ArcLight Sherman Oaks

15301 Ventura Boulevard,
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

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Zubi
Zubi on July 18, 2013 at 12:41 pm

Arclight members were recently notified by email that this chain of theatres is going to start charging a $15 annual membership fee. One must now pay for the privilege of having a rewards/loyalty card that has been 100% free for well over a decade. All current memberships will terminate at the end of this summer. Members with accrued points who do not renew under the new program will have 24 months afterwards to use any accrued points. One must use or lose even new points under the new membership within 24 months. The trade-off is that you get a 10% discount on coffee, a $5 gift card for signing now, and other things that nobody cares about. They are calling these things “exciting new benefits”.

markp
markp on August 26, 2012 at 9:57 am

Zubi, if thats progress, then I think I’ll stick with old school.

Zubi
Zubi on August 24, 2012 at 9:09 pm

Markp – Wikipedia.org has a nice history on the Sherman Oaks Galleria. The old indoor mall (from “Valley Girl” and also seen in “Fast Times at Ridgemont High”) and the current outdoor mall are basically completely different properties located on the same site. The old mall had tons and tons of stores, a Pacific 4 Theatres complex and, during its day, was super busy. The new mall has very few stores, a restaurant venue that can’t seem to make it, parking a mile away, and a gym. Progress.

markp
markp on August 24, 2012 at 8:05 pm

Being from New Jersey, this may seem to be a stupid question, but…in the movie “Valley Girl” (1983) they show a Sherman Oaks Galleria at the closing credits. Is this the same Sherman Oaks Galleria, or has it been remodeled or expanded.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 30, 2012 at 4:08 pm

The Santa Monica office of architectural firm Gensler & Associates designed the rebuilding of the Sherman Oaks Galleria, including the ArcLight Cinemas. Gensler also designed the ArcLight project in Hollywood.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on November 24, 2008 at 6:38 pm

It’s already Christmas at the Arclight:
http://tinyurl.com/5dob5y

Manwithnoname
Manwithnoname on December 24, 2007 at 11:39 am

At a screening of “Beowulf” in 3-D on Thanksgiving Day the guy had trouble eeking out an intro at the Hollywood Arclight. Maybe they should not let employees partake of the 21 screenings. :–)

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on December 24, 2007 at 10:48 am

I call this place “Arclight Lite”. Super cramped lobby that desperately tries to duplicate Arclight Hollywood’s lobby – using half the space! Good sounds, good screen, seats ain’t broken in yet – one of my film club members complained about the seats when we saw “Juno”. And the poor guy who did the pre-show introduction was struggling to “remember his lines.”

At least it ain’t $14.00 on a Friday night like it’s big brother.

Senorsock
Senorsock on December 23, 2007 at 8:07 pm

Don’t know if I prefer this “luxury” version to the old version. For one thing, the lines are slower as people try and select their reserve seats when they buy their tickets. The new seats are not very comfortable, and they were having problems with the air conditioning in the theater I saw “Walk Hard” in opening weekend. They’ve torn out a concession stand by the smaller theaters and for some reason replaced them with a seating area. Trouble is, its a LONG way to go back for popcorn and drinks if you are in theaters 12-16. The hallways have a nice look to them and the addition of curtains in the main entrance are a nice touch, but overall they added some inconvieniences while trying to make for a more upscale movie experience.