Los Feliz 3 Cinemas

1822 N. Vermont Avenue,
Los Angeles, CA 90027

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Los Feliz 3 Cinemas

Located in the up-market district of Los Feliz, to the east of Hollywood. The Los Feliz Theatre opened on February 14, 1935 with Helen Hayes in “What Every Woman Knows” & Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy in “Babes in Toyland”. It had 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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hfleming on June 5, 2011 at 4:48 pm

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

dtrigubetz on July 27, 2011 at 4:45 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 on August 26, 2011 at 12:43 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 on August 31, 2011 at 1:44 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 on January 6, 2012 at 5:34 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 6:06 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 on January 14, 2013 at 10:07 pm

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 on August 13, 2013 at 10:30 pm

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.

Logan5 on November 1, 2014 at 12:08 am

According to the May 10, 1968 edition of The Van Nuys News from Van Nuys, California (Page 54), the Los Feliz Theatre was one of the very few theaters anywhere to host a theatrical showing of The Beatles' 1967 made-for-tv movie “Magical Mystery Tour” (May 10-11, 1968): “Los Feliz Slates Benefit Showing of Beatles Movie: Two special midnight benefit showings of the Beatles' new film "Magical Mystery Tour,” will be staged tonight and tomorrow at the Los Feliz Theatre. The film, originally made and shown on British television, stars the Beatles and was written and directed by them. All proceeds from this Los Angeles showing will go to the Underground Radio Strike Fund. Donations are $3.00. Seating is limited to the two performances."

ridethectrain on September 20, 2020 at 11:11 pm

Please update, 305 seats

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