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Wednesday, July 11, 2007

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Posted By on Wed, Jul 11, 2007 at 10:35 AM

Patrick Goldstein has a nice article in the Los Angeles Times about neighborhood movie theaters.  He writes specifically of Westwood Crest Theater on Westwood Boulevard.  It's a 1940's era moviehouse with only one screen. 

Also, Goldstein writes of Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban and business partner Todd Wagner's effort to open top of the line moviehouses that show only indie films.  Their venture "Landmark" boasts "vegan cookies, a bar with a flat-screen TV, reserved seating, eager-beaver ushers and — most importantly by Westside standards — 3,000 free parking spaces." "They've brought the ArcLight experience to the indie movie," he [Movie.com editorial director Lou Harris] says. "Now you can see a movie like 'Crazy Love' in the same optimum circumstances — great sound and comfortable seats — that you could have seeing 'Transformers.'"

"We are a Date Destination for Grownups," he [Mark Cuban] says, via e-mail. "You aren't going to see kids running around. There won't be 'Hostel 33' or 'Saw 15' playing. We will program for our audience. The mix will still lean toward art and indie fare simply because that is how great movies geared toward adults skew.

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