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Theater’s sales one of best in North...

Theater’s sales one of best in North America

BURBANK VILLAGE -- The new AMC Burbank 16 attracted more than

5,000 moviegoers during its opening weekend, ranking it seventh in

North American movie theaters, an official said.

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“The interesting thing is that it did strong business all day long

-- including late morning and afternoon shows -- every day [on

opening weekend],” said AMC spokesman Rick King. “We were surprised

because we expected it to do that well only in the evening.”

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He added that the July 20-22 opening weekend was one of the

company’s best three-day sales in its history. In previous weeks, he

said, Burbank theaters were never ranked higher than 50th on the

continent.

Meanwhile, crews are busy removing fixtures from the vacant AMC

Burbank 14 in preparation for its demolition in the next few weeks,

King said.

Credit Union wins education award

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MAGNOLIA PARK -- Burbank City Employees Federal Credit Union

placed first statewide in the Desjardins Youth Financial Education

Award, it was announced Monday.

The credit union at 1800 W. Magnolia Blvd., won in the

$80-million to $200-million asset category for its Independent

Leadership program that teaches money management skills to teenagers

15 to 18.

The credit union advanced to the national Desjardins competition,

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which is sponsored by the Credit Union National Assn. Results will be

announced in August.

Burbank Chamber luncheon Thursday

HILLSIDE DISTRICT -- Matthew Fallon of Fallon Magic will be the

guest speaker at Thursday’s Business Connection Luncheon sponsored by

the Burbank Chamber of Commerce.

A networking session begins at 11:30 a.m. and the luncheon starts

at noon at The Castaway, 1250 Harvard Road. Thorburn Chiropractic

Center will host the event.

Admission is $22 for members and $27 for nonmembers. For

information, call the chamber at 846-3111.

Hot Topic to open in Media City Center

MEDIA CITY CENTER -- Hot Topic, a retailer specializing in teen

fashion, is planning to open a new location in the Media City Center

this fall, company officials recently announced.

The 1,634-square-foot store will open next to Pacific Sunwear on

the mall’s second level, in the Sears wing.

The 420-store national retail chain sells trendy styles associated

with various types of rock ‘n’ roll, including gothic, club, punk and

lounge. It also sells licensed band merchandise such as T-shirts,

stickers and patches, as well as hair dye, skull rings and spiked

biohazard chokers.


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