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Interior – May 2013
Seems like plans are moving along for a refurbished 5 screen facility with reserved stadium seating for 682, alcohol sales and fancy snacks (perhaps something not noisy like sushi?)
Today’s LATimes article about the Village Theatre reopening.
There is a Willow Theatre Facebook page.
This is the new website for the Belasco
It’s used primarily as a nightclub and for special events.
New photos added, taken November 1995.
The home decor shop has moved out and the space is once again empty.
New photos added, taken April 2003.
The Chinese is beautiful but it’s for tourists and premieres. I live a few blocks away and never go there. I always go to Arclight. I did see District 9 here and the sound and projection were excellent. The programming is lame for both the main auditorium and the 6 plex next door.
A interesting video record of the interior of the Academic of Music midway through its days as the Palladium nightclub, 1985 to 1999. The light wall added by architect Isozaki can be seen at 01:28:
Some other shots of the interior of The Palladium nightclub (00:18 to 01:25) during this Andy Warhol interview with Nick Rhodes.
To kencmcintyre, re Aug 29, 09 post: That photo is of the North side of Hollywood Blvd just east of N. Wilton Pl. That theater’s address would be 5651 Hollywood Blvd. A home decor store called Mush is located there now. http://www.m-u-s-h.com/
Do any interior shots exist of this theatre?
texas25th: enjoyed the pics on the site even though it’s a shame the theatre was destroyed.
This theatre was used for two scenes in the 2004 feature film ‘Home at the End of the World’ with Colin Farell. The theatre has a balcony and the decor is quite plain inside. It has a small lobby area with a concession counter. I only saw one movie here and the sound wasn’t good. Hopefully someone will reopen it someday. It’s a nice neighborhood theatre worth preserving.
Best place to see a first run film in Los Angeles. The other is the theatre on the Paramount lot but that’s not open to the public.
Why would the Chinese 6 close? That place is packed with tourists. Also you’re forgetting the old Egyption movie theatre, now the American Cinemateque shows movies regularly. Hollywood Blvd is hardly void of film exhibition
The Roxie looks pretty sad these days especially now that some moron went and graffitied over the Roxie letters on the tower above the theatre. I’m not sure what you do with all these old cinemas on Broadway now that everyone stays home with VOD and Netflix.
Thanks for the link JoelWeide. I never went to this theatre before it’s demolition but I like it’s sparse, understated 70’s grandeur. I’m sure not everyone would agree. We’ll never see big, single screen cinemas built like this again. It was unique. What a waste to destroy it and not even fill in the lot with some bland condos. It definitely qualifies as a lost Cinema Treasure.
The marker on the Google map is in the wrong place. After closing, it served as a banquet/events hall for a while and is now a fitness centre called the Yorkville Club.
No one has an interior photo of this theatre? Didn’t it appear in the film Zodiac?
This theatre shouldn’t be listed as closed. It still shows movies occasionally. It’s a dump but at least it’s still surviving and hasn’t become a retail store or nightclub yet.
Tinseltoes: Love the old British Pathe newsreel. It’s always sad to walk by this old theatre and see it gated off. I’m not sure the two towers on the roof or if the marquee lights up anymore. From what I’ve read, the cost to restabilise the interior after the earthquake damage is prohibitive. It would be nice if the drapes were taken down in the main auditorium and the old decorations revealed again. With all the development at Vine and Highland, perhaps the Pacific (Warner) will have its day again sometime in the near future. Additional screens could even be built next door in the empty lot to make a rehabilitation project more viable. Does Pacific Theatres still own this property? Is its proximity to the Arclight why no one has tried to get this place operating again? Parking can’t be an issue since a zillion people come into this area at night and find a spot.
The interior of the upstairs auditorium, The Winter Garden, is amazing with all the leaves dangling from the ceiling.
Interior of the Supperclub nightclub, Jan 2011; formerly the Vogue Theatre. Only the original staircase in the lobby and the ceiling of the auditorium remain from its days as a movie theatre.