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Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 11:43 am
"In July 2009, as nearby Farmers Market celebrates its 75th Anniversary, news of proposals were released to possibly demolish the 80 years old Fairfax Theatre, and build a 71-unit condominium building with retail and parking on the site. The proposal made by the buildings owners of 10-years, B & F Associates of Santa Monica, stated that there were plans to retain the original theatre facade in the proposed redevelopment, which will need city council approval.
Regency Theatres, who are the current operators of the Fairfax Cinemas, were unaware of the proposals until they were announced."
Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 11:50 am
Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 1:31 pm
Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 3:55 pm
LOS ANGELES TIMES
Fairfax Theatre may do a slow dissolve
Preservationists seek to modify plans to turn the Art Deco building into a complex with stores and condos.
By Bob Pool
January 14, 2010
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me ... 1518.story
Posted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 5:29 am
Did they paint over the ghost sign announcing that the Talkies had arrived?
Posted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 10:26 am
They may have, Adrienne. I walked around the building a few months ago and didn't see anything like that.
Posted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 3:39 pm
Wow..that was such a great thing to see. Thanks, Gnomus.
Posted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 6:09 pm
Posted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:22 am
Apparently they suffered some water damage from the rain and are closed for a few days.
Posted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 6:48 pm
They had a really bad leak(s) in the ceiling last winter as well. My mom actually got a cold after we went to see a movie there. I hope there are some plans to address that in the preservation effort, because roofs can be expensive!
Posted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 2:11 am
I noticed these holes in the ceiling, probably from rain damage, when I was there in October. They kept the lighting low, probably to try to hide the holes and the numerous water stains, but the flash from my camera (between shows) caught it.
The two smaller screens, which were the left and right rear of the original theatre layout, had a dropped ceiling of acoustic tile that was partially, er, dropped. Several tiles were missing, leaving holes where you could see the darkness where the actual theatre ceiling was several feet above in unknown condition, and a group of seats underneath were ruined and taped off. But at least the way they triplexed the theatre looks like it would be very easily undone. Remove the added walls and the low acoustic tile ceiling, put seats back in where the walls were, and you're back to the initial one-screen configuration.
Posted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 9:51 pm
Posted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 9:45 pm
Regency is no longer operating the Fairfax and it's Historic-Cultural Monument nomination is coming up soon. Good pics at Curbed.
http://la.curbed.com/archives/2010/01/f ... inside.php
Posted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 6:12 pm
Another codos for Theater boondoggle
Posted: Sun Jun 13, 2010 6:42 am
Seems to be typical: demolition by neglect, then offer to save the façade to develop condos. Posted a similar story in:
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