L.A.'s movie screen landscape looks to be changing, Carl Diorio reports in today's Variety. Mann proposes to build a five-screen, stadium-seating theater at the north end of Westwood Village, with strong homeowner support. If the deal goes ahead, redesign of the old National theater in Westwood into a stadium seating showcase won't happen.
The AMC theaters in Beverly Connection could soon give way to senior housing, and the Galaxy theaters on Hollywood Boulevard closed in December. The story also says that Century City's AMC screens are being remodeled with stadium seating, but stories in the L.A. Business Journal in recent months have said those screens will be closed and rebuilt at the far end of the shopping center, near Gelson's.