Fonda Theatre

6126 Hollywood Boulevard,
Hollywood,
Los Angeles, CA 90028

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bruceanthony
bruceanthony on May 8, 2008 at 12:30 am

When the Henry Fonda/Music Box was the Pix it had a wonderful neon marquee. The plastic signage on this theatre is awful.brucec

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on March 17, 2008 at 11:50 pm

That was a couple of albums ago. You’ve got to get up to speed.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on March 17, 2008 at 11:33 pm

Here is a view of the box office, circa 1974:
http://tinyurl.com/27ch54

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on March 5, 2008 at 10:03 pm

Is that a good wow or a bad wow? I liked the picture myself.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on March 4, 2008 at 11:45 pm

Here is an undated photo of the marquee:
http://tinyurl.com/3bco7u

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on December 28, 2007 at 12:02 pm

Here is an interior photo from the USC archive:
http://tinyurl.com/2nk547

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on December 1, 2007 at 1:30 pm

There is a nice color photo of the Pix on this page:
http://tinyurl.com/28y78r

Stevie
Stevie on December 1, 2007 at 12:28 am

OK I admit, I saw Jaws there in ‘75. Of course, I also bowled around the corner at Hollywood Legion Lanes (now Bally’s)

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on November 21, 2007 at 12:06 am

Here is a March 1970 ad from the LA Times:
http://tinyurl.com/32qmfy

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on November 7, 2007 at 1:30 pm

The Henry Fonda marquee is visible on the left in this undated photo:
http://tinyurl.com/2dpwsl

William
William on November 7, 2007 at 11:39 am

The Pix’s marquee dates back to when it was called the FOX Theatre. It was a Great marquee once. (A Lot of movement)

bruceanthony
bruceanthony on November 7, 2007 at 11:31 am

The Pix had a wonderful neon marquee and the Henry Fonda Music Box has a terrible plastic marquee.brucec

William
William on November 7, 2007 at 11:05 am

Ken mc, Before the Pacific’s Pix closed it ran spanish films. The spanish films moved over to the Vine Theatre for awhile before returning to $2.00 dollar tickets. Around that time the World Theatre closed.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on October 5, 2007 at 10:34 am

Here is a 1970 ad from the LA Times:
http://tinyurl.com/yptu66

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on October 3, 2007 at 12:04 pm

Note that in 1942 the theater was called Abbott’s Music Box Theater.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on October 2, 2007 at 9:53 pm

Here is an article in today’s LA Times, by Randy Lewis:

The Henry Fonda Theatre in Hollywood is getting a new (old) name to go along with its new (old) look: the Music Box @ Fonda. The change revives the name the building had when it opened in 1926 – the Music Box – while retaining the identity it’s had since it reopened in 1985 as the Fonda.

Current owners are restoring the original Jazz Age look of the building, which over the decades has gone through an assortment of names, including the Fox and the Pix, a spokeswoman said. Most of the original facade still exists, she said, and what didn’t survive previous remodels will be re-created. The renovations are expected to be finished by early next year.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on September 15, 2007 at 12:26 am

It was the Guild by the time of this June 1948 ad:
http://tinyurl.com/2o4gb5

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on August 23, 2007 at 7:31 pm

Here is a September 1942 ad from the LA Times:
http://tinyurl.com/2ryaew

Coate
Coate on April 14, 2007 at 5:12 pm

To clarify the questions above regarding “Windjammer” I can confirm that it indeed ran at this theatre (when it was called the Fox) for 15 weeks beginning Christmas Day, 1958.

For a full list of Los Angeles' Cinerama history, see:
http://www.fromscripttodvd.com/cinerama_la.htm