Tujunga Theatre

6721 Foothill Boulevard,
Tujunga, CA 91042

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Additional Info

Previously operated by: Edwards Cinemas

Architects: Simeon Charles Lee

Functions: Banquet Hall

Styles: Art Deco

Previous Names: Hilltop Theatre, Rainbow Theatre, Canyon Theatre

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The Glory Days

The Tujunga Theatre was opened by 1946. On July 13, 1966 it reopened as the Hilltop Theatre and closed in 1979. In recent years the former Tujunga Theatre was used as a nightclub. Today, it is a banquet hall, with most of the facade removed.

Contributed by William Gabel

Recent comments (view all 16 comments)

Broan on January 16, 2005 at 1:37 am

That preservationist website made my head hurt.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 8, 2006 at 2:42 pm

Here is photographic evidence of an earlier theatre in the Tujunga area.

kencmcintyre on September 23, 2007 at 9:23 pm

Here is a January 1980 ad from the LA Times:

DonSolosan on November 16, 2008 at 3:08 pm

6719-6723 Foothill Blvd is now a nightclub called Caesar’s.

DonSolosan on November 16, 2008 at 3:50 pm

Thank you, LM. My friends and I guessed nightclub because of the sheer size of the place. There are some subtle details that seem to point at this building’s theatrical origins, like a shape out front that looks remarkably like a marquee. Also, the building looks like it heads underground at the far end (to slope the floor for seating?), and there are escape exits at the ends with ramps that come back up to ground level.

Otherwise, you’d never guess that this had been a theater.

DonSolosan on November 17, 2008 at 10:03 pm

Large gallery at their website:


But I don’t know if any of that opulence is from the theater. Official word — it’s a banquet hall!

kencmcintyre on April 18, 2009 at 9:59 am

The banquet hall on the Google photo doesn’t match the 1982 photo at all.

DonSolosan on June 7, 2009 at 10:00 am

As Knatcal noted above, the entire facade was removed. A few bones show through, like the position of the doors and the frame of the marquee. But yes, they’ve remodeled the heck out of this place.

rivest266 on October 27, 2019 at 2:50 pm

This reopened as the Hilltop theatre on July 13th, 1966 and closed in 1979.

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