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Westwood’s theaters may each only show one movie at a time, but their single screens allow the Westwood community to come together and watch movies the way they were meant to be seen. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Westwood theaters must be preserved to connect community, protect cinema history

As you look out onto the Westwood skyline, one building’s defining silhouette sticks out: a tall white tower topped with three neon red letters reading “FOX.” Opened in the 1930s, the Regency Village Theatre and its across-the-street counterpart, the Regency Bruin Theatre, immediately became classic movie houses, serving both the student population and the affluent West Los Angeles area. Read more...

Westwood’s theaters may each only show one movie at a time, but their single screens allow the Westwood community to come together and watch movies the way they were meant to be seen. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Westwood, like many Los Angeles communities, suffers from lack of housing and sky-high rent. State Senate Bill 50 would address this by incentivizing the development of more high-density housing near job-rich and transit-driven neighborhoods. While homeowners and the city council have opposed the bill, it should be passed. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)
Westwood, like many Los Angeles communities, suffers from lack of housing and sky-high rent. State Senate Bill 50 would address this by incentivizing the development of more high-density housing near job-rich and transit-driven neighborhoods. While homeowners and the city council have opposed the bill, it should be passed. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)

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(Daily Bruin file photo)
(Daily Bruin file photo)

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Protesters Jim Smith (left), Loreen Ayer (center), and Ron Abraham (right) demonstrated at City Hall as part of a nationwide movement spanning over 900 locations. (Elise Tsai/Daily Bruin)
Protesters Jim Smith (left), Loreen Ayer (center), and Ron Abraham (right) demonstrated at City Hall as part of a nationwide movement spanning over 900 locations. (Elise Tsai/Daily Bruin)