Acme Theatre

6265 Hollywood Boulevard,
Los Angeles, CA 90028

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Previous Names: Idyl Hour Theatre

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Acme Theatre

The Idyl Hour Theatre is reputed to be the first movie theatre to operate in Hollywood, and it opened in 1911, operated by P.Tabor. It was located on the north-east corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street, close to where the Pantages Theatre is now located. On June 7, 1912 it was renamed Acme Theatre.

In 1913, the theatre was relocated further west to 6415 Hollywood Boulevard and it was renamed Iris Theatre. This location was to the eastern end of the block which contains the Warner Pacific Theatre.

As a footnote; The Iris Theatre was so successful that a new Iris Theatre was constructed across the street at 6508 Hollywood Boulevard in 1918, and in 2009, this building remains (currently closed) as the Fox Theatre.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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hollywoodtheatres on April 6, 2010 at 7:24 pm

DOCUMENTARY ON CLASSIC HOLLYWOOD CINEMAS – Lookn for interviewees, photos, videos of old hollywood


I’m and independent filmmaker working on a documentary about old movie theatres in hollywood (Iris, Warner, Pacific, Hollywood, Vogue, Grauman’s Chinese, Egyptian etc..) that have had an impact on the hollywood community, both as a symbol of Hollywood as well as the historical and heritage effects it has had on “hollywood” as an industry. We are profiling theatres that are currently functioning as well as the obsolete. If you worked in these theatres back in the day (during their highlights) and have interesting stories to tell, photos to show, video to talk about I would like to hear from you. Many older movie houses are being demolished due to new developments and it is important to help future generation know and understand how these movie palaces have helped shaped the Hollywood we know today. If you have any photos or videos with personal stories you’d like to share, please contact me (323) 876-0975 – – You must owns the materials you are willing to share (taken the picture- recorded the videos, written the letters, etc…)

If you do have materials you’d like to send that may help in accurate information, you are welcome to send it to me.

Jorge Ameer
Classic Hollywood Cinemas
Box 3204
Hollywood, California 90028

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