iPic Westwood

10840 Wilshire Boulevard,
Los Angeles, CA 90024

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After the split.

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Located in Westwood, formerly the AVCO Center Cinemas, this 4-screen theatre did bang-up business, especially on the weekends – with lines snaking down the block. It was closed on December 6, 2011. The AMC AVCO Center was gutted.

In July 2012, iPic Entertainment announced plans to open a new 480 seat theatre on this site. Slated to open in early-2013 (this deadline was missed), the theatre will feature six auditoriums seating between 60 and 80 people. Reclining chairs, pillows, and blankets will be provided and at the push of a button, moviegoers can summon waiters for meals and cocktails.

The new theatre was opened in April 2014 as the iPIC Westwood.

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Recent comments (view all 261 comments)

BRADE48
BRADE48 on January 14, 2014 at 1:21 pm

I wonder how Ipic will be booked. I’m thinking the could book day and date with the Village on some engagements. It has been a while since I took Wilshire into Westwood. I’m assuming this will open later this year.

Cliffs
Cliffs on January 18, 2014 at 10:57 pm

I can’t imagine a lot of studios are going to want to book an 85 seat screen when they have 1300 seats up the street (at least on their biggest releases). I imagine a lot of move-overs and limited first runs. At best, you might get the occasional big summer movie taking up three or four of their six screens.

CStefanic
CStefanic on January 24, 2014 at 9:54 pm

Why they didn’t just restructure it to the way it was BEFORE the plexing is beyond me. There aren’t going to be enough movies to fill all the screens in about two years. Theatrical releases are going to be less. They should have redesigned. Losers!

BRADE48
BRADE48 on April 25, 2014 at 6:20 pm

iPIC Westwood has opened.

This is what they are now showing. They are booking day/date with Regency Village and Bruin.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier 2D (PG13) 7:00PM 10:15PM Divergent (PG13) 4:15PM 7:45PM Draft Day (PG13) 6:30PM 9:45PM Muppets Most Wanted (PG) 9:15PM Transcendence (PG13) 5:30PM 8:45PM

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on April 26, 2014 at 12:55 pm

Showtimes indicate that this is their soft opening.

Please update the theatre name w/the new info. As Brad said, it’s now named iPIC Westwood.

mistertopps
mistertopps on May 1, 2014 at 10:18 pm

If you want to sit in the first 2 rows, the ticket price is $19.

If you want to sit in the rest of the theatre, the ticket price is $29, but then you can also spend more money on ordering food + drinks from a waiter.

I can walk to this theater, but there is no chance I will ever go to it.

Mikeoaklandpark
Mikeoaklandpark on May 2, 2014 at 8:24 am

Status above needs to be changed to open showing movies. It currently says closed.

Richie_T
Richie_T on May 8, 2014 at 5:47 pm

I’ve been inside and I really like what they’ve done. The AVCO has been reborn. Is it the cinema we remember from the 70s? No. Is it ten times better than the cinema we remember post split? Ten thousand times. This is a classy spot and I urge you to come see for yourself.

MikeRadio
MikeRadio on July 9, 2014 at 3:05 am

The price has been reduced for members to $12 for the regular first 2 rows seats and only $22 for the others. NOTE… This not only comes with drink refills and food at your seat with the push of a button, but also FREE popcorn brought to you the entire movie….

SO is it worth it? AMC is over $19 for a 3D Movie and this is $3 more but you get a lot more. Try it… It is worth it.

kravdude
kravdude on December 22, 2015 at 6:09 pm

I worked the Avco the summer of 77' during Star Wars run(i started the day it opened). Was a lot of fun and exciting with lots of celebrities and cool folks to work with. Yes, worked under Al Szabo. I remember a few employees, namely Dan Fern and Mark Friedman. Sorry to see this theatre go but it was a shell of itself in later years. Also worked there Christmas and January of 77/78.

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