UA Westwood 4

10889 Wellworth Avenue,
Los Angeles, CA 90024

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This was a conversion of an automobile showroom into 4-screen theatre which opened July 26, 1972. Originally, the UA Cinema Center-Westwood, it became the UA Coronet from December 16, 1983. It finally operated as 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. In September/October 1987 two of the smaller screens were combined and it became a triplex.

Contributed by James Lehmann

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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.

Coate on June 29, 2016 at 3:27 pm

During what year was the (unusual) transition from four to three screens?

Zubi on June 29, 2016 at 8:16 pm

Ca. 1987 or 1988. In the newly merged auditorium you could see the line in the ceiling where the wall had once been.

rivest266 on August 6, 2016 at 6:02 am

July 26th, 1972 grand opening ad in photo section.

patryan6019 on August 12, 2016 at 1:40 am

Coate…The year was 87. The transition began the week of September 14. The reopening was 10/23.

Richie_T on April 2, 2017 at 7:38 pm

It’s a trip getting your prescription filled in the exact spot you once saw The Doors.

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