UA Westwood 4

10889 Wellworth Avenue,
Los Angeles, CA 90024

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on October 12, 2010 at 1:03 pm

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

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 12, 2010 at 12:47 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.

William
William on June 18, 2010 at 3:17 pm

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

Knatcal
Knatcal on September 30, 2009 at 10:49 am

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.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on July 20, 2009 at 7:34 pm

Here is a January 1982 ad from the LA Times:
http://tinyurl.com/lym2sf

William
William on June 29, 2009 at 1:29 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.

Zubi
Zubi on June 28, 2009 at 7:00 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.
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richjr37
richjr37 on June 28, 2009 at 10:27 am

Disregard the above, Sorry.

richjr37
richjr37 on June 28, 2009 at 10:24 am

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.

randytheicon
randytheicon on June 16, 2009 at 4:11 pm

Westwood was also the locale for the US premiere of “Rocky Horror,” September 1975.

neeb
neeb on January 1, 2009 at 8:58 am

Thanks LM.
I think the last movie I saw here was BIG DADDY in June 1999. The soundtrack defaulted into mono from Digital at some point.
I don’t miss this one the way I miss the NATIONAL.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on December 31, 2008 at 11:10 am

I saw more films here than the Bruin and the rest on the other side of Wilshire. This theater had its own parking, which was a plus as in its heyday Westwood Village was a parking nightmare.

neeb
neeb on December 31, 2008 at 10:27 am

I was wondering when this one would show up.
Not a great theater… barely a good one… but I did see PULP FICTION on its opening night here!
Any one know when it closed?

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on December 31, 2008 at 9:57 am

This was not a memorable theater, though, as opposed to the Crest just down the street. This was more like a multiplex you would find in the suburbs, just four boxes in a bigger box.

Dublinboyo
Dublinboyo on December 31, 2008 at 9:43 am

Yes, it defintely had 4, albeit small screens. I recall seeing Tom Cuise and Nicole Kidman at a matinee screeing of “The Age of Innocence” there in 1993. They were at the snack bar buying stuff for a show. Yet another of the Westwood theaters to close or be converted to a new space.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on December 31, 2008 at 8:48 am

I saw each new Woody Allen film at this theater for about a six year stretch in the 1980s. I remember “Purple Rose of Cairo”, “Radio Days” and a few others. The theater was not demolished but was remodeled and is now a drug store. I also saw “Terminator 2” here in 1991, after waiting in line for several hours.

This page says it had four screens when it closed.
http://tinyurl.com/9zuwcr