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Looks like they’re building apartments or offices on the lot where this theatre once was.
Dolby Atmos is now running in this theatre – alongside THX. And BOY OH BOY does it rumble in there. FANTASTIC sound!
Wow…that is ONE GNARLY SOUND SYSTEM! Very impressed with this XD room! Surely all the XD’s aren’t this good!
I am sitting inside the XD auditorium as I type this. In a nutshell, it’s the same IMAX screen with updated decor. Better seats, snazzier side paneling, in line with Cinemark’s color scheme. They’re running Barco’s Aura 11.1 sound. I’ll report on how it sounds when the movie’s done. So far, pretty good.
I live in LA – so no I haven’t driven by there! Wow…one of the last links to my childhood in St L is gone now, I guess.
Theatre is currently closed for renovations.
Goofy rename (no offense, Scott!).
Mark: They’ve been double booking ArcLight & Chinese since “Gravity” opened. Surreal, I know.
Gonna be difficult to focus on the movie due to…DDistractions. :)
I stopped buying the LA Times a couple of years ago. The legendary Calendar section is a pale imitation of its former self. I now get my showtimes and whatnot via the internet like everyone else.
7 days a week. All the LA accessible D/I’s run 7 days a week.
First time visit was last night (where I was welcomed with a TORRENTIAL DOWNPOUR in the middle of the flick!). Considerably smaller than the other 4 LA area accessible D/I’s, but clean, well staffed and yummy popcorn. Digital projection is nice and bright and no static interference from the FM radio sound.
Once more folks realize that this spot has reopened, it’s going to be a MONSTER! Heck, with a little reconstruction of their surrounding perimeter walls, they can fit another screen! Maybe 2 more!
Showtimes indicate that this is their soft opening.
Please update the theatre name w/the new info. As Brad said, it’s now named iPIC Westwood.
(Re)Opening Day: Friday April 18, 2014. They announced it today on their FB page.
It’s Mann Theatres that is extinct, not Pacific.
That makes sense since ArcLight books them.
Screens are up! Facebook page is up! Website is up! Looks like they’re going with the name Paramount Drive-In Theatres. Still no official opening date, but their Facebook page indicates that they will announce that in a week or so.
Their FB page has pictures of the screens and a local news report showing the screens being mounted on the site. Pretty spiffy!
The city should actually be listed as North Hollywood, not Los Angeles.
Good friggin riddance!
I posted this on the Paramount D/I page a couple of weeks ago.
BREAKING NEWS: The drive-in is RETURNING to this swap meet! The news reports says it’s gonna be a 2 screener (like it was originally) equipped with digital projection and all the trimmings. It’s slated to open in Spring 2014!
The article: http://www.thedowneypatriot.com/blogPost.do?id=1171
I believe the La Jolla (San Diego), Chicago (opening later this year) and Virginia (opening in 2015) ArcLights are built from the ground up.
AMC had better turn this place into another Dine-In. It’s the only way the theatre will compete against ArcLight. And Laemmle.
Hold on to your popcorn buckets!
Tucked away in the recent announcement of ArcLight Cinemas expansion to Santa Monica, CA is the following:
“ArcLight also owns and operates the historic Cinerama Dome and programs the TCL Chinese Theatre and IMAX in Hollywood.”