Fox Uptown Theatre
1008 S. Western Avenue,
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Architects: Lewis Arthur Smith
Styles: Spanish Renaissance
Previous Names: Uptown Theatre
The Uptown Theatre was located at the southwest corner of S. Western Avenue & W. Olympic Boulevard in Los Angeles (six blocks south of the soon to be built Wiltern Theatre). It opened on December 29, 1925 with Norma Talmadge in “Graustark” and on stage were Charlie Nelso and his Playboys. It was equipped with a Wurlitzer organ. It was built and operated by the West Coast Theatres chain. It had 1,715 seats and was soon part of the Fox West Coast Theatres chain.
This theatre ran first-run movies for Fox West Coast Theatres and seated 1,715 people. It also had a large roof top sign.
The theatre was last operated by National General Theatres and closed on October 23, 1959 with Vincent price in “The Tingler”. It was demolished in the mid-1960’s to build a Ralphs store. A Bank of America building stands on the site today.
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