Regent Theatre

448 S. Main Street,
Los Angeles, CA 90013

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CStefanic on October 17, 2019 at 10:15 am

The Regent will play host to a SCREENING of a 16mm SCOPE print of Tobe Hooper’s 1981 cult classic “The Funhouse”. It is being presented by @Secretmovieclub, hosted by Craig Hammill. Perhaps if attendance is well, this could lead to more. Stay tuned…

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 28, 2018 at 9:48 am

Here is a link to the article Ron Pierce cited in the previous comment. (Click the + sign in the bar at the top of the page to zoom in.)

arriano on November 12, 2014 at 9:43 am

100-year-old theater back in business:

BradyWestwater on December 5, 2011 at 1:21 pm

A major reconstruction will happen in 2012 and it will reopen as a major music venue.

seymourcox on April 25, 2011 at 4:10 pm

Myron Hunt, architect of the Ambassador Theatre, may well have also designed the Regent too, as the two auditorium designs ware so similar.
Regent images:
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Ambassador auditorium;
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spectrum on November 30, 2010 at 8:39 pm

Their webpage ( now goes to some other webpage about dogs. One of the internet yellow pages sites has their phone number ((323) 666-7267; )) and the correct address but indicated it is currently closed. There was one positive review about the place so it looks like it was open briefly. Let’s hope the closure isn’t permanent!

DonSolosan on August 9, 2010 at 9:13 am

That was a great banner. It really brought the building to life.

someonewalksinla on August 8, 2010 at 11:15 pm

Don. I did that mural. It was a banner and now in storage. There are no plans for it know.

DonSolosan on April 5, 2010 at 8:26 pm

There used to be a colorful mural over the marquee. Too bad. It looks kind of plain now.

TLSLOEWS on April 5, 2010 at 7:23 pm

Nice that they have fixed the marquee up.

DonSolosan on August 28, 2009 at 11:57 am

The White Stripes did the same thing for their last record, turning the closed Tower Records on Sunset into Ickythump Records for a few days.

I wonder if they painted over the mural that was above the marquee.

kencmcintyre on August 28, 2009 at 10:47 am

That was a surprise-I thought they turned it into a record store. It looks like the makeover was temporary, according to this article:

kencmcintyre on May 20, 2009 at 10:33 am

What a difference from the baorded up hulk of ten years ago.

drb on May 20, 2009 at 10:14 am

Looking good with the neon relit:

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kencmcintyre on May 15, 2009 at 11:10 am

Here are some photos taken yesterday, one interior and one showing the new marquee. Some kind of art place has opened in the old pawn shop space next to the theater.

gina8 on May 1, 2009 at 10:01 am


I’m trying to find the theater’s contact info. I am interested in possibly renting the space for a summer concert.

I’ve been searching online and nothing has come up.

Please respond if you know anything.

Thank you!

drb on April 28, 2009 at 11:01 am

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[quote]Partnership to Bring New Life to Main Street’s Regent Theater
Published: Friday, April 24, 2009, at 01:51PM

DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES â€" Those walking down Main street might notice something different at the Regent Theater: red letters on one side of the marquee were removed this morning, revealing the intact white neon tubing underneath.

It’s the first of many changes for the 1914 theater. Yesterday, developer Tom Gilmore and music promoter Little Radio inked a deal to partner on returning the venue to regular use.

Little Radio took over one of the retail spaces in the theater back in February, moving in a studio for the outfit’s online radio station and planning to build out a vinyl record shop. At the time, talks between Gilmore and Little Radio for the theater were in process, but no deal had been reached.

Little Radio’s Dave Conway said that new plans have both of those uses moving one door north, to the other of the Regent’s two spaces. A clothing store will temporarily occupy the southern space, and eventually Conway plans to turn the space into a cafe.

While programming in the theater will start quickly, and plans don’t call for any major renovation work, Conway does intend to do work that will make the space more functional and a better neighbor. The theater today has no barriers between the main room and the sidewalk, and a show earlier this year brought some complaints about noise. “I want people to know that we’re going to be making improvements,” Conway said, “not just throwing shows.”

Gilmore said today that he’s excited about the new partnership. “We finally found the right mix,” he said of his deal with Little Radio. “It feels natural.” Other operators were interested in the venue, but Gilmore connected with Conway’s vision for the space and how it fits into the neighborhood. “It was an easy decision,” he said.[/quote]

kencmcintyre on April 10, 2009 at 5:38 pm

You can see both the Regent and the Main in this 1983 photo:

kencmcintyre on March 3, 2009 at 5:48 pm

This is strange. I can post this LAPL link in my browser, and it works fine. If I post it here, and hit preview, I get the same message about it being forbidden. I guess that’s it for the LAPL photos.

kencmcintyre on November 13, 2008 at 9:35 pm

Here is a screen shot from “Uptown Saturday Night” (1974):