Regency Bruin Theatre

948 Broxton Avenue,
Los Angeles, CA 90024

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davidcoppock on May 1, 2023 at 7:05 am

The music video for Praise you(Fatboy Slim) was filmed outside this theatre without filming permission.

DavidZornig on January 16, 2022 at 7:33 pm

Facebook post with 29 photos credit Richard DuVal. Scroll through to the right.

rivest266 on July 21, 2021 at 5:51 pm

Now reopened at the time of this post.

JimMitchell on July 21, 2021 at 4:27 pm

On July 21, 2021, I looked at the Google Street View image from February, 2021, and the Bruin appears to be closed. Box office boarded up, marquee dark, no posters in the front patio displays. I’m in Arizona, so can’t check in person. Anyone have an update?

davidcoppock on November 24, 2020 at 1:50 am

Screened the World premiere of “The World is not enough” on 19/11/1999.

moviebuff82 on March 29, 2020 at 2:06 pm

This theater was featured in once upon a time in hollywood.

CStefanic on September 5, 2018 at 5:05 pm

Does anyone know if this palace can still project film?

DavidZornig on November 28, 2017 at 8:37 am

1958 Chevrolet print ad added, featuring the Regency Bruin Theatre marquee.

rivest266 on August 5, 2016 at 9:52 pm

December 31st, 1937 grand opening ad in photo section.

Coate on May 23, 2016 at 3:10 pm

Extracted from 70mm in Los Angeles, here is a list of the 70mm presentations held at the Bruin. (I’m sorry I don’t have the duration data for these. But if anyone wants that info, it shouldn’t be that difficult to obtain now that you’re armed with the relevant titles and start dates.)

1978-06-02 … Capricorn One
1978-09-20 … Days of Heaven

1981-05-22 … Outland
1981-12-18 … Sharky’s Machine

1982-05-21 … The Road Warrior
1982-06-11 … Grease 2
1982-06-25 … Blade Runner

1983-03-25 … Raiders of the Lost Ark (re-release)

1984-06-08 … Gremlins
1984-12-07 … City Heat

1985-07-10 … Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome
1985-12-06 … Spies Like Us

1986-09-26 … Top Gun (moveover)
1986-12-19 … Little Shop of Horrors

1987-05-20 … Lethal Weapon (moveover)
1987-06-12 … The Witches of Eastwick
1987-07-31 … The Lost Boys

1988-06-10 … The Presidio
1988-08-12 … Tucker: The Man and his Dream

1989-06-22 … Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (moveover)
1989-07-07 … Lethal Weapon 2

1990-05-25 … The Ten Commandments (re-release)
1990-06-08 … Batman / Lethal Weapon 2 (re-release)
1990-06-15 … Gremlins 2: The New Batch
1990-12-07 … The Rookie
1990-12-27 … The Godfather Part III (concurrent with Village)

1992-01-17 … The Last Boy Scout (moveover)
1992-05-22 … Far and Away
1992-06-17 … Lethal Weapon 3

sciachetra on March 16, 2013 at 1:38 pm

There’s a video on youtube dedicated to Stan’s Donuts in Westwood (located right across from the street from the Bruin Theater). The video includes old and new footage of the Bruin and other Westwood theaters:

Richie_T on November 11, 2012 at 10:26 am

Attended an Academy screening of Lincoln last night followed by a Q and A panel including the likes of Daniel Day Lewis, Steven Speilberg, John Williams, Kathleen Kennedy, etc. The theater was packed. First time I’ve seen it this way in years. Made me miss the glory days of Westwood. The old house still has it. Excellent presentation.

dctrig on December 9, 2010 at 4:11 pm

Speaking of special displays kudos for the El Capitan: They installed a Rapunzel like tower above the marquee for the run of “Tangled” and are giving out a gold coin to each patron as the movie is the 50th Disney animation.

dctrig on December 1, 2010 at 6:19 pm

On its opening weekend caught the Saturday 10:20P show for “Burlesque.” There were only about 21 of us at the Bruin. Cher stood out and sang a good number. Christina Aguilera has a powerful voice, but her persona seems manufactured.

As one who has seen classic burlesque performers years ago in Chicago and Philly, the movie “Burlesque” had zero sex appeal. Rent or see “Beyond the Burly Q” for a much grittier and accurate take on this lost art form.

dctrig on November 22, 2010 at 12:52 pm

The Thursday midnight show at the Bruin was packed. I was the only senior in the audience and did not see anyone under 18 or over 25 in the audience. The UCLA crowd was great and highly responsive to the movie.

Danny Baldwin
Danny Baldwin on November 18, 2010 at 10:31 am

Caught HEREAFTER last night — the bulb was flickering pretty bad for a location with such typically pristine presentation. Hopefully they change it out before POTTER tonight.

BradE41 on November 9, 2010 at 4:51 pm

Regency really seems interested in being a major exhibitor. I’ve turned into a big fan.

dctrig on November 9, 2010 at 4:15 pm

Bruin is now also sold out for the midnight showing of the Harry Potter movie. Westwood will be insane that night and I will be there.

Regency is to be commended and supported for running three great single screens, including the Lido gem in Newport Beach. They also just reopened the Valley 6, near Laurel Canyon & Victory in N Hollywood-only $3.

dctrig on November 6, 2010 at 12:35 pm

Wow! The Village is SOLD OUT for the 12:05AM showing on 11/19 for the new Harry Potter movie. Patrons who have never visited the Village before should be impressed and hopefully come back.

I kick myself for not buying my ticket online yesterday while the Village showing was still available. The Bruin’s simultaneous screening still has tickets and I grabbed one. I appreciate that the Regency online ticket service only charges a 50c fee.

Westwood will really be jumping the night/morning of 11/18-11/19. If the parking lots have sense they will stay open all night or at least until 4AM.

BradE41 on October 26, 2010 at 5:10 pm

I think JACKASS 3D would do well in Westwood. All them Frat Boys at UCLA are the target audience. The first one had a 5 week run at the National.

dctrig on October 18, 2010 at 2:58 pm

Well, the Bruin hit a homerun with “Jackass 3D.” I caught the 10:10PM show on Saturday with 400 other patrons. Considering there were six shows on Saturday the attendance was phenomenal.

BradE41 on October 15, 2010 at 12:33 pm

The Crest will probably implement the surcharge for Tron this Christmas.

dctrig on October 15, 2010 at 11:54 am

Am going to the Bruin on Saturday to see “Jackass 3D.” If this movie doesn’t pull them in nothing will. I was on Hollywood Blvd on Wednesday and the premiere at the Chinese was pandemonium. A large crowd and paparazzi also followed the actors to a cast party at the Hollywood Roosevelt.

dctrig on October 14, 2010 at 12:16 am

Carmike recently installed 3D at the Majestic Crest. I may be one of the few paying customers in the USA who saw “Alpha and Omega” in both 2D and 3D at the same theater. And possibly the only customer in the USA who did not pay a 3D surcharge. The Crest said they had no directive to charge extra for the second week(in 3D) of Alpha and Omega. Going forward thay probably will impose a surcharge.