Majestic Crest theatre in Westwood sold

Email about one of the city's cinema treasures from owner Robert Bucksbaum, who saved the theatre from closing once and has been trying to sell it since 2008. That year the former Uclan Theatre with the gorgeous blacklight murals inside was designated a historic-cultural monument. Bucksbaum doesn't say what's to come of the theatre, but he does bill his email as "Celebrate the last film at the Crest." He once said it cost $22,000 a month in electricity just to light the marquee on Westwood Boulevard.

Dear Patrons,

Sadly, ''Eat, Pray Love'' will be the final film we screen at the Crest. Owning this theatre was a dream come true and I am incredibly grateful for the seven years I've had here. It has been a wonderful chapter in my life and I could never have made it this long without the tremendous support from our loyal patrons.

Advanced VIP tickets for EAT, PRAY, LOVE are now on sale at www.westwoodcrest.com – it will be the last time you'll be able to take advantage of this offer.

Showtimes for August 13th - August 19th
1:15 4:15 7:30 10:30

I'll provide more details about the sale in the next few weeks but I think it will be a positive experience for our patrons and the Westwood community.

Thank you so much for all your support, and I hope to see you at EAT, PRAY, LOVE to say our final goodbye.


Photo: James Gordon Everett

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