Los Feliz 3 Cinemas

1822 N. Vermont Avenue,
Los Angeles, CA 90027

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Vintage Cinemas (Official)

Additional Info

Operated by: Vintage Cinemas

Previously operated by: Laemmle Theatres

Architects: Clifford A. Balch

Functions: Movies (First Run), Movies (Independent)

Styles: Art Deco

Previous Names: Los Feliz Theatre

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 323.664.2169

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Los Feliz 3 Cinemas

Located in the up-market district of Los Feliz, to the east of Hollywood. The Los Feliz Theatre opened on February 14, 1935 with Helen Hayes in “What Every Woman Knows” & Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy in “Babes in Toyland”. It had a seating capacity of 780.

It was triplexed on October 15, 1993. It is currently operated by Vintage Cinemas.

Contributed by Ray Martinez, Ken Roe

Recent comments (view all 43 comments)

Friendofthecity on August 26, 2011 at 3:43 pm

This used to be a sweet, architecturally nice, vintage theater until greed and bad management caused them to make it into a most disagreeable triplex, (even that made up name is disgusting and part of the devolution of English.) Avoid it at all costs. Much better to go to the beautiful and wonderful Vista Theater with its twenty seven sphinxes, great service from the whole crew, especially the legendary Victor who dresses up like a character in each of the movies while he takes your ticket! and the AMAZINGLY low prices! Six bucks for a movie!!!!! They also have made EVERY SEAT handicapped accessible, which means there is enough room for anyone, even my six foot eight inch best friend. BTW, I do NOT work there or know anyone who does. I just love it and am so disappointed in the Los Feliz “3,” which is a perfect example of a bad decision made worse by poor planning and uninspired workmanship. They made a once fun, neighborhood cinema into a hideous mess. Also, the crew has no pride in their work and the bathrooms are dirty, which is just one of the many side effects of bad architecture- it hurts the soul! Anyone who loves beauty should shun it.

susdefall on August 31, 2011 at 4:44 pm

As a very young teenager, the Los Feliz was my “neighborhood theater,” in the early 1960’s. It was a fantastic theater, first to show the then new European New Wave movies — Fellini, Swedish directors, Truffaut, et. al. I was overwhelmed at young age with the quality and content of these fabulous films — and they made a life-long impact on my understanding…of the world, of good movies, and of the various ways of viewing these ideas and people. My childhood/teenhood was strongly influenced by this theater and its repertoire — at that time!

ChasSmith on January 6, 2012 at 8:34 pm

I haven’t been in the Los Feliz since 1984 when I savored the experience of sitting through two showings of “Vertigo” in a lovely vintage, comfortable neighborhood theater perfectly befitting the film.

Danny Baldwin
Danny Baldwin on January 6, 2012 at 9:06 pm

One of the reason the Vista can still exist is because the Los Feliz serves as a moveover house. A necessary evil, I think.

dtrigubetz on January 15, 2013 at 1:07 am

I Metro in about once a month or so to go to the Los Feliz. They get good movies and I saw “Beast of the Southern Wild” in one of their small screening rooms before all the Oscar buzz. They have several nice indie film festivals each year. The theatre serves a valuable neighborhood purpose and I appreciate the $5.50 senior price.

Purist critics have no concept of how difficult it is to keep theatre lights on in 2013. Don’t shun, attend.

bobster1985 on August 14, 2013 at 1:30 am

I’m pretty sure I’ve found some images of the Los Feliz from 1950. They come from a public service film called ‘Dangerous Stranger.’ I’m posting them in the photo section – if someone would be so kind as to confirm they are from the Los Feliz, I’d appreciate it.

Logan5 on November 1, 2014 at 3:08 am

According to the May 10, 1968 edition of The Van Nuys News from Van Nuys, California (Page 54), the Los Feliz Theatre was one of the very few theaters anywhere to host a theatrical showing of The Beatles' 1967 made-for-tv movie “Magical Mystery Tour” (May 10-11, 1968): “Los Feliz Slates Benefit Showing of Beatles Movie: Two special midnight benefit showings of the Beatles' new film "Magical Mystery Tour,” will be staged tonight and tomorrow at the Los Feliz Theatre. The film, originally made and shown on British television, stars the Beatles and was written and directed by them. All proceeds from this Los Angeles showing will go to the Underground Radio Strike Fund. Donations are $3.00. Seating is limited to the two performances."

ridethectrain on September 21, 2020 at 2:11 am

Please update, 305 seats

ridethectrain on July 6, 2021 at 10:39 am

Please update, triplex on October 15, 1993. Grand opening ad in photos section.

ckyrico on August 8, 2021 at 2:18 pm

For the record, this theater finally reopened (after the March 16, 2020 Covid shutdown) on August 7, 2021. American Cinematheque has partnered with the theater, and I believe one of the screens is being programmed full-time by them for repertory shows, Q&As, etc. Here’s an excerpt from a May 19, 2021 Variety article following an AC press release: “ while the Egyptian Theatre remains closed for renovation until late 2022, the American Cinematheque has partnered with the Los Feliz 3 Theatre to showcase films, Q&As and special events seven days a week beginning late July. In line with the American Cinematheque’s ongoing programming, the Los Feliz 3 has installed reel-to-reel 35mm projectors.”

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