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Mark Campbell
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Seems like the only viable theatre in the Mann chain that isn't getting killed by nearby competition would be the Plant 16. I think the next to close could be any of the others, save the Chinese complex.

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Brad Erickson
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I'd say the Glendale 10 will close. The Thousand Oaks theatres still may be doing okay if the Muvico is too highbrow and expensive for locals. I'm still thinking that Regency will take over the Thousand Oaks and Westlake Village theatres from Mann.

Re: Chinese. I'm guessing Mann is riding out the Summer and either October or November the Chinese will have a new operator. My prediction is AMC.

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Mark Campbell
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If AMC takes over Grauman's Chinese will it be called "AMC Grauman's Chinese 1"?

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I would think they would still call it Grauman's Chinese, but will call the 6 Plex, AMC CHINESE 6.

AMC makes the most sense to me. It would give them a presence in Hollywood (again) and if they could swing it with the space provided within the center they could open an IMAX screen there. I'm saying Fall, only because if Mann's lease for the 6 plex ends it probably would be during that period. The Chinese 6 openend in November of 2001.

AMC could make the Chinese a player once more. They have the Muscle to bid against Arclight and bring some 'hot' bookings there once again.

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Mark Campbell
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Although they no longer have newspaper ads in Seattle, AMC used to show the Cinerama as the "Cinerama 1" and they still do on internet listings. Seems like they have some corporate uniformity they have to stick with. I am still confused why they still call all their Loews acquisitions "AMC Loews ______", something they never did with the GCC theatres.

I agree AMC would probably be best for the Chinese, purely for their booking leverage. I have never been to an "IMAX-lite", nor do I intend to but it seems they could pull that stunt in the #1 auditorium of the Chinese 6.

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I did not realize that they listed it as Cinerama 1. Then I guess it would be Chinese 1. :-) I've never been able to figure out about Loews also. Must be a contract agreement clause.

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Bill Gabel
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quote:
I am still confused why they still call all their Loews acquistions "AMC LOEWS
It could be how the deal is structured for building leases, taxes. Like Pacific Theatres operated their theatres under different smaller companies/corporations within the main Pacific Theatre banner.

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Jeff Arellano
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How about the AMC HiHo 6 and AMC Chinese 1.
(sorry in a bad joke day phase)

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Danny Baldwin
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Re: the Glendale 10. It would have to be at least 2 weeks weeks away as they're getting ECLIPSE and that movie definitely has two weekend contracts.

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John J. Fink
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My guess on the AMC Loews thing is so they didn't have to change the signs to reflect the AMC name (they haven't really aside from menu boards). As for the Chinese, you'd think AMC would take it for the brand recognition of having arguably the most famous theater in America under their banner. But I agree that it's dumb that corporate keeps numbers next to their names: my favorite is the newly acquired AMC Kennett 1 in Kennet, MO....

As for the GC merger, their name came down pretty quickly (within two months I'd say). Loews although run into the ground still has a name brand recognition, what's stupid of coarse is you have sites (in the US) that still fly the Cineplex Odeon banner now called AMC Loews. But unlike Cinemark and Regal they haven't opened any Loews new builds (the way Century and Edwards are still used, hey why no new United Artists?)

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Mark Campbell
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In Bellevue, WA there is the AMC Loews Factoria 8, but has nothing but CIneplex Odeon on the outside. Ditto for the Broadway in Santa Monica.

There are a couple newer Loews branded theatres in WA, so it would make sense for those but it seems confusing for all the Cineplex branded stuff.

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Mark - Marina 6 also has nothing but Cineplex Odeon signage up. With the rumor (from an AMC manager) that this is being converted to a Fork and Screen, Im sure the signage will finally come down.

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Seems like the Criterion would make a good Fork and Screen if AMC goes through with a new theatre on the Promenade.

Back to off topic:
The Factoria 8 in Bellevue was originally built by SRO before Cineplex took over, so if AMC wanted to be really thorough they could call it:
AMC Loews Cineplex Odeon Sterling Recreation Organization 8

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Jeff Arellano
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You forgot:
quote:
AMC Loews Cineplex Odeon Sterling Recreation Organization Factoria 8

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Mark Campbell
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Thanks. I guess it could be:
American Multi Cinema Loews Cineplex Odeon Sterling Recreation Organization Factoria 8
- but that should be a topic of a new thread...

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