Gala Hollywood Premiere, Thursday, December 15, 1960 @ 8:30 PM
Regular Engagement: Friday, December 16, 1960 - Thursday, March 16, 1961 (13 Weeks)
The World of Suzie Wong
Starring William Holden and Nancy Kwan
Directed by Richard Quine
A World Enterprises Production in Technicolor
A Paramount Pictures Release
126 Minutes
Premiere to Benefit the Merchants Club of The City of Hope
"The Wolrd's Most Famous Theatre"
Thursday, January 19, 1961
Doris Day (38) Forecourt Ceremonies
 
Reported Gross "The World of Suzie Wong"
Week
Week Ending
Perfs.
Gross
1
Thursday, December 22, 1960
(8 Days)
36
 
2
Thursday, December 29, 1960
35
 
3
Thursday, January 5, 1961
35
 
4
Thursday, January 12,1961
35
 
5
Thursday, January 19, 1961
35
 
6
Thursday, January 26, 1961
35
 
7
Thursday, February 2, 1961
35
 
8
Thursday, February 9, 1961
35
 
9
Thursday, February 16, 1961
35
 
10
Thursday, February 23, 1961
35
 
11
Thursday, March 2, 1961
35
 
12
Thursday, March 9, 1961
35
 
13
Thursday, March 16, 1961
35
 
Totals
92 Days
Daily Average: $
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--
13 Weeks
Average Performance: $
456
 
Source: Variety
 
 
Friday, March 17, 1961 - Monday, May 8, 1961 (8 Weeks)
The Absent-Minded Professor
Starring Fred MacMurray and Nancy Olsen
Directed by Robert Stevenson
A Walt Disney Production / A Buena Vista Distribution Company Release
92 Minutes
"The Saga of Windwagon Smith" Starring Rex Allen and the Sons of the Pioneers / Directed by Charles A. Nichols / A Walt Disney Production in Technicolor / A Buena Vista Distribution Company Release

Reported Gross "The Absent-Minded Professor"
Week
Week Ending
Perfs.
Gross
1
Thursday, March 23, 1961
42
 
2
Thursday, March 30, 1961
42
 
3
Thursday, April 6, 1961
42
 
4
Thursday, April 13, 1961
42
 
5
Thursday, April 20, 1961
42
 
6
Thursday, April 27, 1961
42
 
7
Thursday, May 4, 1961
42
 
8
Monday, May 8, 1961 (4 Days)
24
 
Totals
53 Days
Daily Average: $
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8 Weeks
Average Performance: $
318
 
Source: Variety
 
Gala West Coast Premiere, Tuesday, May 9, 1961 @ 8:30 PM
Regular Engagement: Wednesday, May 10, 1961 - Tuesday, June 13, 1961 (5 Weeks)
The King and I
Starring Deborah Kerr and Yul Brynner
Directed by Walter Lang
A 20th Century-Fox Picture in CinemaScope 55
Presented in Grandeur 70mm, Technicolor and Stereophonic Sound
133 Minutes
Daily at: 12:00. 2:40, 5:00, 7:30 and 10:00 PM
Stars attending the Premiere:
Tom Allen / Michael Ansada / Frankie Avalon / Diane Baker / Stephen Boyd / Maggie Brown / Arlene Dahl / Pamela Danova / Barbara Eden / Elana Eden / Anne Francis / Brett Halsey / Mickey Hargitay / Anna Karen / Shirley Knight / Jayne Mansfield / Nobu McCarthy / Gadner McKay / Margo Moore / Jeff Morrow / Paula Prentiss / Edson Stroll / Joyce Taylor / Terry-Thomas / Robert Wagner / Ray Walston / Carol Wells / Natalie Wood

Premiere Proceeds to Benefit 8 Ball Welfare Foundation of the Greater Los Angeles Press Club
Thursday, May 18, 1961:

Grauman's Chinese theatre 34th Birthday Today

Reported Gross "The King and I"
Week
Week Ending
Perfs.
Gross
1
Tuesday, May 16, 1961 (8 Days)
36
 
2
Tuesday, May 23, 1961
35
 
3
Tuesday, May 30, 1961
35
 
4
Tuesday, June 6, 1961
35
 
5
Tuesday, June 13, 1961
35
 
Totals
36 Days
Daily Average: $
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--
5 Weeks
Average Performance: $
176
 
Source: Variety
 
 
Wednesday, June 14, 1961 - Tuesday, July 18, 1961 (5 Weeks)
By Love Possessed
Starring Lana Turner and Efrem Zimbalist Jr.
Directed by John Sturges
A United Artists Release in Color
115 Minutes
Road Runner Cartoon / A Warner Bros Release in Technicolor
Daily at: 12:00, 2:00, 4:00, 6:10, 8:20 and 10:30 PM
"Free Vial of 'By Love Possessed' Perfume to First 500 Women Attending Opening Day"

Reported Gross "By Love Possessed"
Week
Week Ending
Perfs.
Gross
1
Tuesday, June 20, 1961
42
 
2
Tuesday, June 27, 1961
42
 
3
Tuesday, July 4, 1961
42
 
4
Tuesday, July 11, 1961
42
 
5
Tuesday, July 18, 1961
42
 
Totals
35 Days
Daily Average: $
--
--
5 Weeks
Average Performance: $
210
 
Source: Variety

Photo by gorillasdontblog

 
Wednesday, July 19, 1961 - Tuesday, August 29, 1961 (6 Weeks)
Goodbye Again
Starring Ingrid Bergman and Yves Montand
Directed by Anatole Litvak
A United Artists Release
120 Minutes
"Splendors of Paris" Color Short
Daily at: 12:00, 2:55, 5:25, 7:55 and 10:30 PM
"Cooled by Refrigeration"

Reported Gross "Goodbye Again"
Week
Week Ending
Perfs.
Gross
1
Tuesday, July 25, 1961
35
 
2
Tuesday, August 1, 1961
35
 
3
Tuesday, August 8, 1961
35
 
4
Tuesday, August 15, 1961
35
 
5
Tuesday, August 22, 1961
35
 
6
Tuesday, August 29, 1961
35
 
Totals
42 Days
Daily Average: $
--
--
6 Weeks
Average Performance: $
210
 
Source: Variety

 
Wednesday, August 30, 1961 - Tuesday, October 17, 1961 (7 Weeks)
The Young Doctors
Starring Fredric March and Ben Gazzara
Directed by Phil Karlson
A Millar/Turnam Production / A United Artists Release
110 Minutes
"Speedway" Short on the Daytona, Florida Racerway
Daily at: 12:15, 2:15, 4:15, 6:15, 8:15 and 10:15 PM
"Cooled by Refrigeration"

Reported Gross "The Young Doctors"
Week
Week Ending
Perfs.
Gross
1
Tuesday, September 5, 1961
42
 
2
Tuesday, September 12, 1961
42
 
3
Tuesday, September 19, 1961
42
 
4
Tuesday, September 26, 1961
42
 
5
Tuesday, October 3, 1961
42
 
6
Tuesday, October 10, 1961
42
 
7
Monday, October 16, 1961
(6 Days)
36
 
Totals
48 Days
Daily Average: $
--
--
7 Weeks
Average Performance: $
286
 
Source: Variety
 
West Coast Premiere, Tuesday, October 17, 1961 @ 8:30 PM
Regular Engagement: Wednesday, October 18, 1961 - Monday, December 11, 1961 (8 Weeks)
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Starring Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard
Directed by Blake Edwards
A Jurow-Shepherd Production in Technicolor
A Paramount Release
115 Minutes
"Munro" Narrated by Howard Morris / Directed by Gene Deitch / A Rembrant Films Production in Color / Released by Paramount Pictures
Daily at: 12:00, 2:00, 4:00, 6:05, 8:10 and 10:30 PM
Tuesday, December 5, 1961
Natalie Wood (23) Forecourt Ceremonies
 
Reported Gross "Breakfast at Tiffany's"
Week
Week Ending
Perfs.
Gross
1
Tuesday, October 24, 1961
42
 
2
Tuesday, October 31, 1961
42
 
3
Tuesday, November 7, 1961
42
 
4
Tuesday, November 14, 1961
42
 
5
Tuesday, November 21, 1961
42
 
6
Tuesday, November 28, 1961
42
 
7
Tuesday, December 5, 1961
42
 
8
Monday, Decmber 11, 1961 (6 Days)
36
 
Totals
55 Days
Daily Average: $
--
--
8 Weeks
Average Performance: $
330
 
Source: Variety
 
  Tuesday, December 12, 1961:

THEATRE DARK
 
 
Hollywood Premiere, Wednesday, December 13, 1961 @ 8:30 PM
Regular Engagement: Thursday, December 14, 1961 - Thursday, January 17, 1963 (57 Weeks)
West Side Story
Starring Natalie Wood and Richard Beymer
Directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins
A United Artists Release in Panavision 70 and Technicolor
Presented in 70mm, and 6-Track Stereophonic Sound
152 Minutes
Awarded "Best Picture" by AMPAS, Monday, April 9, 1962, Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica

Reserved Seat Engagement Seats at Box Office or by Mail

Prices and Showtimes:

Evenings (Monday - Thursday) at 8:30 PM, and (Sunday) at 8:00 PM:
Loge: $2.80 / Orchestra: $2.20 and $1.65

Evenings (Friday, Saturday and Holidays) at 8:30 PM:
Loge: $3.50 / Orchestra: $2.80 and $2.20

Matinee (Wednesday) at 2:00 PM:
Loge: $2.20 / Orchestra: $1.65 and $1.25

Matinee (Staurday) at 2:00 PM:
Loge: $2.50 / Orchestra: $2.00 and $1.45

Matinee (Sunday) at 2:00 PM:
Loge: $2.80 / Orchestra: $2.20 and $1.65

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Special Holiday Matinees
Monday, December 18 through Friday, December 22 at 2:00 PM:
Loge: $2.20 / Orchestra: $1.65 and $1.25

Saturday, December 16, Sunday, December 17, Saturday, December 23 and Sunday, December 24 at 2:00 PM:
Loge: $2.50 / Orchestra: $2.00 and $1.45

Monday, December 25 through Monday, January 1, 1962 at 2:00 PM:
Loge: $2.80 / Orchestra: $2.20 and $1.65

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Evenings at 8:30 PM
Monday December 25, through Monday, January 1, 1962
Loge: $3.50 / Orchestra: $2.80 and $2.20

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Special Performance, Sunday, December 24 at 5:00 PM:
Loge: $2.80 / Orchestra: $2.20 and $1.65

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Special New Years Performance, Sunday, December 31 at 8:30 PM:
Loge: $5.00 / Orchestra: $4.00 and $2.50


Benefit Premiere Sponsored by the Women's Guild for Free Beds at Cedars of Lebanon - Mount Sinai Hospitals

Stars attending the Premiere:
Edie Adams / Gracie Allen / Jack Benny / Milton Berle / Richard Beymer / May Britt / George Burns / George Chakiris / Marge and Gower Champion / Ctd Charisse / Tony Curtis / Sammy Davis Jr. / Kirk Douglas / Mel Ferrer / James Gardner / Audrey Hepburn / Danny Kaye / Ernie Kovacs / Burt Lancaster / Peter Lawford / Janet Leigh / Jack Lemmon / Shirley MacLaine / Dean Martin / Tony Martin / Rita Moreno / Ronald Reagan / Debbie Reynolds Edward G. Robinson / Dinah Shore / Jean Simmons / Ann Sothern / James Stewart / Russ Tamblyn / John Wayne / Natalie Wood

KLAC Radio Disc Jockey Dick Haynes, Master of Ceremonies

Stars! Lights! Bleachers! Excitement!

 
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