Regent Showcase Theater
614 N. La Brea Avenue,
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Styles: Art Deco
Previous Names: Gordon Theater, Showcase Cinema, ARC Theater
News About This Theater
The Gordon Theater opened February 9, 1938 with Irene Dunne & Cary Grant in “The Awful Truth”. With its 899 seats, all on a single floor, it was designed by architect Clifford A. Balch for operator David Gordon. The murals on the auditorium walls were by interior designer Anthony Heinsbergen.
In 1985, it was renovated with the designs of architect David K. Mesbur, who won awards for his work on the theatre. Cineplex Odeon reopened it as the Showcase Cinema on October 11, 1985, with the movie “Colonal Redl”. Loew’s Cineplex stopped running the Showcase Cinema on January 13, 200o. It was taken over by Laemmle Theatres on May 26, 2000 and was renamed Regent Showcase Theater.
Sadly, the Regent Showcase Theater was closed on 29th May 2008 with the Yung Chang film “Up the Yangtze”. However, it soon re-opened and continued as an independent art house cinema until closing again in May 2009.
In 2013 it became part of the Artists Resource Center and was used as a church, renamed ARC Theater. The church moved out of the building in December 2015. By September 2016 another church was occupying the building and by 2023 it was available to be used for film shoots.
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