Sundance Cinemas Sunset 5

8000 Sunset Boulevard,
Los Angeles, CA 90046

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DavidSimpson
DavidSimpson on July 2, 2014 at 3:59 am

I visited the Sunset 5 in July 2014 to see “Snowpiercer”, an apocalyptic fable based on a comic book, which I imagine is a typical ‘Sundance’ limited release offering. I’m pleased to say the 5pm show attracted a reasonable crowd. The cinema is in superb shape, with friendly staff and a really welcoming atmosphere. I have added a number of photos, including two of the upstairs lounge, no doubt a very nice area to relax in as part of a visit.

BRADE48
BRADE48 on February 25, 2013 at 1:00 pm

I walked up to see Amour this Saturday evening. First visit as the Sundance Cinemas. The theatres are very nice, the improvements work well and I found the experience quite pleasing.

Edward Havens
Edward Havens on August 30, 2012 at 9:02 pm

Seating at the Sundance Sunset has been reduced from 836 (230/131/131/150/194) to 606 (177/98/97/113/121).

Danny Baldwin
Danny Baldwin on August 23, 2012 at 10:09 pm

That’s closer to Sunset 5 bookings than I would have guessed. Several of those are/will be available on simultaneous VOD.

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on August 14, 2012 at 12:56 pm

A photo tour and other information about the revamped theater is here.

silver
silver on August 1, 2012 at 6:46 pm

waynebeau23: Believe it or not the added height is for “an upstairs lounge filled with comfortable Sundance Catalog furniture”

The grand opening is 8-31. With three pre-opening charity events 8/27, 8/28 & 8/29

This is from a July 30th press release that’s currently on their web site here: www.sundancecinemas.com/sunset_insiders_guide.html

“Sundance Cinema‚Äôs remodel of the former Sunset 5 theater at Sunset and Crescent Heights Blvd is finally finished. The new decor is pure Sundance: rustic, elegant and comfortable. Sundance Cinemas took the original theatre down to the studs, and have put in the latest digital presentation systems, all reserved stadium seating with plush rockers and tablettes, and rebuilt the lobby to include a Bistro serving classic movie treats, quick and easy snacks and a bar serving beer and wine which may be brought into the theatre during +21 shows. In addition, the experience has been expanded to include an upstairs lounge filled with comfortable Sundance Catalog furniture, and the patio has been annexed as a new outdoor lobby where patrons are invited to chat, drink and eat before or after the show. Programming will specialize in American Independent and foreign language titles”

Also there’s a small photo of the new lobby area under construction taken from the second level looking down.

waynebeau23
waynebeau23 on August 1, 2012 at 11:03 am

I stuck my head in there yesterday (July 31, 2012) and they have made quite a bit of progress. My guess is that there is a good chance they can actually open at the end of Auguast 2012. I hope so. What they have done is break through the roof adding height to the auditorioums and allowing them to have stadium seating. Can anybody confirm?

BRADE48
BRADE48 on August 1, 2012 at 7:57 am

About time. I’ve missed having theatres in that location.

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on July 31, 2012 at 4:17 pm

The reopening of this former Laemmle theater as a Sundance Cinema will occur on August 31, 2012: View article

Marcel
Marcel on April 28, 2012 at 11:29 am

I agree dtrigubetz. Good news socal09. So glad someone saved it. Great memories here. Saw tons of great arthouse films here in the 90’s during college, then hung out downstairs at Virgin Megastore and eating at Wolfgang Pucks! The Archlight is nice, but seriously, $16.00 for a movie?

socal09
socal09 on March 27, 2012 at 7:47 pm

Seems like plans are moving along for a refurbished 5 screen facility with reserved stadium seating for 682, alcohol sales and fancy snacks (perhaps something not noisy like sushi?) LINK: http://westhollywood.patch.com/articles/sundance-cinemas-presents-plans-to-neighborhood

dtrigubetz
dtrigubetz on January 11, 2012 at 2:46 pm

Laemmle has a winner with The NoHo 7. I’ve already seen three movies there at half or less than ArcLight prices and the Premiere card is the best deal in movies.

JoelWeide
JoelWeide on January 10, 2012 at 3:49 pm

Following Link, THANKS!

BRADE48
BRADE48 on January 10, 2012 at 3:28 pm

We’ll see when it opens I guess. I’ll patronize it quite often I’m sure. It is only a block away from my apartment.

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on January 10, 2012 at 10:40 am

Sundance here in San Francisco isn’t THAT pricey. It can get there depending on when you go but they seem to have a lot more flexible pricing as far as charging less M-Th etc. etc.

BRADE48
BRADE48 on January 10, 2012 at 10:26 am

I have the impression Sundance Cinemas are pricey. Not sure how much but they are a high-end theatre chain. It looks like WeHo, Hollywood area is getting to cost. The new owners have the nerve to charge $16.00 but cannot offer decent first run product. Arclight with Membership card and online purchases can run from $12.75 weekend and Saturday matinees and $15.00 evenings, holidays and all day SUnday. Still a better option than sitting in a stale AMC theatre with unruly patrons and endless advertising.

Marcel
Marcel on January 10, 2012 at 9:52 am

Glad Sundance Cinemas is taking over. Hopefully they have decent prices. I like to see two to three movies a week and can’t afford $16.00 a pop at Archlight. I don’t care how great the projection is.

BRADE48
BRADE48 on November 30, 2011 at 3:37 pm

http://www.sundancecinemas.com/.

In case anyone is interested. This is what the Sundance Cinemas are like.

silver
silver on November 30, 2011 at 12:39 pm

For the record, this was what Laemmle’s Sunset 5 had programmed yesterday on their final day 11-29-2011:

Another Happy Day 1:30pm 7:00pm
Elite Squad – The Enemy Within 1:20pm 7:10pm
The Skin I Live In 1:00pm 3:50pm 7:00pm 9:40pm
London Boulevard 4:10pm 9:55pm
Rampart 1:50pm 4:30pm 7:20pm 10:00pm
Melancholia 1:00pm 4:00pm 7:00pm 10:00pm
Tyrannosaur 4:20pm 9:50pm

Here is yesterday’s Laemmle facebook goodbye: www.facebook.com/laemmletheatres/posts/10150432801533276 And this FB post with a link to info on the closure: www.facebook.com/laemmletheatres/posts/10150432339263276

Phil Blankenship
Phil Blankenship on November 30, 2011 at 8:43 am

There was a good turnout for the final night with nice crowds for Rampart, Melancholia and The Skin I Live In. The lobby was also full of well-wishers stopping by to say goodbye. I’m definitely curious to see what Sundance does with the space.

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on November 30, 2011 at 8:08 am

Nice that they replaced the seats in recent years. I expected to see some really old low back Irwins.

BRADE48
BRADE48 on November 30, 2011 at 6:45 am

Sad to see Laemmle go, but I am looking forward to see what Sundance will offer.

richjr37
richjr37 on November 30, 2011 at 6:31 am

I’m guessing they’re really closed now since the theatre is no longer in the Laemmle ad in the Los Angeles Times. In its place is a “Coming Soon” announcement for the upcoming North Hollywood location.

Phil Blankenship
Phil Blankenship on November 25, 2011 at 9:18 pm

I was there this week and was told by staff that Tuesday, November 29 would be the final day.

richjr37
richjr37 on November 17, 2011 at 10:15 am

Los Angeles Times^