Vine Theatre

6321 Hollywood Boulevard,
Los Angeles, CA 90028

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Admiral(Vine) Theatre ... Los Angeles California

Opened as the Admiral Theatre on May 16, 1940 with Danielle Darrieux & John Loder in “His Majesty’s Mistress” & H.B. Warner in “Torpedoed”. During its later years it was renamed Vine Theatre, the venerable movie house showed second-run movies at a bargain price. After seventy years, though, the Vine Theatre ended its daily movie programming in October 2007.

The theatre then was used for church services, private screenings, and location shooting. In 2009, it became a Lazerium, which closed in December 2009. The Vine Theatre was then used for special events, for hire and occasional movies.

In May 2015 it reopened as a Dolby showcase theatre and now operates as a private (for hire) movies theatre.

Contributed by Charles D'atri

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robert_fiendly1
robert_fiendly1 on March 18, 2013 at 6:29 pm

I’ve seen this theatre in movies from the sixties, when it was known as “Rectors Admiral”

CTCrouch
CTCrouch on December 30, 2013 at 12:55 am

The Vine has taken down it’s marquee advertising (rental information), removed the assorted notes that were posted in the box office, and stopped hanging posters in the entryway cases. While I haven’t noticed anything in the media, this would seem to suggest the theatre has fallen dormant once again.

CStefanic
CStefanic on May 9, 2014 at 11:28 am

I saw the doors open a week or so ago. I walked up to the doorman and asked what was going on, and he told me renovating. So maybe the signs are down because it will be re-opening soon.

troniks
troniks on October 3, 2014 at 1:33 pm

I walked by today and saw that it’s been boarded up with major construction going on inside. Anyone know what’s going on?

CTCrouch
CTCrouch on October 7, 2014 at 6:32 pm

They had the entryway open for a work crew today. You could see straight through to the back wall of the building (i.e. they’ve gutted the interior down to studs/bare concrete) and there was the unmistakable sound of a jack-hammer running. Considering the scope of work underway, I would speculate they are re-purposing the space.

terrywade
terrywade on January 22, 2015 at 10:31 pm

I think Dolby has put in a demo of their new Dolby Cinema Vision® Theatre inside the old Vine Theatre. How long the demo will last for theatre owners to check out is hard to find out. Maybe It will show movies again, B movies for the tourist crowd.

rivest266
rivest266 on August 5, 2016 at 7:01 pm

October 11th, 1968 grand opening ad in photo section.

CStefanic
CStefanic on May 3, 2018 at 10:57 am

I ask again – whoever posted the venue’s status as “open” please back this up with evidence. I NEVER see this theatre open – and I am on the blvd a lot.

MichaelDequina
MichaelDequina on November 18, 2018 at 11:56 pm

This theatre is open, just not to the public. Dolby owns it, and it was first prototype for Dolby Cinema auditoriums that you now can see popping up in AMC Theatres. It’s since been maintained as a private screening room that they open up for rentals for private screenings, events, and filmmakers who use it to see how their films play in Dolby Cinema. I’ve been here a few times for some media screenings. (In fact, a press screening for the 25th anniversary of SCHINDLER’S LIST was held here this past Thursday, November 15.) It’s kind of smart of them to let it be incognito from the street traffic viewpoint since it’s now a private venue.

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