This is a follow up to my letter in News-Press this week suggesting that the city attract an art theater such as a Laemmle to the soon-to-be-vacant Mann Exchange 10 space on Maryland. I've just read on the L.A. Now blog that the Laemmle One Colorado theater in Pasadena lost their lease and closed two weeks ago.
Move west, Laemmle! Downtown Glendale is very well placed to attract audiences not just from Glendale, but also from Burbank, North Hollywood, Atwater Village, Glassell Park, Eagle Rock, Silver Lake and Los Feliz. Currently the most convenient independent options for these areas are the Playhouse 7 (too far) or Los Feliz 3 (too small). Opportunity knocks!