Fonda Theatre

6126 Hollywood Boulevard,
Los Angeles, CA 90028

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bruceanthony on July 28, 2010 at 11:17 am

The Pix was the better marquee. Im dissapointed that they didn’t use Neon on the Vertcal instead of tacky plastic. brucec

TLSLOEWS on July 27, 2010 at 2:17 pm

Very nice marquee shot.

vokoban on July 4, 2010 at 10:17 am

There is a great photo of the theater as the Pix here: View link

richjr37 on June 22, 2010 at 7:27 am

This theatre can be seen during the “Lights and the Smiles” number in the movie “The First Nudie Musical”.(originally released by Paramount in 1975,rereleased by World-Northal in ‘77)

“The Reincarnation of Peter Proud” is the movie on the marquee.

hollywoodtheatres on April 6, 2010 at 11:27 am

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


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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raybradley on July 28, 2009 at 4:50 pm

Early day LIFE image when still known as Music Box,
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Bway on April 30, 2009 at 10:25 am

Aside from the marquee a little different and the name, it doesn’t look too much different today.

kencmcintyre on February 3, 2009 at 7:21 pm

Here is an item from Boxoffice magazine, September 1946:

LOS ANGELES-Simultaneous with the new season’s product announcement by Universal-International, the Fox West Coast has perfected details of its realignment of first-run houses here so as to furnish an established local showcase outlet for the output of the newly formed production company.

Effective about September 20, U-I films will be booked on a first-run, day-date basis at the Guild, United Artists, Ritz, Iris and Studio City theaters. The latter two houses heretofore have been subsequent-run outlets and are being redecorated and refurbished to become members of the first-string lineup.

At about the same time, a fourth showcase, the Loyola, will be added to the Chinese, State and Uptown, with the four houses to book 20th Century Fox product.

haineshisway on June 12, 2008 at 10:22 pm

I happened to be at a memorial service at the Pix, uh, the Music Box at the Henry Fonda this evening. It actually sort of turned my stomach to be in a theater with no seats. I saw a lot of movies at the Pix, probably starting in the mid-60s all the way through when it went Spanish. When it was turned back into a legit theater, its original proscenium, which is fairly small, was used. It took me a few minutes of staring and nosing around to figure out things – clearly the original proscenium was not used when the theater converted to widescreen. What they did, in fact, was put a new screen, masking, and curtains in FRONT of the old proscenium, completely covering it from view. That gave them a pretty good sized scope screen, and I’m sure the Cinemiracle screen was installed that way, too. I saw Cat Ballou there, a sneak preview of Woman Of Straw, Torn Curtain, Jaws and many others. As I said in a post above, if you want to see that glorious Pix marquee in all its nighttime glory, simply rent or purchase the DVD of The First Nudie Musical and watch The Lights And The Smiles musical number. I directed the film and we shot it all over 1975 Hollywood Blvd. Great shots of the Hollywood Theater and the Pix and the rest of the boulevard.

bruceanthony on May 7, 2008 at 9:30 pm

When the Henry Fonda/Music Box was the Pix it had a wonderful neon marquee. The plastic signage on this theatre is awful.brucec

kencmcintyre on March 17, 2008 at 8:50 pm

That was a couple of albums ago. You’ve got to get up to speed.

kencmcintyre on March 17, 2008 at 8:33 pm

Here is a view of the box office, circa 1974:

kencmcintyre on March 5, 2008 at 7:03 pm

Is that a good wow or a bad wow? I liked the picture myself.

kencmcintyre on March 4, 2008 at 8:45 pm

Here is an undated photo of the marquee:

kencmcintyre on December 28, 2007 at 9:02 am

Here is an interior photo from the USC archive:

kencmcintyre on December 1, 2007 at 10:30 am

There is a nice color photo of the Pix on this page:

Stevie on November 30, 2007 at 9:28 pm

OK I admit, I saw Jaws there in ‘75. Of course, I also bowled around the corner at Hollywood Legion Lanes (now Bally’s)

kencmcintyre on November 20, 2007 at 9:06 pm

Here is a March 1970 ad from the LA Times:

kencmcintyre on November 7, 2007 at 10:30 am

The Henry Fonda marquee is visible on the left in this undated photo:

William on November 7, 2007 at 8:39 am

The Pix’s marquee dates back to when it was called the FOX Theatre. It was a Great marquee once. (A Lot of movement)