Tujunga Theatre

6721 Foothill Boulevard,
Los Angeles, CA 91042

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DonSolosan
DonSolosan on June 7, 2009 at 6:00 pm

As Knatcal noted above, the entire facade was removed. A few bones show through, like the position of the doors and the frame of the marquee. But yes, they’ve remodeled the heck out of this place.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on April 18, 2009 at 5:59 pm

The banquet hall on the Google photo doesn’t match the 1982 photo at all.

DonSolosan
DonSolosan on November 18, 2008 at 6:03 am

Large gallery at their website:

http://www.thegreatcaesarbanquethall.com/

But I don’t know if any of that opulence is from the theater. Official word — it’s a banquet hall!

DonSolosan
DonSolosan on November 16, 2008 at 11:50 pm

Thank you, LM. My friends and I guessed nightclub because of the sheer size of the place. There are some subtle details that seem to point at this building’s theatrical origins, like a shape out front that looks remarkably like a marquee. Also, the building looks like it heads underground at the far end (to slope the floor for seating?), and there are escape exits at the ends with ramps that come back up to ground level.

Otherwise, you’d never guess that this had been a theater.

DonSolosan
DonSolosan on November 16, 2008 at 11:08 pm

6719-6723 Foothill Blvd is now a nightclub called Caesar’s.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on September 24, 2007 at 5:23 am

Here is a January 1980 ad from the LA Times:
http://tinyurl.com/3cq2or

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 8, 2006 at 10:42 pm

Here is photographic evidence of an earlier theatre in the Tujunga area.

Broan
Broan on January 16, 2005 at 9:37 am

That preservationist website made my head hurt.

trooperboots
trooperboots on January 16, 2005 at 8:21 am

Here is a great photograph of the theater from 1943…..
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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on December 6, 2004 at 10:57 pm

The Tujunga Theatre was built in 1937/38, opening in 1938.

It was later also known as the Hilltop Theatre, Rainbow Theatre and finally the Canyon Theatre.

Knatcal
Knatcal on November 25, 2004 at 7:32 pm

Portions of the Tujunga Theater remain as the “SIS Palace” Banquet Hall. However the entire art deco facade has been removed. A great photograph of the original Tujunga Theatre facade is at the Bolton Hall Museum in Tujunga.

MagicLantern
MagicLantern on October 4, 2004 at 8:37 pm

An incredibly impassioned site devoted to the doomed preservation of this theatre can be found here: http://www.positiveenergy.com/YOUsave.html

William
William on November 13, 2003 at 1:03 am

The Tujunga Theatre was located at 6721 Foothill Blvd.

Senorsock
Senorsock on November 5, 2003 at 11:42 pm

The Tujunga is a familiar story: a once nice local single screen theatre in the 1930’s and 1940’s, it deteriorated over the years, showing X rated fare in the early ‘70’s, then made a comeback as a second run bargain house. It finally closed up for good in the 1990’s and was replaced by an apartment building. There is no sign that a theatre was EVER in this location.