AMC Sunset 5

8000 Sunset Boulevard,
West Hollywood, CA 90046

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Operated by: AMC Theatres

Previously operated by: Laemmle Theatres

Firms: Oculus Architecture

Functions: Movies (Foreign), Movies (Independent)

Previous Names: Laemmle's Sunset 5 Theatres, Sundance Cinemas Sunset 5, AMC Dine-In Sunset 5

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Located in the north of West Hollywood. This theatre is one of L.A.’s most popular independent film theatres. It opened on August 21, 1992 with a seating capacity for 1,118, and was closed by Laemmle on November 29, 2011 when it had a seating capacity for 836.

It was taken over by Sundance Cinemas who refurbished the building and reopened on August 31, 2012, now with a reduced seating capacity of 606. In April 2017 it was renamed AMC Dine-In Sunset 5 and by January 2019 it was renamed AMC Sunset 5.

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Scott Neff
Scott Neff on January 17, 2018 at 10:26 am

Ovation was the only one Carmike came up with on their own. Sundance was a company that Carmike acquired and never rebranded. Bogarts was also Muvico’s concept that Carmike never rebranded.

jeffpiatt on February 5, 2018 at 2:09 am

Ovation was the only brand that Carmike had the abilty to expand without extra royalties like the Bogart’s or was blocked by contract terms as was the case with Sundance as Sundance Group sold the theaters under that condition. the setup of both the Sundance locations and the movico locations caused AMC to create an express version of the dine in brand as both lack normal dine in setups.

jeffpiatt on February 5, 2018 at 2:14 am

the locations current menu. location website.

waynebeau23 on February 5, 2018 at 1:57 pm

Once more…I still say taking down the highly visible marquee at the corner of Crescent Heights and Sunset Blvds in West Hollywood was just plain stupid. It did NOT show feature times but it did provide info to thousands of people driving by as to which films they were showing. Since this theatre doesn’t even bother to provide info in newspaper or other print publications, the only way to discover their current attractions is the computer I consider that short-sighted.

jeffpiatt on February 15, 2018 at 10:39 am

not really as this location has reserved seating and most movie goers use online ticketing now.the few theaters who still have them just swapped them to always maving the message to call them or visit there site for showtimes. AMC is just straight out replacing the old marquees with new AMC neon signs with the gold circle background under it.

waynebeau23 on February 15, 2018 at 2:59 pm

To Jeff Platt: Evidently, you are some sort of authority on this subject. Regardless. I totally disagree with you…and for your info, according to the staff at the theatre, I am far from the only one complaining about the removal of the marquee…and frankly, I don’t give a flip about the AMC Logo.

rayman29 on February 15, 2018 at 5:06 pm

Most of the movie theaters I go have never even had a marquee. I love how it looks on vintage theaters, but its no longer necessary. I get that you don’t like it, but most people don’t mind or don’t care. AMC is losing money, and if they are going to reduce operating costs, I’d rather they do it by eliminating marquees than something that actually lessens the experience inside.

waynebeau23 on February 15, 2018 at 7:45 pm

I was not suggesting that new theatres (or even old ones) add a marquee…but taking a well placed and working one down makes no sense to me. Disagree with me all you wish. My opinion isn’t going to change. AMC is now Chinese owned and, well…I’ll just leave it at that…but I seriously doubt they are actually losing money regardless of what they report.

MikeRadio on February 10, 2019 at 11:12 am

This theater is no longer called “Dine In”. It never was anyway.. you always had to pick your food up at the concessions counter. AMC finally shed the “Dine In” title to avoid confusion. The name of the theatre in this forum needs to be changed.

Flix70 on February 22, 2021 at 8:38 am

This was the premier indie theater in LA for nearly 20 years under the Laemmle brand. All the exclusives came here. Made my first visit in 1996 when a friend moved from OC to Hollywood. Can remember seeing weekend matinees of both “Big Night” & “Sling Blade” here with a full crowd.

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