Laemmle Playhouse 7

673 E. Colorado Boulevard,
Pasadena, CA 91101

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MagicLantern on February 22, 2011 at 11:58 am

Per Jordan Moore at Laemmle, the seating breakdown for each auditorium is as follows:
1: 116
2: 253
3: 253
4: 116
5: 135
6: 159
7: 159

DonSolosan on May 31, 2010 at 7:47 pm

I stopped by today and there is a bright blue gnome standing on the corner of the roof over the marquee.

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on August 28, 2009 at 2:21 pm

I’ve seen several flicks here over the past 2 years – most notably “Slumdog Millionare” right at the beginning of it’s ultimate journey towards Oscar glory. The sound in the theatre – normally understated for it’s regular arthouse fare – was kicked up several notches for “Slumdog” which really blew me away!

Dublinboyo on June 5, 2009 at 10:31 am

Ever since Vroman’s Bookstore and the rest of the so-called “Playhouse District” allowed for the removal and destruction of the lovely ficus trees that lined Colorado Blvd, including one near this theater, I can’t bear to go back to this theater. Those trees used to provide some nice shade on hot days as you waited in line to buy your ticket. Was home to a large number of birds too. Pasadena is just another ugly city now.

br91975 on February 13, 2008 at 7:42 am

The Laemmle Playhouse 7, which was built from scratch, silverquill, opened in December of 2000, sometime around the middle of the month.

silverquill on February 13, 2008 at 7:17 am

Does anyone have an approximate date for this building? How old is the Playhouse 7? A vintage theater or modern recreation?

Patsy on October 24, 2005 at 4:04 pm

Caro: If you are in the Pasadena area, please consider attending the final design review hearing and show your support for the Raymond Theatre. Thanks.

spikewriter on October 24, 2005 at 1:45 pm

One of the nicest things about the Laemmle Playhouse 7 is that it’s next door to Vroman’s Books, a marvelous store that’s a long-time part of the Pasadena community. They carry not only the usual run of books, but also the esoteric, unique and expensive. When I lived out at that end of the universe, I used to frequent them, especially for their cinema section.

Patsy on October 24, 2005 at 11:32 am

Since the Laemmle Playhouse 7 is listed in Pasadena I’m sure anyone posting on this theatre link is also aware of the Raymond Theatre in Pasadena. The Raymond is in it’s 11th hour so anyone who would like to show their support to save this historical theatre please come to a Final Design Review hearing on Monday, the 24th at 7 (All Saints Church, Sweetland Hall 132 N. Euclid). To learn more about the Raymond Theatre and its past/present history go to Thank you.

William on September 7, 2005 at 2:37 pm

The current auditorium seating capacities are 116, 253, 253, 116, 135, 159, 159.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on August 16, 2005 at 12:58 am

Two exterior views of the Laemmle Playhouse 7 here:
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br91975 on August 6, 2005 at 2:54 am

One of the more recent positive developments in the LA/Pasadena art-house scene in recent years. Unfortunately, its opening served as the impetus for Laemmle to close two of its other Pasadena sites – the single-screen Colorado and Esquire theatres.