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

Recent comments (view all 263 comments)

Richie_T
Richie_T on January 18, 2013 at 3:17 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 2:50 pm

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 6:49 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 2:16 pm

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

DonSolosan
DonSolosan on June 8, 2013 at 3:43 pm

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

CStefanic
CStefanic on June 10, 2013 at 10:30 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 12:14 pm

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…

DonSolosan
DonSolosan on January 5, 2015 at 1:18 am

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…

DonSolosan
DonSolosan on April 22, 2015 at 2:03 am

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.

DonSolosan
DonSolosan on April 27, 2015 at 1:08 am

On Friday, a crew was installing new neon.

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