AceShowbiz - Quentin Tarantino divulged that he has purchased the Vista Theatre in Los Angeles. About when he plans to reopen the 400-seat, single-screen venue after being closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" director revealed that he will do it by the end of 2021.
The 58-year-old made the revelation when sitting down with Dax Shepard on the Monday, July 5 episode of "Armchair Expert". He first spilled, "I'll announce one thing here that people don't know yet: I bought the Vista."
"We'll probably open it up around Christmas time," the filmmaker further disclosed. "And again: only film. It won't be a revival house. We'll show new movies that come out where they give us a film print. It's not going to be like the New Beverly. The New Beverly has its own vibe."
Quentin bought the New Beverly Cinema in 2007. The theater, which shows 35mm and 16mm films, was reopened in June after being closed for more than a year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
"The Vista is like a crown jewel kind of thing," the husband of singer Daniella Pick said of the historic theater, which first opened in 1923. "We'll show older films, but it will be like you can hold a four-night engagement."
The Oscar-winning writer-director made it clear that didn't like to see "any movie theater closing" due to the pandemic. However, he believed that "some of these exhibitors who are going, they f**king deserve to go."
On the reason why, Quentin explained, "They have taken all the specialness out of movies anyway." He further elaborated, "Some of these chains were, they're showing commercials all through it; they don't turn the lights down, everything is stadium seating, plastic s**t."
"They have been writing their own epitaph for a long time, but they assumed the business would take you along. It's been crazy throughout my career to see how the film experience is lessened for the viewer like every five years," he continued. "However, I do think boutique cinemas actually will thrive in this time. And I am not talking about the La-Z-Boy, order nachos and margaritas … I actually like the Alamo Drafthouse a lot. But I have a living room, I want to go to the theater."