I've heard from good sources about the Sundance takeover, not sure if it's published anywhere official.
The press release also states Laemmle's target date for their new North Hollywood complex to open is just before Christmas. Furthermore, they are getting approvals for a new 5-plex in Glendale (!)... wonder where that's supposed to be. This is funny given I remember some of us discussing Laemmle as a potential operator for the Marketplace.
posted November 04, 2011 06:48 AM
The Arclight and Grove really killed the Sunset 5 by stealing high profile independent films. The Sunset is unfortunately located right between those 2 so cannot play films showing at either one.
From: West Hollywood, CA
Registered: May 2006
posted November 04, 2011 09:10 AM
Sad to hear Laemmle leaving, but glad Sundance is taking over. The complex still has potential. I think Laemmle had been thinking about leaving there for a while. North Hollywood and Laemmle do make a good match. The Noho 7 should be a big success for them. I'm looking forward to it...and the Sundance venue.
Glendale...really?? West L.A. are they perhaps multiplexing the Royal like the did with Music Hall? I wonder what they are doing to the Monica theatres.
From: San Francisco, CA
Registered: Feb 2003
posted November 08, 2011 08:57 PM
I still haven't been the Sundance Kabuki here in SF. Though I've never been inside the Sunset 5 either. Isn't it a fairly small theatre? What could Sundance really do to it to attract people back other than adding a bar?
posted November 17, 2011 09:56 AM
It appears that today is the last day of The Sunset 5 as a Laemmle because The Los Angeles has all the current movies there listed as "Last Day". A sad last day,indeed.
From: Los Angeles, CA
Registered: Aug 2009
posted November 17, 2011 04:19 PM
All that means is that all five movies are leaving for new ones. It's operating through the end of the month. "Rampart" will be getting a qualifying run there beginning Wednesday. The final show of "The Room" on the 26th will be a trip.
posted November 30, 2011 08:34 AM
I'm guessing they're really closed now since the theatre is no longer in the Laemmle ad in the Los Angeles Times. In its place is a "Coming Soon" announcement for the upcoming North Hollywood location.