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August 15, 2000 | BARBARA MURPHY
Regency Theatres has leased the 30,000-square-foot movie theater at Carriage Square Shopping Center in Oxnard. Terms of the multiyear lease of the facility at 101 W. Gonzales Road were not disclosed. Martin V. Smith & Associates owns the theater. Regency, which is relocating from The Esplanade mall in Oxnard, will operate a five-screen theater showing independent, foreign and other first-run films. Regency also has theaters in Camarillo and Westlake Village.
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October 13, 2011 | By Richard Verrier, Los Angeles Times
Facing threats of a boycott from theater owners, Universal Pictures has abandoned its controversial plan to make "Tower Heist" available to consumers via video on demand just three weeks after the movie opens in theaters. Universal Pictures said in a statement Wednesday that it would delay its experiment in premium home video on demand "in response to a request from theater owners" but added it would continue to seek ways to deliver movies to the home more quickly. "We look forward to working with our partners in exhibition to find a way to experiment in this area in the future," the studio said.
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BUSINESS
October 10, 2011 | By Richard Verrier, Los Angeles Times
Fallout in the exhibition industry continues over Universal Pictures' controversial move to offer its upcoming Eddie Murphy-Ben Stiller comedy on premium video-on-demand just three weeks after it debuts in theaters. On Monday, a number of independent theater chains including Sherman Oaks-based Galaxy Theatres, Regency Theatres in Calabasas and Emagine Theatres of Detroit vowed not to play the movie "Tower Heist" in any of their locations if Universal proceeds with its plans. Additionally, many small theaters representing 50 screens around the country have refused to book the movie.
BUSINESS
October 10, 2011 | By Richard Verrier, Los Angeles Times
Fallout in the exhibition industry continues over Universal Pictures' controversial move to offer its upcoming Eddie Murphy-Ben Stiller comedy on premium video-on-demand just three weeks after it debuts in theaters. On Monday, a number of independent theater chains including Sherman Oaks-based Galaxy Theatres, Regency Theatres in Calabasas and Emagine Theatres of Detroit vowed not to play the movie "Tower Heist" in any of their locations if Universal proceeds with its plans. Additionally, many small theaters representing 50 screens around the country have refused to book the movie.
BUSINESS
October 13, 2011 | By Richard Verrier, Los Angeles Times
Facing threats of a boycott from theater owners, Universal Pictures has abandoned its controversial plan to make "Tower Heist" available to consumers via video on demand just three weeks after the movie opens in theaters. Universal Pictures said in a statement Wednesday that it would delay its experiment in premium home video on demand "in response to a request from theater owners" but added it would continue to seek ways to deliver movies to the home more quickly. "We look forward to working with our partners in exhibition to find a way to experiment in this area in the future," the studio said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 31, 1993 | TOMMY LI
The big screen will fade to black for the last time Sunday evening at Pacific Regency Theatre in Glendale. Slumping ticket sales at the 600-seat venue have prompted owners to shut it down, officials said. "It's (been) losing a lot of money," manager Bob Baron said. "We've tried everything" from $2 admission tickets to the current 99-cent fare. "People are upset that it's closing down, because it's a real theater." Baron couldn't give exact dollar losses over the years.
BUSINESS
September 13, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Construction has begun on a $75-million redevelopment project in Azusa that will include shops, restaurants, theaters and residential town houses. Los Angeles developer Trachman Indevco is building the retail improvements to Citrus Crossing, scheduled for completion in fall 2008 at the southwest corner of Citrus and Alosta avenues. New tenants will include Regency Theatres and Tesco's Fresh & Easy, a grocery store. Santa Monica-based Watt Communities will develop 102 town homes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 2010 | By Ann M. Simmons
Hoping to halt the conversion of the Fairfax Theater into apartments, neighbors joined preservationists and community activists Saturday to collect petition signatures and to celebrate the cinema's 80th birthday. "We view the Fairfax not only as a historic treasure, but as a social and cultural treasure, given the role it has played in the Fairfax District for the past 80 years," said Hillsman Wright, co-founder of the Los Angeles Historical Theatre Foundation. "It's much more than a physical structure," he said.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 24, 2007 | CHARLIE AMTER
ATTENDANCE at multiplexes nationwide may be down, but one Los Angeles theater is bucking the trend. Regency's Fairfax Cinemas has been gaining momentum over the last six months as a destination theater. The draw? Three-dollar tickets. The theater, at Beverly Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue -- right near the Pacific Theatres at the Grove's 14 screens -- was formerly a Laemmle art house.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 26, 2004 | Arianne Aryanpur, Times Staff Writer
Like the second-run movies it features, Channel Islands Cinemas in Oxnard has run out of time. Its decades-old white stucco exterior and bright red lettering are chipped and faded. The theater's upholstered seats are worn thin and creaky. And the projection equipment upstairs is as outdated as the $3 general admission price. Next year would have been the 40th anniversary of Oxnard's only remaining movie house, but that is not to be.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 15, 2000 | BARBARA MURPHY
Regency Theatres has leased the 30,000-square-foot movie theater at Carriage Square Shopping Center in Oxnard. Terms of the multiyear lease of the facility at 101 W. Gonzales Road were not disclosed. Martin V. Smith & Associates owns the theater. Regency, which is relocating from The Esplanade mall in Oxnard, will operate a five-screen theater showing independent, foreign and other first-run films. Regency also has theaters in Camarillo and Westlake Village.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 31, 1993 | TOMMY LI
The big screen will fade to black for the last time Sunday evening at Pacific Regency Theatre in Glendale. Slumping ticket sales at the 600-seat venue have prompted owners to shut it down, officials said. "It's (been) losing a lot of money," manager Bob Baron said. "We've tried everything" from $2 admission tickets to the current 99-cent fare. "People are upset that it's closing down, because it's a real theater." Baron couldn't give exact dollar losses over the years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 1, 2010 | By Kate Linthicum
Don't pull that curtain down just yet. Two landmark theaters in Westwood that had been facing closure will remain in operation after a theater chain agreed to take them over this week. Beginning Thursday, Calabasas-based Regency Theatres will run the historic Village and Bruin theaters, said Lyndon Golin, the company's chief executive. The fate of the theaters had been in jeopardy since last year, when the previous operator, Mann Theatres, announced that it would let the leases on each property expire in March.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 26, 2008 | Denise Martin
The Halloween event to talk about: "Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog." Fifteen dollars gets you into the Regency Fairfax Theatres' screening of Joss Whedon's three webisode-long musical about an aspiring baddie Dr. Horrible (Neil Patrick Harris) and his quest to get into the Evil League of Evil. (To say any more than that would involve major spoilers -- it's only 45 minutes long!) Attendees are encouraged to dress in costume, sing along -- "no buffering pauses, guaranteed."
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