Regency Village Theatre

961 Broxton Avenue,
Los Angeles, CA 90024

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markinthedark
markinthedark on December 15, 2014 at 9:10 am

Regency website shows the Hobbit opening Tuesday evening and Bruin has Exodus though Tuesday. Since Hobbit is a Wednesday release it probably means the theaters are still sorting out their schedules and have not gotten the showtimes out there yet.

RJwestla
RJwestla on December 15, 2014 at 9:02 am

Looks like this cinema and the Bruin are closing. No show times for both either on Flixter or Regency’s app after today

Cliffs
Cliffs on July 14, 2014 at 1:27 am

I have to say I was initially worried about the Atmos retrofit for the theater and how it would affect the Village aesthetically. Having gone to see Apes at the Village this week, those concerns were unfounded. Unlike the El Capitan, where it looks like they just hung scaffolding to attach the new speakers (Which might be all they could do and protect the architecture… so not to bash the El Cap) the Village Atmos is very well installed. Oh, and it sounds great too. So yeah… Dolby Atmos and THX together at last!

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on June 29, 2014 at 2:46 pm

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

Cliffs
Cliffs on May 5, 2014 at 9:23 pm

Or The National… :‘(

But I’m glad to see this arrangement. The Village and Bruin have been on a positive trajectory since the closing of the Avco and it looks like the iPic might have been the best thing for them (sort of how splitting the booking for the Chinese and the Arclight Hollywood has really improved the viability of the Chinese the past 9 months). Great to see so many of the previously endangered treasures getting some extra life.

BRADE48
BRADE48 on May 5, 2014 at 12:32 pm

It looks like it could work out better for Regency after all. They are not stuck with long engagements and will keep the bookings fresh as you said. Even though Westwood is working on an upswing I doubt there will be any other new theatres built there. I think the idea is to keep it a village and not the monster it was in the 70’s and 80’s. Along with the Regent and Crest there are enough screens in Westwood. Too bad the Festival could not be utilized again.

Cliffs
Cliffs on May 5, 2014 at 11:31 am

The fact that both are booking day and date is fantastic news for both. I couldn’t imagine how iPic was going to book in their low seating count auditoriums while the Village had 1200 seats up the street. Conversely, it looks like the Village and Bruin will now be able to continue shorter 2 week bookings and keep those films fresh. This is a happy, happy day.

BRADE48
BRADE48 on April 25, 2014 at 3:19 pm

iPIC (formerly AMC AVCO) has opened. They are booking day/date with Regency. Both are showing Trancendence, both are getting Spiderman 2 and Godzilla (day/date) in May.

RobertAlex
RobertAlex on April 18, 2014 at 9:02 am

This is great news! The Village installed Dolby Atmos. From their Facebook page. Now we dont have to spend $19 dollars to hear Atmos at the other theaters in LA.

Regency Village and Bruin Theatres – Westwood, CA April 11 ยท Edited We are happy to announce that Dolby Atmos sound system has been installed at the Regency Village Theatre!

Beginning with Transcendence on April 17th @ 8pm, our theatre will feature the new system for select films. The most significant development in audio since the arrival of surround sound is here. Dolby Atmos delivers audiences a more natural and realistic soundfield, transporting them into the story with a lifelike sensory experience. Developed with input from professionals throughout the movie industry, Dolby Atmos represents a dynamic shift in audio, reinventing the traditional surround sound methodology and offering a complete platform for sound now and well into the future.

Cliffs
Cliffs on June 6, 2013 at 7:13 pm

The Village is actually bucking the trend and showing Man of Steel in 2D for their first midnight show (Thursday night, June 13). Support some 2D and let’s fill the Village like the good old days.

sciachetra
sciachetra on March 16, 2013 at 1:36 pm

There is a music video on youtube which shows a good bit of footage of the Village Theater, including footage from back in the ‘70’s! The link is:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xad6gLpKG9A

dtrigubetz
dtrigubetz on January 14, 2013 at 10:31 pm

I attended a 12/23 Sunday afternoon showing of the Hobbitt in HFR and it was beautiful. Tragically, only into the second week of a blockbuster, there were only 27 of us attendees.

Danny Baldwin
Danny Baldwin on July 31, 2012 at 4:36 pm

I had figured the Dome would be a shoe-in for this. It’s great because The Village could actually have several sell-outs in a row, which rarely happens these days.

BRADE48
BRADE48 on July 31, 2012 at 4:33 pm

I worked at the Village when they showed 70MM films. There was a period when we had one right after another. Good for Regency and for the Village.

CinemarkFan
CinemarkFan on July 21, 2012 at 3:08 pm

Giles,

Yes, this is the same theater. I figured that a movie like this would at least get a few (5 or 6) 70mm prints when you consider the scope of the movie, and the fact that it was written/directed by a man who has the creative freedom to do whatever he wants.

I know if we Chicagoians can’t get a 70mm print, I might have to save up for plane/hotel fare come October.

Giles
Giles on July 21, 2012 at 2:46 pm

is this the same theater that in70mm.com is stating that is getting an exclusive 70mm engagement of P.T Anderson’s latest film ‘The Master’ (come this October)?

“The classic Village Theatre, in the Westwood Village/west Los Angeles area of L.A. is reported to be in view as a site for a 70mm run of the new film from Paul Thomas Anderson (PT Anderson), "The Master”. Although the Village hasn’t run a 70mm print for many years, a 70mm conversion kit for their venerable Norelco/Philips DP70 has been tracked down, and, pending final decisions and arrangements, it seems likely that L.A. will have its first commercial engagement of a new movie, presented “in the splendor of 70mm” in many years (last known previous one was “Hamlet”, back in December 1996)."

BRADE48
BRADE48 on May 2, 2012 at 1:06 pm

The new operators do feel the history of the Village and Bruin. I’d guess they knew they are not cash cows like they once were. But they are so iconic that I think they really helped legitimize Regency theatres. I would guess they are not exactly seeing huge profits.

That is my take on it.

blittlefield
blittlefield on May 2, 2012 at 10:32 am

Have many great memories involving this theatre. Hope the new operators have a feel for history and presentation!

BRADE48
BRADE48 on March 26, 2012 at 4:34 pm

Back in 2003 when Daredevil was released the The Landmark 12 did not exist, and the AMC Century City was 14 screens was only 3,800 seats (Not sure what seat count is for the 15 plex). The Village still did big business on new releases, heck even the National was near selling out in 2002/2003 with Spiderman (Selling Out), Sum of All Fears, Italian Job and a few other big titles. Patrons have moved on.

The Landmark 12 and AMC 15 along with the ever thriving Grove and Arclight really hit Westwood hard. 400 is about as big as the Village will get these days (Maybe more this Summer with Dark Knight Returns). This year Regency will probably make ther biggest b.o. from the theatre because of the Avco being closed and short one and two week bookings. I really do not see the Village and Bruin returning to the glory days the once had.

Danny Baldwin
Danny Baldwin on March 26, 2012 at 3:55 pm

Especially considering that there were 900+ watching it at any given time at the Landmark and AMC Century City.

Cliffs
Cliffs on March 25, 2012 at 6:52 pm

“Only 400?” For a movie that just made $150M in 3 days, over 400 for the late show on opening night sadly indicates most people have abandoned this theater. I remember going to the 10:30pm opening night show of Daredevil at the Village 9 years ago and it was nearly sold out (and that movie only made $45m opening weekend). The Village SHOULD HAVE been sold out. Just a few years ago it would have been.

dtrigubetz
dtrigubetz on March 25, 2012 at 3:02 pm

On 3/23 caught the 10:45PM “Hunger Games” show at the Village and was happy to see over 400, mostly UCLA students, in attendance.

Danny Baldwin
Danny Baldwin on February 6, 2012 at 11:31 pm

Rather amazing that they seem to have gotten out of the customary 2-week contracts on CHRONICLE and STAR WARS (neither is slated to move to the Bruin, which is getting JOURNEY 2).

BRADE48
BRADE48 on January 31, 2012 at 3:55 pm

With the Avco temporarily closed Regency has been having short 1 and 2 week bookings for the Village. They have CHRONICLE (this Fri) STAR WARS PHANTOM MENACE 3D Re-issue (2/10) and GHOST RIDER 2 (2/17). With more product available they do not have to keep films longer than they should.

BRADE48
BRADE48 on November 25, 2011 at 3:19 pm

Westwood is not a theatre district any longer. But there is no reason to try to turn them into little cafes. Now with the Crest gone and the Avco closing Regency will be able to book more freely and keep the films flowing. It will not be 1980’s capacity but they will not be stuck with films that do not fi the theatre. Westwood will become like Los Feliz with the Village, Bruin and Regent. At this point doubtful a new complex with be errected. I think everyone has resigned themselves to the fact Westwood will not have a big resurgence. I’m pretty sure Regency did not take over the screens expecting anything spactacular.