an alphabetical list -- Theatres Along Wilshire Blvd.






If you're looking for something not along the Wilshire
corridor you might try the
alphabetical theatre list or
the
LA theatres by street address page on
 our [more] L.A. Movie Palaces site.







Alternate Name List

    Santa Monica    


Aero Theatre   1328 Montana Ave. 

AMC Broadway 4  1441 3rd. St. Promenade

AMC Criterion Theatres  1313 3rd. St. Promenade

AMC Santa Monica 7  1310 3rd. St. Promenade 

Asia Theatre  1442 2nd St. -- see Pussycat Theatre 

Auditorium, Santa Monica Civic 1855 Main St. Santa Monica

Brentwood Twin
  2524 Wilshire Blvd.

Broadway 4, AMC  1441 3rd. St. Promenade

Bundy Theatre 3414 Pico Blvd. - on our [more] L.A. Movie Palaces site

Civic Auditorium 1855 Main St. Santa Monica

Cinema on the Mall 1441 3rd. St. Promenade - see AMC Broadway 4

Cine Latino  1441 3rd. St. Promenade -- see AMC Broadway 4

Cineplex Odeon Broadway 4  1441 3rd. St. Promenade
-- see AMC Broadway 4

Criterion Theatre  1313 3rd. St. Promenade 

Dreamland Theatre  1434 3rd St. -- see La Petite Theatre

Elmiro Theatre  1441 3rd. St. Promenade  -- see AMC Broadway 4

Fox Criterion
  1313 3rd. St. Promenade -- see AMC Criterion Theatres 

Fox Wilshire Theatre   1314 Wilshire Blvd.  -- see NuWilshire Theatre 

GCC Cinema on the Mall  1441 3rd. St. Promenade -- see AMC Broadway 4

Hitching Post  1448 4th St. 

Laemmle's Monica Twin  1332 2nd St.  -- see Laemmle's Monica 4  

Laemmle's Monica 4   1332 2nd St. 

La Petite Theatre  1434 3rd St.  

Loew's Cineplex Broadway 4  1441 3rd. St. Promenade  see AMC Broadway 4

Lyric Theatre  1434 3rd St.  -- see La Petite Theatre

Majestic Theatre   214 Santa Monica Blvd.  -- see Mayfair Theatre

Mann Criterion
  1313 3rd. St. Promenade -- see Criterion Theatres 

Mann Wilshire Theatre   1314 Wilshire Blvd. -- see NuWilshire

Mayfair Music Hall  214 Santa Monica Blvd.   -- see  Mayfair Theatre

Mayfair Theatre   214 Santa Monica Blvd.

Monica 4, Laemmle's   1332 2nd St. 

Monica Twin
  1332 2nd St.  -- see Laemmle's Monica 4  

North Beach Auditorium   North Beach

NuWilshire Theatre  1314 Wilshire Blvd. 

Orpheum Theatre  1511 3rd St.

Pussycat Theatre  1442 2nd St.

Riviera Theatre  1448 4th St.  -- see  Hitching Post Theatre 

Santa Monica 7, AMC  1310 3rd. St. Promenade   Santa Monica

Santa Monica Civic Auditorium 1855 Main St. Santa Monica

Santa Monica Opera House   214 Santa Monica Blvd. -- see Mayfair Theatre

Santa Monica Opera House  N.E. corner 3rd. St. & Broadway
-- see 
Steere's Opera House

Steere's Opera House  N.E. corner 3rd. St. & Broadway

Western Theatre  1448 4th St.  -- see Hitching Post

Wilshire Theatre   1314 Wilshire Blvd.  -- see NuWilshire Theatre 




In Santa Monica:

Wilshire Boulevard was originally Nevada Ave.
Santa Monica Blvd. was originally Oregon St.
Broadway was originally called Utah St.
Colorado Blvd. was originally Railroad Ave.
Pico Blvd. was originally Front St.

For Ocean Park and Venice area theatres
see the
Venice and Ocean Park Theatres
page on our L.A. Movie Palaces
site.





    Westwood    


AMC Avco Cinemas  10840 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles --  see iPic Theaters

Avco Cinemas
  10840 Wilshire Blvd.  Los Angeles -- see iPic Theaters

Bigfoot Crest  1262 Westwood Blvd.  Los Angeles -- see Crest Theatre

Bruin Theatre  948 Broxton Ave.   Los Angeles

Cineplex Odeon's Odeon Theatre  10887 Lindbrook Dr.  Los Angeles 
-- see
Festival Theatre

Crest Theatre  1262 Westwood Blvd.  Los Angeles

Festival Theatre  10887 Lindbrook Dr.  Los Angeles

Fox Westwood Village  961 Broxton Ave.  Los Angeles
-- see 
Westwood Village Theatre 

GCC Avco Cinemas  10840 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles -- see see iPic Theaters

Geffen Playhouse  10886 Le Conte Ave.   Los Angeles

iPic Theaters 10840 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles

Laemmle's Plaza  1067 Glendon Ave-- see Plaza Theatre

Landmark Regent Theatre  1045 Broxton Ave. Los Angeles  -- see Regent Theatre 

Majestic Crest  1262 Westwood Blvd.  Los Angeles -- see Crest Theatre

Mann Bruin Theatre  948 Broxton Ave.   Los Angeles -- see  Bruin Theatre 

Mann Festival Theatre  10887 Lindbrook Dr.  Los Angeles

Mann National  10925 Lindbrook Dr.  Los Angeles   -- see National Theatre 

Mann Plaza  1067 Glendon Ave-- see Plaza Theatre

Mann Regent Theatre  1045 Broxton Ave.  Los Angeles  -- see Regent Theatre 

Mann Village Theatre  961 Broxton Ave.  Los Angeles
-- see 
Westwood Village Theatre 

Mann Westwood 4  1050 Gayley Ave.    Los Angeles

Metro Theatre  1262 Westwood Blvd.  Los Angeles -- see Crest Theatre

National Theatre  10925 Lindbrook Dr.  Los Angeles

Odeon Theatre
  10887 Lindbrook Dr.  Los Angeles  -- see Festival Theatre

Pacific Crest  1262 Westwood Blvd.  Los Angeles -- see Crest Theatre

Plaza Theatre  1067 Glendon AveLos Angeles

Regency Bruin Theatre  948 Broxton Ave.   Los Angeles -- see  Bruin Theatre 

Regency Village Theatre  961 Broxton Ave.  Los Angeles
-- see 
Westwood Village Theatre 

Regent Theatre  1045 Broxton Ave.   Los Angeles

Royce Hall  340 Royce Dr.   Los Angeles

UCLA Royce Hall  340 Royce Dr.   Los Angeles

UCLAN Theatre  1262 Westwood Blvd.  Los Angeles -- see Crest Theatre

United Artists Cinema Center  10889 Wellworth Ave.  Los Angeles -- see  UA Westwood 4 Theatres

United Artists Coronet  10889 Wellworth Ave.  Los Angeles -- see  UA Westwood 4 Theatres

United Artists Egyptian  10887 Lindbrook Dr.  Los Angeles  -- see Festival Theatre

United Artists Egyptian Westwood  10887 Lindbrook Dr.  Los Angeles 
-- see
Festival Theatre  

United Artists Westwood
  10887 Lindbrook Dr.  Los Angeles  -- see Festival Theatre

United Artists Westwood 3  10889 Wellworth Ave.  Los Angeles
-- see  UA Westwood 4 Theatres


United Artists Westwood 4 Theatres  10889 Wellworth Ave.  Los Angeles

Village Theatre  961 Broxton Ave.  Los Angeles -- see  Westwood Village Theatre 

Westwood 4, Mann  1050 Gayley Ave.    Los Angeles

Westwood Theatre  1262 Westwood Blvd.  Los Angeles -- see Crest Theatre

Westwood Crest  1262 Westwood Blvd.  Los Angeles -- see Crest Theatre

Westwood Playhouse  10886 Le Conte Ave.   Los Angeles
-- see
Geffen Playhouse 

Westwood Village Theatre  961 Broxton Ave.  Los Angeles

Wilder, Billy Theatre  at the Hammer Museum  10899 Wilshire Blvd.  Los Angeles






    All Along the Wilshire Corridor    


Aero Theatre   1328 Montana Ave.    Santa Monica

Alvarado Theatre   710 S. Alvarado St.    Los Angeles

Ambassador Theatre  3400 Wilshire Blvd.  Los Angeles

AMC Avco Cinemas  10840 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles -- see iPic Theaters

AMC Broadway 4  1441 3rd. St. Promenade   Santa Monica

AMC Santa Monica 7  1310 3rd. St. Promenade   Santa Monica

American Theatre  5214 Wilshire Blvd. -- see Fox Ritz Theatre

AMPAS Samuel Goldwyn Theatre  8949 Wilshire BlvdBeverly Hills

Art La Brea Theatre  857 S. La Brea Ave. Los Angeles  -- see Fox La Brea Theatre

Asia Theatre  1442 2nd St. Santa Monica -- see Pussycat Theatre 

Auditorium, Santa Monica Civic 1855 Main St. Santa Monica

Avco Cinemas  10840 Wilshire Blvd.  Los Angeles -- see iPic Theaters

Beaux Arts Theatre  1709 W. 8th St.  Los Angeles

Belmont Theatre 126 S. Vermont Ave. Los Angeles -- see Fox Belmont Theatre

Beverly Theatre   206 N. Beverly Dr.   Beverly Hills

The Beverly   9404  Wilshire Blvd.  Beverly Hills
-- see Warner Bros. Beverly Hills Theatre

Beverly Canon Theatre  205 N. Canon Dr.   Beverly Hills

Beverly Cinema, New  7165 Beverly Blvd. Los Angeles -- see the page on the Los Angeles Movie Palaces site.

Beverly Hills Music Hall  4400 Wilshire Blvd.  Beverly Hills -- see Music Hall Theatre

Bigfoot Crest  1262 Westwood Blvd.  Los Angeles -- see Crest Theatre

Billy Wilder Theatre  at the Hammer  10899 Wilshire Blvd.  Los Angeles

Bing Theatre, Leo S.  5905 Wilshire Blvd.  Los Angeles

Brentwood Theatre  11611 Wilshire Blvd.  Los Angeles

Brentwood Theatre  VA Campus  11301 Wilshire Blvd.  Los Angeles

Brentwood Twin  2524 Wilshire Blvd.  Santa Monica

Broadway 4, AMC  1441 3rd. St. Promenade   Santa Monica

Bruin Theatre  948 Broxton Ave.   Los Angeles

Capitol Theatre  1002 W. 9th St.   Los Angeles -- see Georgia Theatre

Carthay Circle Theatre  6316 San Vicente Blvd.   Los Angeles

Cecci Gori Fine Arts Cinema
8556 Wilshire Blvd.   Beverly Hills
--  see Fine Arts Theatre

CGV Cinemas  621 S. Western Ave.   Los Angeles

Chotiner's Parisian Theatre   803 S. Vermont Ave.  Los Angeles 
-- see
Fox Parisian Theatre

Chotiner's La Brea   857 S. La Brea Ave.   Los Angeles
Cinema on the Mall  1441 3rd. St. Promenade   Santa Monica
-- see
AMC Broadway 4

Cine Latino  1441 3rd. St. Promenade   Santa Monica
-- see
AMC Broadway 4

Cineplex Odeon Broadway 4  1441 3rd. St. Promenade   Santa Monica -- see AMC Broadway 4

Cineplex Odeon's Odeon Theatre  10887 Lindbrook Dr.  Los Angeles 
-- see
Festival Theatre

Cineplex Odeon Showcase Theatre  614 N. La Brea Ave.  -- see the Hollywood Theatres site for the Showcase Theatre

Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica 1855 Main St. Santa Monica

Cocoanut Grove  3400 Wilshire Blvd.   Los Angeles -- see Ambassador Theatre

Crest Theatre  1262 Westwood Blvd.  Los Angeles

Criterion Theatre  1313 3rd. St. Promenade   Santa Monica

De Luxe Theatre  656 S. Alvarado St.  Los Angeles -- see Theatre De Luxe

Doheny Plaza Theatre  135 S. Doheny Dr.  Beverly Hills 
-- see Writers Guild Theater


Dreamland Theatre  1434 3rd St.  Santa Monica -- see La Petite Theatre

Ebell Theatre  4400 Wilshire Blvd.   Los Angeles -- see Wilshire Ebell Theatre

Elite Theatre   4400 Wilshire Blvd.   Beverly Hills -- see Music Hall Theatre

El Rey Theatre
  5515 Wilshire Blvd.  Los Angeles

Embassy Theatre  331 S. Western Ave.  Los Angeles

Festival Theatre  10887 Lindbrook Dr.  Los Angeles

Fine Arts Theatre 8556 Wilshire Blvd.   Beverly Hills

Four Star Theatre  5112 Wilshire Blvd.  Los Angeles

Fox Belmont Theatre  126 S. Vermont Ave. Los Angeles

Fox Carthay Circle Theatre  6316 San Vicente Blvd.   Los Angeles

Fox Criterion
  1313 3rd. St. Promenade   Santa Monica
-- see
Criterion Theatres 

Fox El Rey  5515 Wilshire Blvd.  Los Angeles -- see El Rey Theatre 

Fox Embassy Theatre  331 S. Western Ave.  Los Angeles  -- see Embassy Theatre 

Fox Fine Arts 8556 Wilshire Blvd.   Beverly Hills --  see Fine Arts Theatre

Fox La Brea Theatre  857 S. La Brea Ave.   Los Angeles

Fox Parisian Theatre   803 S. Vermont Ave.   Los Angeles 

Fox Ritz Theatre  5214 Wilshire Blvd.   Los Angeles

Fox Uptown Theatre  1008 S. Western Ave.   Los Angeles

Fox Westwood Village  961 Broxton Ave.  Los Angeles
-- see 
Westwood Village Theatre 

Fox Wilshire Theatre   8440 Wilshire Blvd.   Beverly Hills -- see Saban Theatre 

Fox Wilshire Theatre   1314 Wilshire Blvd. Santa Monica -- see NuWilshire Theatre 

GCC Avco Cinemas  10840 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles -- see iPic Theaters

GCC Cinema on the Mall  1441 3rd. St. Promenade   Santa Monica
-- see
AMC Broadway 4

Geffen Playhouse  10886 Le Conte Ave.   Los Angeles

Georgia Theatre  1002 W. 9th St.    Los Angeles

Goldwyn Theatre, Samuel  8949 Wilshire BlvdBeverly Hills

Gordon Theatre  614 N. La Brea Ave.  -- see the Hollywood Theatres site for the Showcase Theatre

Gore's Theatre  1002 W. 9th St.   Los Angeles -- see Georgia Theatre

Hammer Museum  Billy Wilder Theatre   10899 Wilshire Blvd.  Los Angeles

Hayworth Theatre  2511 Wilshire Blvd.   Los Angeles

Hitching Post  1448 4th St.   Santa Monica

Hitching Post  205 N. Canon Dr.  Beverly Hills -- see Beverly Canon Theatre

Hollywood Theatre, New   206 N. Beverly Dr.   Beverly Hills -- see Beverly Theatre  

iPic Theaters 10840 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles

La Brea Theatre  857 S. La Brea Ave. Los Angeles -- see Fox La Brea Theatre

La Petite Theatre  1434 3rd St.  Santa Monica 

LACMA  Leo S. Bing Theatre  5905 Wilshire Blvd.  Los Angeles

Laemmle's Fine Arts
8556 Wilshire Blvd.   Beverly Hills --  see Fine Arts Theatre

Laemmle's Monica Film Centre  1332 2nd St. Santa Monica

Laemmle's Monica Twin  1332 2nd St. Santa Monica -- see Monica Film Centre

Laemmle's Monica 4   1332 2nd St.   Santa Monica  -- see Monica Film Centre 

Laemmle's Music Hall Theatre  4400 Wilshire Blvd.   Beverly Hills

Laemmle's Plaza  1067 Glendon Ave-- see Plaza Theatre

Lake Theatre  2118 W. 7th St  Los Angeles

Landmark Regent Theatre  1045 Broxton Ave.  Los Angeles  -- see Regent Theatre 

Leo S. Bing Theatre  5905 Wilshire Blvd.  Los Angeles

Lindy Opera House  5214 Wilshire Blvd. -- see Fox Ritz Theatre

Loew's Beverly  206 N. Beverly Dr.   Beverly Hills  -- see Beverly Theatre  

Loew's Cineplex Broadway 4  1441 3rd. St. Promenade   Santa Monica -- see AMC Broadway 4

Lyric Theatre  1434 3rd St.  Santa Monica -- see La Petite Theatre

Majestic Theatre   214 Santa Monica Blvd.   Santa Monica -- see Mayfair Theatre

Majestic Crest  1262 Westwood Blvd.  Los Angeles -- see Crest Theatre

Mann Bruin Theatre  948 Broxton Ave.   Los Angeles -- see  Bruin Theatre 

Mann Criterion
  1313 3rd. St. Promenade   Santa Monica
-- see
Criterion Theatres 

Mann El Rey  5515 Wilshire Blvd.  Los Angeles -- see El Rey Theatre 

Mann Festival Theatre  10887 Lindbrook Dr.  Los Angeles

Mann Fine Arts 8556 Wilshire Blvd.   Beverly Hills --  see Fine Arts Theatre

Mann National  10925 Lindbrook Dr.  Los Angeles   -- see National Theatre 

Mann Plaza  1067 Glendon Ave-- see Plaza Theatre

Mann Regent Theatre  1045 Broxton Ave.  Los Angeles  -- see Regent Theatre 

Mann Village Theatre  961 Broxton Ave.  Los Angeles
-- see 
Westwood Village Theatre 

Mann Westlake Theatre
  638 S. Alvarado St.    Los Angeles
-- see
  Westlake Theatre  

Mann Westwood 4  1050 Gayley Ave.    Los Angeles

Mann Wilshire Theatre   1314 Wilshire Blvd. Santa Monica -- see NuWilshire Theatre 

Masque Theatre   2511 Wilshire Blvd.   Los Angeles -- see Hayworth Theatre

Mayfair Music Hall  214 Santa Monica Blvd.  Santa Monica  -- see  Mayfair Theatre

Mayfair Theatre   214 Santa Monica Blvd.   Santa Monica

McKinney's Playhouse  1234 W. 7th St.   Los Angeles -- see Playhouse Theatre

Metro Theatre  1262 Westwood Blvd.  Los Angeles -- see Crest Theatre

Monica Film Centre  1332 2nd St.  Santa Monica

Monica Twin, Laemmle's  1332 2nd St.  Santa Monica  -- see Monica Film Centre

Monica 4, Laemmle's   1332 2nd St.   Santa Monica -- see Monica Film Centre

MPark 4 Theatres  3240 Wilshire Blvd.   Los Angeles

Music Hall Theatre  4400 Wilshire Blvd.   Beverly Hills

National Theatre  10925 Lindbrook Dr.  Los Angeles

New Hollywood Theatre   206 N. Beverly Dr.   Beverly Hills -- see Beverly Theatre

NuWilshire Theatre  1314 Wilshire Blvd.   Santa Monica

North Beach Auditorium  
North Beach, Santa Monica

Oasis Theatre  5112 Wilshire Blvd.  Los Angeles  -- see Four Star Theatre 

Odeon Theatre  10887 Lindbrook Dr.  Los Angeles  -- see Festival Theatre  

Orpheum Theatre  1511 3rd St Santa Monica

Pacific Beverly Hills  9404  Wilshire Blvd.  Beverly Hills 
-- see  Warner Bros. Beverly Hills Theatre


Pacific Crest  1262 Westwood Blvd.  Los Angeles -- see Crest Theatre

Pacific Wiltern Theatre  3790 Wilshire Blvd.  Los Angeles -- see  Wiltern Theatre

Parisian Theatre   803 S. Vermont Ave.  Los Angeles  -- see Fox Parisian Theatre

Park Theatre  710 S. Alvarado St.  Los Angeles -- see Alvarado Theatre

Playhouse Theatre  1234 W. 7th St.    Los Angeles

Plaza Theatre  1067 Glendon AveLos Angeles

Pussycat Theatre  1442 2nd St.   Santa Monica

Regency Bruin Theatre  948 Broxton Ave.   Los Angeles -- see  Bruin Theatre 

Regency Village Theatre  961 Broxton Ave.  Los Angeles
-- see 
Westwood Village Theatre 

Regent Theatre  1045 Broxton Ave.   Los Angeles

Regina Theatre, Wilshire 8556 Wilshire Blvd.  Beverly Hills --  see Fine Arts Theatre

Ritz Theatre  5214 Wilshire Blvd.   Los Angeles -- see Fox Ritz Theatre 

Riviera Theatre  1448 4th St.   Santa Monica -- see  Hitching Post Theatre 

Roosevelt Theatre   803 S. Vermont Ave.  Los Angeles  -- see  Fox Parisian Theatre

Royce Hall  340 Royce Dr.   Los Angeles

Saban Theatre  8440 Wilshire Blvd.   Beverly Hills  -- formerly the Fox Wilshire

Samuel Goldwyn Theatre  8949 Wilshire BlvdBeverly Hills

Santa Monica 7, AMC  1310 3rd. St. Promenade   Santa Monica

Santa Monica Civic Auditorium 1855 Main St. Santa Monica

Santa Monica Opera House   214 Santa Monica Blvd.   Santa Monica
-- see
Mayfair Theatre

Santa Monica Opera House  N.E. corner 3rd. St. & Broadway   Santa Monica
-- see 
Steere's Opera House

Showcase Theatre  614 N. La Brea Ave.  -- see the Hollywood Theatres site for the Showcase Theatre

Solari Theatre  205 N. Canon Dr.  Beverly Hills -- see Beverly Canon Theatre

Stanley Warner Beverly Hills  9404  Wilshire Blvd.  Beverly Hills 
-- see  Warner Bros. Beverly Hills Theatre


Stanley Warner Wiltern Theatre  3790 Wilshire Blvd.  Los Angeles
-- see  Wiltern Theatre

Steere's Opera House  N.E. corner 3rd. St. & Broadway  Santa Monica

Teragram Ballroom see Playhouse Theatre  1234 W. 7th St.    Los Angeles

Theatre De Luxe   656 S. Alvarado St.  Los Angeles

The Beverly   9404  Wilshire Blvd.  Beverly Hills
-- see Warner Bros. Beverly Hills Theatre

The Playhouse  1234 W. 7th St.  Los Angeles

Toho La Brea  857 S. La Brea Ave. Los Angeles  -- see Fox La Brea Theatre

UCLAN Theatre  1262 Westwood Blvd.  Los Angeles -- see Crest Theatre

UCLA Royce Hall  340 Royce Dr.   Los Angeles

United Artists Theatre  5112 Wilshire Blvd.  Los Angeles  -- see Four Star Theatre 

United Artists Cinema Center  10889 Wellworth Ave.  Los Angeles
-- see  UA Westwood 4 Theatres


United Artists Coronet  10889 Wellworth Ave.  Los Angeles
-- see  UA Westwood 4 Theatres


United Artists Egyptian  10887 Lindbrook Dr.  Los Angeles  -- see Festival Theatre 

United Artists Egyptian Westwood  10887 Lindbrook Dr.  Los Angeles 
-- see
Festival Theatre  

United Artists Four Star  5112 Wilshire Blvd.  Los Angeles  -- see Four Star Theatre 

United Artists Westwood
  10887 Lindbrook Dr.  Los Angeles  -- see Festival Theatre

United Artists Westwood 3  10889 Wellworth Ave.  Los Angeles
-- see  UA Westwood 4 Theatres


United Artists Westwood 4 Theatres  10889 Wellworth Ave.  Los Angeles

Uptown Theatre  1008 S. Western Ave.   Los Angeles -- see Fox Uptown Theatre 

VA Campus  Brentwood Theatre  11301 Wilshire Blvd.  Los Angeles

VA Campus  Wadsworth Theatre  11301 Wilshire Blvd.  Los Angeles

Vagabond Theatre   2511 Wilshire Blvd.   Los Angeles -- see Hayworth Theatre

Village Theatre  961 Broxton Ave.  Los Angeles -- see  Westwood Village Theatre 

Wadsworth Theatre  VA Campus  11301 Wilshire Blvd.  Los Angeles

Warner Bros. Beverly Hills Theatre  9404  Wilshire Blvd.  Beverly Hills 

Warner Bros. Western Theatre  3790 Wilshire Blvd.  Los Angeles
--
see  Wiltern Theatre

Warner Bros. Wiltern Theatre  3790 Wilshire Blvd.  Los Angeles
--
see  Wiltern Theatre

Western Theatre, Warner Bros.   3790 Wilshire Blvd.  Los Angeles
--
see  Wiltern Theatre

Western Theatre  1448 4th St.   Santa Monica -- see Hitching Post

Westlake Theatre
   638 S. Alvarado St.    Los Angeles

Westlake Theatre -- advertising in 1914 as at "S. Alvarado near 7th St." 
It's unknown if it was 
the Theatre De Luxe at 654 S. Alvarado or another building.


Westwood 4, Mann  1050 Gayley Ave.  Los Angeles 

Westwood Theatre  1262 Westwood Blvd.  Los Angeles -- see Crest Theatre

Westwood Crest  1262 Westwood Blvd.  Los Angeles -- see Crest Theatre

Westwood 4, Mann  1050 Gayley Ave.    Los Angeles

Westwood Playhouse  10886 Le Conte Ave.   Los Angeles
-- see
Geffen Playhouse 

Westwood Village Theatre  961 Broxton Ave.  Los Angeles

Wilder, Billy Theatre  at the Hammer  10899 Wilshire Blvd.  Los Angeles

Wilshire Theatre   8440 Wilshire Blvd.   Beverly Hills -- see Saban Theatre 

Wilshire Theatre  331 S. Western Ave.  Los Angeles  -- see Embassy Theatre 

Wilshire Theatre  143 S. Western Ave.   Los Angeles

Wilshire Theatre   1314 Wilshire Blvd.   Santa Monica -- see NuWilshire Theatre 

Wilshire Theatre Beverly Hills   8440 Wilshire Blvd.   Beverly Hills
-- see
Saban Theatre 

Wilshire Ebell Theatre   4400 Wilshire Blvd. & 4401 W. 8th St.   Los Angeles

Wilshire Regina Theatre 8556 Wilshire Blvd.   Beverly Hills --  see Fine Arts Theatre

Wiltern Theatre  3790 Wilshire Blvd.  Los Angeles

Wil-Tern Theatre  3790 Wilshire Blvd.  Los Angeles
--
see  Wiltern Theatre

Windsor Theatre  221 S. Western Ave.   Los Angeles

Windsor Square Theatre  743 S. Lucerne Blvd, 4400 Wilshire Blvd.   Los Angeles
-- see
Wilshire Ebell Theatre

Writers Guild Theater  135 S. Doheny Dr.  Beverly Hills 
















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Aero Theatre

1328 Montana Ave.    Santa Monica, CA 90403

Opened: 1939        Architect:  P.M. Woolpert            Seating:  425

Status: After a $1 million rehab the theatre is now run by American Cinematheque and offers almost daily changes of program including lots of classics.  New projection and sound equipment includes 70mm capability.

More Information: See our page on the Aero Theatre.

Alvarado Theatre

710 S. Alvarado St.    Los Angeles, CA 90057

Opened:
1911     Seating:  750

Status: S. Charles Lee did a remodel in 1936. The theatre went to adult films in the 60s as the Park Theatre. It was twinned and and returned to mainstream fare in the 70s. It closed in 1986. The building has been gutted and is now being used for retail.

More Information:  See our page on the Alvarado Theatre.

Ambassador Theatre

3400 Wilshire Blvd.  Los Angeles, CA 90010

Opened: 1921   Architect: Myron Hunt    Seating: 542

The Ambassador Theatre never became widely known but the hotel's nightclub, the Cocoanut Grove, became world famous as a celebrity hangout.

Status:  Mostly demolished in 2006. A small portion of the original building was saved and will become part of a new high school for the Los Angeles Unified School District.

More Information: See our page on the Ambassador Theatre.

Beaux Arts Theatre

1709 W. 8th St.    Los Angeles, CA 90017

Opened: 1927  Architects:  Stanton Reed & Hibbard, who also did the Hotel Figueroa.

Seating:  542

History: This building erected by Charles Forve was billed as the "Carnegie Hall of the West." In addition to the theatre, there were 220 soundproof music studios.

Status:  It's now the Crescent Arms Senior Housing.   The theatre has been repurposed as a dining area and social center for the residents.

More Information: See our page on the Beaux Arts Theatre.

Beverly Theatre

206 N. Beverly Dr.   Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Opened: May 18, 1925. This theatre was initially operated by Fox West Coast (until the late 50's) then a whole series of other circuits: Amusement Corp. of America, Statewide, Loew's and General Cinema. It was equipped for 70mm and was running roadshows in the 60's.

Architect: Lewis A. Smith designed an elaborate Chinese style temple. It got a moderne makeover in 1936.    Seating: 1270

Status: Closed in 1977 by General Cinema. Much of the decor was still visible when it was converted to retail. It has an appearance in the movie "Xanadu." A later banking tenant gutted it. Demolished in 2005

More information: Check out our page on the Beverly Theatre.

Beverly Canon Theatre

205 N. Canon Dr.   Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Opened: November 22, 1946 as the Hitching Post Theatre. The opening was attended by Roy Rogers, Dale Evans and Trigger (among other celebrities). A crowd of 2,000 turned out.

Seating:  500

Status:
Demolished in 2005. The Beverly Canon long operated as an art venue after interest in the westerns petered out in the late 40s. Starting in the 80s it was used as a legit playhouse.

More Information: See our page on the Beverly Canon Theatre.

Leo S. Bing Theatre - LACMA

5905 Wilshire Blvd.  Los Angeles, CA 90036

The Leo S. Bing Theatre is a nicely equipped theatre that shows lots of revivals, foreign films and more.

Seating: 600

More information: Check out our page on the Bing Theatre.

Brentwood Theatre - VA Campus

11301 Wilshire Blvd.  Los Angeles, CA 90073

Opened: 1942 on the Veteran's Administration campus as an entertainment facility for veterans.  During the 40s the theatre was used for USO shows, movies and lectures.

Architect:  Unknown      Seating:  About 500

Status: After 40 years of only sporadic use, the Brentwood got a renovation in 2004. The venue is used for legit theatre as well as occasional film screenings.

More Information: See our page on the Brentwood Theatre.

Brentwood Theatre

11611 Wilshire Blvd.  Los Angeles, CA 90025

Opened:  1935?     Architect:  Not known

Seating:   414   Status:  Closed around 1950. Now demolished

More Information: See our page on the Brentwood Theatre.

Brentwood Twin Theatre

2524 Wilshire Blvd.  Santa Monica, CA 90404

Opened:
As a bowling alley. It was converted into a twin theatre in the 70s. It was an independent operation running second run double features.

It was also known as the Brentwood I & II.  Cineplex Odeon operated the venue for awhile in the 80s as a first run house. They exited after opening their new Broadway 4 on the 3rd St. Promenade and competition increased from other nearby complexes.

More Information: See our page on the Brentwood Twin.

AMC Broadway

1441 3rd. St. Promenade   Santa Monica, CA  90401

Opened:
1934 As the Elmiro Theatre.

Architect: Norman W. Alpaugh

Seating:  900 originally. The replacement 4 plex seats 1200.

Status:   Only the facade of the original building remains. Cineplex Odeon put a 4 plex in a new mixed use building in the 80s. It's now operated by AMC. Its days may numbered. AMC is in negotiations with the city to build a new complex and the city wants the Broadway 4 closed as a condition.

This theatre has been operated by a number of circuits. Loew's gave it a makeover in the 70s. During the General Cinema tenure in the mid 70s it was known as the Cinema on the Mall. While operated by Metropolitan as a Spanish language house, it was the Cine Latino. In its 4 plex reincarnation it's been the Cineplex Odeon Broadway 4, the Loews Cineplex Broadway Cinemas 4 and the AMC Loews Broadway 4.

More information: See our page on the AMC Broadway 4.

Bruin Theatre

948 Broxton Ave.   Los Angeles, CA 90024

Opened: 1937

Architect: S. Charles Lee   

Seating: 876 at opening, currently 696 -- all on one floor.

Status: Still a major first run venue. Long operated by Mann Theatres, in 2010 it became part of the Regency Theatres chain.

More information: Check out our page on the Bruin Theatre.

Carthay Circle Theatre

6316 San Vicente Blvd.   Los Angeles, CA  90035   

Opened: May 18, 1926 by West Coast Theatres with the premiere of C.B. DeMille's "Volga Boatman."  West Coast soon merged with Fox to form Fox West Coast Theatres.  

Architect: Dwight Gibbs    Seating: 1518

The Carthay Circle rivaled the Chinese in terms of the number and importance of the premieres it held. Like the Chinese and the Egyptian, the large open courtyard entrance provided a space conducive to handling premiere crowds and making elegant entrances.

Status: Closed in 1969. Demolished in the early 70's by National General Corp. for an office building. 

More Information: See our page on the Carthay Circle Theatre.

CGV Cinemas

621 S. Western Ave.   Los Angeles, CA 90005   

Opened: 2010. CGV at Madang is the first American branch of the South Korean multiplex chain, CJ CGV.

Seating:  580

Status:  It's a triplex showing Korean films and Hollywood product with Korean subtitles. The cinemas offer digital projection and can play 3-D product.

More Information:  See our page on the CGV Cinemas.

Crest Theatre

1262 Westwood Blvd.     Los Angeles, CA  90024

Architect:
Arthur W. Hawes   Seating: 500

Opened: 1941.  It's also been known as the Metro, the Pacific Crest, the Westwood and Westwood Crest

Status:  Since 2003 the theatre had been known as the Majestic Crest and had been playing first runs and moveovers. It sold to Bigfoot Entertainment in 2010 but didn't stay open long. As of 2012 the theatre is closed and for sale again. A 2013 reopening is promised.

More Information: See our page on the Crest Theatre.

Criterion Theatre

1313 3rd. St. Promenade   Santa Monica, CA  90401

Opened: 1924 and was run for decades by the Fox West Coast circuit and, later, Mann Theatres.

Status:  Closed March 2013 and converted to retail. Only the facade is original. The theatre was demolished in 1983 for construction of a new 6 plex. In 1990 it was taken over by (once again) Mann Theatres and given a remodel in 2001.  AMC acquired the venue in 2010.

Architect:  The original architect is unknown. The 2001 remodel was done by Behr Browers Architects.

Seating: 1200 originally.  The 6 plex had a capacty of 1600.

More information: See our page on the Criterion Theatre

El Rey Theatre

5515 Wilshire Blvd.  Los Angeles, CA 90036

Opened:  In June 1937 as part of the Pacific States theatre chain.

It was long operated by Fox West Coast and later Mann Theatres. Mann Theatres pulled out of the El Rey in the late 70s during a time when they were dropping many of their older single screen theatres. It then ran as an independent and by the 80's it was a third run venue and in need of repairs.

Architect:  Clifford A. Balch designed this Miracle Mile art deco gem.    Seating: 900

Status:  Since 2004 it has been a club offering concerts and other bookings. There's not much of interest left inside. All the fun is on the sidewalk: the terrazzo, the facade and the neon.

More Information: See our page on the El Rey Theatre.

Embassy Theatre

331 S. Western Ave.  Los Angeles, CA 90020
 
Opened: October 20,1921 as the Wilshire Theatre and operated by West Coast Theatres.
 
Later renamed the Embassy, and was also known as the Fox Embassy. It got a remodel in the 60s by National General Corp. Into the 80s it ran 3rd run films, Indian movies and Filipino movies.
 
Architect:  Lewis A. Smith      Seating:  900          Status:  Rebuilt as retail
 
More Information: See our page on the Embassy Theatre.

Festival Theatre

10887 Lindbrook Dr. Los Angeles, CA 90024

Opened: 1970 as the United Artists Westwood in a building that was originally a Ralph's supermarket.  It was later remodeled by UA as the UA Egyptian. Cineplex Odeon took over the lease and remodeled again for a 1988 opening as the Odeon.  After Cineplex Odeon lost their lease, a bidding war resulted in operation by Mann Theatres and a new name: Mann Festival.

Architect: The building was designed by Russell Collins for Ralph's.        

Seating: 560 (with a balcony).

Status: A first run venue that was last operated by Mann Theatres. The theatre closed in 2009. 

More Information: See our page on the Festival Theatre.

Fine Arts Theatre

8556 Wilshire Blvd.   Beverly Hills, CA  90211

Opened:  
April 21, 1937 as the Wilshire Regina Theatre. The name was changed to the Fine Arts Theatre in December, 1948 after a renovation by Fox West Coast Theatres. It continued to be operated by Fox West Coast (then National General and finally Mann Theatres) until December 1985. Laemmle had bought the building in 1984 and ran it after Mann exited in December 1986. Later operated by Landmark Theatres and as a rental venue for screenings.

Architect: Possibly B. Marcus Priteca. Joseph Musil did a 1993 renovation for Checchi Gori when they acquired the building.  

Seating: 430

Status: It's currently known as the Cecchi Gori Fine Arts Cinema.  Dormant at the moment.

More Information: See our page on the Fine Arts Theatre.

Four Star Theatre

5112 Wilshire Blvd.    Los Angeles, CA 90036 

Opened: In the early 30's as the United Artists but operated by Fox West Coast. Later it was renamed the Four Star.  The United Artists circuit eventually operated the house as the UA Four Star and hosted many major runs including a first run engagement of  "The Graduate" in 1967 and some 70mm runs.  

Architects: Walker & Eisen -- Clifford A. Balch, P.A. Eisen, A.R. Walker.     Seating: 900

Status:
Since 2001 it has been a church, the Oasis Christian Center.  In 2007 it was renamed the Oasis Theatre and is available for rentals, with church services still on Sundays. The photo is from 1992.

More information: See our page for the Four Star Theatre

Fox Belmont Theatre

126 S. Vermont Ave.   Los Angeles, CA 90004

Opened: March 2, 1926 as a West Coast Theatres operation. It got a major remodel in 1946 by Fox West Coast Theatres resulting in a Skouras-style interior.

Architect:  Lewis A. Smith   Seating: 1680        Status:  Closed in 1973 after a fire and demolished the same year.

More Information: See our page for the Fox Belmont Theatre.

Fox La Brea Theatre

857 S. La Brea Ave.   Los Angeles, CA 90036
 
Opened: 1926
 
Architect:  Richard D. King designed the building for Fox Theatres.
 
Seating:  1200 originally, 640 at the end.
History: The La Brea closed around 1974. It was also known as the Art La Brea and the Toho La Brea Theatre, running Japanese films.
 
Status:  It's now a Korean church.

More Information: See our page for the Fox La Brea Theatre.

Fox Parisian Theatre

803 S. Vermont Ave.   Los Angeles, CA 90005

Opened:
In 1922 as the Roosevelt Theatre.

Architects:  A. R. Walker & P. A. Eisen.     Seating:  800

The theatre was known after a deco remodeling as Chotiner's Parisian. Later it was operated by Fox West Coast as the Fox Parisian.
 
Status:  Closed around 1958 and later demolished.
 
More Information: See our page for the Fox Parisian Theatre.

Fox Ritz Theatre

5214 Wilshire Blvd.   Los Angeles, CA 90036

Opened:
October 15, 1926.   Operated for years by Fox West Coast Theatres.  Later known as the Lindy Opera House, a venue for legit dramas, musicals and revues. In 1976 it was renamed the American Theatre with grand plans for a bi-centennial revue that had only a short run.

Architect: 
Lewis A Smith   

Seating: 1,660 originally, reseated down to 1402 

Status: Demolished in 1977 for a parking lot. 

More Information: See our page for the Fox Ritz Theatre.

Fox Uptown Theatre

1008 S. Western Ave.   Los Angeles, CA 90006

Opened:  December 29, 1925 with Norma Talmadge's "Graustark" as the opening feature. The stage show featured Charlie Nelson and his Playboys.

The theatre was initially operated by West Coast Theatres, which soon after became Fox West Coast.
 
Architect:  Lewis A. Smith   Seating:  Estimates vary from 1600 to 1715.
 
Status:  Last operated by National General Corporation. It was demolished in the early 60s.

More Information: See our page for the Fox Uptown.

Geffen Playhouse

10886 Le Conte Ave.    Los Angeles, CA 90024

Seating: 525 in the main auditorium.

The Geffen is a legit theatre offering a varied season on both the main stage and the smaller Audrey Skirball Kenis stage. The building was constructed in 1929 as the UCLA Masonic Lodge.

It was a furniture store, Contempo Westwood, in the early 60's. The auditorium started being used for shows while it was still a furniture store. You could browse for your new bedroom set during intermission.  It was then known as the Westwood Playhouse.

Later the furniture disappeared but the shows continued. It later was renamed the Geffen Playhouse.

More Information: See our page for the Geffen Playhouse.

Georgia Theatre

1002 W. 9th St.    Los Angeles, CA 90015

Opened: Possibly as early as 1914. It's in the 1914 city directory as Gore's Theatre (with the address listed wrongly as 102 W. 9th).  It was again listed as Gore's in the 1915 directory. It was the Georgia from at least 1929 through 1936. In 1939 it's listed as the Capitol. The name Georgia comes from its location just west of Georgia St.

Seating:   385     Status:  Demolished.
 
More Information: See our page on the Georgia Theatre.

Samuel Goldwyn Theatre - AMPAS

8949 Wilshire Blvd.   Beverly Hills, CA  90211  

Seating: 1012

Status: The Academy regularly offers screenings of classics and other special events.

The theatre is plush and exceptionally well equipped for every standard film format.

More Information: See our page on the Goldwyn Theatre.



Hayworth Theatre

2511 Wilshire Blvd.    Los Angeles, CA 90057

Opened:
1926 as the Masque Theatre, a legitimate playhouse. 

Architect:  Stiles O. Clements. Dwight Gibbs was the architect for the conversion into the Vagabond Theatre in 1950.

Seating:  As a movie theatre it was 190 seats. Currently the building houses 3 small auditoria (99 seats, 42 seats and 49 seats) as well as a 1500 s.f. ballroom. The ballroom was formerly used as a dance studio.

History: In the 50s the Vagabond found a niche running British films and other artie releases. It became a celebrated venue for revivals in the 70s.It closed in 1993. After a spell as a church, it found new life as a legit playhouse (again).

More Information: See our page on the Hayworth Theatre.

Hitching Post Theatre

1448 4th St.   Santa Monica, CA  90401

Opened: 
In the mid 40s by ABC Theatres, one of 5 theatres eventually opened under the Hitching Post name.  The Hitching Post venues typically offered double features of westerns. "Check your Guns at the Box Office." The ABC circuit later abandoned the westerns and in the early 50s turned the venue into an art house, the Riviera Theatre

Architect: Unknown     Seating: 600

Status: Demolished. The date of closing is unknown. It's listed in the Film Daily Yearbook at this address in 1950 and 1952.

More information: See our page on the Hitching Post.

iPic Theaters

10840 Wilshire Blvd.    Los Angeles, CA 90014 

Opened: 1972 as a tri-plex by General Cinema. The large theatre was twinned in the 90's. It was later operated by AMC.  The photo here is a 2007 view.

Status: Now a premium priced 6 screen venue with food service in the auditoriums and a full service restaurant, Tanzy.

More information: See our page on the Pic Theaters.

La Petite Theatre

1434 3rd StSanta Monica, CA  90401

The La Petite Theatres migrated through several locations both downtown and in Ocean Park from 1907 through 1923. In 1909 the 1434 3rd St. address became the Dreamland Theatre. It was later known as the Lyric Theatre.

Status: Converted to retail by 1919.

More Information: See our page on the La Petite Theatre.

Lake Theatre

2118 W. 7th St.   Los Angeles, CA
 
Opened:  Early 20s. The building dates from 1923The Lake Theatre was just a block south of Wilshire in the MacArthur Park area.
 
Seating:   640
 
Status:  Now retail.

More Information: See our page on the Lake Theatre.

Mann Westwood 4 Theatres

1050 Gayley Ave.    Los Angeles, CA 90024

Opened: 1975 by Mann Theatres (as a tri-plex) in a building that had been a Safeway. The largest auditorium was twinned in 1985. This was largely a moveover house for Mann.

Status: Closed in April 2002.

The site is now a Whole Foods Market.

More Information (but not much): Visit our page on the Mann Westwood 4.

Mayfair Theatre

214 Santa Monica Blvd.   Santa Monica, CA  90401

Opened: It opened as the Santa Monica Opera House on December 12, 1911. It was initially used for legitimate theatre and silent films. It soon became known as the Majestic Theatre. It became the Mayfair Theatre in 1967.

Architect:  Henry C. Hollwedel      Seating:  602 seats, with a balcony.

Status:  It suffered damage in the 1994 Northridge earthquake and had been closed since that time. In 2010 the building was demolished with only the facade remaining. The current facade dates from 1928. The new structure behind will be for retail on the ground floor, parking below and 34 apartments above.

More information: See our page on the Mayfair Theatre.

Monica Film Centre

1332 2nd St.   Santa Monica, CA  90401
 
Opened: February 18, 1970 as a twin theatre, the Monica Twin. The larger theatre was then split into 3 small theatres resulting in Laemmle's Monica 4. Renovations in 2014-15 resulted in 6 smaller auditoria and two restaurant spaces. It was built and is still operated by the Laemmle circuit.
 
Architect: Stanley Borbals did the building in 1970.
 
Seating:  1,076 as a 4-plex, 372 total after renovations into a 6-plex.
 
Status:  Thriving as Santa Monica's premiere showcase for foreign and specialized releases.

More information: See our page on the Monica Film Centre.

MPark 4 Theatres

3240 Wilshire Blvd.   Los Angeles, CA  90010

Opened:
December 2006.

The MPark runs first run American movies with Korean subtitles and Korean movies with English subtitles. 


It's upstairs in a Wilshire shopping mall, the Wilshire Galleria, catering largely to Koreans.

More Information: See our page on the MPark 4 Theatres.

Music Hall Theatre

9036 Wilshire Blvd.   Beverly Hills, CA  90211

Opened:
1936 as the Elite Theatre.
 
Architect:  Wilfred P. Verity
 
Seating:  824 as a single. It's now down to 499 (142 + 98 + 259).
 
Status:  Now a triplex, it's alive and well running artie first runs under the Laemmle circuit management.

More Information: See our page on the Music Hall Theatre.

National Theatre

10925 Lindbrook Dr.   Los Angeles, CA 90024

Opened: March 27, 1970 by NGC, the then operator of the remanants of the Fox West Coast chain.

Acquired by Mann Theatres when they bought the chain and operated by them until March 2007.  The National hosted many record breaking exclusive runs over the years and was known for its giant screen and terrific 70mm presentations.

Seating: 1112

Status: After Mann exited the theatre it was running for awhile as an independent but closed again in October 2007. Demolished in 2008.

More Information: Visit our page on the National Theatre.

North Beach Auditorium

North Beach, Santa Monica, CA -- just north of the present pier
 
Opened: 1901.  Closing date is unknown
 
More Information:   See our page on the North Beach Auditorium.

Nu Wilshire Theatre

1314 Wilshire Blvd.   Santa Monica, CA 90403

Opened: 1931 by Fox as the Wilshire. Twinned in the 1970's (down the middle) by Mann Theatres.  Later operated by Landmark Theatres.

Architect:
John Montgomery Cooper       Seating: Originally 1189. Later as a twin down to 624

Status:
Closed November 2007 and converted to retail space.

More Information: Visit our page on the NuWilshire Theatre.

Orpheum Theatre

1511 3rd StSanta Monica, CA  90401

The Orpheum Theatre in Santa Monica was open from at least March 1909 through 1912. 

More Information: See our page on the Orpheum.

Playhouse Theatre / Teragram Ballroom

1234 W. 7th St.    Los Angeles, CA 90017

Operating Dates:  Possibly the theatre opened as early as 1913. It was listed in Paramount ads in 1923. 

In 1933 it was McKinney's Playhouse. It is known to have been operating as late as 1939. It's also listed sometimes as The Playhouse, not to be confused with The Playhouse at the Friday Morning Club (later the Variety Arts Theatre).

Architect:  Unknown          Seating:  490  

Status:  Back in business in 2015 (after a long slumber) as the Teragram Ballroom, the west coast outpost of New York's famed Bowery Ballroom. For years it had been such things as a violin store and Victory Outreach church.

More Information: See our page on the Teragram Ballroom / Playhouse Theatre.

Plaza Theatre

1067 Glendon Ave.   Los Angeles, CA 90024

Seating: 650

It was operated by Laemmle Theatres until 1991 when Mann Theatres acquired the lease.

Status: Closed October 2004. The theatre was demolished for a new development encompassing the whole block as seen in the photo at right.

A bit more Information : See our page on the PlazaTheatre.

Pussycat Theatre

1442 2nd St.   Santa Monica, CA  90401

Opening: The Pussycat Theatre was a former garage converted to a theatre in the early 70s. It ran porno under the management of Vincent Miranda's Walnut Properties. It had a brief spell in 1995 under a short sub-lease as the Asia, an art house. Then the porno returned. It closed in 1998 after the building was purchased by a local developer.

Architect:  Unknown

Status:   The building has been gutted and is now the site of a restaurant, Buca Di Beppo.

More information: See our page on the Pussycat.

Regent Theatre

1045 Broxton Ave.   Los Angeles, CA 90024

Opened: 1966

Seating: 400

Status: The Regent was operated for years by Mann but was acquired in 2002 by Landmark Theatres, who did a general refurbishing. Current booking policy is first run or moveover mainstream product. Lots of Disney, etc.

A bit more Information: See our page on the Regent Theatre.

Royce Hall - UCLA

340 Royce Dr.   Los Angeles, CA 90095

Opened: 1929 as the original building on the UCLA campus. The first performing arts season was in 1937.  The building is named after Josiah Royce, a California-born philosopher who received his bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley in 1875 and became a noted philosophy teacher at UC Berkeley and Harvard.

Architects:  James Edward Allison & David Clark Allison. The building was modeled, in part, on the 10th/11th century San Ambrogio Church in Milan.

Seating:  1834

The venue has hosted numerous greats including George Gershwin, Duke Ellington, Arnold Schoenberg, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic, Twyla Tharp and Mikhail Baryshnikov.  It's the main performance venue for UCLA Live--and considered one of the nation's top concert halls.

More Information: See our page on Royce Hall.

Saban Theatre -- formerly the Fox Wilshire

8440 Wilshire Blvd.   Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Opened: September 19, 1930 as the Fox Wilshire Theatre.

Architect: S. Charles Lee, Los Angeles' most prolific theatre architect.

Seating:  2295 originally. now about 1900.

The Fox Wilshire was always a premier first run venue for Fox West Coast Theatres. Later operated by Mann Theatres after they took over the remnants of the Fox Circuit on the west coast. Closed as a film venue around 1977. It got a renovation in 1981 (with a muted color palette) and reopened under Nederlander Organization management as the Wilshire Theatre.

Status: The building was sold in 2006 and then known as the Wilshire Theatre Beverly Hills and later renamed the Saban Theatre.  Upgrading and restoration work is ongoing. It's open for legit theatre, concerts and various rentals.

More Information: See our page on the SabanTheatre.

AMC Santa Monica 7

1310 3rd. St. Promenade   Santa Monica, CA  90401
 
Opened: 1990s
 
Architect:  Not known
Seating:  2100 on 3 levels. 2 theatres are in the basement, 2 on the main floor and 3 smaller auditoria are upstairs.
 
Status:  First run films on 7 screens. Several are now equipped for digital 3D.  The theatre may get a badly needed upgrade as AMC has discussed plans with the city for this venue plus a new complex nearby.
 
More information: See our page on the Santa Monica 7.

Santa Monica Civic Auditorium

1855 Main Street  Santa Monica, CA 90401 

Opened: 1958. The photo here is from the website of savethecivic.org. -- click on it for a larger view

Architect:  Welton Becket    Seating:  3,000 in concert format

Status:   Endangered. The City of Santa Monica wants to tear it down instead of giving it an expensive upgrade. In recent years it has been under utilized.  Last day of operation: June 30, 2013.

More Information:  See our page on the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium.

Steere's Opera House

N.E. corner 3rd. St. & Broadway   Santa Monica, CA  90401

Opened: 
1887It was also known as the Santa Monica Opera House. At the time, Broadway was called Utah St.

Architect:  Unknown. This hall was on the second floor of a two story brick building.

Seating: 500    Status:   Demolished. The closing date is unknown. It was still in use as late as 1909.

More information: See our page on Steere's Opera House.

Theatre De Luxe

656 S. Alvarado St.  Los Angeles, CA 90057

It's listed in the 1914 and 1915 city directories as the Theatre De Luxe.  It appears in a 1923 Paramount ad as the Deluxe Theatre.

Status: Retail

More Information: See the page on the Theatre De Luxe.

United Artists Westwood 4 (later 3)

10889 Wellworth Ave.    Los Angeles, CA 90024

This house opened as the
UA Cinema Center. It later was known as the UA Coronet and, finally the UA Westwood. It opened as a 4-plex but in its final years was only 3 as the two smallest auditoria were combined to make a larger one.

Status: Closed in 2001. Now remodeled into a CVS pharmacy. In the photo at right you can see the Crest Theatre just down the street on Westwood Blvd. as we look north toward Wilshire.

More Information: See our page on the UA Westwood 4 Theatres.

Wadsworth Theatre

11301 Wilshire Blvd.  Los Angeles, CA 90073

Opened: 1939    Architect:  Unknown

Seating:  1378

Status:  The venue is used for legit theatre, concerts and lots of special events totaling about 100 a year. It's managed by Richmark Entertainment which also manages the adjacent Brentwood Theatre.

In 2002 it had a thorough renovation and its art deco interior is in pristine condition.

More Information: See our page on the Wadsworth Theatre.

Warner Bros. Beverly Hills

9404  Wilshire Blvd.     Beverly Hills, CA 90212 

Opened: 1931.  After the consent decrees of the 50's, the Warner Beverly Hills was operated by the Stanley Warner Corporation as the Stanley Warner Beverly Hills and, starting in the late 60's, by Pacific Theatres as Pacific's Beverly Hills.  

The theatre had a glorious career as a deluxe venue for prestige films. It had one of the few horizontal VistaVision installations in the Los Angeles area (removed '57 0r '58) and was equipped for 70mm presentations.  It finished its movie days in the late 80's as a 99 cent house.

Architect: B. Marcus Priteca      Seating: 1500
 
Status: Demolished in 1988 for a parking lot.
 
More Information: See our page on the Warner Bros. Beverly Hills Theatre.

Westwood Village Theatre

961 Broxton Ave.   Los Angeles, CA 90014

Architect:
Percy Parke Lewis -- evidently his only theatre project.

Opened:  August 14, 1931.  Originally known as the Fox Westwood Village, the theatre was a joint venture of Fox West Coast theatres and Janss Development, the developer of Westwood Village.  The theatre was known under Mann Theatres management as the Village Theatre.

Seating: 1489 at one time, 1341 currently.
 
Status: Still a top first run house. Long operated by Mann Theatres, it became a part of the Regency Theatres circuit in 2010. The Village is known for its top quality sound and projection -- 35mm, 70mm and digital. It has long been a favored house for major premieres. Regency is again advertising the house as the Westwood Village Theatre.
 
More Information: See our page on the Westwood Village Theatre.

Westlake Theatre

638 S. Alvarado St.    Los Angeles, CA 90057

Opened: 1926

Architect: Richard M. Bates, Jr.

Seating: 1949 

Status: It's now closed but until 2010 it had been a swap meet. Main floor seats have been removed but most of the decor is intact.

More Information: Visit our page on the Westlake Theatre.

Westlake Theatre

There was a Westlake Theatre advertising in 1914 as being on "S. Alvarado near 7th St." 

It's unknown if it was the
Alvarado at 710 S. Alvarado St., the Theatre De Luxe at 654 S. Alvarado or yet another building.

Billy Wilder Theatre at the Hammer

10899 Wilshire Blvd.  Los Angeles, CA 90024

hammer museum film events
(310) 443-7000

ucla film archive events   
(310) 206-3456

Opened: December 2006

Seating: 295

More Information: Visit our page on the Billy Wilder Theatre.

Wilshire Ebell Theatre 

4400 Wilshire Blvd.  &  4401 W. 8th St.   Los Angeles, CA 90005   

Opened:  In 1927 with a production of Sigmund Romberg's "Desert Song."

Architect:  Sumner P. Hunt designed the building for the Ebell of Los Angeles Women's Club.

Seating: 1270

Status: The club is thriving and the theatre as well as other ballrooms and meeting spaces are rented out for a variety of events.

More Information: See our page on the Wilshire Ebell Theatre.

Wilshire Theatre 

143 S. Western Ave.   Los Angeles, CA 90004
 

This theatre was listed in the 1915 and 1916 city directories. It's been demolished.    
More Information:
See our page on the Wilshire Theatre.

Wiltern Theatre

3790 Wilshire Blvd.  Los Angeles, CA  90000
 
Opened: Opened October 7, 1931 as the Warner Bros. Western Theatre. It's also been known as the Wil-Tern, Warner's Wiltern, Stanley Warner Wiltern and Pacific's Wiltern.
 
Architects: G. Albert Lansburgh did the theatre, Morgan, Walls & Clements did the retail spaces and office tower.

Seating: 2344 originally. The main floor was reseated in 1985 but seats were removed in the 2007 remodel and the floor leveled into 5 terraces. The balcony seats remain intact from the '85 remodel.

Status: Closed in 1979 and scheduled for demolition. Restored in 1985 by developer Wayne Ratkovitch. Now a live music venue.

More information: See our Wiltern Theatre page.

Windsor Theatre

221 S. Western Ave.   Los Angeles 90005

Open: It's in the 1918 through 1922 city directories.

More Information: There's page on the Windsor Theatre, but nothing more is known at this time.

Writers Guild Theater

135 S. Doheny Dr.  Beverly Hills, CA 90048

Opened:  In the early 70s as the Doheny Plaza Theatre, a single screen theatre operated by Metropolitan Theatres.  It's on the ground floor of a parking garage for the Doheny Plaza office complex.

Architect:  George T. Nowark

Seating:  541  

Status: Operated by the WGA as a members-only venue with lots of film screenings.

More information: See our Writers Guild Theater page.