Silent Movie Theatre

Los Angeles, United States

Status: temporarily closed

By: Silke Laux
Last update: 31/10/2020
Facade of the Silent Movie Theatre, Los Angeles
Silent Movie Theatre, Los Angeles

Year of first opening: 1942
Year of reopening: 1999, 2007, 2019
Architectural style: postmodern, modernist, art deco
Number of screens: 1
Number of seats: 158

The historic Silent Movie Theatre opened in 1942 in North Hollywood, LA, in the era of the Great Depression. Until recently it was the only remaining silent movie theatre worldwide showing silent shorts, classics, cartoons, and serials. After the killing of the owner Laurence Austin in 1997 the theatre was reopened in 1999 by Charlie Lustman who sold the theatre in 2006 to Cinefamily. Fairfax Theater took over in 2017.

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