos installed. Went to see Avengers 2 there today to experience Atmos in the XD. The movie failed to be presented in Atmos and instead was shown with the standard 2.0 stereo sound that Cinemark is known for. Should have known that something was terribly wrong when no Dolby Atmos trailer was shown. Will not return here again. Stick with the Regency Village for Atmos.

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RJwestla commented about AMC Loews Broadway 4 on Aug 8, 2015 at 4:38 pm

Went to see Shaun the Sheep at this place today. It reopened back in mid July. All Cineplex odeon decor is totally gone. AMC said there is more work to be done. I took some cellphone pics.

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RJwestla commented about ArcLight Culver City on May 9, 2015 at 10:57 am

At the new ArcLight Culver City. Definitely upscale.

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RJwestla commented about AMC Santa Monica 7 on May 8, 2015 at 3:44 pm

AMC is currently renovating this place after hours.

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RJwestla commented about AMC Loews Broadway 4 on May 8, 2015 at 3:43 pm

This theatre is currently closed. As small signs state in the box office, improvements underway. And I could tell that is indeed the case.

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RJwestla commented about ArcLight Culver City on Mar 22, 2015 at 3:04 pm

Today is the last day of Pacific operations here. Conversion to ArcLight begins soon. 2003-2015. No word on how many screens will be here.

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RJwestla commented about ArcLight Culver City on Mar 14, 2015 at 7:19 pm

Last day for this place is the 31st. Closes all my of April to convert to ArcLight

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RJwestla commented about 4 Star Theatre on Jan 4, 2015 at 9:25 pm

The wrecking ball hit this cinema and the adjacent Burger King last month. Change status to demolished.

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RJwestla commented about Regency Village Theatre on Dec 15, 2014 at 9:02 am

Looks like this cinema and the Bruin are closing. No show times for both either on Flixter or Regency’s app after today

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RJwestla commented about El Monte 8 on Nov 22, 2014 at 9:00 am

Just found out from a friend who lives out that way, this theatre is in the process of being demolished.

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RJwestla commented about Cinemark 18 and XD Los Angeles on Mar 8, 2014 at 6:06 pm

It finally happened. The IMAX auditorium is no more here. The 70mm projector is gone. Cinemark says the space will become a “XD” screen. RIP IMAX 2001-2014.

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RJwestla commented about Cinemark 18 and XD Los Angeles on Jan 19, 2014 at 12:20 pm

Sorry to say, the days of 70mm IMAX here are just about numbered. Cinemark is about to convert it into their so called “xD” auditoriums. Overall, the presentation quality here has really gone downhill.