2 historic Westwood theaters saved from possible closure
Regency agrees to run the Village and Bruin, whose fate had been in jeopardy since last year, when Mann announced that it would let its leases on both theaters expire in March.
By Kate Linthicum
April 1, 2010
Don’t pull that curtain down just yet. Two landmark theaters in Westwood that had been facing closure will remain in operation after a theater chain agreed to take them over this week.
Beginning Thursday, Calabasas-based Regency Theatres will run the historic Village and Bruin theaters, said Lyndon Golin, the company’s chief executive.
The fate of the theaters had been in jeopardy since last year, when the previous operator, Mann Theatres, announced that it would let the leases on each property expire in March. Westwood residents and architectural preservationists had rallied against that possibility.