Fox Uptown Theatre

1008 S. Western Avenue,
Los Angeles, CA 90006

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Fox Uptown Theatre

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The Uptown Theatre was located at South Western Avenue & West Olympic Boulevard in Los Angeles.

The Fox Uptown Theatre was six blocks south of the Wiltern Theatre on the south-west corner.

This theater ran first-run movies for Fox and seated about 1,600 people.

It also had a large roof top sign.

The theatre was razed in the early-1970’s after National General Theatres had taken over operation. A Bank of America building stands on the site today.

Contributed by William Gabel

Recent comments (view all 18 comments)

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on August 5, 2007 at 11:06 pm

Here is another USC photo from 1926:
http://tinyurl.com/2g39au

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on September 15, 2007 at 5:06 am

Here is a 1948 ad from the LA Times:
http://tinyurl.com/2kdvws

unihikid
unihikid on March 8, 2008 at 9:18 pm

hey ken that last photo looks an awful lot like the golden gate.

William
William on June 18, 2008 at 12:48 am

The middle photo from ken mc’s post from Aug. 5, 2007 is the Westlake Theatre in Los Angeles.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on June 18, 2008 at 1:07 am

Sure looks that way. Nobody’s perfect.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on November 26, 2009 at 12:36 am

The last ad for the Uptown in the LA Times is dated 10/23/59 for William Castle’s “The Tingler”. A March 1965 LAT item states that a new Ralphs will open on the site formerly occupied by Fox West Coast’s Uptown Theater. That would put the demolition in the early or mid 1960s. The Times does not mention the closing of the theater or its demolition, that I saw.

William
William on December 11, 2009 at 10:47 pm

The demolition was done by the Cleveland Wrecking Company.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on December 12, 2009 at 4:09 am

They also did the RKO Hillstreet and the Burbank on Main Street.

vokoban
vokoban on September 10, 2010 at 2:01 pm

Here is a 1958 photo of the Uptown. It was in a term paper I found at an estate sale:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/vokoban/4975407995/

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