From: Torrance, CA
Registered: May 2003
posted January 29, 2008 02:32 PM
I've been to the Century North Hollywood a BILLION times - mostly in the early 90's when I was in high school. It's more of a late 80's vibe - not too shoeboxy, the downstairs auds have that center aisle splitting the seats in half but the upstairs auds don't (thankfully, I've never seen a film here downstairs!), and, it USED TO BE THX Certified.
From: San Francisco, CA
Registered: Feb 2003
posted January 31, 2008 05:07 PM
They replaced the red rocking seats a few years back with high backed seats from the Cinedome in Sacramento, so it's not fully 1980's anymore... it has some 90's in there. And really, all any of the old Century's need to do to get out of the 80's is replace that red/orange/yellow carpet.
From: Los Angeles, CA
Registered: Feb 2004
posted January 31, 2008 07:50 PM
You're confusing two different theaters! The CENTURY in the community of North Hollywood (Valley Glen, actually) is on Victory Blvd. west of the 170 Freeway. The UA theater you are thinking of was a few blocks away, just east of the freeway.
The UA, by the way, had been run by Regency as a discount theater for a while and is now closed. The building has not been demolished or taken over by another company or business...yet.
posted June 19, 2008 09:30 PM
If anyone is up in Victoria, BC, swing on by the Capitol 6 which was erected in the early 80's. Despite some cosmetic upgrades, it still looks very 80's and dated, especially in the auditoriums. The place was a typical Famous Players build and the 80's checkerboard seats and carpet still remain to this very day, despite the cinema now being run by Empire "Happy to be in Second Place" Theatres.
That ugly dome you see in the first picture on the link is slated to come down this year as it leaks like crazy, but the dull looking brick exterior isn't going anywhere.