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The actual closing date was Thursday, April 3, 1986. The film showing was Police Academy 3.
Regency Village and Bruin Theatres - Westwood, CA is feeling excited.
November 12 at 12:00 AM ·
Our 90th anniversary continues November 26th at the Village with the EXCLUSIVE Engagement of the new Paul Thomas Anderson film, Licorice Pizza featured in 70mm Film! Being a master filmmaker, his films are inherently amazing so put on your best threads and boogie over now…and don’t stop and smell the magnolias. There will be Red Vines!
On Regency’s Facebook Page
70mm is coming back to Westwood! We can’t say more right now but exciting things are coming together!
The Regent has been re-named The Landmark Westwood
The Sunset 5 signage and marquee has been replaced by the big AMC logo.
FROM CURBED LA (AUGUST 28, 2017)
ArcLight backs out of second Santa Monica location
A plan to bring Santa Monica its second ArcLight movie theater and its first giant IMAX screen have fizzled, reports the Santa Monica Lookout. The negotiations between developer Macerich G3 and the city dissolved after the developer “pulled out over issues of profitability,” the Lookout says.
Part of the reason why the developer thought the new theater complex would not be profitable is that about two years ago, another Arclight opened less than a half mile away, at the Santa Monica Place shopping center.
The proposed ArcLight was planned for Fourth Street near Arizona, on a site now occupied the 325-spot Parking Structure 3.
The new ArcLight would have held as many as 16 screens, including Santa Monica’s first IMAX screen, in a four-story complex.
Though the ArcLight project is not moving forward, Jason Harris, the city of Santa Monica’s economic development manager, told the Lookout that city planners are going to revisit the movie theater project in the fall with the City Council and see if the project could be revived with another movie theater.
Not really demolished. The building remains. It was gutted out for retail.
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.
AMC is re-branding it as the AMC Dine-In Sunset 5.
The Crest has closed again.
The Crest of Westwood is temporarily closed until further notice.
I was working at the Village during this period. In fact I was probably working the day this photo was taken.
There seems to be more renovating going on. I walked by today and there appears work is being done inside, and the only have 3 screens in operation.
I went today to the The Big Short. Took pictures which I just added.
The theatre will re-open at last!
Per Facebook opening is tomorrow January 29.
The wait is nearly over! After almost two years of development and construction, the all new Laemmle Monica Film Center opens this Friday, January 29th!
Online ticketing and showtimes will be available Thursday afternoon. The films opening Friday are THE 2016 OSCAR-NOMINATED SHORT DOCS, ANOMALISA, THE LADY IN THE VAN, MUSTANG, and THEEB!
Thank you for your patience! We think you’ll agree that it has been worth the wait! More details soon!
It appears that they will miss the Holiday Season and will open in early January. As of today that is.
I went to the ‘soft opening’ in early November. I was told I was the first person to watch a film in theatre #9. It seemed like a nice theatre, very pleasing to the eye and comfortable. I’m used to the Hollywood location but this is a nice version of Arclight “lite”. They use the space well and what they were able to do represents Santa Monica quite well. It is not a close enough venue for me to patronize all the time, but I will attend again if I am able to.
It appears that this will be getting the Arclight treatment.
ArcLight opens in Culver City, CA, late spring 2015!
We’re converting the Pacific Theatres in Culver City into an ArcLight! The theater will include ArcLight’s signature amenities, including reserved seating, black-box auditoriums, commercial-free movies, and gourmet cuisine, as well as 21+ screenings and our newly enhanced Membership program.
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.
I think the Laemmle will end up closing if BOTH Arclights happen. The Broadway cinemas are pretty much gone. I’d say a year from now it will be closed. I would say the AMC7 will close soon after because everyone would prefer to go the NEW THEATRE.
It looks like it could work out better for Regency after all. They are not stuck with long engagements and will keep the bookings fresh as you said. Even though Westwood is working on an upswing I doubt there will be any other new theatres built there. I think the idea is to keep it a village and not the monster it was in the 70’s and 80’s. Along with the Regent and Crest there are enough screens in Westwood. Too bad the Festival could not be utilized again.
It is complete overkill to have 2 Arclights in Santa Monica.
iPIC Westwood has opened.
This is what they are now showing. They are booking day/date with Regency Village and Bruin.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier 2D (PG13)
Draft Day (PG13)
Muppets Most Wanted (PG)
iPIC (formerly AMC AVCO) has opened. They are booking day/date with Regency. Both are showing Trancendence, both are getting Spiderman 2 and Godzilla (day/date) in May.
I wonder how Ipic will be booked. I’m thinking the could book day and date with the Village on some engagements. It has been a while since I took Wilshire into Westwood. I’m assuming this will open later this year.
Interesting…I did not know they booked the Chinese also. Both Arclight HW and Chinese seem to be co-existing with same bookings.