Regency Bruin Theatre

948 Broxton Avenue,
Los Angeles, CA 90024

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BRADE48
BRADE48 on May 21, 2014 at 6:28 pm

The double booking between Regency and iPic Westwood is not for everything. X-Men opens Friday at the Bruin only, not the iPic. It looks like the only studios so far to allow this is WB and Sony.

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

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

BradE41
BradE41 on October 26, 2010 at 8:10 pm

I think JACKASS 3D would do well in Westwood. All them Frat Boys at UCLA are the target audience. The first one had a 5 week run at the National.

dctrig
dctrig on October 18, 2010 at 5:58 pm

Well, the Bruin hit a homerun with “Jackass 3D.” I caught the 10:10PM show on Saturday with 400 other patrons. Considering there were six shows on Saturday the attendance was phenomenal.

BradE41
BradE41 on October 15, 2010 at 3:33 pm

The Crest will probably implement the surcharge for Tron this Christmas.

dctrig
dctrig on October 15, 2010 at 2:54 pm

Am going to the Bruin on Saturday to see “Jackass 3D.” If this movie doesn’t pull them in nothing will. I was on Hollywood Blvd on Wednesday and the premiere at the Chinese was pandemonium. A large crowd and paparazzi also followed the actors to a cast party at the Hollywood Roosevelt.

dctrig
dctrig on October 14, 2010 at 3:16 am

Carmike recently installed 3D at the Majestic Crest. I may be one of the few paying customers in the USA who saw “Alpha and Omega” in both 2D and 3D at the same theater. And possibly the only customer in the USA who did not pay a 3D surcharge. The Crest said they had no directive to charge extra for the second week(in 3D) of Alpha and Omega. Going forward thay probably will impose a surcharge.

BradE41
BradE41 on September 8, 2010 at 3:32 pm

I guess the brief flirtation with 3D at the Avco is over. Regency has booked all 3D movies for the next couple of months at the Bruin. RESIDENT EVIL this Friday, LEGENDS OF THE GUARDIANS Sept 24 and JACKASS 3D Oct 15. I also looks like the Bruin is the only theatre in Westwood capable of showing 3D.

William
William on June 30, 2010 at 12:36 pm

During the true Roadshow era Westwood was not a stopping spot. The Los Angeles Roadshow houses were in Hollywood and Beverly Hills areas. And the near Carthay Circle Theatre.

Hibi
Hibi on June 30, 2010 at 12:13 pm

Thanks. I figured due to the theater’s smaller size it probably wasnt……

William
William on June 28, 2010 at 1:30 pm

TJ, It was the general release of the film. “West Side Story” opened it’s 70MM Roadshow engagement over at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre on Dec. 14th. 1961 with the West Coast Premiere held on Dec. 13th, 1961. “West Side Story” had 58 week Roadshow engagement at that theatre. (Dec. 14, 1961-Feb. 1963).

Hibi
Hibi on June 28, 2010 at 12:31 pm

Watched The Caretakers the other night and realized the theater in the beginning where Polly Bergen loses it must’ve been the Bruin. (mentioned farther back in this thread, but I didnt read it before today) I could tell from the stores the theater was in Westwood. And it showed the round marquee (not enough of it to see the theater name) What tipped me off was the bear on the side of the concession counter inside. The marqee was showing West Side Story. Does anyone know if the film played there roadshow? Or was this a general release booking?

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on June 21, 2010 at 2:24 pm

The Midnight shows were part of Regency’s immediate takeover plans.

BradE41
BradE41 on June 8, 2010 at 6:47 pm

I noticed they have been showing Midnight Shows on Fri/Sat for regular engagements. Mann stopped those in Westwood quite a while ago. They mus have done well enough for Regency to begin showing the Cult type of films. Funny, I drove through Westwood Saturday afternoon and the streets were packed with people walking. Is the village somewhat busier again on weekends?

Danny Baldwin
Danny Baldwin on June 4, 2010 at 1:24 am

Midnight shows return to Westwood! They’re posted on the Regency website, tentatively scheduled for the Bruin with the possibility of moving to the Village — http://regencymovies.com/main.php?theaterId=28

William
William on June 2, 2010 at 1:15 pm

The 1973 musical remake of “Lost Horizon” was over at the National Theatre. And it opened there on Mar. 7th. 1973 and played there for 11 weeks.