Granada Theatre

9000 Sunset Boulevard,
Los Angeles, CA 90069

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Granada Theater, August 1967

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This theater was located in a building across the street from the Roxy night club. Walter Reade Theatres ran a few houses in the 1970’s in Los Angeles (Granada, Music Hall, and Beverly Canon theatres). This house was a standard 1970’s curtain house.

Contributed by William Gabel

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William
William on October 28, 2003 at 9:31 am

The Granada Theatre was located at 9000 Sunset Blvd. in West Hollywood.

William
William on February 5, 2004 at 3:54 pm

The Granada Theatre seated 379 people.

thomasl
thomasl on March 7, 2005 at 12:46 pm

The Granada Theater is located in an office building on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood. I saw the original film of “The Producers” with Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder there during it’s exclusive engagement in the Sixties.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on October 5, 2007 at 7:27 am

Here is a 1970 ad from the LA Times:
http://tinyurl.com/28zu7x

MagicLantern
MagicLantern on June 25, 2010 at 10:42 am

So the theatre building wasn’t razed to make way for the bank building that currently sits on the site?

ChasSmith
ChasSmith on January 30, 2012 at 7:30 pm

When did this theater close? I don’t remember knowing it from when I moved to L.A. in 1972, but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t still going for a while.

cinema9000
cinema9000 on September 21, 2012 at 11:42 am

The Granada Theater at 9000 Sunset Blvd opened in August 1967 with Philippe De Broca’s THE KING OF HEARTS, starring Alan Bates and Genevieve Bujold. The theater was a newly constructed space on the ground floor of the still standing, multi-storied office building. The interior was done by John Weidman Design, with Spanish details that he had purchased from the Hearst Estate at San Simeon. Across the street was a strip club called The Largo, which was converted into The Roxy o/a 1972.

The Granada was part of an expansion by The Walter Reade Organization, a well known New York based theater chain that owned the well established Baranet and Coronet theaters. They also assumed the management and programming responsibilities at the time for two small theaters in Beverly Hills, The Beverly Canon and The Music Hall.

I opened and managed The Granada for one year, after graduating from UCLA, during which time it played first run art house product, including THE PRODUCERS, FACES, SALESMAN, CHAPPAQUA, Sergei Bondarchuk’s WAR AND PEACE and ULYSSES. I left in the summer of 1968 to work at the new American Film Institute Greystone facility. I do not recall how long the site remained as a film theater, but it wasn’t long. -John Ptak

ScottyA
ScottyA on February 2, 2014 at 1:22 am

It was a revival house around 1973-74. I used to go to Marx Brothers double features there. The theater was obsessed with the Marxes and ran every conceivable feature combination. They published a monthly schedule.

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