Regent Theatre

1045 Broxton Avenue,
Los Angeles, CA 90024

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Regent Theatre

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The Regent Theater, which first opened in 1966, often operates as a spillover house for the Village Theatre, which is just a few hundred feet away.

Its lobby was absorbed years ago by adjacent retail space and its remaining auditorium is a relic of the 1970’s.

The Regent Theatre was taken over by Landmark Theatres in 2002 from Mann Theatres.

Contributed by Ross Melnick

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Robert L. Bradley
Robert L. Bradley on August 23, 2011 at 12:21 pm

I saw “One Day” at the Regent at the 4:35 matinee, and it drew a pretty good crowd. I noticed that the past two times I have been to the Regent, the picture was a little out of focus? Don’t they have a projectionist, or do they share him with the Village and Bruin? I was a union projectionist in Virginia for 30 years, and I checked my focus constantly and fine-tuned it when necessary. Apparently, they just turn it on and walk away from it. If I report it, the employee looks in at the picture and says it looks okay to them.

BRADE48 on November 29, 2011 at 9:04 am

Landmark Regent has taken over the Midnight Showings of THE ROOM on Dec 3. It was a mainstay at the Sunset 5. I’m curious to see what Landmark starts booking in there now that the AVCO is gone.

William on November 29, 2011 at 10:10 am

@Robert L. Bradley, No Landmark Theatres does not have regular projectionists in their theatres. They use floor staff or Asst. Managers to run their booths. The days of having a projectionist in booths is long gone, even in Los Angeles. There are only a few Union Projectionist jobs left in Los Angeles. At one time there was a union projectionist in every booth in Westwood. Then the Mann Theatres signed a new contract with Projectionist Local-150, to share operators. 1)Village and Bruin Theatres 2)National and Plaza Theatres 3)Regent and Westwood Quad The Cineplex Odeon Theatre (later the Mann’s Festival) had it’s own projectionist. But in last year as a Cineplex Theatre the job was share job with the Pacific’s Crest Theatre. And when Mann Theatres took over the Odeon and renamed it the Festival. That job got added to the National and Plaza Theatres job. The GCC Avco Cinemas always had a Union operator till AMC took over. When the Avco opened it was a two man booth.

William on November 29, 2011 at 10:12 am

You should add under the Previously Operated by Laemmle Theatres.

Robert L. Bradley
Robert L. Bradley on November 29, 2011 at 11:43 am

Thanks for the information, William. Cineplex Odeon bought most of our union theatres in Richmond, Virginia, and we had a great contract with them. They even gave us a nice bonus when they sold the theatres. When Regal took over, we got a two-year contract, then they refused to negotiate another contract. We took them to court and won a big settlement, but we didn’t return to work. That was the end of Local 370. I’m sorry to hear that the Westwood theatres no longer have projectionists, as I always enjoyed going to them because of their high-quality presentations. The Regent is the only Westwood theatre where the presentation was below par on my visits.

William on November 29, 2011 at 4:55 pm

Robert, I was lucky to run afew of the Westwood houses, the National, Avco, Crest, Odeon (aka: Festival), Plaza and the Regent Theatre. And spent many hours with friends at the Village and Bruin Theatres.

Robert L. Bradley
Robert L. Bradley on November 12, 2012 at 5:19 pm

Why doesn’t the Regent use their curtain any more? For 15 minutes before the show started, I just stared at a white screen. I know they have a curtain, so why don’t they use it? It adds to the atmosphere of going to the movies.

Richie_T on September 4, 2014 at 8:17 am

Is this theater closed?

richjr37 on September 4, 2014 at 10:44 am

Apparently,it has as of Tuesday night. I wonder if the lease ran out and Landmark decided not renew it. In any case,another L.A. single screen gem gone.

BRADE48 on September 4, 2014 at 11:49 am

THEATRE IS STILL OPEN per the Landmark theatres website and Facebook. They have a indie Animated film HENRY & ME opening Friday the 5th, THE ROOM this Saturday at Midnite. A new cult film FATEFUL ENDINGS Friday Sept 12 @ Midnite and One Time Showing of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Sunday afternoon the 14th. There are no listings for today they Indonesia Film Festival 3rd and 4th.

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