Regency Bruin Theatre
948 Broxton Avenue,
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Regency Theatres (Official)
Operated by: Regency Theatres
Previously operated by: Fox West Coast Theatres, Mann Theatres
Architects: Simeon Charles Lee
Functions: Movies (First Run)
Styles: Streamline Moderne
Previous Names: Fox Bruin Theatre, Mann Bruin Theatre
- Regency Village Theatre
- Landmark Westwood Theatre
- Mann Westwood 4
- Mann Plaza Theater
- National Theatre
News About This Theater
- Apr 12, 2010 — All About the Regency Village, Regency Bruin & Majestic Crest Theatres
- Mar 31, 2010 — Regency acquires Bruin, Westwood Village cinemas
- May 25, 2007 — Culver City memories
- Apr 20, 2007 — When will retro be more in style?
Opened by Fox West Coast Theatres on December 31, 1937, the Fox Bruin Theatre originally had 876 seats, all on a single floor. It was designed by architect S. Charles Lee, one of the foremost & prolific theatre architect’s in Southern California, who’s earlier work included the downtown Tower Theatre and Los Angeles Theatre. This is a small, but elegant theatre, that is often seen in the backdrop of movie premieres taking place across the street at the Village Theatre. Its wrap-around marquee can be seen from all four streets which intesect at the theatre. Originally the auditorium side-walls were treated with luminous painted stencils which glowed in the dark from the ‘black lighting’ effects of the cove lighting. It was taken over by Mann Theatres chain in 1973. and was equipped to screen 70mm movies in 1978. Sadly, the theatre’s auditorium murals that once glowed in the dark have been painted over, leaving a totally plain auditorium. As of 2009, the seating capacity is listed as 696.
Regency Theatres replaced Mann Theatres as the movie operator on April 1, 2010.
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Extracted from 70mm in Los Angeles, here is a list of the 70mm presentations held at the Bruin. (I’m sorry I don’t have the duration data for these. But if anyone wants that info, it shouldn’t be that difficult to obtain now that you’re armed with the relevant titles and start dates.)
1978-06-02 … Capricorn One
1978-09-20 … Days of Heaven
1981-05-22 … Outland
1981-12-18 … Sharky’s Machine
1982-05-21 … The Road Warrior
1982-06-11 … Grease 2
1982-06-25 … Blade Runner
1983-03-25 … Raiders of the Lost Ark (re-release)
1984-06-08 … Gremlins
1984-12-07 … City Heat
1985-07-10 … Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome
1985-12-06 … Spies Like Us
1986-09-26 … Top Gun (moveover)
1986-12-19 … Little Shop of Horrors
1987-05-20 … Lethal Weapon (moveover)
1987-06-12 … The Witches of Eastwick
1987-07-31 … The Lost Boys
1988-06-10 … The Presidio
1988-08-12 … Tucker: The Man and his Dream
1989-06-22 … Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (moveover)
1989-07-07 … Lethal Weapon 2
1990-05-25 … The Ten Commandments (re-release)
1990-06-08 … Batman / Lethal Weapon 2 (re-release)
1990-06-15 … Gremlins 2: The New Batch
1990-12-07 … The Rookie
1990-12-27 … The Godfather Part III (concurrent with Village)
1992-01-17 … The Last Boy Scout (moveover)
1992-05-22 … Far and Away
1992-06-17 … Lethal Weapon 3
December 31st, 1937 grand opening ad in photo section.
1958 Chevrolet print ad added, featuring the Regency Bruin Theatre marquee.
Does anyone know if this palace can still project film?
This theater was featured in once upon a time in hollywood.
Screened the World premiere of “The World is not enough” on 19/11/1999.
On July 21, 2021, I looked at the Google Street View image from February, 2021, and the Bruin appears to be closed. Box office boarded up, marquee dark, no posters in the front patio displays. I’m in Arizona, so can’t check in person. Anyone have an update?
Now reopened at the time of this post.
Facebook post with 29 photos credit Richard DuVal. Scroll through to the right.
The music video for Praise you(Fatboy Slim) was filmed outside this theatre without filming permission.