Regency Bruin Theatre

948 Broxton Avenue,
Los Angeles, CA 90024

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The Bruin Theatre was opened in 1937 with 670 seats. This is a small, but elegant theater, that is often seen in the backdrop of movie premieres taking place across the street at the Village Theater. Its wrap-around marquee can be seen from all four streets which intesect at the theater. Sadly, the theater’s auditorium murals that once glowed in the dark have been painted over. 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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dctrig
dctrig on November 6, 2010 at 3:35 pm

Wow! The Village is SOLD OUT for the 12:05AM showing on 11/19 for the new Harry Potter movie. Patrons who have never visited the Village before should be impressed and hopefully come back.

I kick myself for not buying my ticket online yesterday while the Village showing was still available. The Bruin’s simultaneous screening still has tickets and I grabbed one. I appreciate that the Regency online ticket service only charges a 50c fee.

Westwood will really be jumping the night/morning of 11/18-11/19. If the parking lots have sense they will stay open all night or at least until 4AM.

dctrig
dctrig on November 9, 2010 at 7:15 pm

Bruin is now also sold out for the midnight showing of the Harry Potter movie. Westwood will be insane that night and I will be there.

Regency is to be commended and supported for running three great single screens, including the Lido gem in Newport Beach. They also just reopened the Valley 6, near Laurel Canyon & Victory in N Hollywood-only $3.

BradE41
BradE41 on November 9, 2010 at 7:51 pm

Regency really seems interested in being a major exhibitor. I’ve turned into a big fan.

Danny Baldwin
Danny Baldwin on November 18, 2010 at 1:31 pm

Caught HEREAFTER last night — the bulb was flickering pretty bad for a location with such typically pristine presentation. Hopefully they change it out before POTTER tonight.

dctrig
dctrig on November 22, 2010 at 3:52 pm

The Thursday midnight show at the Bruin was packed. I was the only senior in the audience and did not see anyone under 18 or over 25 in the audience. The UCLA crowd was great and highly responsive to the movie.

dctrig
dctrig on December 1, 2010 at 9:19 pm

On its opening weekend caught the Saturday 10:20P show for “Burlesque.” There were only about 21 of us at the Bruin. Cher stood out and sang a good number. Christina Aguilera has a powerful voice, but her persona seems manufactured.

As one who has seen classic burlesque performers years ago in Chicago and Philly, the movie “Burlesque” had zero sex appeal. Rent or see “Beyond the Burly Q” for a much grittier and accurate take on this lost art form.

dctrig
dctrig on December 9, 2010 at 7:11 pm

Speaking of special displays kudos for the El Capitan: They installed a Rapunzel like tower above the marquee for the run of “Tangled” and are giving out a gold coin to each patron as the movie is the 50th Disney animation.

Richie_T
Richie_T on November 11, 2012 at 1:26 pm

Attended an Academy screening of Lincoln last night followed by a Q and A panel including the likes of Daniel Day Lewis, Steven Speilberg, John Williams, Kathleen Kennedy, etc. The theater was packed. First time I’ve seen it this way in years. Made me miss the glory days of Westwood. The old house still has it. Excellent presentation.

sciachetra
sciachetra on March 16, 2013 at 4:38 pm

There’s a video on youtube dedicated to Stan’s Donuts in Westwood (located right across from the street from the Bruin Theater). The video includes old and new footage of the Bruin and other Westwood theaters:

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

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