Fox Bruin Theater

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Fox Bruin Theater
Fox Bruin Theater (Westwood).jpg
Bruin Theater
Location926-950 Broxton Avenue, Westwood, Los Angeles, California
Coordinates34°3′45.76″N 118°26′48.76″W / 34.0627111°N 118.4468778°W / 34.0627111; -118.4468778Coordinates: 34°3′45.76″N 118°26′48.76″W / 34.0627111°N 118.4468778°W / 34.0627111; -118.4468778
Built1937
ArchitectS. Charles Lee
Architectural style(s)Streamline Moderne
Governing bodyPrivate
DesignatedJune 21, 1988
Reference no.361
Fox Bruin Theater is located in the Los Angeles metropolitan area
Fox Bruin Theater
Location of Fox Bruin Theater in the Los Angeles metropolitan area

The Fox Bruin Theater is a 670-seat movie palace located in the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, near University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).[1]

History[edit]

The Bruin is located in the heart of the Mediterranean-themed Westwood Village shopping and cinema precinct, opposite the prominent white tower of the Fox Village Theater. The structure was designed by movie theater architect, S. Charles Lee, with a Streamline Moderne marquee, and opened in 1937. It is named after the UCLA mascot Joe Bruin. It is currently operated by Regency Theatres. The theater is often used for private events, such as film and television show premieres.[2]

It was designated a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument (HCM #361) in 1988.[3][4]

In popular culture[edit]

The theater featured in the music video of "Praise You" by Fatboy Slim and was animated in Grand Theft Auto V as well, as the Tivoli Cinema. It was prominently featured in Quentin Tarantino's film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, in which actress Sharon Tate (portrayed by Margot Robbie in the movie) is shown watching the film The Wrecking Crew.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Doyne, Shannon (2020-02-10). "In the Age of Digital Streaming, Are Movie Theaters Still Relevant?". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-03-08.
  2. ^ Bryant, Jacob (2016-02-12). "J.J. Abrams Wanted James Franco for '11.22.63' After Reading His Article on the Book". Variety. Retrieved 2020-03-08.
  3. ^ "Historic Landmarks Detail | Los Angeles City Planning". planning.lacity.org. Retrieved 2020-03-08.
  4. ^ Department of City Planning. "Designated Historic-Cultural Monuments". City of Los Angeles. Archived from the original on 2010-06-09. Retrieved 2010-06-15.
  5. ^ Doyne, Shannon (2020-02-10). "In the Age of Digital Streaming, Are Movie Theaters Still Relevant?". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-03-08.