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. Since then the Vine Theatre has been used for special events, for hire and occasional movies.

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dtrigubetz on June 29, 2011 at 2:47 pm

I was suffering from a viral infection, but dragged myself to the Vine around 6:30 on 6/25. Wow, the seats are the worst(easily tops the gravity defying seats at the Beverly Cinema in the 80s-90s). No wonder Lazerium closed-you can’t have a tourist attraction with worn bedspring like seats. Some dim bulb decided to put slip covers over every seat(they now slip down to the floor); the seats are not torn and the covers do not add any comfort!

I liked the goth lady outside with a bullhorn trying to entice pedestrians to come in. A single movie was only $5 and the whole day with in-and-out privileges $10. Sadly, only about 65-70 were in attendance. The highlight was a panel discussion including horror meister Willam Lustig, who came in from New York. He was presented with an award in the form of a real looking machete. He joked “How do I get this past airport security!”

Fascinating item: According to Google, 56 year old Jewish Lustig ia a nephew of 89-year old Italian boxer Jake LaMotta(I would imagine through a marriage). Both are Bronx natives.

Marcel on June 30, 2011 at 4:15 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 12:42 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 8:31 am

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

Tinseltoes on July 27, 2012 at 10:58 am

Transformation of Admiral into Vine described in this 1969 trade article: Boxoffice

arriano on September 13, 2012 at 1:31 pm

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

Tinseltoes on September 16, 2012 at 5:14 am

Entrance featured in this 2010 photograph by Lise Sarfati entitled “Danna, 6323 Hollyood Blvd.”: blogspot

robert_fiendly1 on March 18, 2013 at 12:29 pm

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

CTCrouch on December 29, 2013 at 7:55 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 5:28 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.

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