Wiltern Theater

3790 Wilshire Boulevard,
Los Angeles, CA 90010

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William
William on September 23, 2008 at 5:05 pm

I do too. The marquee looks great.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on September 23, 2008 at 5:00 pm

I liked the photo, though.

haineshisway
haineshisway on September 23, 2008 at 4:56 pm

Well, I’d remove the post but there doesn’t seem to be a way to do it. I’ll just use links from now on.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on September 23, 2008 at 4:38 pm

haines: While it’s easy enough for those who know markup code to embed an image in a Cinema Treasures page, it violates the site’s comment policy (fourth bullet point in section one.) As I don’t run the site, I don’t know the reason for the policy- though I surmise it may have something to do with the potential for copyright violations which could lead to legal problems for the site and, to a lesser extent, the problem of overly wide images stretching the pages horizontally, which would lead to a lot of work for the webmasters, removing those comments to restore the damaged pages.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on September 23, 2008 at 3:30 pm

Poor Nick Adams, part of the doomed “Rebel Wihout a Cause” cast, with James Dean, Natalie Wood and Sal Mineo. The only one that didn’t die an unnatural death was Jim Backus.

haineshisway
haineshisway on September 23, 2008 at 2:28 pm

What??? Of course links are welcome – I was joking. I just didn’t know that you could post an actual photo in the comment box. Are you a cop?

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on September 23, 2008 at 1:57 pm

The webmaster needs to comment ASAP on the matter of “stinking links.” Are they no longer welcome at Cinema Treasures?

haineshisway
haineshisway on September 23, 2008 at 1:01 pm

Links – we don’t need no stinking links :) Apparently, you can post photos right in the comment box – and I’m jiggy with that.

haineshisway
haineshisway on September 23, 2008 at 12:59 pm

Let’s see if this works – here’s an incredible photo I bought at a memorabilia show a couple of weeks ago – Nick Adams standing in front of the Wiltern Theater, where his name is above the title on the marquee.

haineshisway
haineshisway on July 8, 2008 at 11:11 am

Finally, a photo from the good old days, when it was actually a movie theater.

kateymac01
kateymac01 on June 10, 2008 at 3:00 pm

It looked beautiful last night on “The Bachelorette.”

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on April 16, 2008 at 5:34 pm

Here is a 2002 photo from the LA Times site:
http://tinyurl.com/5afscq

monika
monika on April 9, 2008 at 9:13 am

Here is a 2001 shot I took of the Wiltern:
View link

The fact that this theater is now a live venue is in no way upsetting to me, unlike what a previous poster felt. The fact that it still stands, and is in use for the arts, is something I think needs to be embraced by theater/theatre enthusiasts.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on March 16, 2008 at 9:41 pm

Here is a box office photo, circa mid 70s:
http://tinyurl.com/3czvmp

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on February 25, 2008 at 7:25 am

Here is an April 1964 ad from the LA Times:
http://tinyurl.com/2j882w

rrussell007
rrussell007 on February 2, 2008 at 7:54 pm

Wow, the 1932 photo is awesome…Thanks!

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on January 16, 2008 at 10:46 am

A 1932 view as the Warner Bros. Western, with the gala premiere of a Samuel Goldwyn production released by United Artists: www.i8.photobucket.com/albums/a18/Warrengwhiz/western32.jpg

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on October 25, 2007 at 7:18 am

Here is a March 1948 ad from the LA Times. Note the Ronald Reagan film that was finishing its run:
http://tinyurl.com/33sddd

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on October 21, 2007 at 2:50 pm

Thanks Bob,
Here is a working link to what you gave above:
http://palacehilo.org/Wiltern-Theater.html

BobAlder
BobAlder on October 21, 2007 at 2:14 pm

I recently found some more photos of the interior of the Wiltern from about 1965. They are posted here……
<http://palacehilo.org/Wiltern-Theater.html>
You can see full size versions of the three newest photos by clicking on them.

Bob Alder

William
William on October 5, 2007 at 11:53 am

Nice shots Bob, the Wiltern was one of my favorites. I have an opening night program for the theatre. When it opened in Oct. 1931 as the Warner’s Western Theatre.

BobAlder
BobAlder on October 5, 2007 at 11:16 am

I was involved with the restoration of the big Kimball ppe organ in the early 60s. Here’s some photos of that era
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