AKA: Fox West Coast Theatres Corporation, Fox Uptown Theatre, Los Angeles, CA; Fox Uptown Theater, Los Angeles, CA

Structure Type: built works - performing arts structures - theatres

Designers: Smith, L.A., Architect (firm); Lewis Arthur Smith (architect)

Dates: constructed 1924-1925

1008 South Western Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90006-2313

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South Western Avenue at 10th Street

The Fox Uptown had its opening on 12/29/1925, and was one of many theatres designed by the prolific architect, Lewis A. (L.A.) Smith. The National General Theatres exhibition chain owned the Uptown when it was demolished. It hosted a large premiere for the film "The Honeymoon's Over" in 1939.

This theatre seated approximately 1,600 people when it opened. Large metal scaffolding supported a rooftop sign reading, "Fox Uptown Theatre." A vertical marquee, hung from the side of the front facade read, "Uptown." The exterior had a Spanish/ Mediterranean Renaissance Style appearance. A Palladian window hung above the front entrance.

The theatre got new sound equipment in 1940-1941.

Demolished for an auto dealership in the early 1970s.

PCAD id: 11771