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socal09 commented about Interior - May 2013 on Jun 28, 2013 at 12:16 am

Interior – May 2013

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socal09 commented about Sundance Cinemas Sunset 5 on Mar 27, 2012 at 10:47 pm

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?) LINK: http://westhollywood.patch.com/articles/sundance-cinemas-presents-plans-to-neighborhood

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socal09 commented about Village Theatre on Jun 17, 2011 at 3:35 pm

Today’s LATimes article about the Village Theatre reopening.

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socal09 commented about Willow Movie Theatre on Jun 17, 2011 at 7:05 am

There is a Willow Theatre Facebook page.

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socal09 commented about Belasco Theatre on Jun 12, 2011 at 2:48 pm

This is the new website for the Belasco

It’s used primarily as a nightclub and for special events.

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socal09 commented about Kirk Douglas Theatre on Jun 12, 2011 at 12:48 pm

New photos added, taken November 1995.

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socal09 commented about Cinne Arts Theatre on Jun 12, 2011 at 2:31 am

The home decor shop has moved out and the space is once again empty.

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socal09 commented about Paradise Theatre on Jun 12, 2011 at 1:45 am

New photos added, taken April 2003.

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socal09 commented about Revue Cinema on Jun 12, 2011 at 1:29 am

New photos added, taken April 2003.

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socal09 commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Jun 11, 2011 at 11:27 pm

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.

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socal09 commented about Academy of Music on Jun 11, 2011 at 7:39 pm

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: Palladium1

Some other shots of the interior of The Palladium nightclub (00:18 to 01:25) during this Andy Warhol interview with Nick Rhodes. Palladium2

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socal09 commented about Tiki Theatre on Jun 10, 2011 at 8:40 am

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/

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socal09 commented about Hawaii Theatre on Jun 9, 2011 at 9:03 am

Do any interior shots exist of this theatre?

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socal09 commented about Texan Theater on Jun 9, 2011 at 5:52 am

texas25th: enjoyed the pics on the site even though it’s a shame the theatre was destroyed.

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socal09 commented about Paradise Theatre on Jun 8, 2011 at 11:21 pm

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.

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socal09 commented about Cinerama Dome and ArcLight Cinemas on Jun 8, 2011 at 9:51 pm

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.

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socal09 commented about Pacific 1-2-3 on Jun 8, 2011 at 6:06 pm

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

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socal09 commented about Roxie Theatre on Jun 8, 2011 at 12:16 pm

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.

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socal09 commented about National Theatre on Jun 7, 2011 at 10:26 pm

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.

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socal09 commented about York Theatres 1 & 2 on Jun 7, 2011 at 6:57 pm

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.

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socal09 commented about National Theatre on Jun 7, 2011 at 6:28 pm

No one has an interior photo of this theatre? Didn’t it appear in the film Zodiac?

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socal09 commented about Vine Theatre on Jun 7, 2011 at 9:00 am

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.

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socal09 commented about Pacific 1-2-3 on Jun 7, 2011 at 8:58 am

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.

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socal09 commented about Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre on Jun 7, 2011 at 12:15 am

The interior of the upstairs auditorium, The Winter Garden, is amazing with all the leaves dangling from the ceiling.

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socal09 commented about Interior of the Supperclub nightclub, early 2011. on Jun 6, 2011 at 11:18 pm

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.