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draccy commented about D'Anton Cinemateque on Aug 29, 2005 at 3:30 am

According to an L.A. Times article from 4/29/1971, this “private club and film theater” was that week granted a zone exception to open. It was to be an 82-seat theater which was to show classic films. The address was: 9055 Santa Monica Blvd. The theater was actually called the “Cinematheque Club” — note the different spelling. Sure enough, ads over the next year or so show listings for classic movie showings, but apparently this didn’t work out so well. An ad from 9/19/1972 has at the same address David’s Tom Kat Theatre and Lounge, showing a “Super Male Film Festival.” After that date, there is no more match for that street address in the L.A. Times database — so that was probably the end of the venue as a theater. That address is currently the home of a place called Busy Body Home Fitness.