Nuart Theatre

11272 Santa Monica Blvd.      | map |

Los Angeles, CA  90025

(310) 281-8223


Opened: 1930

Seats: 660

Status: The Nuart has been operated by Landmark Theatres since 1974. It runs a mix of first run indie, foreign and art releases along with occasional revival programs.  Cult films are offered at midnights on weekends.

History:  The Nuart ran for decades as a typical sub run neighborhood theatre under Fox West Coast Theatres management. It got a new marquee in 1939.

In the early decades of the Landmark management (the chain's first theatre) it was a renowned repertory house with changes of double bills daily.

The Nuart got an extensive renovation in 2006.

The Nuart in the Movies: The theatre is seen in the Chevy Chase / Goldie Hawn comedy "Foul Play" (Paramount, 1978). Our Theatres in Movies site has a listing for it.

More Information: See the Cinema Treasures page on the Nuart for lots of discussion. Expert researcher Joe Vogel has contributed some badly needed historical data on the theatre.

A night view from 2009.

photo: Mark Peacock.

See Mark's Vintage Theatres photo set for lots more great work.
Also visit his blog: On the Road With Mark Peacock

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Another delicious view of the Nuart marquee.

photo: Mark Peacock

A lobby view from 2010.

photo: Bill Counter

Another 2010 lobby view.

photo: Bill Counter

The auditorium in 2010.

photo: Bill Counter

    Photos of Los Angeles

A 1942 photo of the Nuart running "Sons of the
Pioneers" and "I was Framed."
full size view

The photo above also appears
in the Photobucket album of Ken McIntyre
and on Vintage Los Angeles.

Also by Ken:
  | marquee detail - 2009  |

A view of the theatre in 2007.

photo: Bill Counter

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A view of the sidewalk terrazzo at the Nuart.

photo: Bill Counter - 2007

A great view by the Nuart Theatre at night.

photo: Don Solosan - LAHTF

The Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation is active in promoting awareness
 of historic theatres in the Los Angeles area. The group offers tours, supports
various events in vintage theatres and lobbies for historic preservation.  |  LAHTF on Facebook

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    American Classic Images

A wonderful 1959 American Classic Images
view of the Nuart running a mixed art house /
 Mexican / Japanese policy. 
full size view

A 1982 look at the Nuart's neon.
 full size view

The images were located by Cinema Treasures
 researchers Ken McIntyre and Lost Memory.

    Public Art in L.A.

A view of the Nuart marquee.
larger view

See this site's "Neon Signs along Wilshire and other areas"
 for interesting night photos of L.A. signage.