D'Anton Cinemateque

9055 Santa Monica Boulevard,
Los Angeles, CA 90069

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 23, 2011 at 7:14 pm

This is another theater located in the incorporated City of West Hollywood which is currently listed as being in Los Angeles. Hollywood is a district of the City of Los Angeles. West Hollywood is not.

acidbath
acidbath on March 18, 2010 at 11:31 pm

Is there anyway of restoration? I am curious as in finding a way to bring an old cinema to life again.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on October 25, 2007 at 5:19 pm

Scroll down to the West Hollywood entry and click on the photo for an exterior view:
http://tinyurl.com/ywx8dj

draccy
draccy on August 28, 2005 at 7:30 pm

According to an L.A. Times article from 4/29/1971, this “private club and film theater” was that week granted a zone exception to open. It was to be an 82-seat theater which was to show classic films. The address was: 9055 Santa Monica Blvd. The theater was actually called the “Cinematheque Club” — note the different spelling. Sure enough, ads over the next year or so show listings for classic movie showings, but apparently this didn’t work out so well. An ad from 9/19/1972 has at the same address David’s Tom Kat Theatre and Lounge, showing a “Super Male Film Festival.” After that date, there is no more match for that street address in the L.A. Times database — so that was probably the end of the venue as a theater. That address is currently the home of a place called Busy Body Home Fitness.

reflectionscs
reflectionscs on December 15, 2004 at 4:31 pm

I have contacted the City of West Hollywood for further information about this unusual venue. Hopefully, I will have more info to post in the future.

William
William on December 15, 2004 at 11:48 am

This must have been something that was converted into a theatre like business, not a real theatre.