- Advertisement -
More
    - Advertisement -
    - Advertisement -
    HomeNewsAMC Sunset 5 Theatre Permanently Closed After Operating for 6 Years

    AMC Sunset 5 Theatre Permanently Closed After Operating for 6 Years

    The AMC Sunset 5 theatre has shuttered at 8000 Sunset Boulevard, located steps outside of the West Hollywood city boundaries. Their last day of operations was April 16. The AMC website has already listed that location as permanently closed.

    It will not stay closed for long according to reports. Landmark theaters purchased the space and plans to take over in June. It will bring back arthouse movies to the 31-year-old space.

    Deadline reports that once Landmark occupies the Sunset 5, it will begin adding new seating and various amenities as the venue remains open for business. Landmark signed a a 10-year lease on the venue which was negotiated and secured by Michael Fant, Landmark’s EVP of Real Estate, and Kimco Realty on behalf of the Sunset Theatre landlord.

    AMC Sunset 5 Theater – Photo by Mike Pingel for WEHO TIMES
    AMC Sunset 5 Theater – Photo by Mike Pingel for WEHO TIMES
    AMC Sunset 5 Theater – Photo by Mike Pingel for WEHO TIMES

    “This theater has been a mainstay of the independent cinema scene for over 30 years and is the latest of several strategic Landmark Theatres acquisitions,” Landmark Theatres president Kevin Holloway told Deadline. “The Los Angeles market is ripe with movie fans and creatives, so we’re excited to be expanding our footprint with the Sunset location. We look forward to not only servicing, but also collaborating with the community to create uniquely curated programming offerings and entertainment experiences very soon.”

    AMC Sunset 5 Theater – Photo by Mike Pingel for WEHO TIMES

    The blog, Los Angeles Theatres, states that the theater first opened in 1992 by Laemmle Theatres as the Laemmle Sunset 5 with a capacity of 1,118. theatres are on the second floor of a complex at Sunset and Crescent Heights that also includes a Trader Joe’s and a CVS.

    Laemmle operated the complex until November 2011. It served food and wine and offered arthouse movies as well as mainstream showing.

    The Laemmle closed and it reopened as a Sundance operation in 2012. After the Sundance remodel the capacities in the 5 auditoria ranged from 102 to 189 with a total capacity of 630.

    They were acquired by Carmike Cinemas in 2015 and that circuit was purchased by AMC in 2017. AMC operated the AMC Sunset 5 until its recent closure in April 2023. The nearest AMC theatre is at The Grove Mall, at 189 The Grove Dr, off of Fairfax Avenue. The sign at the door lists the Westfield Century City Mall as the nearest location.

    AMC Sunset 5 Theater – Photo by Mike Pingel for WEHO TIMES
    5 2 votes
    Article Rating
    Paulo Murillo
    Paulo Murillohttps://wehotimes.com
    Paulo Murillo is Editor in Chief and Publisher of WEHO TIMES. He brings over 20 years of experience as a columnist, reporter, and photo journalist. Murillo began his professional writing career as the author of “Love Ya, Mean It,” an irreverent and sometimes controversial West Hollywood lifestyle column for FAB! newspaper. His work has appeared in numerous print and online publications, which include the “Hot Topic” column in Frontiers magazine, where he covered breaking news and local events in West Hollywood. He can be reached at [email protected]

    5 COMMENTS

    Subscribe
    Notify of
    guest
    5 Comments: We Want to Hear from You!
    newest
    oldest most voted
    Inline Feedbacks
    View all comments
    Jja
    Jja
    Offline
    11 months ago

    Good! Glad we’ll have an art house theatre back here.

    Tom
    Tom
    Offline
    1 year ago

    AMC never felt like a good fit there. Landmark will be.

    Last edited 1 year ago by Tom
    Lori
    Lori
    Offline
    1 year ago

    AMC Cent City is the nearest location if you don’t want to pay $5 in parking fees–after validation each time…

    Jimmy palmieri
    Jimmy palmieri
    Offline
    1 year ago

    My gosh ill miss Nichole kidman!!!!!

    Weho artist
    Weho artist
    Offline
    Reply to  Jimmy palmieri
    1 year ago

    Heartbreak feels…bad in a place like this

    RELATED ARTICLES
    - Advertisment -

    Recent Comments On WEHO TIMES

    Latest Articles

    5
    0
    Would love your thoughts, please comment.x