Fox Theatre

6508 Hollywood Boulevard,
Los Angeles, CA 90028

Unfavorite 20 people favorited this theater

Showing 151 - 167 of 167 comments

meheuck on November 30, 2004 at 12:33 am

This and the Vogue theatre have had their leases taken over by club owner and film producer Elie Samaha, and he is not interested in reopening them as theatres, sad to say.

Manwithnoname on November 29, 2004 at 11:53 pm

The marquee is sporting a for sale sign.

KenRoe on November 25, 2004 at 5:09 pm

I have a small photo of the original Franke Meline designed formal Romanesque brick facade of the Iris Theater from a trade magazine of the early 1920’s. The current building was errected in 1918. E-mail me and I will send you a copy.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 25, 2004 at 1:27 pm

I remember seeing this theater when it was still the Iris, and still sporting the splendid neon marquee, and the simple, elegant facade which was its perfect backdrop, provided by Lee’s excellent design. I’ve never seen a picture of the theater as it originally looked, but the Lee design was so good that I’m sure I’d forgive the owners for making the change. Not so with the Fox remodel of the 1960s. The skinny, plain and yet oddly fussy bogus arches, and the bland plastic marquee, are typical of the weak designs of that decade. Very few of the theater renovations in the 1960s were in any way forgivable. There was just no energy in them.

I have heard that, in 1953, the young Carol Burnett worked the ticket booth of the Iris, after a stint as an usherette at the Warner theater up the Boulevard. I’ll bet she could tell some interesting stories about the place.

William on March 10, 2004 at 11:01 pm

The Fox Theatre is a very simple theatre. It has been remodeled a few times over the years. It is just four walls, the theatre was earthquake retrofitted so the building is up to code for that. It was a medium sized theatre and no stage area.

They are looking to lease the theatre. There was a sign on the marquee as of last November 1st.

RobertR on March 10, 2004 at 8:48 pm

It would be nice to see this place used for something besides a warehouse.

XvXMatthewXvX on March 10, 2004 at 8:45 pm

if anyone has a direct contact with the owner/leasee please contact me at , I’m involved with a business opportunity and I need space for this . Thanks

roma13 on March 3, 2004 at 12:43 am

How does this theater look like inside? Is it big? Is there a stage area?

William on February 6, 2004 at 12:16 am

Can you change the city location from Los Angeles to Hollywood? It the only theatre on Hollywood Blvd. listed in Los Angeles not Hollywood.

William on February 6, 2004 at 12:10 am

The Fox Theatre seated 647 people. (not the 175 in the above post)

William on November 12, 2003 at 2:31 am

The theatre is located at 6508 Hollywood Blvd. in Hollywood.

William on November 12, 2003 at 2:30 am

The Iris Theatre opened in 1918, it was designed by architect Frank Molline. S. Charles Lee gave the theatre a sleek art modere look along with a new neon marquee in the late 1930’s. During this time the Iris showed first run Warner movies. In 1968 the Iris was renovated again for $250,000 and its name changed to the Fox. It reopened with the movie “The Killing of Sister George”. The ads for the theatre boasted a new facade, expended lobby, marble walls and comfortable form chairs. The theatre closed in 1991. Today there is a available sign on it’s marquee. The trouble with that is all that is left inside is a shell of the former theatre. Mann Theatres the last chain to operate the theatre. Gutted it for use as a warehouse for equipment for the chain.

Denny on November 30, 2002 at 10:20 pm

I worked there as a local 150 union projectionist for the first six months of 1985. We ran Dune (70mm) , Indiana Jones & the Temple of Doom, 2010 and others. This was the smallest theatre I ever worked in that ran 70mm using the cheaply built Norelco DP-75 with all those plastic pieces. Seated 175 with a screen measuring 15x30.

William on August 22, 2002 at 3:06 am

The comment below about the lights. The lights are still on a timer, so sometimes they go on when someone goes into the theatre. Mann theatres closed the Fox afew years back. Mann theatres had been using the Fox as a warehouse for the company. All the seats are gone and all the booth equipment has been removed. Mann theatres closed the Fox because it was cheaper to use it as a warehouse than a theatre. So it would be expensive to reopen this theatre.

Brian on July 23, 2002 at 8:18 pm

Last week, half of the sign was light up during the night…perhaps a sign of opening again?

CinemAFuchs on July 2, 2002 at 5:17 pm

It’s still standing on Hollywood Blvd.

Manwithnoname on June 18, 2002 at 2:26 pm

This theater is (or was) located on Hollywood Blvd. in Hollywood and has been shuttered many years. It may have been demolished.