Regent Theatre

1045 Broxton Avenue,
Los Angeles, CA 90024

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BRADE48
BRADE48 on June 5, 2017 at 1:31 pm

The theatre seems to be remaining open at least through the summer. They have Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour filmed Live at Pompeii booked for September 13.

fred1
fred1 on February 23, 2017 at 5:14 am

The theater is schedule to close http://www.lamag.com/askchris/classic-landmark-regent-theatre-westwood-closing-50-years/

silver
silver on February 22, 2017 at 9:10 pm

Learned something from that lamag article link above: I had no idea Laemmle created the place out of warehouse space back in the 60’s. (Always thought of it as a Mann).

And that’s quite a long list of Westwood Village closures the Regent will get added to: Crest, Festival, Plaza, National, Mann 4, and UA Westwood…

neeb
neeb on February 22, 2017 at 7:33 pm

http://www.lamag.com/askchris/classic-landmark-regent-theatre-westwood-closing-50-years/

And its days are numbered…

rivest266
rivest266 on August 6, 2016 at 5:52 am

September 9th, 1966 grand opening ad in the photo section.

Robert L. Bradley
Robert L. Bradley on December 18, 2014 at 6:37 pm

I went there last week to see ST. VINCENT. They’re STILL not using their curtain.

BRADE48
BRADE48 on September 4, 2014 at 2:49 pm

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.

richjr37
richjr37 on September 4, 2014 at 1:44 pm

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.

Richie_T
Richie_T on September 4, 2014 at 11:17 am

Is this theater closed?

Robert L. Bradley
Robert L. Bradley on November 12, 2012 at 7:19 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.

William
William on November 29, 2011 at 6:55 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 29, 2011 at 1:43 pm

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
William on November 29, 2011 at 12:12 pm

You should add under the Previously Operated by Laemmle Theatres.

William
William on November 29, 2011 at 12:10 pm

@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.

BRADE48
BRADE48 on November 29, 2011 at 11:04 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.

Robert L. Bradley
Robert L. Bradley on August 23, 2011 at 3:21 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.

richjr37
richjr37 on April 25, 2011 at 12:58 pm

oops,clearly,i meant theatre,not thatre.

richjr37
richjr37 on April 25, 2011 at 12:57 pm

In an October 1968 issue of Box Office Magazine,it was noted that French director Claude LeLouch’s classic,“A Man and A Woman”,had just begun it’s third year playing at this thatre. It originally opened at The Crest,a few blocks away.

dctrig
dctrig on October 26, 2010 at 1:52 pm

Caught “Never Let Me Go” at the 9:45PM showing on 10/19. Just seven of us in the audience which is too bad as it is a well done intriguing movie.

meheuck
meheuck on October 23, 2010 at 4:20 pm

They are also embarking on some first-run programming, opening Chris Morris' controversial comedy FOUR LIONS on Friday November 5th, and the Asian/Indian restaurant comedy TODAY’S SPECIAL two weeks later on the 19th.

BradE41
BradE41 on October 20, 2010 at 8:00 pm

Regent is getting The Town this weekend. Landmark is using the theatre as a move over house since they stopped booking Disney. I’m guessing they not renew the lease when it comes up for renewal.

Danny Baldwin
Danny Baldwin on September 26, 2010 at 3:47 pm

Very good considering the movie has been out for six weekends and is a move-over for the Regent…

dctrig
dctrig on September 26, 2010 at 1:55 pm

Happy to report that “Mao’s Last Dancer” drew 65 patrons to the 5:20 Saturday showing yesterday. That may not sound like a lot, but in today’s economy/Netflix/Redbox era pretty good.

The Regent has had a nice selection recently: The Kids are All Right, Toy Story 3, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, and The Last Song.

markinthedark
markinthedark on October 29, 2007 at 6:02 pm

In light of what is happening with the National, the Rialto and other single-screeners, I was a bit disappointed that the Cinematreasures are holding their meeting to discuss theatre preservation etc. at the brand-spanking-new Landmark 12!!! Less than 2 miles away from Westwood Village, the densest grouping of open single screeners in the country. Are they serious? Are they serious about preservation?

I expressed my disappointment here:
http://cinematreasures.org/news/17409_0_1_0_C/

Feel free to express your feelings as well.

dhill01
dhill01 on August 2, 2007 at 6:35 pm

Good Earth Fans: They just opened a Good Earth next to the Regent Theatre.