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May 10, 2011 | By Roger Vincent, Los Angeles Times
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.
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February 6, 2013 | By Richard Verrier, Los Angeles Times
Former film and television producer Leonard Hill was having lunch at Church & State bistro, on the ground floor of the Biscuit Company Lofts, when he spotted an old colleague. Screenwriter Wendy Kout, who had worked with Hill years before, was visiting a friend who had moved into a loft in the arts district in downtown Los Angeles. Kout had created the ABC show "Anything But Love," starring Jamie Lee Curtis and Richard Lewis. After its four-season run ended in 1992, she became a playwright.
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October 3, 1987
Efforts to save the Los Feliz Theatre have failed and the city's pioneer art and foreign-language film house will close Oct. 12, its operator said. Bob Laemmle, co-owner of the Laemmle Theatres, which introduced art films to Los Angeles in the Vermont Avenue house soon after World War II, said the company will show its last movie there Oct. 11. A private party for members of the American Film Institute will close the theater on a nostalgic note the next night, he said.
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August 24, 2012 | By Richard Verrier, Los Angeles Times
Growing up in Los Angeles in the 1940s and 1950s, Robert Redford fell in love with the movies at small community theaters that screened cartoons, shorts and newsreels, documentaries and feature films. "What you had then was film in all its forms," Redford said this week. "It was lot more like a community experience where you would recognize your neighbors. " Now the actor, director, producer and founder of the annual Sundance Film Festival is hoping to revive that community spirit by opening an indie cinema house in West Hollywood.
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July 30, 2012 | By Richard Verrier
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.
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April 4, 1986 | JOHN VOLAND
The Laemmle Theatres group today will begin operating the Colorado Theatre in Pasadena, bringing to 18 the number of screens the organization, which specializes in the art-film market, operates in the Los Angeles area. Laemmle purchased the building housing the Colorado, located at 2588 E. Colorado Blvd., from SRO Theaters, and took over the operation rights for the theater itself from the Pacific Theaters chain.
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December 20, 2011 | Richard Verrier
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.
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October 10, 1987 | DOUG SMITH, Times Staff Writer
The Los Feliz Theatre will show its last film Sunday, ending an era in Los Angeles cinema. Laemmle Theatres, the family-owned movie company that has operated the theater since the 1940s, lost its lease this summer after negotiations with its new owner fell through. A new tenant has not been found.
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November 25, 2002 | KEVIN THOMAS
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."
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August 15, 1987 | DENISE HAMILTON, Times Staff Writer
The Los Feliz Theatre, a landmark art house that helped introduce Los Angeles audiences to the whimsy of Federico Fellini and the Angst of Ingmar Bergman, will go dark in October after 40 years because it cannot afford a steep rent increase imposed by the property's new owner, a theater spokesman said Friday. Bob Laemmle, co-owner of Laemmle Theatres, which leases the Vermont Avenue movie house and has long championed art films, said he received a 60-day eviction notice Aug. 12.
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July 30, 2012 | By Richard Verrier
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.
BUSINESS
December 20, 2011 | Richard Verrier
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.
BUSINESS
May 10, 2011 | By Roger Vincent, Los Angeles Times
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 13, 2005 | Cecilia Rasmussen, Times Staff Writer
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 25, 2002 | KEVIN THOMAS
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."
ENTERTAINMENT
September 19, 1994
The first-ever Playboy Jazz Film Festival, coming next week to the Laemmle Sunset-5 Theatres in West Hollywood, will feature the world theatrical premiere of "A Great Day of Harlem," which chronicles the 1958 gathering in New York City of dozens of America's jazz legends for a magazine photograph, a rarely seen documentary on the immortal Bix Beiderbecke and "Let's Get Lost," the definitive and highly intense documentary on the life of trumpeter Chet Baker.
NEWS
October 8, 1987 | DOUG SMITH, Times Staff Writer
The Los Feliz Theatre will show its last film Sunday, ending an era in Los Angeles cinema. Laemmle Theatres, the family-owned movie company that has operated the theater since the 1940s, lost its lease on the building this summer after negotiations with its new owner fell through. A new tenant has not been found.
BUSINESS
February 6, 2013 | By Richard Verrier, Los Angeles Times
Former film and television producer Leonard Hill was having lunch at Church & State bistro, on the ground floor of the Biscuit Company Lofts, when he spotted an old colleague. Screenwriter Wendy Kout, who had worked with Hill years before, was visiting a friend who had moved into a loft in the arts district in downtown Los Angeles. Kout had created the ABC show "Anything But Love," starring Jamie Lee Curtis and Richard Lewis. After its four-season run ended in 1992, she became a playwright.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 20, 1992 | DAVID J. FOX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
What's this? Another multiplex in Los Angeles? This week's grand opening of the Sunset 5 Theaters at Sunset and Crescent Heights boulevards is yet the latest in a significant number of new movie theater screens that have blossomed throughout the region during the last several years. But unlike the vast number of multiplex complexes that book mostly mainstream Hollywood movies, the Sunset 5 will be devoted to the showing of specialty and foreign language films.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 10, 1987 | DOUG SMITH, Times Staff Writer
The Los Feliz Theatre will show its last film Sunday, ending an era in Los Angeles cinema. Laemmle Theatres, the family-owned movie company that has operated the theater since the 1940s, lost its lease this summer after negotiations with its new owner fell through. A new tenant has not been found.
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