Regent Showcase Theater

614 N. La Brea Avenue,
Los Angeles, CA 90036

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rivest266 on August 7, 2016 at 3:58 pm

February 9th, 1938 and October 11, 1985 grand opening ads in the photo section.

Cineplex Odeon bought out many single-screen theatres in the 1980’s in Canada and named them Showcase.

CStefanic on May 18, 2016 at 7:05 pm

The listing now states that the Church has moved out of the building. What’s going on with it now?

Nathan on January 3, 2016 at 10:17 pm

Here’s a shot of the Gordon, ca January 1975—

CTCrouch on November 30, 2014 at 8:46 am

The “for sale” sign, that has been posted on the building for a few months, now has a large “sold” notification attached. The sign lists the square footage of land; which raises some obvious concerns.

CStefanic on June 8, 2013 at 7:15 pm

Sacrilege! They should have this theater in operation!

jdsch on May 22, 2013 at 10:24 pm

It is now part of the Artists Resource Center and is called the ARC Theater ( It is available to rent for events. They also use it for their church services. The phone number has changed to (818) 761-0661.

fastwillie on March 25, 2012 at 6:06 pm

I went to this theater many times through out the years of 1944-19447. Lived at 834 N Formosa. On Saturday mornings they had kids movies and gave away during itermission, prices. I also delivered the Los Angeles Hearld Newspaper as a 8 eight old. One day after exiting this theater,at 5:00 PM relized I had for gotten to deliver my papers,at 3:99 that day. When I got home, my Dad and I jumped in his 41 Buick and the papers got delivered. I know live in Corona, CA. When ever I get out that way, I always try to drive by this theater, and remember my youth. I had my first Banana Split(36 cents)next door to the theater. Thanks for the memouirs.

ChasSmith on January 31, 2012 at 3:34 am

I’m trying to recall this one. I think I went to it a few times in the early/mid-1980s. Was it showing second runs around that time?

Marcel on September 4, 2011 at 9:20 pm

This is a great theatre. It was always packed when I attended back in the 90’s.

frogbert96 on July 20, 2011 at 5:08 am

I was there today taking pictures and talking to someone. Got a tour and I am actually looking into a possible future for this theatre. Amazing space with some beautiful history to it.

dtrigubetz on May 27, 2011 at 7:56 am

If you can believe it the Regent Showcase has wrestling about once a month that is also shown on a local cable TV station.

I heard a rumor that Quentin Tarantino, who saved the Beverly, may have some plans for the Showcase.

dtrigubetz on May 7, 2011 at 7:19 pm

Saw two great documentary films last night at the Showcase: The Economics of Happiness and RECONCILIATION: Mandela’s Miracle. Kudos to the Awareness Festival for taking over the Showcase for four consecutive nights until Sunday. is offering $3.50 prices to individual screenings and the festival organizer has passes on their website.

dctrig on October 19, 2010 at 7:13 pm

I remember going to see the 1936 movie “Come and Get It” at the Showcase, sometime in the 1980s. A great movie and a great audience.

William on September 29, 2010 at 4:38 pm

When Cineplex reopened the theatre after the remodel on Oct. 11th. 1985, the first film was “Colonel Redl”.

PJoseph on September 5, 2010 at 1:46 am

Hey everyone – I shot a web series in this theater – we used the location for a ghost story.

The theater is in GREAT condition, but we had to make it look old. It was a lot of fun, we got to explore all of it. I have a ton of cool photos too.

Check it out.


fred1 on January 8, 2010 at 9:25 pm

Cheak the theater’s website and I think this company is insolventIncluding its theater in Texas

BradE41 on January 8, 2010 at 8:50 pm

This would be a difficult theatre to operate. Good bookings would be difficult and parking is awful around that area.

GaryParks on May 30, 2009 at 5:56 am

The murals in the auditorium—uncovered and restored when Cineplex Odeon took over—were by Los Angeles decorator Heinsbergen. Identical Greco-Deco mythological figures in these murals appear, in a much different arrangement, around the proscenium of the Bay Area’s Cerrito Theatre in El Cerrito, designed by a different architect but decorated by Heinsbergen.

scooty432 on May 30, 2009 at 2:21 am

My best memory of this theater is seeing “The Player” when it first came out. It was a completely sold out show; we were seated way on the side. The audience was full, apparently, of industry people, because they were laughing at all of these inside jokes I did not really understand!

frnchbstrd on May 29, 2009 at 6:11 pm

Does anyone remember the Gordon Cafe that operated next to the theater? I presume this restaurant has changed names many times over the years, but my grandfather ran it as the Gordon Cafe in the early ‘50s I think. I’d especially love to see a picture from that era if anyone has.

richjr37 on May 28, 2009 at 10:06 pm

Re:Ken mc’s post-I wonder how long “The Stunt Man” played at the Gordon. When i saw it while on vacation from Vegas in Spring ‘81,it was there with the Jack Nicholson/Jessica Lange remake of “The Postman Always Rings Twice”.

Bway on May 26, 2009 at 4:36 pm

Here’s a google street view of the theater:

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meheuck on May 13, 2009 at 9:22 am

Last I heard, they were ceasing regular operation though there may be the occasional special event or premiere there. Apparently parent company Regent Entertainment is not doing well. The marquee was stripped of its Regent and Here!Network panels, but I understand all the seats and equipment are still intact.

Danny Baldwin
Danny Baldwin on May 9, 2009 at 5:50 am

Has it closed again?

There are no new showtimes for the week, the number listed on the website is disconnected, there are no coming attractions listed, etc.

I guess at least I made it to see “12” a couple months ago i that’s the case.

Hopefully it isn’t.