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The historic Los Feliz 3 Theatre is located on Vermont Ave., three blocks north of Hollywood Blvd., in one of L.A.’s most popular east-side neighborhoods. Designed by architect Clifford A. Balch, the Los Feliz opened in 1935 as a single-screen theatre, and was converted to a triplex in the early 1990s. It is owned and operated by Vintage Cinemas and situated next-door to Skylight Books with other well-known neighbors including House of Pies, the Dresden Lounge and Fred 62 a few short steps away.
The American Cinematheque will be programming 7 days a week in Cinema 1, which is the largest of the three screens (144 seats). With newly installed 35mm projectors, the AC will showcase films, Q&A’s and special events. Coming Soon.
1822 N Vermont Ave,
Los Angeles, CA 90027
323-664-2169 (Note: this is to speak to the Los Feliz 3 Box Office Directly)
To contact the American Cinematheque, email:
Cinema Three: 144 Seats
Seating is unreserved
There is ample street parking on side streets around the theatre, with a Public Parking lot located behind the theatre accessed off Russell Ave. Please park at your own discretion and be aware of signs for Restricted parking in the area.
Parking restrictions are subject to change at any time without the knowledge of the American Cinematheque.
Metro provides Rail and Bus transportation to the Los Feliz 3 Cinemas:
Rail: Metro B Line (Red) Station at Vermont / Sunset Station (0.46 mi. from the theatre)
Bus: Dash Hollywood Clockwise to Franklin & Vermont (0.09 mi. from theatre) or Metro Rapid Line 780 to Vermont / Prospect (0.17 mi. from theatre)
For your best route or more info, visit the Metro Trip Planner or call Go Metro or (323) 466-3876
The Los Feliz 3 Cinemas is ADA accessible and offers wheelchair seating with seats for both companions using wheelchairs and companions not using wheelchairs.
The restroom in the theatre lobby is wheelchair accessible.
Hearing Assist Headsets:
For ADA compliance, the Los Feliz 3 Cinemas are equipped with ALS / Hearing Assist headsets for all analog Film / Digital / Live P.A. presentations. The headsets amplify the volume of the soundtrack and/or live P.A. feed.
For DCPs (Digital Cinema Packages) that are equipped with Audio Descriptive and Closed Captioning tracks, the Los Feliz 3 Cinemas meet requirements for DCI Compliance with Audio Descriptive Channel and Cup Holder Mounted Closed Captioning Receivers. For Audio Descriptive Channel, headsets provide a separate track that describes the movie, in addition to the actual soundtrack. For Closed Captioning, a cup holder-mounted device displays the CC track. (Audio Descriptive and Closed Captioning are not available for analog film screenings.)
Audience members can request this equipment (either headsets and/or Closed Captioning devices) at the box office, and the manager on duty will assist them and provide instructions on the equipment’s use.