Pacific 1-2-3

6433 Hollywood Boulevard,
Los Angeles, CA 90028

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spectrum on August 3, 2023 at 5:59 pm

google street view from august 2022 - no change. still boarded up.

CTCrouch on March 26, 2023 at 6:19 pm

Unfortunately, none of the theatre chains currently have the financial means, nor does such a project fit within the business models most are following. At this point, I think it would take a major developer and a project similar to what occurred with the Texaco Building/United Artist Theatre conversion to the ACE Hotel/Theatre.

Beyond the theatre, anyone taking on the site would have to address the large office/retail building which encases the theatre. It stands as somewhat of a “white elephant” property; requiring a massive investment to bring back. That’s not to say it couldn’t or shouldn’t be done, but there has been little indication that anyone is interested in making such an investment. The current owners appear content with siting on the property as a tax write-off and speculative long term land investment.

Larry Wilson
Larry Wilson on March 26, 2023 at 12:36 pm

Surely there has to be some theater chain in LA other than AMC that could be looking to restore the Pacific. If Pacific Theatres hadn’t screwed things up so badly, it could have been a nice location in downtown Hollywood proper, maybe even a second Hollywood ArcLight screen. At the very least, it should become a state of the art screening room for the industry.

CTCrouch on April 13, 2022 at 11:31 pm

Yes, the entire structure remains vacant and, as far as I know, is still owned by the Robertson Property Group. The various proposals involving the site never went anywhere and it has been a few years since anything noteworthy has even been suggested. About the only bright side is that the building is well secured and monitored (i.e. there are no issues with break-ins/vandalism/squatters/etc.).

DavidZornig on April 13, 2022 at 2:23 pm

The Google street view from November 2021 shows that to be the case.

bigjoe59 on April 13, 2022 at 12:51 pm


as I asked in Nov. 2019 is the theater just boarded up sitting there gathering dust?

Joseph Anthony Sobora
Joseph Anthony Sobora on April 13, 2022 at 7:26 am

Last day operation of the “Hollywood Pacific” (Pacific 1-2-3) on Sunday, August 15, 1994 with “Mi Vida Loca (My Crazy Life)” from Pacific Theatres. It closed the following day.

MSC77 on December 19, 2021 at 12:17 am

Kubrick’s A CLOCKWORK ORANGE opened here fifty years ago today.

Metropolite on November 14, 2021 at 7:19 am

The KFWB call letters were for “Five Warner Brothers”.

davidkaye on August 25, 2020 at 12:06 am

Originally the two radio towers supported a horizontal wire antenna which was strung between them. The transmitter moved away in 1950.

bigjoe59 on November 21, 2019 at 12:23 pm

Hello from NYC-

as I aske din July is this theater still boarded up and just sitting there?

rivest266 on November 20, 2019 at 4:59 pm

This reopened as the Hollywood Pacific Triplex on May 26th, 1978. Grand opening ad posted.

bigjoe59 on July 25, 2019 at 11:55 am


this theater reminds me of the Alexandria in San Francisco. another movie palace boarded up and just sitting there.

DavidZornig on July 25, 2019 at 11:13 am

2018 link with a miniature diorama including the Warners.

MSC77 on April 4, 2018 at 4:37 am

Just in time for the big anniversary, here’s a new retrospective article on Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey.” The Warner Hollywood/Hollywood Pacific and lots of other cinemas get mentioned in the piece.

Still the Ultimate Trip: Remembering “2001: A Space Odyssey” on its 50th Anniversary

DavidZornig on January 9, 2018 at 8:31 pm

1946 photo added courtesy of James J. Chun.

DavidZornig on August 5, 2017 at 7:50 am

Yesterday’s LA Curbed article about the Warner with photos.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on July 18, 2017 at 9:43 pm

Thanks for posting the photos, Matt. I was only in the Warner Hollywood once, when I was about nine years old and our elementary school class went on a field trip to see This is Cinerama. The auditorium looks a bit smaller than I remember it,perhaps because the upper part is obscured by the triplexing.

Also, there were the three Cinerama projection booths on the orchestra floor when I was there, and we were seated close beside the central one and very near the enormous screen. But I actually have a clearer memory of the lobby than I do of the auditorium. It’s good to see that the decorative detail is still in pretty good condition.

Matt Lambros
Matt Lambros on July 18, 2017 at 11:52 am

I recently photographed the Warner (Pacific) Hollywood Theatre. Check out the photographs and a short write up at the link above.

DavidZornig on April 20, 2017 at 9:06 pm

1965 photo added courtesy of the Americas Past In Photos Facebook page.

JimFarris on April 17, 2017 at 2:40 pm

One of my best moving gowing memories ever as a kid. Mom and Dad took me to “How the West Was Won” in REAL Cinerama. The early 60’s were not so happy at my house but this cinema treat was amazing.

rivest266 on August 5, 2016 at 4:12 pm

April 26th, 1928 grand opening ad in the photo section.

CStefanic on May 17, 2016 at 1:17 pm

I hope so. It’s deserves to show films once again.

To be honest, anyone who holds leases/rights/et al on any of the remaining palaces/houses would be stupid to demolish. Soon conglomerate multiplexes are going to lose their vogue, the real estate for cost per square foot to show a film will be too much, and the smart studios will send their pictures to a more levelled, reasonably priced, and elegantly structured house or palace, on the Blvd or not.

I only pray it is sooner rather than later.

esther414 on May 17, 2015 at 10:16 am

Terrywade, have not heard this rumour at all. City would not allow the building to be demolished. Hotel would not be a bad idea. I have a sense this amazing theatre will come to life again.

terrywade on January 22, 2015 at 7:41 pm

The Forman/Pacific owners are getting money hungry again. They want to unload this former Pacific Cinerama theatre that has sat dead for many years. The wrecking ball is coming soon for a new hotel on Hollywood Blvd on the spot this old Warner Hollywood Theatre stands empty today. Time to re open for something before the jack hammers come in.