Landmark Theatres Sunset

8000 W. Sunset Boulevard,
West Hollywood, CA 90046

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Operated by: Landmark Theatres (USA)

Previously operated by: AMC Cinemas, Laemmle Theatres, Sundance Cinemas

Firms: Oculus Architecture

Functions: Movies (Foreign), Movies (Independent)

Previous Names: Laemmle's Sunset 5 Theatres, Sundance Cinemas Sunset 5, AMC Dine-In Sunset 5, AMC Sunset 5

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Located in the north of West Hollywood. This theatre is one of L.A.’s most popular independent film theatres. It opened on August 21, 1992 with a seating capacity for 1,118, and was closed by Laemmle on November 29, 2011 when it had a seating capacity for 836.

It was taken over by Sundance Cinemas who refurbished the building and reopened on August 31, 2012, now with a reduced seating capacity of 606. In April 2017 it was renamed AMC Dine-In Sunset 5 and by January 2019 it was renamed AMC Sunset 5. It was taken over by Landmark Theatres in February 2023, but was still open as the AMC Sunset 5 until it closed on April 19, 2023. It reopened on June 15, 2023 as the Landmark Theatres Sunset.

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Recent comments (view all 76 comments)

rayman29 on February 15, 2018 at 5:06 pm

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 7:45 pm

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.

MikeRadio on February 10, 2019 at 11:12 am

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.

Flix70 on February 22, 2021 at 8:38 am

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.

HundredFaye on February 13, 2023 at 5:05 pm

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

ridethectrain on February 15, 2023 at 3:10 pm

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

ridethectrain on June 1, 2023 at 8:50 pm

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

ckyrico on June 25, 2023 at 4:36 pm

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.

ckyrico on June 25, 2023 at 4:38 pm

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

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