iPic Westwood

10840 Wilshire Boulevard,
Los Angeles, CA 90024

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MagicLantern on July 26, 2004 at 7:14 pm

Any possible way all the Westwood theatres (Bruin, Village, National, Crest) can be re-classified as actually being in Westwood, not Los Angeles?

William on July 26, 2004 at 6:56 pm

The Avco Center Cinemas also initially played films from Avco Embassy pictures.

timquan on July 26, 2004 at 6:21 pm

The Avco opened in 1972, not in the 1960s. It initially played films from Paramount. Then in the 80s, it primarily played films from Universal, which it still does today.

William on July 26, 2004 at 6:13 pm

The Avco Center Cinemas started out as a tri-plex theatre, not a twin. The main theatre was twinned in the mid 90’s. The main theatre used to be as wide as the Mann’s National Theatre but with a smaller screen and lower ceiling. The main theatre at the Avco was the first THX certified theatre in Los Angeles for the opening of “The Return of the Jedi”. The Avco Theatre opened all three of the original “Star Wars” features. When the Avco Theatre opened it was a two man booth, one projectionist ran the main theatre and the other ran the twin upstairs. Before the theatre was plexed into 4 screens, the three screens were all equipped with 70MM Dolby Stereo. The Avco Theatres were a major theatre that ran alot of Hollywood premieres. I worked the Avco Center Cinemas many time as a projectionist, during the early 90’s.

jmarellano on July 26, 2004 at 5:19 pm

The Avco has been a fixture since the 1960’s in Westwood. It currently is a 4plex, but I beleive started as a twin, then both auditoriums split. It was built by General Cinemas, and remained so until AMC Took it over when it bought GCC.