Hologram USA Hollywood Theater

6656 Hollywood Boulevard,
Los Angeles, CA 90028

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Interior - May 2013

The News-View Theatre first opened as a newsreel theatre in 1939. It was designed by architect Harry Wright and had seating for 386 on a single floor. It later began screening feature films as the New-View Theatre.

It became a Pussycat Theatre in December 1974 and had its biggest hit when it screened Linda Lovelace in “Deep Throat”, which ran for ten years. When that closed in the summer of 1989, it was renamed Ritz Theatre, operating as a third run movie house and closed in 1991.

This theatre was used by the Brazilian based ‘church’ the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God until December 2015. In May 2016 it was being converted into a Hologram USA Hollywood Theater which opened November 1, 2017.

Contributed by William Gabel

Recent comments (view all 84 comments)

JAlex on April 28, 2017 at 8:31 am

Having lived in the area 1981-1989 I don’t recall “Deep Throat” running 10 years.

ChasSmith on April 28, 2017 at 9:08 am

I lived in Hollywood, and then nearby, from 1972 to 1982, and I’m pretty sure it played there (along with “The Devil in Miss Jones”) pretty much throughout those years.

CStefanic on September 29, 2017 at 12:02 pm

Does anybody have ANY info on this theatre right now? So far as I see everytime I’m working with the Egyptian, is that it’s shut down. Surely something is happening. (And I’m not calling you Shirley!)

DavidZornig on July 16, 2018 at 5:44 pm

The signage is currently returned to the Pussycat Theatre for the current Tarantino film. Although it is set in 1969, which precedes it’s Pussycat days. I posted two photos of the conversion, as well as ones from 69 &71 as the New-View, and one from circa `86 as the Pussycat. All credit and courtesy of the Vintage Los Angeles Facebook page.

Art1956 on July 21, 2018 at 4:28 pm

I used to go to the New View theatre during the early 70’s. They still showed mainstream movies.

CStefanic on July 23, 2018 at 4:40 pm

Alison Martino’s photos. I hope you asked permission DavidZornig.

I have seen the conversion as well.

DavidZornig on July 23, 2018 at 8:37 pm

I credited her public Facebook page, and she knows.

DavidZornig on July 24, 2018 at 11:19 am

Additional 2 photos added of the completed recreation of the Pussycat signage for the Tarantino film. July 2018 photo credit Julia Marchese

rivest266 on March 21, 2019 at 1:20 pm

This became part of the Pussycat chain only in December 1974. “Once Upon a time in Hollywood” is set on and around August 9th, 1969.

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