Los Feliz Theatre

1822 N. Vermont Ave.    | map

Los Angeles, CA  90027

(213) 664-2169

Website:  www.vintagecinemas.com/losfeliz  |  google showtimes 

Opened: 1934. It was triplexed in the early 1990s.

Architect: Clifford A. Balch

Seating: 780 originally as a single screen.

Status: The theatre continues to do well as a triplex offering first run releases. It's operated by Vintage Cinemas, who also operate the Vista Theatre.

History:  The venue was a second run family oriented single screen theatre for decades. Later it was an art house for years under Laemmle management and at that time one of the premiere foreign film venues in Los Angeles. It was triplexed after the Laemmle's lost their lease.

More Information:
The Cinema Treasures page on the Los Feliz has lots of historical data on the theatre as well as links to more exterior photos.

Crack Cinema Treasures researcher Joe Vogel spotted the attribution of the building to Clifford Balch as a caption under a photo in an article in Boxoffice Magazine for June 29, 1935

Cinema Tour has a nice set of 2008 views (including interior shots) by Mark Campbell.

A night view of the Los Feliz Theatre neon.

 Photo: Mark Peacock - 2009

It's from Mark's Vintage Theatres set on Flickr.
Also visit his blog: On the Road With Mark Peacock

One of the smaller rear auditoria.

photo: Bill Counter- 2010

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The hall to the right of the 2 rear
 auditoria leading to the main auditorium.

photo: Bill Counter - 2010

The main auditorium -- a shallow theatre
 in the front half of the original space.

photo: Bill Counter - 2010

    L.A. Weekly   


"10 Surefire Signs You're Not From L.A.,"
a fine
November 2013 L.A. Weekly article
by Dennis Romero
included this
2011 look at the front of the Los Feliz taken
 by Michael Locke. It's on page three of  the article.
.full size view | on Flickr | the article page 3

A view of the Los Feliz Theatre in 2007.

photo: Bill Counter

[ click any of these to enlarge ]

Looking south on Vermont.

photo: Bill Counter - 2010

The entrance to the theatre.

photo: Bill Counter - 2010

A closer view of the Boxoffice.

photo: Bill Counter - 2010

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   Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation  

www.lahtf.org | group Facebook page | official FB page

Thanks to Wayne Lawless for an 80s view of the theatre
in its single-screen days. He added it as a comment
about the theatre on the LAHTF Facebook page.

    Photos of Los Angeles   


 A great 70s telephoto view looking north on Vermont
from Hollywood Blvd. It was added by Don Sherman to
the Photos of Los Angeles collection on Facebook. The
Los Feliz marquee is right under the "don't walk" sign.
full size view | on Photos of LA