Quentin Tarantino is now the proud owner of two l. a. movie theaters.The Oscar-winning writer-director revealed Monday on the Armchair Expert podcast hosted by Dax Shepard and Monica Padman that he bought the historic Vista Theatre on Sunset Boulevard. He also said that the single-screen movies will likely reopen later this year. it’s been shuttered thanks to the pandemic.
“I bought the Vista on Sunset,” Tarantino proudly announced, not going into the business nitty-gritty. “We’ll probably open it up around Christmas time. And again: only film.
Quentin Tarantino It won’t be a revival house. We’ll show new movies that begin where they provide us a movie print. It’s not getting to be just like the New Beverly [Cinema]. The New Beverly has its own vibe. The Vista is sort of a assets quite thing. We’ll show older films, but it’ll be such as you can hold a four-night engagement.”
Quentin Tarantino has announced that he purchased Los Angeles’ Vista Theatre.
Quentin Tarantino During the foremost recent episode of Dax Shepard’s Armchair Expert podcast, Tarantino discussed the longer term of moviegoing, commenting that a number of the large movie chains that have pack up thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic “deserved to travel .”
“I never like all theater closing, but a number of these exhibitors that are going, they fucking need to go. They’ve taken all the specialness out of flicks anyway, a number of these chains,” Tarantino told Shepard, explaining that he doesn’t believe a movies should “recreate my front room .”
But, Tarantino said he thinks boutique cinemas “will actually thrive during this time” — then announced his purchase of the Vista Theatre in Los Feliz, with plans for it to open around Christmas.
Quentin Tarantino The Vista is sort of a assets quite thing,” Tarantino said. “We’ll show older films, but it’ll be such as you can hold a four-night engagement.” The Vista has been closed thanks to the Covid pandemic shutdown.
The Once Upon a Time in Hollywood director didn’t offer additional details about the recent purchase, but made clear his feelings about the present state of exhibition, saying some chains “have taken all the specialness out of flicks .”
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“Some of those chains where they’re showing commercials during it, they don’t turn the lights down, everything is stadium seating, plastic shit,” he said. “They are writing their own epitaph for an extended time, but they assumed the business would take you along. It’s been crazy throughout my career to ascertain how the film experience is lessened for the viewer like every five years.”
Tarantino said he believes “boutique cinemas” might “thrive during this time,” adding, “and i’m not talking about the La-Z-Boy, order nachos and margaritas. I actually just like the Alamo Drafthouse tons , but I even have a front room . i would like to travel to stage .”
Quentin Tarantino says he’s now the proud new owner of another historic movie palace in l. a. , the Vista Theatre, located in Los Feliz on the border of East Hollywood.
Speaking on Dax Shepard’s podcast “Armchair Expert,” the “Pulp Fiction” and “Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood” director said that he bought the Vista Theatre and plans to open it around Christmas time.
He added that the plan is to point out older movies exclusively on film prints. However, stage also will still show first run, newer titles which will be provided on film.
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Tarantino already owns the New Beverly Cinema, which he’s operated since 2007. He said that since stage reopened its doors this summer, they’ve sold out every screening. But the New Bev has “its own vibe,” while the Vista may be a “crown jewel.”
“We’ll show older films, but they’ll be older films that, like, you’ll hold a four-night engagement,” he told Shepard.
Vintage Cinemas, which has run the Vista Theatre along side the Los Feliz 3 and Coronado’s Village Theatres, didn’t immediately reply to TheWrap’s request for comment.
The Vista Theatre may be a single-screen theater that first opened in 1923, showing vaudeville acts also as films. For a time before it had been refurbished in 1980, the Vista showed pornographic films and is now a first-run theater showing newer films.
Tarantino also features a connection to the Vista, because the theater appears within the film he wrote “True Romance” because the location where Patricia Arquette and Christian Slater’s characters first meet