AKA: Fox Wilshire Theater, Beverly Hills, CA; Wilshire Theatre, Beverly Hills, CA

Structure Type: built works - performing arts structures - theatres

Designers: Lee, S. Charles Architect (firm); Simeon Charles Lee (architect)

Dates: constructed 1929-1930

8440 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90211-3201

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Building History

Opening 09/13/1930, the Fox Wilshire Theatre was one of the flagships of the Fox West Coast chain, hosting a number of important movie premieres; Fox operated a number of venues in prestigious Beverly Hills, including the Fox Carthay Circle Theatre (another favorite spot for premieres), the Regina (later the Fine Arts), and the Fox Beverly; the Mann Theatre chain operated the Wilshire Theatre in the late 1970s, before its closure as cinema; actor/director John Cassavetes operated an office at the Fox Wilshire Building; the Nederlander Organization books Broadway shows at the Wilshire as of 2004.

Building Notes

Tel: (323) 468-1770 (2004).


The Fox Wilshire originally had 2,295 seats, but was reduced in size and reconfigured to accommodate 1,910 wider seats in the 1940s; in 1981, the venue was again renovated to house concerts and live theatre.

PCAD id: 3393