NuWilshire Theatre

1314 Wilshire Boulevard,
Santa Monica, CA 90403

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NuWilshire Theatre

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Originally a Fox theater when it opened in 1931, the Wilshire was later taken over by Mann Theatres and turned into a twin in the mid 1970’s.

Landmark took over the operations in the early 1990’s when Mann opened a six-plex on Third Street Promenade.

The NuWilshire closed in November 2007.

Contributed by B Erickson

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DonSolosan
DonSolosan on May 4, 2011 at 6:39 pm

No, Kylee. The NuWilshire remains empty, a large dead spot in the neighborhood…

KyleeAmber
KyleeAmber on May 4, 2011 at 6:49 pm

I see that, but wasn’t sure about behind the scenes. It was one of the first things I noticed when I moved here two months ago (from Florida). Very sad spot in the middle of a wonderful town. I thought it looked like (it could be) a great music venue.

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on July 18, 2012 at 12:47 pm

Renovations described in this 1961 trade article: Boxoffice

Richie_T
Richie_T on January 18, 2013 at 12:17 pm

The Folks at Alamo Drafthouse need to check out this venue! It’s stripped bare and ready to go.

CStefanic
CStefanic on May 3, 2013 at 11:50 am

SOMEONE, Alamo, American Cinematheque, Tarantino, SOMEONE should check this theater out. Restore it to it’s original screen structure. Do you SEE the auditorium pics? Classic big screen fantastic for movies like “Jaws”, “Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World”, “Ben Hur”, and others. To see these classics on the big screen again – how very!

DonSolosan
DonSolosan on May 30, 2013 at 3:49 pm

The owners threw out Landmark so they could reconfigure the building for retail use, so it’s hard to see them going with another exhibitor. On the other hand, it has been empty for over 5 years…

CStefanic
CStefanic on June 8, 2013 at 11:16 am

Anything is possible. Are you saying that the auditorium was leveled?

DonSolosan
DonSolosan on June 8, 2013 at 12:43 pm

Yes, they stripped the building down to the walls, leveled the floor, etc.

CStefanic
CStefanic on June 10, 2013 at 7:30 am

Is there a way that kind of act can be, well, undone? Forgive my softening newness to the subject.

DonSolosan
DonSolosan on June 10, 2013 at 9:14 am

Well, the general idea was that the theatre could be restored at some future date, but they didn’t install the type of floor that can easily be removed (ala some of the theatres downtown). They dug down to create underground parking and put in a new floor. So I don’t think the act can be undone without a huge expense…

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