Hollywood Galaxy

7021 Hollywood Boulevard,
Hollywood,
Los Angeles, CA 90028

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GeorgeC
GeorgeC on January 19, 2014 at 8:06 pm

Did this thing even last ten years?

Along with the Northridge earthquake, this complex was probably the final nail in the coffin for the Egyptian and Hollywood Pacific. The Vogue and Fox probably would have closed either way. But the Hollywood Pacific was still doing business with pictures like Silence of the Lambs and Sea of Love. Alien, Aliens and Return of the Jedi were typical premiers at the Egyptian in the 80’s. Instead of finding a way to keep the Hollywood blvd theaters vital, local pols approved this multiplex for one of the best locations on the blvd.

How could the Hollywood Pacific and Egyptian compete?

And this thing didn’t even last 10 years.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on July 3, 2013 at 1:42 pm

Since it was called the Galaxy, didn’t star wars play here?

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on May 6, 2013 at 2:49 pm

Judging by that photo, this theater looked classy.

hollywoodtheatres
hollywoodtheatres on April 6, 2010 at 11:23 am

DOCUMENTARY ON CLASSIC HOLLYWOOD CINEMAS – Lookn for interviewees, photos, videos of old hollywood

Hello,

I’m and independent filmmaker working on a documentary about old movie theatres in hollywood (Iris, Warner, Pacific, Hollywood, Vogue, Grauman’s Chinese, Egyptian etc..) that have had an impact on the hollywood community, both as a symbol of Hollywood as well as the historical and heritage effects it has had on “hollywood” as an industry. We are profiling theatres that are currently functioning as well as the obsolete. If you worked in these theatres back in the day (during their highlights) and have interesting stories to tell, photos to show, video to talk about I would like to hear from you. Many older movie houses are being demolished due to new developments and it is important to help future generation know and understand how these movie palaces have helped shaped the Hollywood we know today. If you have any photos or videos with personal stories you’d like to share, please contact me (323) 876-0975 – – You must owns the materials you are willing to share (taken the picture- recorded the videos, written the letters, etc…)

If you do have materials you’d like to send that may help in accurate information, you are welcome to send it to me.

Jorge Ameer
Classic Hollywood Cinemas
Box 3204
Hollywood, California 90028

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William
William on October 26, 2009 at 5:40 pm

For KingBiscuits post it’s “Jurassic Park”. “Undercover Blues” played the Hollywood Pacific.

socal09
socal09 on October 26, 2009 at 5:11 pm

The mall, even today, has the feeling of a deserted suburban shopping center. A Fresh & Easy supermarket is now on the lower level and brings some life to the central courtyard. A sad example of 90’s commercial architecture.

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on August 28, 2009 at 2:13 pm

The whole thing’s gone. Nothing remains.

Bway
Bway on May 26, 2009 at 8:25 am

Do any interior features remain?

KingBiscuits
KingBiscuits on June 7, 2008 at 9:57 pm

Films showing in the 1993 photo:

1- either Jurassic Park or Undercover Blues (hard to make out)
2- The Secret Garden
3- Needful Things
4- Kalifornia
5- Calendar Girl
6- Hard Target

markinthedark
markinthedark on October 18, 2007 at 6:51 pm

It seems AMC aquired all the LA area GCC’s at a bad time:

Hollywood Galaxy: Arclight and Chinese 6 had recently opened. Result? Closed.

Beverly Connection: The Grove had recently opened. Result? Closed

Sherman Oaks: Pacific opened Galleria nearby. Result? Pacific takes over screens 3-7 as a move over house, Screens 1 and 2 demolished.

Glendale 5: Always had 14 Mann screens nearby. Result? AMC dumps it quick, independent operator takes over, but only for a short time.

The Redondo Beach Galleria and the Avco seem to be the only LA GCC theatres remaining in AMC’s operations. But the Redondo Beach is probably being cannibalized by AMC’s new Del Amo 3 miles away as is the Avco with new AMC Century 15. At least in the Avco’s booking zone 9 screens have closed in the last couple of years (I write this with a heavy heart as my favorite, the National, just closed again, this time probably for good).

BradE41
BradE41 on October 17, 2007 at 5:19 pm

The Galaxy complex looks better not being a theatre.

The Mann Chinese 6 has almost taken over as the new Galaxy theatres with the films being book there. Arclight pretty much takes most of the “A” films leaving Mann very little to book into the Chinese 6 plex, they show move-overs (from Main Chinese and Arclight) and the films Arclight passes on.

KramSacul
KramSacul on August 28, 2007 at 1:39 am

A good street level view can be seen near the begining of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie.

raw
raw on August 28, 2007 at 12:29 am

Another footnote, the CGC Galaxy had the misfortune of being built a few years before stadium seating became the popular standard.

raw
raw on August 28, 2007 at 12:26 am

After the Garden Court Apartments were demolished, the site was vacant for nearly 10 years. The CGC Galaxy Complex opened in the early ‘90s (I think it was 1992). The complex has never lived up to its potential and has been altered several times. At one point, a Hollywood museum was located in the lower level.

LA Fitness is in the space formerly occupied by the theaters. It opened in the fall of 2006. The fitness center follows the layout of where the various theaters stood. There used to be escalators leading up to the theaters, but they were removed and only the stairs remain. There is an elevator that leads directly into the fitness center. Before, when you got off the elevator, you basically faced the box office window. It was a few steps to the left.

vcarville
vcarville on July 6, 2007 at 1:13 am

The Galaxy was built on the site of the Garden Court Apartments, a luxurious complex constructed in 1916. It was eventually demolished in 1984/5.
—My mother was so horrified that they were tearing this beautiful building down, she shot an 8mm movie of the destruction, now, if i’m correct, I think it was torn down a little earlier than 84, but I could be mistaken… my mom couldn’t believe what went it’s place…what a shame that the whole galaxy building was a waste. (It really helped to close all the other theaters down on hollywood blvd. if you ask me, since that was the first multiplex in the area.) I wonder what they are going to put up instead?

William
William on February 18, 2007 at 11:48 am

Jason3570, the equipment from the Beverly Connection was sold to the people that operate the Academy 6 in Pasadena, Ca.

Bway
Bway on February 18, 2007 at 9:49 am

Here’s an aerial view of the Galaxy:

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Jason3570
Jason3570 on November 26, 2006 at 4:42 pm

I watched Chicago in one of the THX Houses (Downstairs) at the Gallaxy it was just me and my boss at the time along with a handfull of other people watching. We were just a drop in the bucket compaired to the 488 empty seats that surrounded us (Twin 500 Seat houses) The presentation was excelent for a theater that had been in opperation at that time for about 12 years. We toured the boot before the show and it was what I consindered equially impressive. Each house had the standered V-5 Projectors , but to look at the sound racks and see 8 Foot sound rack with Dolby CP-500 processor and a Dolby Digital, DTS 6D and An SDDS 3000 Unit in Each Rack Wow. What a steal in Sound equipment AMC Got when they closed that theater not to mention the fact that both THX Houses had V-8 Projectors 35/70’s. I am not sure if the closed the twin to the Galaxy the Beverly Connection or not but that theaters booth is exactly the same. If not I would love to get the equipment from that one.

William
William on June 13, 2006 at 4:07 am

The GCC Galaxy complex had a very good presentation quality. I was there many times during the first few years, that was only during the GCC timeframe. During the later timeframe the theatre rated just good but not great. I got to work the Galaxy once and many times at the Avco. (before the twinning of the main house)

segask
segask on June 12, 2006 at 7:23 pm

The larger auditoriums were THX. I never visited this theater, but I heard once that Tomlinson Holman rated the presentation quality at the Galaxy very high. Does anyone know if that is true? I know the two theaters that he personally THX’d himself were the AVCO over in Westwood, and the Northpark theater in Dallas, TX.

kbp619
kbp619 on October 27, 2005 at 2:16 pm

Went here several times to see movies in the early 90’s such as “Sneakers” and “Lawnmower Man” but the place was a tad creepy and inaccessable to general public, which may’ve attributed to its demise.

William
William on April 14, 2005 at 3:13 pm

To add to DaveRoberts post of Jan. 25 2005:
You can see alittle of what the Garden Court Apartments looked like in the 1980s in the film “Cheech & Chong’s Next Movie” (1980).