Movie Theaters | Plaza Westwood
1067 Glendon, Westwood
Recording: 310-208-3097 / Voice: 310-208-3098
Theater Type: first run, single screen Directions: Two blocks north of Wilshire on Glendon Parking Tips: street meters (free after 7) or in one of many garages with the PP logo - $2; $1 is refunded when you purchase your ticket. Ticket Prices: 8.00 adults
5.50 students with ID (one ticket per ID)
4.50 kids 3-12, 4.75 for 60+
5.25 before six on Sa/Su/Hol; 4.75 weekdays before six.
Tickets by phone - 310-289-MANN (master MANN number) or 310-777-FILM
Weekend late shows are 5.00
Prices checked 4/18/97
Theaters: 1 - ~650 seats (~530 orchestra, ~120 balcony) DTS Comments: Stuck back in a corner of Westwood, the Plaza is the home of the Midnight shows Fridays and Saturdays that started way back when at the Festival on Sunday nights. (For a schedule, check the revival times list or their new web site: www.mannplaza.com)
The manager and projectionist take great care in finding good prints and making sure their theater is as good as it can look and sound. For these films, it's the best you can get 95% of the year, if anyone else shows them at all.
For first run films, it's not always my first choice -- I think it sounds a little odd in here. Due to a design problem waaaay back whenever, the L and R speakers aren't mounted behind the screen; they're hanging on either side of it. I personally think it makes it sound pretty weird (too loud and too separated for those channels) but it never seems to bother anyone else I know. Who knows. I'm probably imagining it. Still beats most multiplex screens over a couple of years old.
OCK 11/23/96, rev 01/26/97
updated their web site address 3/12/99