July 30, 2012 |
The Sundance Kid will soon come to Sunset Boulevard. Robert Redford's Sundance Cinemas announced Monday that it will open its Sundance Sunset Cinema on Aug. 31 after an extensive remodel of the former Sunset 5 Theater in West Hollywood. Sundance took over the lease of the cinema on Dec. 1 from Laemmle Theatres, which operated the Sunset 5 for two decades. Sundance Cinemas, based in Westlake Village, Calif., operates theaters in Madison, Wis., San Francisco and Houston. The theater circuit offers a range of alternative programming, lectures and screening series, taking advantage of Redford's annual Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, and the Sundance cable TV channel.
December 20, 2011 |
The day before Laemmle Theatres closed its Sunset 5 last month, patrons and filmmakers showed up at the West Hollywood movie house to share their memories of one of L.A.'s most popular art house cinemas. Since opening nearly 20 years ago, the Sunset 5 had been the go-to venue where indie directors such as Bill Condon ("Gods and Monsters") and Lisa Cholodenko ("High Art") screened their movies to sold-out crowds. Art house theaters used to have the indie cinema market to themselves.
May 10, 2011 |
Construction is set to begin this week on a long-expected movie theater complex in North Hollywood, the final piece of a $250-million development near the Metro Red Line station. Laemmle Theatres will build a seven-screen cineplex that will include second-floor office space and a restaurant at street level. The 34,000-square-foot building at 5240 Lankershim Blvd. is expected to be completed before the end of the year. The developer of the North Hollywood Redevelopment Program, J.H. Snyder Co., contributed land and parking for the theater as well as nearly $500,000 in development funding.
January 10, 2007 |
Robert Laemmle, who owns the largest chain of art-house movie theaters in Southern California, was eating lunch at a West Los Angeles restaurant recently when an elderly couple approached his table. "You're our salvation," said Shirley Lewis, 79, gushing like a fan meeting a celebrity. "We don't go anywhere else." Such reverence isn't unusual from older couples, college students and other lovers of art-house fare, Laemmle said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 13, 2005 |
Tourist attractions often open for business in cities -- but 90 years ago, a city of sorts grew up around one. Carl Laemmle had been making movies in Los Angeles for nearly a year when he realized that he could make as much money showing people how movies are made as he could showing the movies themselves. So on March 15, 1915, he welcomed 10,000 movie fans to an unofficial municipality within the L.A. city limits: Universal City.
November 25, 2002 |
Fereydoun Jeyrani's "The Last Supper" is the latest fiery feminist protest film from Iran, and Jeyrani has shrewdly expressed his sentiments in a brisk, appropriately tempestuous melodrama with an effective flashback structure. In tone "Supper" goes right up to the precipice of going over the top, but in his own way Jeyrani demonstrates the firm control and discipline that Todd Haynes brought to "Far From Heaven."