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. Around 1987/1988 two of the smaller screens were combined and it became a triplex.

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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.

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.

OCRon on July 2, 2016 at 11:37 pm

The UA Westwood opened July 26, 1972.

The conversion to UA Coronet reopened December 16, 1983.

Both Grand Opening ads are in the photo section.

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