UA Westwood

10889 Wellworth Avenue,
Los Angeles, CA 90024

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Additional Info

Previously operated by: United Artists Theater Circuit Inc.

Architects: Daniel T. Uesugi

Firms: Uesugi & Associates

Functions: Drugstore

Previous Names: UA Cinema Center-Westwood, UA Coronet

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This was a conversion of an automobile showroom into 4-screen theatre which opened July 26, 1972. Originally, the UA Cinema Center-Westwood, it became the UA Coronet from December 16, 1983. It finally operated as the UA Westwood. It screened first-run films and most notably was the premier westside location of Woody Allen’s films back when he was with Orion. In September/October 1987 two of the smaller screens were combined and it became a triplex. On July 9, 1993 it became the UA Westwood, with all three screens equipped with 70mm projection and two of the screens THX certified.

Contributed by James Lehmann

Recent comments (view all 22 comments)

Knatcal on September 30, 2009 at 4:49 pm

I saw “The Doors” here. This is the one and only film I ever saw here. In the 1980’s when Westwood was very popular and contained many theaters, I did frequent Westwood a lot, but I – and most of the pedestrians – usually stayed north of Wilshire in what is known as Westwood Village. I don’t remember much about the theater so I doubt it could have been truly memorable.

William on June 18, 2010 at 9:17 pm

This UA opened with the films “The Burglars”, “Fritz the Cat”, “ Filmore” and “The New Centurions”.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 12, 2010 at 6:47 pm

This building originally housed an automobile dealership. The conversion into a theater was designed by San Francisco architect Daniel T. Uesugi, Uesugi & Associates. It was one of a number of projects Uesugi designed for the United Artists circuit.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on October 12, 2010 at 7:03 pm

Opened with an X-rated film,“FRITZ THE CAT”.The rest R rated I think.

Coate on June 29, 2016 at 6:27 pm

During what year was the (unusual) transition from four to three screens?

rivest266 on August 6, 2016 at 9:02 am

July 26th, 1972 grand opening ad in photo section.

patryan6019 on August 12, 2016 at 4:40 am

Coate…The year was 87. The transition began the week of September 14. The reopening was 10/23.

Richie_T on April 2, 2017 at 10:38 pm

It’s a trip getting your prescription filled in the exact spot you once saw The Doors.

rivest266 on March 27, 2021 at 7:59 pm

Reopened as United Artists Westwood on July 9th, 1993 with all 3 screens with 70mm projection. Two were THX certified. Grand opening ad posted.

ball_jeffrey on March 30, 2023 at 2:45 pm

I worked as a projectionist at the UA Coronet from Spring 1991-Summer 1994, when I was hired away by SDDS at Sony Pictures.

We did a lot of radio screenings and premieres there. I have fond memories of that time and the staff there.

The theater was briefly closed and remodeled in late 1992 (I think) until it was reopened in July of 1993. The four theaters were reconfigured to three.

Sadly, like many of the Westwood theaters, it’s long gone.

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