1314 Wilshire Boulevard,
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Previously operated by: Fox West Coast Theatres, Landmark Theatres (USA), Mann Theatres
Architects: John Montgomery Cooper
Styles: Art Deco
Previous Names: Wilshire Theatre
News About This Theater
- Mar 24, 2009 — NuWilshire Theatre to hold several businesses now...
- Dec 17, 2008 — NuWilshire still an eyesore...
- Apr 15, 2008 — NuWilshire currently an eyesore in Santa Monica
- Jan 21, 2008 — NuWilshire theatre facade designated as city landmark!!!
- Jan 15, 2008 — NuWilshire closed...yet lights still on?
- Nov 16, 2007 — What are the ten most endangered theaters?
- Nov 2, 2007 — NuWilshire to close next week
Originally a Fox West Coast theatre when it opened in 1931, the Wilshire Theatre was later taken over by Mann Theatres and turned into a twin on February 18, 1977.
Landmark Theatres took over the operations on February 26, 1992, when Mann opened a six-plex on Third Street Promenade.
The NuWilshire Theatre closed in November 2007.
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Recent comments (view all 265 comments)
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…
Anything is possible. Are you saying that the auditorium was leveled?
Yes, they stripped the building down to the walls, leveled the floor, etc.
Is there a way that kind of act can be, well, undone? Forgive my softening newness to the subject.
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…
Went past this theater a couple of weeks ago (I no longer live in the neighborhood) and saw something in the windows about a bike store moving in…
Performance Bike has opened shop. One thing that happened in the past few months that I hadn’t noticed before is that they cleaned up the marquee and repainted it green and white. The neon tubing has been removed, however.
On Friday, a crew was installing new neon.
It became a twin cinema on February 18th, 1977. Grand opening ad posted.
Reopened by Landmark Theatres on February 26th, 1992 with “Jean Couteau’s Beauty and the Beast” and “The Lunatic”. Grand opening ad posted.