Reseda Theatre

18443 Sherman Way,
Reseda, CA 91335

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spectrum
spectrum on October 1, 2013 at 3:24 am

According to the latest Google Street View, the Reseda is still standing. New plywood covers the front, and the building is freshly painted.

DonLewis
DonLewis on November 19, 2010 at 4:05 pm

From the 1950s a photo postcard view of the Reseda Theatre in Reseda.

shatter
shatter on August 3, 2010 at 6:21 pm

Some bad news…
from Monday’s LA Curbed site:
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“There’s a meeting next week in CRA’s Reseda office for interested parties”

and here is from a copy of the “Request for Proposals (RFP)” :
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“The theater may be demolished as part of a proposal.”

JGKlein
JGKlein on April 30, 2010 at 7:11 pm

A March 2010 photo of the theatre has been posted in the Wikipedia article for Reseda. Click on this link: View link

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on March 15, 2010 at 6:45 pm

Here is a March 2010 photo. Not much going on.
http://tinyurl.com/yen3tpk

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on March 5, 2010 at 2:25 am

It tells me I have to log into facebook to view the postcard.

drb
drb on March 5, 2010 at 12:31 am

Here’s a photo from 1964, pre-remodel
Valley Relics' SFV Postcards

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on July 30, 2009 at 2:37 pm

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Redevelopment officials also agreed to provide CIM with a $4.35-million loan to refurbish the Reseda Theater into a dinner theater. Although work was supposed to begin last year, the construction has been pushed back to spring 2010, officials said. Once the project is completed, the city would turn ownership of the theater over to CIM Group, city officials said.
Redevelopment officials also agreed to provide CIM with a $4.35-million loan to refurbish the Reseda Theater into a dinner theater. Although work was supposed to begin last year, the construction has been pushed back to spring 2010, officials said. Once the project is completed, the city would turn ownership of the theater over to CIM Group, city officials said.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on June 20, 2009 at 2:20 am

I was taking some photos today when I met someone from CRA who happened to be there. He and I went inside-too dark for photos. He may be able to e mail me some interior shots.

The private money source is having some diificulty due to the economy. Inside is just a large empty space, although they did fix the holes in the roof.

drb
drb on April 18, 2009 at 7:30 am

Here’s a 1954 photo, pre-remodel:
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Meredith Rhule
Meredith Rhule on December 21, 2008 at 2:02 am

I was a relief boogie-projectionist.

Jimbo
Jimbo on April 20, 2008 at 2:18 pm

Just what we need … another Landmark theater turned into a Hispanic Disco complete with Mariachi bands, gang-bangers and street punks.

Reseda USED to be a nice middle-class working neighborhood .. oh well, so did North Hollywood and look what happened there, other than the El Portal was saved ….

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on April 17, 2008 at 1:04 am

Here is an article about renovation that was in the LA Times today:
http://tinyurl.com/6j3gvl

bbtommix
bbtommix on March 21, 2008 at 9:22 pm

Does anybody know whats going on with the reseda Theatre are there any new developing plans for it or is it still in limbo?

jerblaine
jerblaine on March 6, 2008 at 12:35 pm

I just drove by there tonight as I live right down the street and it is still boarded up which is a shame. However there does look to be some fencing around it as a sign that maybe theyre going to be doing something with it.

The problem is that area cannot really sustain a night club I dont think. If they do make it a night club they will need tight security because of all the gangs in the area. Whatever it is, it will be hispanically dominated.

The days of the Reseda Theater in the 50s and 60s are long gone. Nowadays it will be an Hispanic Music club most likely. Can a one screen theater really survive in today’s world?

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on December 1, 2007 at 3:52 am

I will be in Van Nuys next week. I’ve been meaning to stop by the Reseda and check out the progress, if any. Here is a B&W photo:
http://tinyurl.com/3xk6g8

Jimbo
Jimbo on November 20, 2007 at 7:14 pm

The Reseda “Walk-in” is located at 18443 Sherman Way, just EAST of Reseda Bl. in the San Fernando Valley …

The present owner is still in turmoil with the Reseda Chamber of Commerce as to what to do with the theater – He is asking the C of C to “Buy him out” at over a Million dollars …

I don’t think the Reseda C pf C even HAS a Million, period … It’s a shame, I used to go there all the time in the 50’s – ‘60’s It will probably turn into another swap meet or grocery store.

So much for Reseda ………

philbertgray
philbertgray on November 1, 2007 at 11:39 am

Here is an article about Reseda, Ca and a “high-tech neighborhood improvement project” from the Los Angeles Daily news dated 10/29/08

http://origin.dailynews.com/news/ci_7316692

One of the hopes of the plan is the restoration of the Reseda Theater for use as a nightclub or other business.

The links below contain several pictures of the “distressed” inside of the theatre taken in 2005 can be found at the below link. It looks to be in pretty dismal shape from these photos

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As a child I lived in Northridge in the early 1950s and my Saturday ritual was a trip to “The Reseda Theatre” no matter what was playing. I saw my first 3D film, “The House of Wax” at The Reseda. I have fond memories of those Saturdays. It would be great if the theatre could be restored.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on August 1, 2007 at 7:06 pm

I was driving by rather quickly. I will take another look when I’m in the area.

exit
exit on August 1, 2007 at 7:03 pm

So the renovation is off?

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on August 1, 2007 at 4:21 pm

It’s closed and available. I drove by it last month.

exit
exit on August 1, 2007 at 8:28 am

So what’s the status of this theatre now?

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on August 1, 2007 at 4:43 am

Here is the ad that I tried to post last October, from the Van Nuys News:
http://tinyurl.com/2dofrl