iPic Westwood

10840 Wilshire Boulevard,
Los Angeles, CA 90024

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kravdude on December 22, 2015 at 3:09 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.

MikeRadio on July 9, 2014 at 12:05 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.

Richie_T on May 8, 2014 at 2:47 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.

Mikeoaklandpark on May 2, 2014 at 5:24 am

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

mistertopps on May 1, 2014 at 7:18 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.

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on April 26, 2014 at 9:55 am

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.

BRADE48 on April 25, 2014 at 3:20 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

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!

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.

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.

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.

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 6:50 pm

The story of the asbestos:


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.

ChasSmith on October 25, 2013 at 4:25 pm

Terrible. Another Westwood humiliation.

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’.

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.

CStefanic on June 10, 2013 at 10:12 am

Drove by it this morning. Looks almost completely gutted. Hope they restore it to the original decor it once showcased back when the biggies were hitting the screen.

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on May 30, 2013 at 9:48 am

New article on CT’s front page says that they found asbestos causing delays that will, at best, push the opening to Thanksgiving 2013. At worst, sometime in 2014.

mistertopps on May 29, 2013 at 11:29 pm

This is very much under construction right now. If you peer through boards, you can see that the entire place has been gutted. It doesn’t appear that they are keeping anything of the original Avco except the foundation and really just the shell of the building.

Richie_T on March 15, 2013 at 2:41 pm

Anybody know when this place relaunches…?

stepwest on November 29, 2012 at 4:14 pm

For sake of clarity, in September of 1993 General Cinema made the horrible “business decision” to split the famous Avco Cinema 1 into two auditoriums. This evil deed was done long before AMC took over after GCC’s demise. Some of the finest moviegoing experiences of my life took place in that magical room. It is missed.

Danny Baldwin
Danny Baldwin on September 26, 2012 at 7:31 pm

Brad— I don’t imagine double-booking will be a problem. The iPic less than a mile from the ArcLight Pasadena plays basically all the same stuff.

gman037 on September 26, 2012 at 9:35 am

I believe I saw the original Die Hard here. The Dolby made the sound of bullets echo in the back of the theater.

fieldight on September 21, 2012 at 4:15 am

ANYONE REMEMBER FIELD OF DREAMS PLAYING HERE? I SAW IT OPENING NIGHT 1989 AND IT WAS A NEAR RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE. On the behind the scenes of the Field of Dreams DVD, the director speaks of the first showings at the Westwood Avco and how it was a special experience.