West Angeles Performing Arts Theatre

3020 Crenshaw Boulevard,
Los Angeles, CA 90018

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sjs1234 on April 5, 2006 at 1:57 pm

I was there in 1986 and I’m pretty sure it was 35mm only.

moviebluedog on September 4, 2005 at 5:30 pm


Was this theatre ever equipped for 70mm that you’re aware of?

ChrisB on August 8, 2004 at 3:36 pm

I saw the Japanese war film “Zero” in 1985 there. The style of the place was very low-key in and out but the quality of the print and projection were dazzling! Somebody there cared what they were doing. Wasn’t there a neon clock near one of the exits?

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on August 7, 2004 at 5:37 pm

I have a note to myself that I saw the Japanese film “Four Sisters” (“Shimaizaka”, directed by Nobuhiko Obayashi) here in July of 1986. It was the only time I ever visited the theatre. Do any Angeleno film buffs know if this place is still around?

William on October 2, 2002 at 12:53 pm

This theatre opened as the Crenshaw theatre in the early 40’s and it seated 800 people.

William on January 15, 2002 at 1:15 pm

The Kokusai theatre’s address was 3020 Crenshaw Blvd.

William on October 8, 2001 at 2:47 pm

This theatre is located on Crenshaw Blvd, not to far from the Fox Adams theatre. This theatre was running as an independent theatre till the late 80’s, running films from Japan. The front of the theatre was very plain.