UA Westwood 4

10889 Wellworth Avenue,
Los Angeles, CA 90024

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While I don’t know a lot of the specifics, this was a true gem in Westwood. Hopefully others can fill it in.(Not to be confused with the Crest a block away, or the original UA Westwood, now the Festival).

Originally, the UA Cinema Center, it later became the UA Coronet and finally, the UA Westwood. It screened first-run films and most notably was the premier westside location of Woody Allen’s films back when he was with Orion.

Contributed by James Lehmann

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richjr37 on June 28, 2009 at 1:24 pm

Wasn’t there a single screen UA in Westwood? Because i remember ads for “Rocky Horror” saying that it was “moving”(complete with legs from the poster to make the point,lol)over to the Cinema Center 4 has RHPS was being replaced by the comedy “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother”,which opened on Christmas Day 1975.

richjr37 on June 28, 2009 at 1:27 pm

Disregard the above, Sorry.

Zubi on June 28, 2009 at 10:00 pm

There was a UA single screen in Westwood Village—it’s now the Mann Festival. It was known as UA Theatre-Westwood while this multiplex (located nearby) was UA Cinema Center-Westwood. The UA (single) became UA Egyptian-Westwood (not to be confused with the once far grander UA Egyptian-Hollywood), then (after being sold) the Odeon Cinema and now the Festival. Cinema Center was remodeled in the 80s and became UA Coronet Cinemas-Westwood (not to be confused with the now demolished UA Coronet Theatre-San Francisco) and again in the 90s as United Artists Theatres. Atypically, Coronet-Westwood was a four-plex first but the two small houses were later combined.

William on June 29, 2009 at 4:29 am

On the UA Egyptian Theatre it was never sold from UA, there lease ran out and a bidding war happened to get the screen. Because of the zoning issue in Westwood. With Cineplex Odeon winning the war and getting the screen. And remember in it’s final years it was converted into a tri-plex. To improve bookings for the theatre, since the two smallest houses none of the studios really wanted to open a picture in.

kencmcintyre on July 20, 2009 at 10:34 pm

Here is a January 1982 ad from the LA Times:

Knatcal on September 30, 2009 at 1:49 pm

I saw “The Doors” here. This is the one and only film I ever saw here. In the 1980’s when Westwood was very popular and contained many theaters, I did frequent Westwood a lot, but I – and most of the pedestrians – usually stayed north of Wilshire in what is known as Westwood Village. I don’t remember much about the theater so I doubt it could have been truly memorable.

William on June 18, 2010 at 6:17 pm

This UA opened with the films “The Burglars”, “Fritz the Cat”, “ Filmore” and “The New Centurions”.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 12, 2010 at 3:47 pm

This building originally housed an automobile dealership. The conversion into a theater was designed by San Francisco architect Daniel T. Uesugi, Uesugi & Associates. It was one of a number of projects Uesugi designed for the United Artists circuit.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on October 12, 2010 at 4:03 pm

Opened with an X-rated film,“FRITZ THE CAT”.The rest R rated I think.

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