8000 W. Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90046 | map |
Opened: 1992 as part of the Laemmle chain.
Seating: 1,118 total originally. After the Sundance remodel capacities in the 5 auditoria range from 102 to 189.
Status: The property is now part of the Sundance Cinemas organization. They renovated the complex and reopened in 2012. A story about
the Sundance project by Anne Thompson appeared on IndieWire.
The Sunset 5 was operated by Laemmle Theatres as the Laemmle Sunset 5 from 1992 through November 2011. Under the Laemmle tenure the house was known for running first run commercial fare as well as lots of arty and indie product.
The Sunset 5 in the Movies:
We're in line at the boxoffice for "Texas Chainsaw
Massacre" in Willard Carroll's "Playing by Heart"
(Miramax, 1998). Angelina Jolie and Ryan Phillippe
will be joining us shortly. We also visit the
Geffen and the Mayan in the film.
Angelina Jolie and Ryan Phillippe leaving the
Sunset 5 in "Playing By Heart." They're heading
down to the "Prince" level of the garage, where
she's pretending her car has been stolen.
Yelp has a few photos on their page devoted
to the Sunset. Here's a Laemmle era entrance
view that was added by Nancy.
full size view
A Laemmle auditorium view by Katie. We
assume this is the big one: 290 seats at the time.
full size view
Laemmle's website had these two views of the theatre
on their site when they were operating the complex.
A look at the lobby.
slightly larger view