Nuart Theatre

11272 Santa Monica Boulevard,
Los Angeles, CA 90025

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The Nuart Theatre first opened in the early-1940’s with a seating capacity for 660. Since the early-1970’s, this theatre has been a staple of the Los Angeles art house scene. It is perhaps best known for its blockbuster, lines-around-the-block screening of the director’s cut of Ridley Scott’s classic film “Blade Runner”.

The screenings were some of the best in the the theatre’s history and ultimately inspired not only the theatrical re-release of “Blade Runner”, but the re-release of dozens of other films.

Contributed by Ray Martinez

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dctrig
dctrig on December 11, 2010 at 11:36 am

The Nuart sold out yesterday for the Halle Berry Q & A with Sam Rubin, for her independent movie “Frankie and Alice.” This is a very good movie and I hope it does well.

Cinefile video store next door had to be happy as it was quite busy with patrons looking over their stock.

fieldight
fieldight on June 4, 2011 at 3:21 am

Good theatre but never has been good sound. I have not been in a few years so I don’t know if this has been fixed.

clevelandphil
clevelandphil on September 5, 2011 at 11:18 pm

Was it this theater that showed It Came From Outer Space and The Creature From The Black Lagoon in 3D in late 1973 or early 1974?

Robert L. Bradley
Robert L. Bradley on February 28, 2012 at 9:24 am

I visited the Nuart on Sunday, and I thought it was a very nice place to see a movie. They have a curtain and a curved screen, which I like in a theater. I think they could flood their curtain with more light to make it stand out, but at least they have one and use it.

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on February 28, 2012 at 11:23 am

I was there to see a movie years ago. Let’s get photos posted of this nice curved, curtained screen!

ChasSmith
ChasSmith on February 28, 2012 at 12:44 pm

I practically lived at the Nuart in the 1970s and 1980s, and I gather the curved screen was installed sometime later. Would love to see some current photos of the place.

Robert L. Bradley
Robert L. Bradley on February 28, 2012 at 3:16 pm

It is not deeply curved, just the normal curve that CinemaScope screens were originally delivered with.

LOCAL150IATSE
LOCAL150IATSE on June 7, 2012 at 11:26 am

I WAS A FILM PROJECTIONIST FOR MANY YEARS IN L.A. AND THE NUART WAS FAMOUS FOR BEING NON-UNION!

Edward Havens
Edward Havens on February 25, 2013 at 12:16 am

The Nuart got new seats a few years back, and it was decided to give more space between rows at that time. Seat count, confirmed by management at that time, is now exactly 300.

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on February 25, 2013 at 5:49 am

That’s quite a drop, from 660 to 300.

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