Music Box at Henry Fonda Theatre has closed – A first person account Music Box at Henry Fonda Theatre has closed – A first person account

Music Box at Henry Fonda Theatre has closed

Music Box at Henry Fonda Theatre has closed


Seemingly out of nowhere news broke this morning that the historic Music Box at Henry Fonda Theatre had closed its doors. There is some ambiguity to whether the closure is one of a permanent nature or temporary, but one thing is certain, The Music Box will not be having any shows anytime soon.
Living about a mile away from the iconic music venue I went down there at 11am today, January 6th 2012, and walked inside via a door that had been left ajar. Inside several manual laborers were removing what was left of the once immense lighting and sound systems that had made this venue one of the premiere places in Los Angeles to see a show. Five men who were presumably the ownership and management were at the frontbar discussing the logistics of moving everything out; there is no doubt in this writers mind that the Music Box in its current iteration is finished. When asked about the future of the venue one of the men stated that they would have no comment until next week, but thanked me for my support and for coming by. While being escorted out I had said how sorry I was to hear about the closure to which I received the response, “We’re all very sad, it’s a surprise to all of us.”
The venue’s promoter, Goldenvoice released the following statement:

January 6, 2012
At this time, it is our understanding that the closing of The Music Box is a short term closure, please be patient with us as we work out the details as they pertain to our previously scheduled shows.

What remains is a note on the box office window reading “Closed For Inventory” and the marquee outside which simply states: “CAN’T STOP THE MUSIC!”

Pinpoint will update this story as it develops.

Music Box at Henry Fonda Theatre has closed

Music Box at Henry Fonda Theatre has closed



3 Responses about “Music Box at Henry Fonda Theatre has closed – A first person account”

  • Bryce says:

    this is not cool man.

  • Music Man says:

    This was a great icon in the ’40’s and ’50’s and continuing into the new millenium. The old owners knew how to run the music business and knew how to treat people who worked for them with dignity and respect. Unfortunately, new owners came in who had plenty of money to spend wisely but instead they ran it into the ground. Did not treat their employees well, were irresponsible about paying their bills on time and, most of all, failed to respect GoldenVoice, the main vein to the Music Box.