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Previous Names: NGC National Theatre, Mann National Theatre
- Mann Festival Theater
- Billy Wilder Theater
- Landmark Westwood Theatre
- Mann Westwood 4
- Mann Plaza Theater
News About This Theater
- Jun 9, 2011 — Demolition of the National Theatre: Still Makes Me Sick
- Dec 12, 2007 — The (Mann) National Theatre loses final battle for historic landmark status
- Nov 16, 2007 — What are the ten most endangered theaters?
- Oct 30, 2007 — Update: CRUCIAL HEARING to SAVE THE NATIONAL THEATRE on NOV 1st.
- Jun 26, 2007 — National Westwood in danger...again
- May 8, 2007 — Mann National Theatre to reopen this week
- Apr 20, 2007 — When will retro be more in style?
- Apr 18, 2007 — Mann National goes dark
Opened March 27, 1970 with Kenneth Nelson in “The Boys in the Band”. The NGC National Theatre was one of the last single screen giants to be erected. Its rather bland exterior belied a large upstairs lobby (which was replete with chandeliers) and an enormous orange-colored auditorium (which boasted a massive screen 56ft wide and 26ft high). All seating was on a single sloping floor. It was equipped with Norelco DP-75 projectors which were capable of screening 35mm & 70mm films.
The Mann National closed on April 19, 2007, but re-opened less than a month later under an independent exhibitor on a short-term lease. The theatre closed again on October 7, 2007 and was demolished in January 2008. In summer of 2014 construction began for a 34 apartment unit building.
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