Fox Belmont

126 S. Vermont Ave.    | map |

Los Angeles, CA 90004

Opened: March 2, 1926 as a West Coast Theatres operation. The location is five blocks north of Wilshire Blvd.

It got a major remodel in 1946 by Fox West Coast Theatres resulting in a Skouras-style interior. It's also been known as just the Belmont.

Architect:  Lewis A. Smith

Seating: 1,680

Status:  Closed in 1973 after a fire and demolished the same year.

More Information: See the Cinema Treasures page on the Fox Belmont for all the known information.

The architect also did a lot of other designs for West Coast Theatres. See the Cinema Treasures list of other projects by L.A. Smith.

The Other Fox Belmont: Check out the page for the Fox Belmont in Belmont Shore, a part of Long Beach.

An early 60s view looking south
on Vermont toward 2nd.

photo: Sean Ault Archives by Osiris Press.

Thanks, Sean! 

Sean Ault is a noted historian of transit
 in the Los Angeles area. You can see many more items
from his Osiris Press transit archive on YouTube.

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   more from the L.A. Public Library

A 1942 lobby photo. 
full size view

A 1926 photo of the house left side of the auditorium.
 full size view

     L.A. Public Library Photo Collection 

A 1926 look at the facade and amazing rooftop sign.
 full size view

A view of First and Vermont in the 30s looking south.
That's the
Belmont with its huge roof sign on the left.
full size view

A 1942 exterior view of the Belmont Theatre.
full size view

A great 1946 night view from the LAPL collection.
full size view

Another 1946 night photo of the Belmont.
 full size view

A 1951 view of the Belmont Theatre facade.
Comedian Lou Holtz has leased the house to
 stage a Broadway style revue.
full size view

More Exterior views in the Library's collection:
| looking north on Vermont toward 1st - 1938 - Herman Schultheis |
  | demolition - 1973 | another demolition view |