November 9, 2010 |
The former Magic Johnson Theaters at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza will be taken over by upscale theater operator Rave Motion Pictures. Dallas-based Rave will manage the 15-screen multiplex in the South Los Angeles mall after a $10-million renovation of the complex is completed in May, owners of the mall said Monday. In Los Angeles, Rave currently operates the Rave 18 at the Howard Hughes Center (which was formerly known as the Bridge). Rave, founded in 1999, owns or manages 61 theaters with about 1,000 screens in 20 states.
February 20, 2009 |
In Los Angeles, Magic Johnson needs little introduction. The storied former Lakers point guard is now equally well-known for his community-minded business endeavors. His Magic Johnson Enterprises-affiliated companies and licensing deals make him a big player in L.A., and his name graces movie theaters nationwide, including an AMC-owned multiplex at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza. When he's not traveling, the former NBA MVP likes to spend his weekends in the Southland.
May 2, 2004 |
Three women from Detroit -- Rita, Lynn and Renie -- are having lunch at a budget-busting restaurant, far from where they started out. It's the first time they've met, but they've got lots to talk about. For anywhere from two to 20 years, they've been banging their heads against the same wall, the one called Hollywood. Rita Wallace, 28, spent four years making her own movie about South Los Angeles roller skaters.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 19, 2000
Nine former employees of the Magic Johnson Theater have been convicted of stealing an estimated $144,000 in illegal ticket sales during a one-year period, prosecutors said Tuesday. Allison Albertha Lammey, 31, a manager at the theater, was the latest employee to be convicted when she pleaded no contest Monday to one count of theft. A Superior Court judge sentenced her to 40 hours of community service, ordered her to pay $500 in restitution and placed her on a year of summary probation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 19, 1999 |
It looks as though not even Magic could turn around the beleaguered Santa Barbara Plaza shopping center in the Crenshaw district. The Community Redevelopment Agency's Board of Commissioners voted Thursday to terminate its exclusive agreement with Earvin "Magic" Johnson's development company to revitalize the commercial project. But, as is common with anything even remotely connected to the CRA and City Hall these days, there is more under the surface than what appears in public.
February 4, 1999 |
The seventh annual Pan African Film & Art Festival opens today at the Magic Johnson Theaters, where it will present more than 70 features, documentaries and shorts, some of them worthy revivals, through Feb. 15. As has been the case from its inception, this year's festival showcases outstanding, enriching and diverse films from around the world.