Landmark Theatres Sunset

8000 W. Sunset Boulevard,
West Hollywood, CA 90046

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CTCrouch on January 14, 2018 at 2:44 pm

Not that I agree with the non marquee approach, but the idea is generally: Less maintenance costs – Annual replacement of bulbs, periodic repairs, regular cleaning, and replacement of aged/broken tiles. The replacement of bulbs and repairs are often quite expensive, as a specialty vendor is required. Less time/effort in keeping the marquee up to date – Titles and showtimes (for those who utilize the marque for times) change far more often these days. Where once it was a weekly (or greater) endeavor, now it is often a daily change. Accuracy/liability/professionalism issues – Some titles are controversial, some require abbreviation due to length, there are human errors (spelling, incorrect info, etc.), weather and vandalism alterations, etc. All of these factors can result in potential problems for the operator.

waynebeau23 on January 14, 2018 at 1:58 pm

Removing the marquee on the front of the complex is as stupid as any move I’ve ever seen done to a theatre. I’m guessing management didn’t want to budget to have a person make the necessary changes as presentations changed. DOES ANYBODY KNOW HOW THE DECISION TO REMOVE IT WAS REACHED?

jeffpiatt on January 14, 2018 at 12:56 am

just the standard and not the Dine-in version of the sign?

BRADE48 on September 15, 2017 at 2:38 pm

The Sunset 5 signage and marquee has been replaced by the big AMC logo.

jeffpiatt on July 17, 2017 at 2:07 am

This location is listed as a express dine-in location on AMC’s site.

jeffpiatt on July 16, 2017 at 11:27 pm

1 Depends on the showtime for that policy at AMC. it looks like currently this location has it for all films. 2. AMC ,is keeping for this year the tuesday discounts but requires you have a Stubs card to get them.

silver on April 13, 2017 at 4:30 pm

With AMC replacing Sundance:

  1. Is it still age 21+ to see a movie? This was Sundance’s most asinine policy, I assume it was in order to promote their booze sales. (Tho considering their booze prices I’m sure they made more profits selling the overpriced liquor than whatever movie ticket sales they gave up.)

  2. And is bargain Tuesdays gone? IMHO that was one of the only good things about the Sundance Sunset 5. (That, & also filmmakers & actors often appearing opening weekends to promote their new films).

BRADE48 on April 12, 2017 at 2:36 pm

AMC is re-branding it as the AMC Dine-In Sunset 5.

rivest266 on August 5, 2016 at 9:18 pm

August 19th, 1992 grand opening ad also in photo section.

rivest266 on August 5, 2016 at 9:15 pm

August 31st, 2012 grand opening ad as Sundance Sunset cinemas in photo section.

waynebeau on June 11, 2015 at 11:05 am

I wish Laemmle would takeover this theatre again…

DavidSimpson on July 2, 2014 at 6:59 am

I visited the Sunset 5 in July 2014 to see “Snowpiercer”, an apocalyptic fable based on a comic book, which I imagine is a typical ‘Sundance’ limited release offering. I’m pleased to say the 5pm show attracted a reasonable crowd. The cinema is in superb shape, with friendly staff and a really welcoming atmosphere. I have added a number of photos, including two of the upstairs lounge, no doubt a very nice area to relax in as part of a visit.

BRADE48 on February 25, 2013 at 3:00 pm

I walked up to see Amour this Saturday evening. First visit as the Sundance Cinemas. The theatres are very nice, the improvements work well and I found the experience quite pleasing.

Edward Havens
Edward Havens on August 31, 2012 at 12:02 am

Seating at the Sundance Sunset has been reduced from 836 (230/131/131/150/194) to 606 (177/98/97/113/121).

Danny Baldwin
Danny Baldwin on August 24, 2012 at 1:09 am

That’s closer to Sunset 5 bookings than I would have guessed. Several of those are/will be available on simultaneous VOD.

CSWalczak on August 14, 2012 at 3:56 pm

A photo tour and other information about the revamped theater is here.

silver on August 1, 2012 at 9:46 pm

waynebeau23: Believe it or not the added height is for “an upstairs lounge filled with comfortable Sundance Catalog furniture”

The grand opening is 8-31. With three pre-opening charity events 8/27, 8/28 & 8/29

This is from a July 30th press release that’s currently on their web site here:

“Sundance Cinema‚Äôs remodel of the former Sunset 5 theater at Sunset and Crescent Heights Blvd is finally finished. The new decor is pure Sundance: rustic, elegant and comfortable. Sundance Cinemas took the original theatre down to the studs, and have put in the latest digital presentation systems, all reserved stadium seating with plush rockers and tablettes, and rebuilt the lobby to include a Bistro serving classic movie treats, quick and easy snacks and a bar serving beer and wine which may be brought into the theatre during +21 shows. In addition, the experience has been expanded to include an upstairs lounge filled with comfortable Sundance Catalog furniture, and the patio has been annexed as a new outdoor lobby where patrons are invited to chat, drink and eat before or after the show. Programming will specialize in American Independent and foreign language titles”

Also there’s a small photo of the new lobby area under construction taken from the second level looking down.

waynebeau23 on August 1, 2012 at 2:03 pm

I stuck my head in there yesterday (July 31, 2012) and they have made quite a bit of progress. My guess is that there is a good chance they can actually open at the end of Auguast 2012. I hope so. What they have done is break through the roof adding height to the auditorioums and allowing them to have stadium seating. Can anybody confirm?

BRADE48 on August 1, 2012 at 10:57 am

About time. I’ve missed having theatres in that location.

CSWalczak on July 31, 2012 at 7:17 pm

The reopening of this former Laemmle theater as a Sundance Cinema will occur on August 31, 2012: View article

Marcel on April 28, 2012 at 2:29 pm

I agree dtrigubetz. Good news socal09. So glad someone saved it. Great memories here. Saw tons of great arthouse films here in the 90’s during college, then hung out downstairs at Virgin Megastore and eating at Wolfgang Pucks! The Archlight is nice, but seriously, $16.00 for a movie?

socal09 on March 27, 2012 at 10:47 pm

Seems like plans are moving along for a refurbished 5 screen facility with reserved stadium seating for 682, alcohol sales and fancy snacks (perhaps something not noisy like sushi?) LINK:

dtrigubetz on January 11, 2012 at 4:46 pm

Laemmle has a winner with The NoHo 7. I’ve already seen three movies there at half or less than ArcLight prices and the Premiere card is the best deal in movies.

JoelWeide on January 10, 2012 at 5:49 pm

Following Link, THANKS!