Los Feliz 3 Cinemas

1822 N. Vermont Avenue,
Los Angeles, CA 90027

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Los Feliz 3 Cinemas

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Located in the up-market district of Los Feliz, to the east of Hollywood. The Los Feliz Theatre opened in 1934 with a seating capacity of 780.

It was triplexed in the early 1990’s. It is currently operated by Vintage Cinemas, who operate the nearby Vista Theatre.

Contributed by Ray Martinez, Ken Roe

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socal09
socal09 on January 6, 2010 at 9:42 am

It should be UN-triplexed. The small theaters are just too small. Might as well watch the film at home. Nice exterior but a venue to avoid.

BradE41
BradE41 on January 6, 2010 at 11:33 am

I agree. The Los Feliz is awful in its current condition. Back when it was a single screen, it was very nice.

hfleming
hfleming on June 5, 2011 at 7:48 pm

Photos of its current (as of Jun 4 2011) interior and exterior HERE from its official website.

dtrigubetz
dtrigubetz on July 27, 2011 at 7:45 pm

If possible, avoid the main auditorium, but the 2 & 3 screening rooms are fine and add an intimacy. On Sunday 7/24, I caught the 9:45PM showing of “Beginners” and counted 47 moviegoers, near capacity. I appreciate the $5.50 senior rate($6.50 for everyone before 6)for first-run movie at half the ArcLight price.

Friendofthecity
Friendofthecity on August 26, 2011 at 3:43 pm

This used to be a sweet, architecturally nice, vintage theater until greed and bad management caused them to make it into a most disagreeable triplex, (even that made up name is disgusting and part of the devolution of English.) Avoid it at all costs. Much better to go to the beautiful and wonderful Vista Theater with its twenty seven sphinxes, great service from the whole crew, especially the legendary Victor who dresses up like a character in each of the movies while he takes your ticket! and the AMAZINGLY low prices! Six bucks for a movie!!!!! They also have made EVERY SEAT handicapped accessible, which means there is enough room for anyone, even my six foot eight inch best friend. BTW, I do NOT work there or know anyone who does. I just love it and am so disappointed in the Los Feliz “3,” which is a perfect example of a bad decision made worse by poor planning and uninspired workmanship. They made a once fun, neighborhood cinema into a hideous mess. Also, the crew has no pride in their work and the bathrooms are dirty, which is just one of the many side effects of bad architecture- it hurts the soul! Anyone who loves beauty should shun it.

susdefall
susdefall on August 31, 2011 at 4:44 pm

As a very young teenager, the Los Feliz was my “neighborhood theater,” in the early 1960’s. It was a fantastic theater, first to show the then new European New Wave movies — Fellini, Swedish directors, Truffaut, et. al. I was overwhelmed at young age with the quality and content of these fabulous films — and they made a life-long impact on my understanding…of the world, of good movies, and of the various ways of viewing these ideas and people. My childhood/teenhood was strongly influenced by this theater and its repertoire — at that time!

ChasSmith
ChasSmith on January 6, 2012 at 8:34 pm

I haven’t been in the Los Feliz since 1984 when I savored the experience of sitting through two showings of “Vertigo” in a lovely vintage, comfortable neighborhood theater perfectly befitting the film.

Danny Baldwin
Danny Baldwin on January 6, 2012 at 9:06 pm

One of the reason the Vista can still exist is because the Los Feliz serves as a moveover house. A necessary evil, I think.

dtrigubetz
dtrigubetz on January 15, 2013 at 1:07 am

I Metro in about once a month or so to go to the Los Feliz. They get good movies and I saw “Beast of the Southern Wild” in one of their small screening rooms before all the Oscar buzz. They have several nice indie film festivals each year. The theatre serves a valuable neighborhood purpose and I appreciate the $5.50 senior price.

Purist critics have no concept of how difficult it is to keep theatre lights on in 2013. Don’t shun, attend.

bobster1985
bobster1985 on August 14, 2013 at 1:30 am

I’m pretty sure I’ve found some images of the Los Feliz from 1950. They come from a public service film called ‘Dangerous Stranger.’ I’m posting them in the photo section – if someone would be so kind as to confirm they are from the Los Feliz, I’d appreciate it.

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