Sherman Theater

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The Sherman theater in Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley. 1980, taken by Robert Stone II
May 7,1977 LA Times Ad

Theater Location: 15052 Ventura Boulevard, Sherman Oaks, CA

Theater Open Date: 1949

Theater Status: Closed


The Sherman Theater was one of The First 30 US Theaters hosting The Rocky Horror Picture Show as a midnight movie, starting Saturday midnight shows in May of 1977. The theater was owned and operated by Landmark Theatres (then Parallex Theatres) who also ran L.A. theaters the Fox Venice Theater, the Nuart Theater and the Rialto Theatre in Pasadena and The Oriental Theatre in Milwaukee, WI, which were all hosting monthly, one day Revival House Screenings of ''The Rocky Horror Picture Show''.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show played at the Sherman from May 7, 1977 until December 27, 1980.
It closed when the building's owner decided to sell and did not renew Landmark's lease. It remained empty long enough to be seen in the 1983 feature film Valley Girl, which also featured a shot of the Tiffany Theater and The Tiffany Troupe. The building was torn down soon after to make way for retail space.

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