Vine Theatre

6321 Hollywood Boulevard,
Hollywood,
Los Angeles, CA 90028

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CStefanic
CStefanic on May 9, 2014 at 4:28 pm

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.

CTCrouch
CTCrouch on December 30, 2013 at 5:55 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.

robert_fiendly1
robert_fiendly1 on March 18, 2013 at 10:29 pm

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

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on September 16, 2012 at 4:14 pm

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

arriano
arriano on September 14, 2012 at 12:31 am

here’s a link with a photo of the facade when it was The Admiral. Dig the See’s Candy store! http://la.remap.ucla.edu/remappingla/hollywould/visual/main.php?g2_itemId=28179

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on July 27, 2012 at 9:58 pm

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

William
William on September 17, 2011 at 7:31 pm

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

turnkey
turnkey on September 16, 2011 at 11:42 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.

Marcel
Marcel on June 30, 2011 at 3:15 pm

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

dtrigubetz
dtrigubetz on June 30, 2011 at 1:47 am

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.

socal09
socal09 on June 7, 2011 at 5:00 pm

This theatre shouldn’t be listed as closed. It still shows movies occasionally. It’s a dump but at least it’s still surviving and hasn’t become a retail store or nightclub yet.

dtrigubetz
dtrigubetz on May 27, 2011 at 7:48 am

I have never been in the Vine so I will be attending the Slaughter Cinema festival on 6/25. Not a fan of these types of movies but I did see the last Saw movie at the Majestic Crest.

http://cinemaslaughter.webs.com/

Eric Evans
Eric Evans on March 3, 2011 at 4:59 pm

Here’s a night view of the Vine from 1992
View link

hollywoodtheatres
hollywoodtheatres on September 21, 2010 at 8:57 am

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AdrianM
AdrianM on July 23, 2010 at 12:00 am

William, thank you so much. Sorry for the confusion.

William
William on July 22, 2010 at 11:23 pm

Hi Adrian M your post should go under the Ricado Montalban Theater listing on this site. This Vine Theatre opened in 1937 as the Admiral Theatre. On the second program picture it says located between Sunset and Hollywood Blvd..

/theaters/9863/

AdrianM
AdrianM on July 22, 2010 at 10:42 pm

Hi all, our grandmother (97 y/o) grew up in the area and says the theater was called “Vine Street Theater” in 1929. Her father-in-law producer George Sherwood used to produce plays there. Earliest record we have with the “Vine Street Theater” name is 1929. I scanned a program cover, and specific page which shows 1929 (and George Sherwood name as well):

http://i27.tinypic.com/15s4f9x.jpg
http://i30.tinypic.com/2qch44h.jpg

We have a few of these programs in our possession.

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on June 15, 2010 at 12:03 am

That marquee looks nice! I hope they are succeeding with renting it out often.

Scottoro
Scottoro on May 25, 2010 at 8:18 am

PS — to be clear about the post above, the theatre on Sunset near Bronson had clearly been closed for years.

Scottoro
Scottoro on May 21, 2010 at 4:25 am

I lived on Bronson Ave in Hollywood when I first moved to LA in 1977. At that time, there was an old movie theatre near the northwest corner of Bronson on Sunset. They often put movie ads on the side of the building looking east towards Bronson. I particularly remember an enormous Exorcist 2 The Heretic ad. At one point it was used as some sort of studio space, then was torn down, perhaps in the early 80s. Anyone have any idea what it was? It appeared to be at least as big as the World.

hollywoodtheatres
hollywoodtheatres on April 6, 2010 at 7:35 pm

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Classic Hollywood Cinemas
Box 3204
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troniks
troniks on March 6, 2010 at 8:49 am

This week the Laserium sign finally came off the marquee and private rental information has returned.

DonSolosan
DonSolosan on January 24, 2010 at 2:46 am

They have shows in the planetarium, exhibits, a 200 seat multi-media theater… For details, to to:

http://www.griffithobs.org/

Bway
Bway on January 24, 2010 at 1:18 am

Interesting, I didn’t realize this was the same operation that used to do the laser shows at the Grifith Observatory, I had gone to a laser show at the Grifith Observatory about 10 years ago. I was sorry to hear they closed the show at the observatory. What do they use the Observatory for now?