Fairfax Cinemas

7907 Beverly Boulevard,
Los Angeles, CA 90048

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on November 22, 2004 at 7:14 am

The Fairfax Theatre originally opened in 1932 (July?) and it had an original seating capacity of 1,504. A Wurlitzer 2 Manual/6 Rank SP theatre organ was installed.

Still to be seen today in faded lettering on the rear of the stage house is the painted sign stating; ‘New Fairfax Theatre – Glorifying the Talking Picture’

Meredith Rhule
Meredith Rhule on November 4, 2004 at 6:15 pm

It was run into the ground as a $1 house. Cineplex Odeon took it over, remodeled and gave it new life as a first showing house. Then, Loews acquired it after Cineplex; It went back to being a $1 house. Films there were about six months old. My girlfriend used to work there between 98 and 00 during this time.

You would be amazed at how many celebrities would patronize this theater while Loews had it as a $1 house. I assume celebrities felt comfortable there since film fans usually attend first showing houses. Many industry people would spend a buck to see a flick.

On a pretty regular basis, studios would rent the theater for a day. I had worked as the projectionist during these studio screenings and audience response screenings.

Today, it is owned by Lammle Theaters, an arts movies theater chain.

br91975
br91975 on September 20, 2004 at 7:05 pm

The Fairfax briefly returned to its first-run, major studio release days after the 1994 Northridge earthquake when the movie theatres within the Beverly Center and Beverly Connection were forced to close for a time. Loews let go of the property shortly before or after its bankruptcy filing in February of 2001.

MagicLantern
MagicLantern on September 20, 2004 at 11:21 am

It now runs foreign films and independent films – first-run, mostly. It also hosts screens for the various film festivals that come through town.

RobertR
RobertR on January 23, 2004 at 11:59 am

I remember when Cineplex Odeon took over the Fairfax it had either been closed or run into the ground as a $1 house. I think they triplexed it and the last time I was in LA it was a first run theatre. When did it go discount?