NuWilshire Theatre

1314 Wilshire Boulevard,
Santa Monica, CA 90403

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Previously operated by: Fox West Coast Theatres, Landmark Theatres (USA), Mann Theatres

Architects: John Montgomery Cooper

Functions: Retail

Styles: Art Deco

Previous Names: Wilshire Theatre

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NuWilshire Theatre

Originally a Fox West Coast theatre when it opened in 1931, the Wilshire Theatre was later taken over by Mann Theatres and turned into a twin on February 18, 1977.

Landmark Theatres took over the operations on February 26, 1992, when Mann opened a six-plex on Third Street Promenade.

The NuWilshire Theatre closed in November 2007.

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Recent comments (view all 265 comments)

DonSolosan on May 30, 2013 at 6:49 pm

The owners threw out Landmark so they could reconfigure the building for retail use, so it’s hard to see them going with another exhibitor. On the other hand, it has been empty for over 5 years…

CStefanic on June 8, 2013 at 2:16 pm

Anything is possible. Are you saying that the auditorium was leveled?

DonSolosan on June 8, 2013 at 3:43 pm

Yes, they stripped the building down to the walls, leveled the floor, etc.

CStefanic on June 10, 2013 at 10:30 am

Is there a way that kind of act can be, well, undone? Forgive my softening newness to the subject.

DonSolosan on June 10, 2013 at 12:14 pm

Well, the general idea was that the theatre could be restored at some future date, but they didn’t install the type of floor that can easily be removed (ala some of the theatres downtown). They dug down to create underground parking and put in a new floor. So I don’t think the act can be undone without a huge expense…

DonSolosan on January 5, 2015 at 1:18 am

Went past this theater a couple of weeks ago (I no longer live in the neighborhood) and saw something in the windows about a bike store moving in…

DonSolosan on April 22, 2015 at 2:03 am

Performance Bike has opened shop. One thing that happened in the past few months that I hadn’t noticed before is that they cleaned up the marquee and repainted it green and white. The neon tubing has been removed, however.

DonSolosan on April 27, 2015 at 1:08 am

On Friday, a crew was installing new neon.

rivest266 on November 17, 2019 at 6:53 pm

It became a twin cinema on February 18th, 1977. Grand opening ad posted.

rivest266 on January 9, 2020 at 6:52 pm

Reopened by Landmark Theatres on February 26th, 1992 with “Jean Couteau’s Beauty and the Beast” and “The Lunatic”. Grand opening ad posted.

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