Reseda Theatre

18443 Sherman Way,
Los Angeles, CA 91335

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Additional Info

Previously operated by: Metropolitan Theatres, Pacific Theatres

Architects: Simeon Charles Lee

Styles: Streamline Moderne

Previous Names: Cine Reseda

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Reseda Theater, March 2010

The Reseda Theatre was opened June 2, 1948 with Irene Dunn in “I Remember Mama” and Brenda Joyce in “Shaggy”. On January 25, 1981 it was renamed Cine Reseda and began screening Spanish language movies. It was closed in 1988. The marquee of the Reseda Theatre was seen in the 1997 film “Boogie Nights”.

In June 2016 plans were announced to convert the theatre into a multiscreen cinema which will be operated by Laemmle.

Contributed by William Gabel

Recent comments (view all 53 comments)

JGKlein on April 30, 2010 at 11:11 am

A March 2010 photo of the theatre has been posted in the Wikipedia article for Reseda. Click on this link: View link

shatter on August 3, 2010 at 10:21 am

Some bad news…
from Monday’s LA Curbed site:
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“There’s a meeting next week in CRA’s Reseda office for interested parties”

and here is from a copy of the “Request for Proposals (RFP)” :
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“The theater may be demolished as part of a proposal.”

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on November 19, 2010 at 8:05 am

From the 1950s a photo postcard view of the Reseda Theatre in Reseda.

spectrum on September 30, 2013 at 7:24 pm

According to the latest Google Street View, the Reseda is still standing. New plywood covers the front, and the building is freshly painted.

JasonEVega on July 1, 2016 at 9:08 pm

The Reseda Theater will is set to be a Laemmle Multiplex. The sign will be restored and incorporated into the new design.

DavidZornig on June 21, 2017 at 6:26 pm

1966 photo added courtesy of Robert Juzefski.

DavidZornig on November 6, 2017 at 12:13 pm

Below history courtesy of the Valley Relics Museum 501c3 Facebook page.

The Reseda Theater was designed by S. Charles Lee and opened in 1948. It had been operated by both Pacific Theatres and Metropolitan Theatres. In its final years as a Spanish language house it was advertised as the Cine Reseda. It closed in 1988 and has been sitting vacant. In June 2016 plans were announced for a new Reseda Laemmle Multiplex Theater with 6 screens and 34 senior citizen units on top of and behind the theater building. The RESEDA marquee will be part of the design.

Senorsock on November 16, 2017 at 9:58 pm

Still talking about some sort of revival…

rivest266 on March 15, 2021 at 12:22 pm

Reopened on January 25th, 1981 as Cine Reseda showing Mexican movies. Grand opening ad posted.

spectrum on March 16, 2021 at 7:22 am

Corrected link to the 2017 article about possible renovation

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