Landmark Theatres Sunset

8000 W. Sunset Boulevard,
West Hollywood, CA 90046

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ckyrico on June 26, 2023 at 12:38 am

Also, the Landmark website, Google, and Fandango all refer to it as Landmark Theatres Sunset - not Landmark Sunset 5

ckyrico on June 26, 2023 at 12:36 am

I can confirm that the theatre reopened June 15, 2023. It premiered with an immersive experience for the film ASTEROID CITY - the whole lobby was filled with sets and props from the movie, and they were playing it on all 5 screens for two weeks straight.

ridethectrain on June 2, 2023 at 4:50 am

Please update, theatre opens June 15, 2023. Grand Opening ad in photos section

ridethectrain on February 15, 2023 at 11:10 pm

Please update this theater is still open and under AMC. Until AMC close the location, it still open and showing movies

HundredFaye on February 14, 2023 at 1:05 am

Landmark seems to be acquiring this theater; will assume operations in June

Flix70 on February 22, 2021 at 4:38 pm

This was the premier indie theater in LA for nearly 20 years under the Laemmle brand. All the exclusives came here. Made my first visit in 1996 when a friend moved from OC to Hollywood. Can remember seeing weekend matinees of both “Big Night” & “Sling Blade” here with a full crowd.

MikeRadio on February 10, 2019 at 7:12 pm

This theater is no longer called “Dine In”. It never was anyway.. you always had to pick your food up at the concessions counter. AMC finally shed the “Dine In” title to avoid confusion. The name of the theatre in this forum needs to be changed.

waynebeau23 on February 16, 2018 at 3:45 am

I was not suggesting that new theatres (or even old ones) add a marquee…but taking a well placed and working one down makes no sense to me. Disagree with me all you wish. My opinion isn’t going to change. AMC is now Chinese owned and, well…I’ll just leave it at that…but I seriously doubt they are actually losing money regardless of what they report.

rayman29 on February 16, 2018 at 1:06 am

Most of the movie theaters I go have never even had a marquee. I love how it looks on vintage theaters, but its no longer necessary. I get that you don’t like it, but most people don’t mind or don’t care. AMC is losing money, and if they are going to reduce operating costs, I’d rather they do it by eliminating marquees than something that actually lessens the experience inside.

waynebeau23 on February 15, 2018 at 10:59 pm

To Jeff Platt: Evidently, you are some sort of authority on this subject. Regardless. I totally disagree with you…and for your info, according to the staff at the theatre, I am far from the only one complaining about the removal of the marquee…and frankly, I don’t give a flip about the AMC Logo.

jeffpiatt on February 15, 2018 at 6:39 pm

not really as this location has reserved seating and most movie goers use online ticketing now.the few theaters who still have them just swapped them to always maving the message to call them or visit there site for showtimes. AMC is just straight out replacing the old marquees with new AMC neon signs with the gold circle background under it.

waynebeau23 on February 5, 2018 at 9:57 pm

Once more…I still say taking down the highly visible marquee at the corner of Crescent Heights and Sunset Blvds in West Hollywood was just plain stupid. It did NOT show feature times but it did provide info to thousands of people driving by as to which films they were showing. Since this theatre doesn’t even bother to provide info in newspaper or other print publications, the only way to discover their current attractions is the computer I consider that short-sighted.

jeffpiatt on February 5, 2018 at 10:14 am

the locations current menu. location website.

jeffpiatt on February 5, 2018 at 10:09 am

Ovation was the only brand that Carmike had the abilty to expand without extra royalties like the Bogart’s or was blocked by contract terms as was the case with Sundance as Sundance Group sold the theaters under that condition. the setup of both the Sundance locations and the movico locations caused AMC to create an express version of the dine in brand as both lack normal dine in setups.

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on January 17, 2018 at 6:26 pm

Ovation was the only one Carmike came up with on their own. Sundance was a company that Carmike acquired and never rebranded. Bogarts was also Muvico’s concept that Carmike never rebranded.

jeffpiatt on January 17, 2018 at 12:32 pm

rayman29 Sundance was one of 3 names Carmike used for Dine-in locations. They also had Bogart’s Bar & Grill in Movico theaters and Ovation Cinema Grill.

jeffpiatt on January 17, 2018 at 12:25 pm

Carmike acquired the Sundance Cinemas chain from Sundance Group on October 6, 2015 Basically Carmike made it a 4th brand but all the standard consumables were Carmike branded and the locations sold and refilled the Carmike popcorn bucket. carmike had this one restriction from Sundance on the use of the name “Carmike can continue to operate the theaters using the Sundance brand but can’t use it elsewhere.”

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on January 16, 2018 at 11:49 pm

Well — more so that Carmike acquired Sundance Cinemas and didn’t really plan to brand them separately. When AMC got Carmike they just so happened to fall in line with AMC’s Dine-In concept.

rayman29 on January 16, 2018 at 5:12 pm

Yes, Sundance was the name of Carmike’s Dine In Theatres until they were purchased by AMC. Weird it said Carmike and not Sundance though.

MikeRadio on January 16, 2018 at 4:42 am

Was this house ever operated by Carmike??? There is a sign on the exit door about taking alcohol outside the theater and it says Carmike on the sign!

TYoung on January 15, 2018 at 1:52 pm

Jeffpiatt. Yes upgraded and new locations are now handled by the lcd screens in the box office. I was just pointing out that some locations like AMC and Regal on 42nd st in NYC, AMC Universal Hollywood, and the Alamo Drafthouse in Kansas City do have a digital marquee in front of the building. Remenicent of the old marquees that are being replaced.

jeffpiatt on January 15, 2018 at 10:15 am

TYoung that job is usually handled by the box office LCD display menus at the upgraded locations.

jeffpiatt on January 15, 2018 at 10:14 am

AMC corporate is removing them as part of the “new branding alignment” the CEO decided to start after buying Carmike and decided having 7 brand names on the locations was going to get confusing. the main mission is to get every AMC owned theater to get an AMC neon sign installed. they decided to standardize on three brands that act as feature set concepts. Dine-in locations have full commercial kitchens on site, “AMC” locations have the extended hot foods menu and are getting the full location upgrades first. Classic is a discount first run brand for smaller low traffic locations and have more discounts for rewards members mainly reusing the better ideas of Carmike.

TYoung on January 15, 2018 at 12:37 am

CTCrouch is right. Showtimes variy daily now major releases will have more time on weekends with lesser films haveing fewer. Additionally with reserve seating now becoming the norm searching showtime online and via smart phones is the primary means for people to find the movie they want to see. This leave an externally small number of people actually show up at a movie theatre not knowing what to watch. The need for a marque to advertise a movie at a particular is no longer nessisary. On the other had, a small of locations are getting digital marquees that will advertise a particular movie but not the time.