Regent Showcase Theater

614 N. La Brea Avenue,
Los Angeles, CA 90036

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ridethectrain on October 2, 2023 at 10:29 am

Please update, on May 26, 2000 Laemmle Theatres took over theatre from Loews Cineplex which cease control on January 13, 2000. That when it was renamed Regent Shoawcase Thatre

CTCrouch on October 2, 2023 at 3:43 am

The property is being handled by The Location Portal ( for film shoots. So, you could try contacting them for information.

CStefanic on October 1, 2023 at 7:06 pm

Does any body know how long the new cult, excuse me, ‘church’ has a lease on the Showcase for? Or who I might be able to speak to about this?

DavidZornig on June 4, 2018 at 6:54 pm

1956 photo as the Gordon Theater added via Mark MacDougal‎. The current Regent Showcase marquee appears to be the same, although updated.

Navan on September 7, 2017 at 6:55 pm

Judging by the age and art deco interior, I would “hope” this is a landmark that can’t be torn down. Then again, this is L.A. I used to go here off and on from 1969 – 1983. Classic old theater. Hope it becomes one again.

CStefanic on September 8, 2016 at 11:05 am

That’s good to know. I drive by it often – and the fact that it still stands is reassuring.

ridgeley on September 5, 2016 at 7:58 pm

CStefanic – I was past the theater this morning, and it’s being used by something called One Church International. At least nobody’s knocked it down, nor suggested it, as far as I know.

rivest266 on August 7, 2016 at 9:58 am

February 9th, 1938 and October 11, 1985 grand opening ads in the photo section.

Cineplex Odeon bought out many single-screen theatres in the 1980’s in Canada and named them Showcase.

CStefanic on May 18, 2016 at 1:05 pm

The listing now states that the Church has moved out of the building. What’s going on with it now?

Nathan on January 3, 2016 at 4:17 pm

Here’s a shot of the Gordon, ca January 1975—

CTCrouch on November 30, 2014 at 2:46 am

The “for sale” sign, that has been posted on the building for a few months, now has a large “sold” notification attached. The sign lists the square footage of land; which raises some obvious concerns.

CStefanic on June 8, 2013 at 1:15 pm

Sacrilege! They should have this theater in operation!

jdsch on May 22, 2013 at 4:24 pm

It is now part of the Artists Resource Center and is called the ARC Theater ( It is available to rent for events. They also use it for their church services. The phone number has changed to (818) 761-0661.

fastwillie on March 25, 2012 at 12:06 pm

I went to this theater many times through out the years of 1944-19447. Lived at 834 N Formosa. On Saturday mornings they had kids movies and gave away during itermission, prices. I also delivered the Los Angeles Hearld Newspaper as a 8 eight old. One day after exiting this theater,at 5:00 PM relized I had for gotten to deliver my papers,at 3:99 that day. When I got home, my Dad and I jumped in his 41 Buick and the papers got delivered. I know live in Corona, CA. When ever I get out that way, I always try to drive by this theater, and remember my youth. I had my first Banana Split(36 cents)next door to the theater. Thanks for the memouirs.

ChasSmith on January 30, 2012 at 9:34 pm

I’m trying to recall this one. I think I went to it a few times in the early/mid-1980s. Was it showing second runs around that time?

Marcel on September 4, 2011 at 3:20 pm

This is a great theatre. It was always packed when I attended back in the 90’s.

frogbert96 on July 19, 2011 at 11:08 pm

I was there today taking pictures and talking to someone. Got a tour and I am actually looking into a possible future for this theatre. Amazing space with some beautiful history to it.

dtrigubetz on May 27, 2011 at 1:56 am

If you can believe it the Regent Showcase has wrestling about once a month that is also shown on a local cable TV station.

I heard a rumor that Quentin Tarantino, who saved the Beverly, may have some plans for the Showcase.

dtrigubetz on May 7, 2011 at 1:19 pm

Saw two great documentary films last night at the Showcase: The Economics of Happiness and RECONCILIATION: Mandela’s Miracle. Kudos to the Awareness Festival for taking over the Showcase for four consecutive nights until Sunday. is offering $3.50 prices to individual screenings and the festival organizer has passes on their website.

dctrig on October 19, 2010 at 1:13 pm

I remember going to see the 1936 movie “Come and Get It” at the Showcase, sometime in the 1980s. A great movie and a great audience.

William on September 29, 2010 at 10:38 am

When Cineplex reopened the theatre after the remodel on Oct. 11th. 1985, the first film was “Colonel Redl”.

PJoseph on September 4, 2010 at 7:46 pm

Hey everyone – I shot a web series in this theater – we used the location for a ghost story.

The theater is in GREAT condition, but we had to make it look old. It was a lot of fun, we got to explore all of it. I have a ton of cool photos too.

Check it out.


fred1 on January 8, 2010 at 3:25 pm

Cheak the theater’s website and I think this company is insolventIncluding its theater in Texas

BradE41 on January 8, 2010 at 2:50 pm

This would be a difficult theatre to operate. Good bookings would be difficult and parking is awful around that area.