iPic Westwood

10840 Wilshire Boulevard,
Los Angeles, CA 90024

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Operated by: iPic Theatres

Previously operated by: AMC Theatres, General Cinema Corp.

Firms: Harold W. Levitt & Associates, Hodges & Associates

Functions: Movies (First Run)

Previous Names: AVCO Center Cinemas, AMC AVCO Center

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 310.307.7003

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News About This Theater

After the split.

Located in Westwood, formerly the AVCO Center Cinemas, this 4-screen theatre did bang-up business, especially on the weekends - with lines snaking down the block. It was opened by General Cinema on May 24, 1972 with 2,200 seats in three auditoriums. It was closed on December 6, 2011. The AMC AVCO Center was gutted.

In July 2012, iPic Entertainment announced plans to open a new 480 seat theatre on this site designed by Hodges Architecture. Slated to open in early-2013 (this deadline was missed), the theatre will feature six auditoriums seating between 60 and 80 people. Reclining chairs, pillows, and blankets will be provided and at the push of a button, moviegoers can summon waiters for meals and cocktails.

The new theatre was opened on May 2, 2014 as the iPic Westwood, screening “The Amazing Spiderman”.

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Recent comments (view all 281 comments)

AlanSanborn on May 26, 2018 at 12:09 pm

I remember it well! When I was watching Solo last night at the Village Theater and they ran the THX trailer, I was just thinking back to those days when the crowd would burst into wild applause for THX! And, yes Happy birthday yesterday to Return of the Jedi, the original Star Wars, AND to THX!

MSC77 on May 26, 2018 at 3:47 pm

moviebuff82: There were three theaters that were THX certified for the “Return of the Jedi” release. The THX details (and lots more) can be found in my recent “Jedi” 35th anniversary retrospective article.

ridethectrain on August 25, 2019 at 8:28 pm

Just uploaded the grand opening ad. The theatre open under General Cinema in 1972. It might of been a Loews project, based on looking back at the LA Times, Loews left LA in 1971 and the theatres were taken over by General Cinema.

ridethectrain on August 30, 2019 at 10:57 am

Just update, the iPic Westwood open on May 2, 2014

AlanSanborn on November 10, 2019 at 12:13 am

That’s a great ad! And, wow, five years and a day before the opening of Star Wars at the Avco!

Fotomac on January 3, 2021 at 8:40 pm

Can anyone remember which of the three auditoria American Graffiti debuted in?

macoco on January 5, 2021 at 11:59 am

I saw American Grafiti in cinema 1, the big auditorium

davidcoppock on June 9, 2024 at 7:02 am

The AVCO Centre Cinemas screened the World premiere of Die Hard.

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