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Eric Gieszl
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It is an arrangement between the studios and operators. Originally, when the AMC and Edwards in Ontario started playing day-and-date it was only with select studios. Now I believe all studios play in both locations at the same time. The same was true in Long Beach for Cinemark and AMC and it may still be the case.

It really is to the benefit of both operators to play the same product. If Mann pulls a big booking from Pacific then they suffer and vice versa.

However, the studios loose since they cannot play the operators against each other when negotiating the booking deal.

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Mark Campbell
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I guess a case where they would not want to share would be if one operator had a chance of knocking another out of the market. Such might be the case in Lynnwood, WA where the relatively new AMC Loews Alderwood 16 is going head to head with Regal Alderwood Stadium 7. They do not play the same films and AMC Loews dominates. Regal, however, does seem to get the occasional great booking, but they usually spread it over 3 screens.

I guess Pacific and Mann decided not to fight in Glendale. Pacific probably feels it will prevail in the long run. Perhaps they will just wait for competition to crumble and take over Mann's theatres and turn them into an Art House/Move-Over/Overflow houses like they did in South Bay and Sherman Oaks.

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Chris Utley
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I'm (supposed to be) going here on Saturday night to see the new Adam Sandler flick "You Don't Mess With The Zohan." I'll be with my film club so it'll be a little hard for me to spy the other auds unless I make a restroom run. But I'll send my $0.02 on Sunday (if I go!).

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Todd Erwin
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Who - in their rightful, sane and rational mind - would want to watch a single frame of "Indy 4" and "Iron Man" at The Beverly Center?!?!
The same people who unwittingly sat through those same movies at Screen #2 at the BIG Newport. [LOL]

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Chris Utley
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I'm (supposed to be) going here on Saturday night to see the new Adam Sandler flick "You Don't Mess With The Zohan." I'll be with my film club so it'll be a little hard for me to spy the other auds unless I make a restroom run. But I'll send my $0.02 on Sunday (if I go!).
I went. First things first - this joint is DEFINITELY TOP MASKING! I pity the poor souls who sat through Indy 4 & Kung Fu Panda with half the the screen disappeared. Yeah, the auditoriums are wide, but the projection & sound are both subpar.

All in all, the theatre - and the mall itself - is "Mini-Grove". And just as overrated as it's big brother, too.

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Mark Campbell
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Would Indy have been better at the Mann 4?

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Chris Utley
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I've never been to the Mann 4 so I can't give a fair comparison...

...however, I would have to say "Yes" because, despite their lack of business savvy, Mann Theatres has ALWAYS been known for their SHOWMANSHIP - which this new Pacific has ABSOLUTELY ZERO of!

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