From: Monterey Park, CA
Registered: Jun 2003
posted October 25, 2011 08:22 AM
There is an LA times article today that cinepolis is expanding and looking at Los Angeles. It specifically mentions Westlake (goodbye Mann westlake) and Westwood.. where in westwood? AVCO?
From: West Hollywood, CA
Registered: May 2006
posted November 30, 2011 04:50 PM
They would have to make a kitchen area somewhere if they are going to serve food. Unless they will lease out the Deli/Snackbar that is across the courtyard. Obviously the seating count will decrease. Perhaps they will use the lobby area for the dining section. It is going to be a major remodel.
From: Los Angeles, CA
Registered: Aug 2009
posted November 30, 2011 06:05 PM
I bet they split both of the upstairs auditoriums. At their Del Mar location, seating is in the 60s for every auditorium; halves of those houses would be more than accommodating.
Maybe they even use one of the existing auditoriums for the kitchen.
The whole two-level element isn't so great for food service, though...
I've been wondering recently what they'll do with the La Costa 6 in the San Diego area. Those auditoriums were much bigger than the Del Mar location they converted, but I can't see them being halved... If they were smart, they'd do a two-tiered approach with one half premium food seating, one half general ala the Muvico in Thousand Oaks.
I've gotta head over to Avco tomorrow one last time... kicking myself for missing the Sunset 5 yesterday.