AMC Dine-In Sunset 5

8000 Sunset Boulevard,
West Hollywood, CA 90046

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AMC Dine-In Sunset 5

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Located in the north of West Hollywood. This theatre is one of L.A.’s most popular independent film theatres. It opened on August 19, 1992 with a seating capacity for 1,118, and was closed by Laemmle on November 29, 2011 when it had a seating capacity for 836.

It was taken over by Sundance Cinemas who refurbished the building and reopened on August 31, 2012, now with a reduced seating capacity of 606. In April 2017 it was renamed AMC Dine-In Sunset 5.

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TYoung
TYoung on January 14, 2018 at 4:37 pm

CTCrouch is right. Showtimes variy daily now major releases will have more time on weekends with lesser films haveing fewer. Additionally with reserve seating now becoming the norm searching showtime online and via smart phones is the primary means for people to find the movie they want to see. This leave an externally small number of people actually show up at a movie theatre not knowing what to watch. The need for a marque to advertise a movie at a particular is no longer nessisary. On the other had, a small of locations are getting digital marquees that will advertise a particular movie but not the time.

jeffpiatt
jeffpiatt on January 15, 2018 at 2:14 am

AMC corporate is removing them as part of the “new branding alignment” the CEO decided to start after buying Carmike and decided having 7 brand names on the locations was going to get confusing. the main mission is to get every AMC owned theater to get an AMC neon sign installed. https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170301005839/en/ they decided to standardize on three brands that act as feature set concepts. Dine-in locations have full commercial kitchens on site, “AMC” locations have the extended hot foods menu and are getting the full location upgrades first. Classic is a discount first run brand for smaller low traffic locations and have more discounts for rewards members mainly reusing the better ideas of Carmike.

jeffpiatt
jeffpiatt on January 15, 2018 at 2:15 am

TYoung that job is usually handled by the box office LCD display menus at the upgraded locations.

TYoung
TYoung on January 15, 2018 at 5:52 am

Jeffpiatt. Yes upgraded and new locations are now handled by the lcd screens in the box office. I was just pointing out that some locations like AMC and Regal on 42nd st in NYC, AMC Universal Hollywood, and the Alamo Drafthouse in Kansas City do have a digital marquee in front of the building. Remenicent of the old marquees that are being replaced.

MikeRadio
MikeRadio on January 15, 2018 at 8:42 pm

Was this house ever operated by Carmike??? There is a sign on the exit door about taking alcohol outside the theater and it says Carmike on the sign!

rayman29
rayman29 on January 16, 2018 at 9:12 am

Yes, Sundance was the name of Carmike’s Dine In Theatres until they were purchased by AMC. Weird it said Carmike and not Sundance though.

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on January 16, 2018 at 3:49 pm

Well — more so that Carmike acquired Sundance Cinemas and didn’t really plan to brand them separately. When AMC got Carmike they just so happened to fall in line with AMC’s Dine-In concept.

jeffpiatt
jeffpiatt on January 17, 2018 at 4:25 am

Carmike acquired the Sundance Cinemas chain from Sundance Group on October 6, 2015 Basically Carmike made it a 4th brand but all the standard consumables were Carmike branded and the locations sold and refilled the Carmike popcorn bucket.
http://deadline.com/2015/10/carmike-buys-sundance-cinemas-1201568351/ carmike had this one restriction from Sundance on the use of the name “Carmike can continue to operate the theaters using the Sundance brand but can’t use it elsewhere.”

jeffpiatt
jeffpiatt on January 17, 2018 at 4:32 am

rayman29 Sundance was one of 3 names Carmike used for Dine-in locations. They also had Bogart’s Bar & Grill in Movico theaters and Ovation Cinema Grill.

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on January 17, 2018 at 10:26 am

Ovation was the only one Carmike came up with on their own. Sundance was a company that Carmike acquired and never rebranded. Bogarts was also Muvico’s concept that Carmike never rebranded.

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