Tiki Theatre

5462 Santa Monica Boulevard,
Los Angeles, CA 90029

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After the demise of the Sunset Pussycat Theatre, this is the only theatre showing straight porn in the greater metropolitan Los Angeles area. Screening video/DVD on a very small screen, it use to have girls stripping between triple-features, but no longer.

It may also be the last theatre in Los Angeles with a turnstile entrance as well. It may have been a small silent theater in the past and it seems to have been at this location for a great many years now.

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harleyguy88 on July 12, 2010 at 4:26 pm

this place is truly filthy and run down. when i was there it was scummy and dark. i could see by the flickering screen crackheads scrounging around the floors for pieces of coke. they would light up and smoke whatever they would find. this continued the entire time. it stank of dirty butthole in here, big time. also worth mentioning a guest appearance from the neighborhood “lady of the night”, walking in and looking like joe namath in drag who serviced almost everyone in the theater, including my throbbing man meat. hey, whatever, a hole’s a hole and all discretion and good judgement leave you once you step foot in this den of base and disgusting human behavor. seriously the nastiest place in los angeles, not for the faint of heart. beware..

jackdoe on December 16, 2010 at 1:37 am

I worked at the Pussycat Theater on Ocean Blvd. in Long Beach for a short time in 1975. I somehow came up with the address 345 Ocean Blve by searching and checked it out on google maps and it does appear that the entire area was demolished and rebuilt. I recall that on the corner just down from it was a low rent apt bldg ran by an older Asian lady. I’m looking for any pics of the area from back in the day.

socal09 on June 10, 2011 at 8:40 am

To kencmcintyre, re Aug 29, 09 post: That photo is of the North side of Hollywood Blvd just east of N. Wilton Pl. That theater’s address would be 5651 Hollywood Blvd. A home decor store called Mush is located there now. http://www.m-u-s-h.com/

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on July 19, 2012 at 10:15 am

Fred Willard was arrested for lewd conduct last night in Hollywood when police allegedly caught him with his pants down in an adult movie theater … TMZ has learned.

According to law enforcement sources, LAPD undercover vice officers went into the Tiki Theater in Hollywood and found the 78-year-old “Anchorman” star watching last night’s feature … with his penis exposed and in his hand — aka, pulling a Pee-wee Herman.

We’re told Willard was arrested around 8:45PM and booked for lewd conduct.

It was a quick release — we’re told he was out of police custody a short while later.

As for which movie Fred was watching — there are 3 flicks in rotation at the theater … “Follow Me 2,” a XXX parody of “The Client List,” and “Step Dad No. 2.”

Willard is best known for his memorable roles in “Best in Show”, “For Your Consideration”, “American Wedding” and “Everybody Loves Raymond.”

According to IMDB, Fred is “rumored” to be in pre-production for a movie entitled … “The Yank.”

It’s a comedy.

See offsite link on www.tmz.com

Ross Melnick
Ross Melnick on July 19, 2012 at 11:11 am

For more information on the “experience” of going to the Tiki, see this article which quotes a Yelp reviewer: http://laist.com/2012/07/19/fred_willard_arrested_for_lewd_cond.php

arriano on September 13, 2012 at 4:46 pm

Tiki culture folks provide regular reports about this theater: http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=26718&forum=2&52

CTCrouch on December 24, 2013 at 5:44 pm

The building the theatre is housed in was built in 1919.

Interesting trivia related to this building: In the mid to late 70’s John Holmes was utilizing 5466 Santa Monica Blvd. as his business mailing address (currently the discount store located next door to the Tiki Theatre, but likely some sort of message/postal box service in Holmes' day).

Thrillist on January 27, 2016 at 9:30 am

Would anyone who used to work at this theater be willing to talk to us at Thrillist about it for an article? Email if so!

RuggerBiker on March 10, 2016 at 1:06 pm

Used to be very seedy, but a few years ago was given an upgrade. New “leather” seats, air conditioning, new projector, and a second small LCD screen. Bathroom could use a little work, but hey, it’s a porn theater.

They’ve raised their prices a little, now $13. There is still a small free parking lot in back, and meters on the street.

Mostly married/discrete guys. Those that are looking for action sit toward the back, those that aren’t sit toward the front. Every knows the game and is cool. Occasionally some drug users, but the last few times I went, didn’t see any. Perhaps the owners have been discouraging that.

I’ve had some pretty good times here.

alisonwriter on July 10, 2018 at 10:31 pm

Hi there, I’m working on a project about the Tiki and would like to interview former (and current) employees—projectionists, managers, ushers, ticket sellers, janitors, etc. No on-camera required. alisonnastasi (at) gmail

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