Vine Theatre

6321 Hollywood Boulevard,
Los Angeles, CA 90028

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The Vine Theatre opened in 1937 as the Admiral Theatre. During its later years, 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 theater 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.

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Recent comments (view all 89 comments)

Marcel on June 30, 2011 at 7:15 am

Looking nice in this photo! I watched second run double features here in the 90’s. The place was in bad shape then.

turnkey on September 16, 2011 at 3:42 pm

Does anyone have any idea on what their rental rates are like. I spoke to some old guy answering the phone years ago and it was a joke. Hopefully he’s not there anymore.

William on September 17, 2011 at 11:31 am

The theatre still has the same owner. And still thinks he can get top dollar on the place.

arriano on September 13, 2012 at 4:31 pm

here’s a link with a photo of the facade when it was The Admiral. Dig the See’s Candy store!

robert_fiendly1 on March 18, 2013 at 3:29 pm

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

CTCrouch on December 29, 2013 at 9:55 pm

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 on May 9, 2014 at 8:28 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 on October 3, 2014 at 10:33 am

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 on October 7, 2014 at 3:32 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 on January 22, 2015 at 7:31 pm

I think Dolby has put in a demo of their new Dolby Cinema VisionĀ® 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.

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