Mann Westwood 4

1050 Gayley Ave,
Westwood,
Los Angeles, CA

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BRADE48
BRADE48 on May 2, 2012 at 10:12 am

Nothing replaced the National. The Village and Bruin are well kept and still as wonderful as they have ever been. The Villag, Bruin and Landmark Regent are the only operating theatres in Westwood Village currently.

blittlefield
blittlefield on May 2, 2012 at 7:42 am

Closed in 2002 to become Whole Foods? What happened to Mann’s plans for a new multiplex? What replaced the National?

Are the Village and Bruin still major venues?

richjr37
richjr37 on April 20, 2012 at 10:07 am

The original Paramount release(1975)of “The First Nudie Musical” opened here and at the Fox in Hollywood.

ChasSmith
ChasSmith on August 18, 2011 at 4:17 pm

Is that Whole Foods a complete rebuild or did they use the original structure? I hope someone will come up with a picture of the theater back in the day. I saw a few films there in the late 1970s (“Fedora”, “Airplane”) but I’m totally blank on the way it looked.

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on September 1, 2009 at 11:04 am

I only went here twice – the first time was to see “Pulp Fiction.” It was Christmas 1994 and I was visiting home during winter break at college in Louisiana. By that time, “Pulp Fiction” had already gripped major cities in a frenzy but, with me being in Boondockville, LA, I only read about it in the paper. So I hauled myself on down to this theatre where it played in its largest auditorium. The place was (still) packed and the Dolby Digital was in full effect. 2 hours later, I was caught up in the frenzy like the rest of the world. To this day, this was one of the best movie theatre experiences of my life. Unforgettable!

And it happened at an uneventful moveover house. :)

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on July 20, 2009 at 7:10 pm

Here is a January 1982 ad from the LA Times:
http://tinyurl.com/ks77o3

Meredith Rhule
Meredith Rhule on December 19, 2008 at 1:21 pm

Did extra here. Knatcal, how sad, the National is gone???

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on September 1, 2008 at 12:24 pm

I saw the mid 80s version of Godzilla at this theater. I remember the scenes were Raymond Burr was spliced in, pretty much just standing there talking like Basil Exposition in the Austin Powers films. The audience had a good time.

Knatcal
Knatcal on September 1, 2008 at 11:46 am

This was always the most uneventful theater in Westwood even during Westwood’s heyday in the 1980’s. On the corner, just up the street from this theater was Malone’s, which was a very popular night spot. Even that place has changed names. The loss of Mann Westwood 4 was not quite lamentable, but the loss of other theaters in Westwood, i.e. National, is regrettable.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on June 3, 2007 at 8:41 am

OK, thanks. I figured it was listed somewhere.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on June 3, 2007 at 7:18 am

ken mc; the Uclan Theatre is now known as the Westwood Crest Theatre. It is listed here: /theaters/34/

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on June 3, 2007 at 7:04 am

The Uclan Theater in Westwood was advertised in the LA Times on 1/22/50. It looks like an art house as the features were “Donizetti’s Opera” and “This Wine of Love”. Any UCLA grads circa 1950 are welcome to add more information as there is no listing on CT as of yet.

kbp619
kbp619 on October 27, 2005 at 10:05 am

This was my 1st job back in 1985 and I had a great time!

Manwithnoname
Manwithnoname on June 11, 2002 at 3:24 am

This building has certainly come full circle. Maybe in another 20 years it’ll be a theater again.

William
William on May 20, 2002 at 6:39 am

This building opened as a Safeway market. In the mid 70’s it was converted into the Mann’s Westwood Triplex theatre. At that time Mann theatres had only the Village, National, Bruin theatres, so the triplex was going to be a move-over house for them.