Comments from Chris Utley

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Chris Utley commented about Edwards Big Newport 6 on Sep 12, 2014 at 10:52 pm

They need to do it in the adjacent building next door (the one where all the auditoriums are on the lower level). The big house in there is an easy fit for an IMAX conversion.

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Chris Utley commented about National Theatre on Jun 29, 2014 at 5:53 pm

Looks like they’re building apartments or offices on the lot where this theatre once was.

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Chris Utley commented about Regency Village Theatre on Jun 29, 2014 at 5:46 pm

Dolby Atmos is now running in this theatre – alongside THX. And BOY OH BOY does it rumble in there. FANTASTIC sound!

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Chris Utley commented about Cinemark 18 and XD Los Angeles on Jun 28, 2014 at 2:26 am

Wow…that is ONE GNARLY SOUND SYSTEM! Very impressed with this XD room! Surely all the XD’s aren’t this good!

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Chris Utley commented about Cinemark 18 and XD Los Angeles on Jun 27, 2014 at 9:55 pm

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.

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Chris Utley commented about Esquire Theater on Jun 25, 2014 at 12:40 am

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.

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Chris Utley commented about Esquire Theater on May 28, 2014 at 9:23 pm

Theatre is currently closed for renovations.

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Chris Utley commented about Brenden Theatres Las Vegas 14 & IMAX at the Palms Casino Resort on May 26, 2014 at 8:09 pm

Sigh…

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Chris Utley commented about West Wind Drive-In on May 14, 2014 at 8:51 pm

Goofy rename (no offense, Scott!).

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Chris Utley commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Apr 29, 2014 at 11:10 pm

Mark: They’ve been double booking ArcLight & Chinese since “Gravity” opened. Surreal, I know.

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Chris Utley commented about Hot Tub Cinema coming to NY on Apr 29, 2014 at 11:05 pm

Gonna be difficult to focus on the movie due to…DDistractions. :)

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Chris Utley commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Apr 28, 2014 at 6:33 pm

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.

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Chris Utley commented about Paramount Drive-In Theatres on Apr 26, 2014 at 8:35 pm

7 days a week. All the LA accessible D/I’s run 7 days a week.

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Chris Utley commented about Paramount Drive-In Theatres on Apr 26, 2014 at 12:58 pm

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!

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Chris Utley commented about iPIC Westwood on Apr 26, 2014 at 12:55 pm

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.

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Chris Utley commented about Paramount Drive-In Theatres on Apr 14, 2014 at 12:09 am

(Re)Opening Day: Friday April 18, 2014. They announced it today on their FB page.

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Chris Utley commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Apr 14, 2014 at 12:08 am

It’s Mann Theatres that is extinct, not Pacific.

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Chris Utley commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Apr 12, 2014 at 7:14 pm

That makes sense since ArcLight books them.

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Chris Utley commented about Paramount Drive-In Theatres on Apr 10, 2014 at 1:11 pm

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.

Website: http://www.paramountdrivein.com/

Their FB page has pictures of the screens and a local news report showing the screens being mounted on the site. Pretty spiffy!

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Chris Utley commented about Century 8 on Feb 8, 2014 at 5:30 am

The city should actually be listed as North Hollywood, not Los Angeles.

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Chris Utley commented about University Village 3 on Feb 8, 2014 at 5:26 am

Good friggin riddance!

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Chris Utley commented about Drive-in to reopen in Paramount on Feb 4, 2014 at 11:45 pm

I posted this on the Paramount D/I page a couple of weeks ago.

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Chris Utley commented about Paramount Drive-In Theatres on Jan 16, 2014 at 11:01 pm

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

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Chris Utley commented about AMC Santa Monica 7 on Jan 14, 2014 at 2:12 pm

I believe the La Jolla (San Diego), Chicago (opening later this year) and Virginia (opening in 2015) ArcLights are built from the ground up.

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Chris Utley commented about AMC Santa Monica 7 on Jan 14, 2014 at 12:48 pm

AMC had better turn this place into another Dine-In. It’s the only way the theatre will compete against ArcLight. And Laemmle.