Tujunga Theatre

6721 Foothill Boulevard,
Tujunga, CA 91042

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rivest266 on October 27, 2019 at 2:50 pm

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

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.

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 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!

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 16, 2008 at 3:08 pm

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

kencmcintyre on September 23, 2007 at 9:23 pm

Here is a January 1980 ad from the LA Times:

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

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

Broan on January 16, 2005 at 1:37 am

That preservationist website made my head hurt.

trooperboots on January 16, 2005 at 12:21 am

Here is a great photograph of the theater from 1943…..
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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on December 6, 2004 at 2:57 pm

The Tujunga Theatre was built in 1937/38, opening in 1938.

It was later also known as the Hilltop Theatre, Rainbow Theatre and finally the Canyon Theatre.

Knatcal on November 25, 2004 at 11:32 am

Portions of the Tujunga Theater remain as the “SIS Palace” Banquet Hall. However the entire art deco facade has been removed. A great photograph of the original Tujunga Theatre facade is at the Bolton Hall Museum in Tujunga.

MagicLantern on October 4, 2004 at 12:37 pm

An incredibly impassioned site devoted to the doomed preservation of this theatre can be found here: http://www.positiveenergy.com/YOUsave.html

William on November 12, 2003 at 5:03 pm

The Tujunga Theatre was located at 6721 Foothill Blvd.

Senorsock on November 5, 2003 at 3:42 pm

The Tujunga is a familiar story: a once nice local single screen theatre in the 1930’s and 1940’s, it deteriorated over the years, showing X rated fare in the early ‘70’s, then made a comeback as a second run bargain house. It finally closed up for good in the 1990’s and was replaced by an apartment building. There is no sign that a theatre was EVER in this location.