Cinemark 18 and XD Los Angeles

6081 Center Drive,
Los Angeles, CA 90045

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ERosenbrg
ERosenbrg on July 17, 2014 at 10:20 am

This theater’s IMAX has been converted to Cinemark XD, yet Chris reports the screen remains the same size, so does that mean films like Guardians of the Galaxy (and previously The Dark Knight) which expand at times to fill the full aspect ratio of the IMAX screen will still have that feature in the new XD theater? If not, I guess the AMC Universal Citywalk Stadium 19 with IMAX will be my new destination for such films.

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on June 27, 2014 at 11:26 pm

Wow…that is ONE GNARLY SOUND SYSTEM! Very impressed with this XD room! Surely all the XD’s aren’t this good!

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on June 27, 2014 at 6:55 pm

I am sitting inside the XD auditorium as I type this. In a nutshell, it’s the same IMAX screen with updated decor. Better seats, snazzier side paneling, in line with Cinemark’s color scheme. They’re running Barco’s Aura 11.1 sound. I’ll report on how it sounds when the movie’s done. So far, pretty good.

Michael R. Rambo Jr.
Michael R. Rambo Jr. on June 2, 2014 at 4:21 pm

The Cinemark website now has this theatre as “Cinemark 18 & XD”

silver
silver on April 2, 2014 at 2:43 pm

Whose initiative was it to drop IMAX from this theater: Cinemark’s or the IMAX company?

I was at the Rave last week and there were temporary construction barriers blocking off the old IMAX entrance. So they were doing some sort of work on that auditorium.

Also, has Cinemark officially dropped “Rave” as the name? I understand that large outdoor signage may take a while to change, but the website still says Rave 18 (the “IMAX” has been removed from the name, though).

RobertAlex
RobertAlex on April 2, 2014 at 1:05 pm

The new XD screen in the old IMAX auditorium opens tomorrow according to a huge ad in today’s LA Times. It states the new name of the theater is Cinemark 18 and XD Los Angeles.

What gets me is they list in the ad “State of the art Digital Sound!” What the heck does that mean, is this 1995 or something, is it Barco Auro, is it Dolby Atmos, is it Dolby 7.1 or 5.1?? They also state “Oversized Screen!!” Again, what does that mean…is it a 70 foot screen or a 60 foot screen, how does that differ from the other screens. I just think this is bad marketing. Maybe its just me, but Cinemark should give us a reason to visit the theatre where they ripped out the best IMAX in LA.

RJwestla
RJwestla on March 8, 2014 at 6:06 pm

It finally happened. The IMAX auditorium is no more here. The 70mm projector is gone. Cinemark says the space will become a “XD” screen. RIP IMAX 2001-2014.

RJwestla
RJwestla on January 19, 2014 at 12:20 pm

Sorry to say, the days of 70mm IMAX here are just about numbered. Cinemark is about to convert it into their so called “xD” auditoriums. Overall, the presentation quality here has really gone downhill.

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on June 16, 2013 at 4:31 pm

Saw “Man of Steel” on Saturday 6/15 w/the IMAX 15/70 projector still going strong.

RobertAlex
RobertAlex on May 31, 2013 at 10:12 am

Anyway want to guess the number days till they yank the IMAX 15/70 projector out. The last one in LA.

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on May 30, 2013 at 7:49 pm

This theatre is now part of Cinemark due to their acquisition of Rave Cinemas on May 29, 2013.

hdtv267
hdtv267 on January 14, 2013 at 2:26 am

Sounded like an ugly situation. But I’d like suggest that perhaps in the future you might provide a link or other info as to what went on instead of just dumping those 2 lines here.

http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Stabbing-Sexual-Assault-Mall-Hostage-Nordstrom-Rack-186465381.html

Richie_T
Richie_T on January 13, 2013 at 6:26 pm

Spent a night on LOCK DOWN inside this theater as a hostage situation unfolded across the way at Nordstrom Rack… free movies and popcorn…. strange night.

Richie_T
Richie_T on July 24, 2012 at 10:08 am

Saw The Dark Knight Rises IMAX yesterday… haven’t been to this theater in a couple of years since it was the Bridge… it’s still a great place to see a film and the IMAX is true!

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on January 24, 2012 at 3:03 pm

We get it already. You don’t like multiplexes.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 24, 2012 at 11:16 am

18 screens what’s to RAVE about, give me a old downtown theatre anyday.WITH ONE SCREEN.

Richie_T
Richie_T on January 24, 2012 at 8:41 am

Still going strong after ten years.

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on July 19, 2011 at 2:37 pm

Someone at Rave must have read my last few comments. Because they have improved on their cleanliness and customer service. In addition, they now properly name themselves in their pre-IMAX spiel to the audience.

The decor’s changed too. All the neon green is gone. An orange/burnt orange/brown color scheme is now it its place. The 3rd floor bar/restaurant is now named “Rave Burger Bar” – although they only have 1 burger (!!!) on their menu. Even with all the updates and improvements, I still only come for IMAX. Blame it on the $2 parking…

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on April 1, 2011 at 11:08 am

Ever since the Rave takeover, the overall quality of this place (customer service, cleanliness, presentation) has NOSEDIVED! At this point in time, I only come here for IMAX movies. Nothing else.

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on July 19, 2010 at 10:28 am

I went here on Saturday 7/17. The NA to Rave transformation is complete…or so I think.

The decor is exactly the same. The LED flat screens that direct folks to their auditoriums and the credit card kiosks have been Rave-ified. 12 Lounge (the restaurant/bar) has been renamed CRAVE and the menu has been tweaked. Concessioh stands switched from Pepsi to Coke. The IMAX auditorium looks exactly the same…but the opening spiel welcoming folks to the theatre was…WEIRD:

“Hello and welcome to the IMAX Theatre In West Los Angeles for this evening’s presentation of INCEPTION!”

IMAX THEATRE IN WEST LOS ANGELES? WTH??? No mention of Rave. Just absolutely bland. Makes me wonder if Rave’s planning to rename this theatre after all.

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on June 29, 2010 at 8:40 am

Font is different than National Amusements' font for The Bridge. It looked like a bunch of puffy lower case orange lettering.

HulkieD
HulkieD on June 29, 2010 at 7:36 am

Is it in the same font as the old “the bridge” signage? Because that’s what Bridge Philly has now… except they forgot the “motion pictures” part and just put “rave” in there!

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on June 27, 2010 at 10:07 pm

Exterior signage is up. Saw it today while zipping down the 405. It’s a very loud orange all lower case signage that reads “rave motion pictures”. I was not impressed…makes the theatre look cheap!

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on June 18, 2010 at 10:20 am

Movie Tickets is now displaying the theatre as Rave 18. Also, Rave has put out their first official LA Times ad branding the theatre as Rave 18. I suspect the in theatre signage has already been changed as well. I’ll verify sometime this weekend.

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on June 7, 2010 at 1:26 pm

Saw (the AWFUL!) Get Him To The Greek here on Friday 6/4. More management changes taking shape. Exterior/interior signs & tickets still say Bridge. Concessions still Pepsi…

…but Rave’s policy trailer now runs before the trailers/feature. I asked someone at Guest Services & they indicated that the signs would be switched up this month.