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The news: The theatre is closing soon. The owner plans to lease the building to two restaurants.
Opened: The Regent Theatre opened in 1966, a project of Laemmle Theatres. The building was constructed in the 40s as retail space but had later been used as a warehouse before the theatre conversion. The theatre was operated for years by Mann after Laemmle lost their lease on the building in the 70s. Photo: Bill Counter - 2007
Phone: 310-208-3250 Website: www.landmarktheatres.com/los-angeles
It was acquired in 2002 by Landmark Theatres, who did a general refurbishing. They ran some artie product and then settled into a routine of first run or moveover mainstream product. Lots of Disney, etc.
An interior view from the Landmark Theatres website.
Screen size: 35'
Status: The building owner plans to take off the 60s facade and use the building for two restaurant tenants.
Thanks to Mark NYLA for this photo appearing on the Cinema Treasures page about the Regent.
The building that later became the Regent. Thanks to Kevin Roderick for the photo in a February 2017 L.A. Observed article about the closing.
A shot of the theatre that appeared on the Regent Theatre page of TheWestwoodVillage.com, the site for the Westwood Village Improvement Association.
Thanks to Scott Neff for this 2001 photo of the theatre on the Cinema Tour page about the Regent.
Chris Nichols had the story about the theatre's closing for Los Angeles magazine in February 2017: "The Classic Landmark Regent Theatre in Westwood is Closing After 50 Years."
More information: See the Regent page on Cinema Treasures for many comments. Several exterior photos are on Cinema Tour.
There's a small 1998 photo of the Mann Regent taken by Don Ceppi on the Silver Screens page about Los Angeles Theatres. The site Roadside Peek has a 1998 photo of the Mann Regent running "The Truman Show" on their Westwood Theatres page.
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