Royal Theatre

11523 Santa Monica Boulevard,
Los Angeles, CA 90025

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Laemmle Theatres (Official)

Additional Info

Operated by: Laemmle Theatres

Previously operated by: Fox Circuit

Functions: Movies (Foreign), Movies (Independent)

Previous Names: Tivoli Theatre

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 310.477.5581

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Royal Theatre

The 600-seat Tivoli Theatre first opened in March 1924. From October 1941 until April 1954 it was operated by Fox West Coast Theatres. It was renamed Royal Theatre on March 5, 1968 and was taken over by Laemmle Theatres in 1972. Today it is the flagship of Laemmle Theatres. The Royal Theatre continues to be one of the best art houses in all of Los Angeles, often booking exclusive engagements.

It was closed in summer 2012 for conversion into a triple screen cinema, which reopened on December 16, 2012 with a reduced seating capacity of 287.

Contributed by Cinema Treasures, William Gabel, Ray Martinez

Recent comments (view all 33 comments)

BRADE48 on August 2, 2012 at 4:03 pm

Looks like this weekend is the closing weekend. The Laemmle website only has showtimes through Sunday the 5th.

silver on August 6, 2012 at 4:50 pm

A @LaemmleTheatres Aug 6th tweet:

The Royal in West LA is closed for renovation. Plan to re-open in December. Info: 1944:

The first link in the tweet is to an article interviewing Greg Laemmle, and a description of the changes:

“A smaller screening room with seating for less than 50, a theater with 50-100 seats, and a larger theater with stadium seating for 175-200 will replace the existing 600-seat single screen-theater.”

And the second link is to a 1944 photo when it was called the Tivoli, with “Bathing Beauty” screening.

richjr37 on December 15, 2012 at 6:16 pm

Reopens Wednesday,December 19th. Tickets available December 16th at the Laemmle website.

sartana on May 1, 2013 at 6:12 am

I was told that the Surround speakers which were removed from the Century Plaza #2(Century City) before it was closed in 2003, may have been installed at the Royal theatre. Can anyone confirm this??

rivest266 on August 5, 2016 at 9:39 pm

December 19th, 2012 grand opening ad as well as the October 26th, 1967 grand opening ad in the photo section.

ridethectrain on September 20, 2020 at 11:04 pm

Please update 287 seats. Seat reduction in 2012 when it was made a triplex and stadium seating

Flix70 on February 22, 2021 at 9:04 am

Caught the exclusive 70mm engagement of Kenneth Branagh’s “Hamlet” here in December of 1996.

ckyrico on July 4, 2021 at 10:24 am

Funny tidbit from the new novelization of Once Upon A Time In Hollywood: Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt’s character) asks out the secretary of Marvin Schwarz (Al Pacino’s character) and takes her to see I AM CURIOUS (YELLOW) at the Royal Theatre. So that would’ve been March 1969ish?

rivest266 on July 4, 2021 at 10:56 am

That played at the Picfair and century starting May 22nd, 1969

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