Nuart Theatre

11272 Santa Monica Boulevard,
Los Angeles, CA 90025

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Ron Newman
Ron Newman on February 25, 2013 at 7:49 am

That’s quite a drop, from 660 to 300.

Edward Havens
Edward Havens on February 25, 2013 at 2:16 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.

LOCAL150IATSE
LOCAL150IATSE on June 7, 2012 at 1:26 pm

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

Robert L. Bradley
Robert L. Bradley on February 28, 2012 at 5:16 pm

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

ChasSmith
ChasSmith on February 28, 2012 at 2:44 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.

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on February 28, 2012 at 1:23 pm

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

Robert L. Bradley
Robert L. Bradley on February 28, 2012 at 11:24 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.

clevelandphil
clevelandphil on September 6, 2011 at 1:18 am

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?

fieldight
fieldight on June 4, 2011 at 5:21 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.

dctrig
dctrig on December 11, 2010 at 1:36 pm

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.

dctrig
dctrig on December 1, 2010 at 8:47 pm

The Nuart drew a crowd of over 200 to Saturday’s screening and Q & A of “Tiny Furniture.” I predict good things for young 25-year old director/actor Lena Dunham. See it before it closes Thursday night.

BradE41
BradE41 on September 29, 2010 at 5:46 pm

The Nuart currently shows one – two week runs on Indie and Art films.

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on September 28, 2010 at 8:44 pm

I fondly remember the Nuart daily calendars from the early 1980s. What is the theatre’s current booking policy?

BradE41
BradE41 on September 28, 2010 at 7:35 pm

I agree about the Regent. It fits into the art and adult crowd more than the Disney crowd. Back in its heyday the Regent was perhaps the most popular theatre in Westwood. Studios loved the theatre because it would sell out easily and films that could have easily played at probably the National or Bruin would play there. A film like The Elephant Man would sell out every show all day for weeks.
I also tend to agree that Landmark is letting the lease lapse.

The Nuart was best when it was a repretory theatre. When I was a teenager I’d go there and to the Fox Venice quite often. I got my film education growing up at the Nuart, Fox Venice and the Laemmle theatres.

When I was about 20 years old I worked at the Nuart for about 7 months. One month is was essentially Alfred Hitchcock. They paired up his films in many different pairings. Many Celebs showed up to speak and people flocked to see the films. It was great fun and was nearing the end of the ‘daily’ schedule changes, and it went from showing vintage double features to what it is now.

markinthedark
markinthedark on September 28, 2010 at 6:08 pm

I think Landmark books edgier films at the Nuart than The Landmark. Indeed it seems they know the significance and prestige of the theatre in Los Angeles. I bet they won’t keep the Regent too much longer. That theatre might be better suited to go to Regency and be a moveover house again for the village and Bruin.

BradE41
BradE41 on September 28, 2010 at 4:28 pm

Landmark did a nice refurbishing of the Nuart a few years back. I think they still consider the screen relivant. If booked correctly it does well.

dctrig
dctrig on September 28, 2010 at 2:57 pm

I went to yesterday’s 8:30 showing of “Enter the Void” and expected a small Monday crowd.

Wow! 250 paying customers and a run on the concession counter. Long live the Nuart. I had attended recently the last showing on a Thursday night of “White Wedding” and there were just two of us. Too bad the Landmark didn’t promote the movie to the Black community through their churches. Quite an interesting film.

Dublinboyo
Dublinboyo on June 24, 2010 at 3:04 pm

I need to recind my recommendation for lunch or breakfast, originally posted on September 8, 2009, for Delores' Resturant. Now under new and not better management, I cannot recommend this place for anything. Over priced with bad service and attitude, this is not the Delores Resturant I remember. So, if you are in the neighbourhood to see a film at the Royal or Nuart and you drive pass Delores’s, keep driving.

DonSolosan
DonSolosan on January 11, 2010 at 10:16 pm

I just watched an episode of Starsky & Hutch from their first season called “Silence” and it features the NuArt quite heavily, from a good shot of the front as they arrive, shots in the alley behind the theater, and then a shootout inside which really shows off the whole house once the audience is evacuated and the house lights are turned on. Hulu.com has it (for free), although it’s pretty compressed.

As far as eating in that neighborhood, I always go to El Rebozo’s, across SM Blvd and up Sawtelle one block on the left. Simple Mexican fare, but good.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on December 11, 2009 at 1:25 pm

Should have gone to Subway across the street.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on November 19, 2009 at 6:58 pm

The lunch. The theater looks fine.

William
William on November 19, 2009 at 6:46 pm

What the lunch or the theatre?

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on November 19, 2009 at 6:04 pm

Here is a recent photo. By the way, I had lunch at Dolores yesterday and it was pretty dismal.
http://tinyurl.com/yzszkk3

Dublinboyo
Dublinboyo on September 8, 2009 at 6:41 pm

Dinner and a movie. Dinner at the newly renovated and greatly improved “Delores' Resturant” on Santa Monica Blvd, just a block west of the Nuart. Plenty of food for your money at Delores' and dinner specials which include desert as well. Plenty of parking in city lots off of Santa Monica blvd. Then walk accross the street and catch a film at the Nuart. Convenient and affordable – especially if you catch one of the Nuart’s bargain matinees for $7 a show.