Hologram USA Hollywood Theater

6656 Hollywood Boulevard,
Los Angeles, CA 90028

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DavidZornig on July 24, 2018 at 7:19 pm

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

DavidZornig on July 24, 2018 at 4:37 am

I credited her public Facebook page, and she knows.

CStefanic on July 24, 2018 at 12:40 am

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

I have seen the conversion as well.

Art1956 on July 22, 2018 at 12:28 am

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

DavidZornig on July 17, 2018 at 1:44 am

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.

CStefanic on September 29, 2017 at 8:02 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!)

ChasSmith on April 28, 2017 at 5:08 pm

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.

JAlex on April 28, 2017 at 4:31 pm

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

HowardBHaas on April 28, 2017 at 12:14 pm

Someone needs to scan the photos. If you don’t have a photo scanner, find a friend who does? or maybe Staples? once on your computer or device, easy to upload here via the photo function.

bnasti5562 on April 28, 2017 at 4:40 am

got pics 1961 thanksgiving parade in front of new view theatre Ild like to post but dont know how

CStefanic on April 12, 2017 at 5:13 pm

I just walked by a few days ago (when covering the TCM Film Festival) and the doors are SHUT; the lights are OUT. It appears whatever production was being performed has ceased.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 21, 2017 at 10:41 pm

I’ve heard nothing about the status of the hologram project at the Ritz, nor can I find anything new about it on the Internet. I suspect that the technology is not advancing as rapidly as its promoters hoped. It might be along time before the Ritz opens with its new format, if it ever does.

CStefanic on January 10, 2017 at 8:45 pm

Thank you Joe. Any news since? I haven’t seen it yet. I work with Cinematheque and Egyptian a couple of blocks down, but keep on not having time to check out the recent digs.

adsausage on November 13, 2016 at 6:20 pm

Johnny Legend and the late Eric Caidin briefly took it over some time around ‘92-'93 (photo uploaded).

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on September 8, 2016 at 5:00 am

CStefanic: The most recent thing I can find about the project is on the Ritz Theatre page at Bill Counter’s web site. He has a photo of the new signage, which reads “FilmOn.TV Hologram”. They intended to launch in August, but have apparently missed their target.

We have the name Newsreel Theatre listed as an aka for this house, but it was called the News-View (hyphenated just like that) throughout its history as a newsreel house. The name Newsreel Theatre was on the marquee from the day the house opened, but was not the name of the theater, just an indication of the theater’s programming. In fact the ends of the marquee had the plural “Newsreels” rather than the singular “Newsreel” on them.

There is an aka that is missing from out list, though. When the house converted to feature films the “S” was removed from the name on the facade and the letters adjusted to read “New-View” which is what the house was called until it became the Pussycat. The “Tele-News” (the name of the chain) that had been on the marquee was removed, as was the word Newsreel, replaced by New-View. This page at Bruce Torrence’s Hollywood Photos web site shows the New-View as it looked until it was converted into the Pussycat.

CStefanic on September 7, 2016 at 10:11 pm

Has anybody heard any word from the Ritz in the past few months?

CStefanic on May 18, 2016 at 3:19 pm

Thanks Joe. I love the Orange Julius next door in the photo! Great one.

I was hoping the Ritz would retain it’s penchant for screening classics as well. I would wager any Movie House out here in Los Angeles would do right to employee such a prerequisite – but that’s just me. =)

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on May 18, 2016 at 1:27 am

This post from The First News Junkies mentions that the Ritz is being converted into a hologram theater, but doesn’t give any details about the project. It does, however, have a nice photo of the News-View that I don’t recall having seen previously.

This post from the SFGate is about Dolby Laboratories' demonstration project at the Vine Theatre. I don’t know if Dolby is involved with the Ritz project. It isn’t the only company experimenting with holographic movies.

This Mashable post says that Seoul has four competing theaters presenting holographic versions of Korean pop music concerts, and another hologram theater is opening in Singapore. Their system isn’t very advanced, though. I would hope that Dolby’s experimental system is better, and is the sort of thing that will be going into the Ritz.

CStefanic on May 17, 2016 at 9:06 pm

The marquee has been revamped, and apparently the lobby area, redone. I happened by the construction during the Turner Classic Movie film festival. When I asked the man in charge exactly what was happening, he replied that the Ritz WILL open as a movie theatre again…operating as a Hologram Theatre…

I’m not sure I understand…

Is this the same kind of demonstration that the Vine Theatre down the street is parading?

CTCrouch on January 4, 2016 at 5:12 am

The church moved out in late December 2015.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 7, 2014 at 10:22 pm

Bway: No, the photos David uploaded do depict this Pussycat Theatre (the New-View/Ritz.) The old Monica/Pussycat on Santa Monica Boulevard had a much plainer front.

Bway on March 7, 2014 at 10:03 pm

I think the Pussycat Theater photos belong here? http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/2361

DavidZornig on March 6, 2014 at 11:13 pm

Just added 2 photos as the Pussycat. Previous links including them may have been dead.

drb on June 20, 2011 at 10:18 am

Around 45 seconds of footage of it as the Pussycat here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLVbEJzv_vo