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A long time ago: “plinfesty > Jun 5, 2003 9:28 PM EDT
The first 70mm attraction at the Village was "2001: A Space Odyssey” in the fall of 1974."
Seating 2400, this theatre was also known at alternate points as the AMC Hollywood Galaxy 6 and the GCC Galaxy 6. I saw “Billy Madison” here when it first opened.
It’s next to the Knitting Factory in that ill-fated complex (which isn’t doing too well itself) – are the fitness branch and pharmacy actually in the physical space of the theatre itself?
Initially a silent film theatre, this theatre was also known as the Chinese Theatre, and Novelty Theatre (both mid-1940s). It sat 248 as the Novelty.
Some of this theatre can be seen in the film “Collateral”.
As you walk into this theatre, look up and you can see where they knocked out the projection booth – the door leading to it is still there!
This use to be a few doors down from the old Pussycat Theatre (now a Buca di Beppo).
What was the address of the X Theatre?
Will someone please settle the “which theatre was the X Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard” debate once and for all?
Aha! So you’re the one with the lightning-fast FTP reflexes! :wave:
Too right! This should be 1442 2nd Street; the 1999 Santa Monica Planning Commission notes found here:
also indicate that the theatre closed as the Pussycat in February of 1998.
Also known as the Huntington Theatre, the Huntington Park, and Pacific Warners 2.
This theatre was located at 1448 4th Street; the building is now a Buca di Beppo Italian restaurant.
Slightly Moorish in style, this theatre seated 1450 before its triplexing. If you go past the projection rooms (which are nearly always open due to how hot they get) and up the stairs to the second-story bathrooms, there’s a doorway leading into what must have been the balcony, which may be used as storage space or some other such.
This theatre is located at 5161 Lankershim Boulevard (at Magnolia).
The address of this cinema is 6126 Hollywood Boulevard.
This theatre was located at 6177 Beach Boulevard and may have been called the Valuskis Theatre at one point. A long time ago on a Cinema Treasures board far far away, someone wrote: “manwithnoname > May 27, 2003 8:33 PM EDT
The theatre was demolished some years ago. Another reason for its demise was competition from the Studio Adult Theatre just down the street. Where the Pussycat was dirty and staff unfriendly, the Studio was just the opposite. It, too, has closed and is now a retail store. ”
Now being operated by the Iglesia Universal as a church.
Also known as the Morning Calm Theatre, Teatro Variedades, and the Gardena Cinema, its official website is http://www.gardenacinema.com
The building still stands but it’s currently being gutted and repurposed for something vaguely religious.
This theatre is located at 10170 Reseda Boulevard.
A long time ago, in a Cinematreasures board far far away, someone wrote: “bpeterson > May 3, 2003 12:15 AM EDT
My dad was the theatre manager from the late 1950s to very early 1970s. There were two restorations: one in the late 1950s and then the late sixties. The murals were intact after the first restoration. I don’t know exactly when the murals were painted over, but I believe it was after my dad retired. I remeber coming back from the service and saw "Star Wars” there; that’s when I noticed the murals painted out."
Someone long ago said: “SteveP > Jun 13, 2003 1:31 AM EDT
‘The first press preview of "Gone With The Wind” was held at the Four Star in 1939’."
It didn’t last night. :)
Opened initially in 1925 as a silent cinema called the Amusu Theatre (seating 700), it was called the Mills Theatre in 1942.