I figured it was long past time to get some pages up to celebrate some of the smaller westside theatres that have survived many decades and are still running movies.
So on the Movie Palaces in Los Angeles site you'll now find some new pages for a bunch of westside theatres.
The revival stalwart New Beverly has had a much more interesting history than I anticipated with stints as a legit house and a twin art house prior to its current incarnation.
The Royal Theatre on Santa Monica Blvd. now has a page. It opened as the Tivoli in 1924.
I visited both the Los Feliz and the Nuart in February and took some interior photos for those pages.
The Fairfax finally got a page. That's the Fairfax shown here. Sadly, it's no longer on the "survivors" list. I went by early this year to get some interior photos and it was locked up.
It closed in January after roof problems the landlord didn't want to fix forced the theatre operator to abandon the place. Now that the Los Angeles cultural Heritage Commission has denied a request for landmark status, it seems it will be gutted for a mixed-use condo project.
Yes, I do have a page for the Vista Theatre. It's on our Hollywood Theatres site.