Mann Bruin

July 2008 – finally, updates! The theater list should be accurate now, but I have not yet done the phone numbers, new web links, etc. I also bet the ticket prices have gone up in nine years. If you have any details, feel free to leave them in the comments!

948 Broxton, Westwood 90024
Recording: 310-208-8998 / Voice: 310-208-6293 / Express Code: #051

Web Site:
Theater Type: first run, single screen
Directions: NE corner of Broxton and Weyburn, 3 blocks north of Wilshire in Westwood Village. Go up Gayley or Westwood.
Parking Tips: street meters (free after 7) or $2 in one of many garages with the PP logo; $1 is refunded when you purchase your ticket.
Ticket Prices: 9.00 adults 
6.25 students with ID (one ticket per ID)
5.50 ages 12 and under, 60+
5.50 before 6pm
Prices checked 12/25/99
Theaters: 1 – about 900 seats (?) – THX SRD SDDS DTS
Comments: One of the classic old Westwood theaters, the Bruin used to suffer in comparison to the Village across the street but no longer. There are new rocking seats with cupholder armrests, a new floor and various other new bits. (The same seats and floor are also at the Village now.) (I think the new seats have a bit more room between them and the seat count has dropped a little; I’ll try and find out.) In the past I’d noticed frequent focus problems that didn’t appear to be operator error (as though there was a lens problem or something) but on my last visit (10/13/96) the image seemed as sharp as could be. I frequently overlook the Bruin but it’s still one of the top theaters in town.   

Tons of nearby places to eat, including the best 25 cent cookies anywhere right around the corner at Diddy Reese.

OCK 11/23/96

I’ve been told now that with the remodel, they got new projection equipment, and that’s why it looks better. Absolutely a top theater now.

OCK 12/02/96

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I can remember a time when where we went to the movies was just as important as the movies we went to see .... From the moment moviegoers arrived to buy their tickets, there was a sense of something special, a feeling that to step inside was to enter another time and place. - Gene Kelly