AMC AVCO Center

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 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.

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Recent comments (view all 256 comments)

dave-bronx™
dave-bronx™ on October 25, 2013 at 2:36 pm

I’m surprised that nobody has commented on the photo added Aug. 13, showing that the Avco Center Cinema has nearly vanished from the face of the earth. So much for the alleged conversion that was supposed to save it.

dave-bronx™
dave-bronx™ on October 25, 2013 at 3:59 pm

BTW, based on the previously mentioned photo, the status of this theatre should be changed to ‘Demolished’.

ChasSmith
ChasSmith on October 25, 2013 at 4:25 pm

Terrible. Another Westwood humiliation.

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on October 25, 2013 at 6:36 pm

Probably because it’s not “DEMOLISHED.” As I earlier stated on May 30, 2013 they found asbestos in the construction. The only way to deal with asbestos is by gutting the theatre to get all the gunk out and then rebuilding it afterwards.

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on October 25, 2013 at 6:50 pm

The story of the asbestos:

http://www.laobserved.com/biz/2013/05/delay_in_opening_wes.php

dave-bronx™
dave-bronx™ on October 25, 2013 at 6:59 pm

Under the photo tab on this page, the second pic from the left – looks mostly demolished to to me. While another theatre may be built on that site, the building that closed in December 2011 is, for the most part, gone.

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on October 25, 2013 at 8:14 pm

“Demolished” means ABSOLUTELY TORN DOWN with no remains left. That picture is a GUTTED building, not a DEMOLISHED one.

You want demolished? Take a stroll around the corner and see the grassy knoll that was once The National.

BRADE48
BRADE48 on January 14, 2014 at 10:21 am

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 7:57 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 6:54 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!

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