Nuart Theatre

11272 Santa Monica Boulevard,
Los Angeles, CA 90025

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HowardBHaas on January 22, 2023 at 9:22 am

link to a wonderful video of the auditorium by Andy Molholt, including the curtain

ridethectrain on October 12, 2022 at 9:25 am

Please update, new capacity 275 seats, new seats recently readded. Grand reopening celebration starting October 21 with the Nuart Fest. ads in photos section

Decoman36 on June 12, 2021 at 9:11 am

For the few who may not already know, this theater can be seen in the movie “Foul Play” in a scene with with Goldie Hawn.

dallasmovietheaters on June 12, 2021 at 3:30 am

The trade press suggests an August 16, 1930 opening date with “Sweethearts on Parade” as the world premiere opening title with star Alice White in person with Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks, Sr. as additional in-person guests. (The local paper suggests that the opening was in December of 1930 at the 9th anniversary.) J.E. Zehnder built the original-look NuArt with George Burke and M.E. “Scotty” Bayliss carrying out the updating in 1939 at its relaunch December 15th with “Blackmail” and “Fast and Furious.”

Richie_T on April 2, 2017 at 7:35 pm

The Nuart is West LA’s greatest neighborhood cinema. Friday midnight retro movies happen weekly and are well programmed. The coolest thing to happen for me at this theater was back in 2004 when Samual Fuller’s The Big Red One reconstruction played to a full house on a Friday night. After the screening, the late Richard Schickle led a Q and A with a very special guest in attendance… the great Mark Hamill. Got to meet Luke Skywalker himself. The Nuart is known for cool situations like this.

Troy Martin
Troy Martin on November 5, 2015 at 7:15 pm

“The Rocky Horror Picture Show” still plays here every Saturday night at Midnight with Sins O' The Flesh.

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on February 25, 2013 at 5:49 am

That’s quite a drop, from 660 to 300.

Edward Havens
Edward Havens on February 25, 2013 at 12:16 am

The Nuart got new seats a few years back, and it was decided to give more space between rows at that time. Seat count, confirmed by management at that time, is now exactly 300.

LOCAL150IATSE on June 7, 2012 at 11:26 am


Robert L. Bradley
Robert L. Bradley on February 28, 2012 at 3:16 pm

It is not deeply curved, just the normal curve that CinemaScope screens were originally delivered with.

ChasSmith on February 28, 2012 at 12:44 pm

I practically lived at the Nuart in the 1970s and 1980s, and I gather the curved screen was installed sometime later. Would love to see some current photos of the place.

HowardBHaas on February 28, 2012 at 11:23 am

I was there to see a movie years ago. Let’s get photos posted of this nice curved, curtained screen!

Robert L. Bradley
Robert L. Bradley on February 28, 2012 at 9:24 am

I visited the Nuart on Sunday, and I thought it was a very nice place to see a movie. They have a curtain and a curved screen, which I like in a theater. I think they could flood their curtain with more light to make it stand out, but at least they have one and use it.

clevelandphil on September 5, 2011 at 11:18 pm

Was it this theater that showed It Came From Outer Space and The Creature From The Black Lagoon in 3D in late 1973 or early 1974?

fieldight on June 4, 2011 at 3:21 am

Good theatre but never has been good sound. I have not been in a few years so I don’t know if this has been fixed.

dctrig on December 11, 2010 at 11:36 am

The Nuart sold out yesterday for the Halle Berry Q & A with Sam Rubin, for her independent movie “Frankie and Alice.” This is a very good movie and I hope it does well.

Cinefile video store next door had to be happy as it was quite busy with patrons looking over their stock.

dctrig on December 1, 2010 at 6:47 pm

The Nuart drew a crowd of over 200 to Saturday’s screening and Q & A of “Tiny Furniture.” I predict good things for young 25-year old director/actor Lena Dunham. See it before it closes Thursday night.

BradE41 on September 29, 2010 at 3:46 pm

The Nuart currently shows one – two week runs on Indie and Art films.

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on September 28, 2010 at 6:44 pm

I fondly remember the Nuart daily calendars from the early 1980s. What is the theatre’s current booking policy?

BradE41 on September 28, 2010 at 5:35 pm

I agree about the Regent. It fits into the art and adult crowd more than the Disney crowd. Back in its heyday the Regent was perhaps the most popular theatre in Westwood. Studios loved the theatre because it would sell out easily and films that could have easily played at probably the National or Bruin would play there. A film like The Elephant Man would sell out every show all day for weeks.
I also tend to agree that Landmark is letting the lease lapse.

The Nuart was best when it was a repretory theatre. When I was a teenager I’d go there and to the Fox Venice quite often. I got my film education growing up at the Nuart, Fox Venice and the Laemmle theatres.

When I was about 20 years old I worked at the Nuart for about 7 months. One month is was essentially Alfred Hitchcock. They paired up his films in many different pairings. Many Celebs showed up to speak and people flocked to see the films. It was great fun and was nearing the end of the ‘daily’ schedule changes, and it went from showing vintage double features to what it is now.

markinthedark on September 28, 2010 at 4:08 pm

I think Landmark books edgier films at the Nuart than The Landmark. Indeed it seems they know the significance and prestige of the theatre in Los Angeles. I bet they won’t keep the Regent too much longer. That theatre might be better suited to go to Regency and be a moveover house again for the village and Bruin.

BradE41 on September 28, 2010 at 2:28 pm

Landmark did a nice refurbishing of the Nuart a few years back. I think they still consider the screen relivant. If booked correctly it does well.

dctrig on September 28, 2010 at 12:57 pm

I went to yesterday’s 8:30 showing of “Enter the Void” and expected a small Monday crowd.

Wow! 250 paying customers and a run on the concession counter. Long live the Nuart. I had attended recently the last showing on a Thursday night of “White Wedding” and there were just two of us. Too bad the Landmark didn’t promote the movie to the Black community through their churches. Quite an interesting film.

Dublinboyo on June 24, 2010 at 1:04 pm

I need to recind my recommendation for lunch or breakfast, originally posted on September 8, 2009, for Delores' Resturant. Now under new and not better management, I cannot recommend this place for anything. Over priced with bad service and attitude, this is not the Delores Resturant I remember. So, if you are in the neighbourhood to see a film at the Royal or Nuart and you drive pass Delores’s, keep driving.