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September 19, 2013 | By Susan King
The third Arclight Cinemas Documentary Film Festival, which showcases the work of independent filmmakers, opens Oct. 9 in Hollywood with the Tribeca Film Festival winner, "Let the Fire Burn. " Directed by Jason Osder, "Let the Fire Burn" chronicles the events that surrounded the 1985 encounter between the radical black organization MOVE and the Philadelphia authorities. Other films in the festival, which continues through Oct. 13, are the Sundance and Toronto Film Festival winner "The Square," which focuses in Cairo's Tahrir Square; "The Other Shore," which chronicles Diana Nyad's history-making efforts to swim from Cuba to Florida; and Mahdi Fleifel's "A World Not Ours," about Palestinian refugees in a Lebanese refugee camp.
October 18, 2012 | By Susan King
The 16th annual Hollywood Film Festival (of which the Los Angeles Times is a sponsor) screens Friday through Sunday at the ArcLight Cinemas in Hollywood. It opens with "Garbage," directed by Phil Voken, about two trashmen who find Cuba Gooding Jr.'s Oscar in their collections. Other films in the festival include "Caroline and Jackie," with Marguerite Moreau; "I Will Follow You in the Dark," starring Mischa Barton;  Bernard Rose's "Two  Jacks," with Danny and Jack Huston; "Hello Herman," starring Norman Reedus of "The Walking Dead"; and the documentary "Bound by Flesh," directed by Leslie Zemeckis, the wife of Oscar-winning director Robert Zemeckis.
May 27, 2010
"Sex and the City" is not just a show. It's not just a movie. It's not just two movies. It's a lifestyle, and you can live it. The ArcLight is offering up cocktails and hors d'oeurves at its pre-show party to get you in the mood for the newest installment of "Sex." Don't be fashionably late — the party starts an hour and a half before the show. ArcLight Hollywood, 6360 W. Sunset Blvd. 8 p.m. Thur.-Fri., 7:30 p.m. Sat., 5 p.m. Sun. $70. (323) 464-4226. http://www.arclightcinemas.
May 24, 2007 | Chris Lee, Times Staff Writer
ASK anyone who has ever whiled away a few hours in a darkened auditorium at Hollywood's ArcLight Cinemas: Not all movie theaters are created equal. Unveiled in 2002, the ArcLight multiplex almost single-handedly shifted the Southland's moviegoing paradigm.
The new ArcLight cinema-and-retail complex at Sunset Boulevard near Vine Street is the kind of project that has become all too rare today: a commercial development by a mainstream corporate firm that you can actually learn to like. The $100-million project, which includes a 14-screen theater, health club, restaurant and outdoor cafe, all set around the newly restored 1963 Cinerama Dome, breaks no new formal ground. Nor is it brimming with new ideas.
June 2, 2012 | By Richard Verrier, Los Angeles Times
ArcLight Cinemas, the Hollywood-based premium theater chain, is bringing its brand of luxury cinema to the East Coast. The circuit plans to debut a new multiplex in Bethesda, Md., its first outside of California. Construction of its 16-screen theater will begin early next year with an expected opening in 2014, company executives said. Bethesda's new complex, which will be housed in the city's newly renovated Westfield Montgomery shopping mall, is among several theaters that ArcLight plans to open in the next two to three years at undisclosed locations in the East and Midwest as part of a modest nationwide expansion.
December 15, 2005 | S. Irene Virbila, Times Staff Writer
WONDERFUL as it is, L.A. can drive you crazy sometimes -- like when you want to meet someone for a drink, go to a movie and get a bite to eat afterward. In practically any other city, all of the above would be easy to negotiate by taxi, subway or even on foot. But here, in order to meet first for a drink, you have to valet park. In order to catch a movie, you have to cruise a parking garage in search of a space until you almost miss the opening credits.
September 19, 2011 | By Eryn Brown, Los Angeles Times
The hit movie "Contagion" depicts a nightmare scenario: a bat virus jumps to pigs and then to humans, infecting them with abandon since they have no immunity to the novel bug. The virus circles the globe in a matter of days, causing coughs, fevers and seizures as scientists from the World Health Organization and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention scramble to identify the pathogen and develop a vaccine. Before they do, millions are infected and about a quarter of them die. Those who are not sickened hunker down at home or panic in the streets, scrounging for food and supplies until the outbreak can be contained.
You can watch the same movies for almost half the price elsewhere, but the owners of the sleek new ArcLight Hollywood theater are counting on pampering moviegoers to pump up profit. With last week's opening of the 14-screen cinema, which wraps around the landmark Cinerama Dome on Sunset Boulevard near Vine Street, owner Pacific Theatres Corp.
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