Sherman Theatre

15052 Ventura Boulevard,
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

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The Sherman Theatre was opened April 26, 1949. It was last used as a revival house during the 1970’s like the Nuart Theatre(West Los Angeles) and the Fox Theatre Venice.

It finally closed when the home video wave hit in the 1980’s.

Contributed by B Erickson

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kencmcintyre on July 29, 2007 at 11:47 am

Here is an LA Times ad from January 1960:

kencmcintyre on August 12, 2007 at 7:08 pm

Here is the ad I was trying to post last October:

kencmcintyre on August 17, 2007 at 8:40 pm

Note the admission price went up a dime from 1950 to 1960. No wonder Ike was re-elected.

kencmcintyre on September 23, 2007 at 12:16 pm

Here is a September 1960 ad from the Valley News:

kencmcintyre on September 26, 2008 at 11:26 pm

Here is a May 1961 ad from the Van Nuys News:

kencmcintyre on August 23, 2009 at 6:08 pm

Here is an October 1977 item in the LA Times:

SHERMAN 15052 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks 784-9911

The Sherman, Nuart, Rialto and Ken in San Diego are part of Parallax Theater Systems, Inc., along with others in Denver, Berkeley, Sacramento, Milwaukee and Madison, Wisconsin. Kim Jorgensen, who had been affiliated with the Fox Venice, is the reigning executive at Parallax. “Our theaters’ programming is a bit more commercial than what the Fox Venice plays”, he said.

The Sherman, located strategically on busy Ventura Boulevard, is one of Parallax’s most recent acquisitions. For the most part it is devoted to film festivals. An Alfred Hitchcock retrospective included “Shadow of a Doubt” (1943), “Strangers on a Train” (1951) and the director’s first sound film “Blackmail” (1929). A three-week dance film festival included “The Red Shoes” (1948), “Tales of Hoffman” (1951), “An Evening with the Royal Ballet” (1964) and “Guys and Dolls” (1955).

ronnie21 on February 26, 2011 at 6:22 pm

valley was shot i think between october and november of 1982. so these 80’s pictures are right on…

rivest266 on October 12, 2019 at 12:31 pm

Grand opening ad posted.

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