Laemmle Theatres Say Goodbye Hollywood, Hello North Hollywood

Laemmle will vacate the Sunset 5 complex in Hollywood at the end of the month and open a new theater in NoHo in December.

The Laemmle Theatres will move out of the Sunset 5 on Sunset Boulevard near Crescent Heights, reported Friday, via the the Los Angeles Times.

Laemmle, a popular programmer of independent movies, was "unable to come to terms with the landlord on a new lease," the Times reported.

The news comes as construction on the on Lankershim Boulevard in the NoHo Arts District is getting close to completion. The 34,000 square-foot NoHo 7 movie house will include a ground-level restaurant and is slated to open in December.

Laemmle will vacate the Sunset 5 complex at the end of the month, and Robert Redford's Sundance Cinemas will take over. Plans call for the theater to close temporarily for renovation and reopen in late spring.

“This can be seen as ultimately being in the best interests of Laemmle Theatres,” said majority owner Robert Laemmle, according to Indiewire.com. “When it came time to renew our lease on the Sunset 5, it became apparent that the time had come to focus Laemmle’s resources elsewhere.”

The Sunset 5 movie house, which borders Hollywood and West Hollywood, has long been a popular place to view independent films, and the NoHo 7 also plans to screen many independent films.

Laura November 06, 2011 at 04:03 AM
Welcome to the neighborhood! I think it'll be great for the area.
george m November 07, 2011 at 03:25 AM
It was so hard to access parking at the Sunset location. This will definitely be a better location for the theater, so I hope they accommodate for proper and adequate parking.
Liah Gergozolla November 09, 2011 at 02:45 PM
Can't wait to see some great movies there. Hope the ticket prices are fair.


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