Comments from MagicLantern

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MagicLantern commented about Aero Theatre on Jan 4, 2005 at 2:14 am

Oh, and View link

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MagicLantern commented about Aero Theatre on Jan 4, 2005 at 2:07 am

There’s a Ray Harryhausen tribute here on January 16, 2005.

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MagicLantern commented about Studs at the Pussycat Theatre on Jan 3, 2005 at 4:13 am

They’ve just uncovered the painted-over Pussycat Girl above their marquee – it makes the whole building stand out now. Someone at the front desk also indicated there would be renovations in future.

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MagicLantern commented about Vine Theatre on Jan 2, 2005 at 8:08 pm

Hey, Ken – is there going to be some kind of Cinema Treasures meet-up at some point when you do visit? Southern California’s a lot more clement than England this time of year!

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MagicLantern commented about Rolling Hills Theater on Dec 29, 2004 at 6:53 pm

Bah. The comment about your memory was not meant as a derogatory one. The addresses of both theatres were given as Crenshaw / Pacific Coast Highway – you’re more likely to find gas stations opposite each other on street corners than theatres. I miss the Parasol, too!

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MagicLantern commented about Jewel Theater on Dec 29, 2004 at 8:26 am

Ruben’s Garment Cutting currently resides at 3817 Whittier Boulevard.

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MagicLantern commented about Unique Theatre on Dec 29, 2004 at 8:23 am

This building either houses Estella’s Jewelry or the Unique Dollar Store (which implies that some of the theatre was preserved in some way).

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MagicLantern commented about Golden Gate Theatre on Dec 29, 2004 at 8:20 am

Theatres in East Los Angeles you may have known and / or loved:

Alameda Theatre / United Artists Theatre
Bonito Theatre
Boulevard Theatre / New Boulevard
Brooklyn Theatre
The Center Theatre
Crystal Theatre
Garden Theatre
Jewel Theatre
Joy Theatre
Keystone Theatre
Meralta Theatre
Monterey Theatre
National Theatre
Royale Theatre
Swickard’s Strand Theatre / The Strand Theatre
Unique Theatre
Vern Theatre
Victoria Theatre

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MagicLantern commented about Bear Tooth Theatre Pub on Dec 29, 2004 at 7:50 am

The sixth photograph down is that of the Denali Theatre marquee fter a massive earthquake and landslide: View link

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MagicLantern commented about Rolling Hills Theater on Dec 29, 2004 at 6:16 am

Someone saw that it shared an address with this theatre and expunged it from the record. It seemed like the same theatre, I guess. Unfortunate – with all the negative publicity surrounding this theatre – that we still don’t know its actual street address. Occasionally the board will eat comments – a whole bunch got lost during the board update; I’m just glad that my current mania for southern California theatres drove me to save the comments for each theatre before the board updated!

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MagicLantern commented about Laurel Theatre on Dec 29, 2004 at 2:54 am

In 1964, Life Magazine had an article about homosexuals in San Francisco, in which photographs of the interior of this building were published – it was a gay bar known as the Jumping Frog at that time.

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MagicLantern commented about Art 1 & 2 Theatres on Dec 29, 2004 at 2:48 am

Apparently still laboring under the “adult sex shop” banner, this is now called the Art Theatre and is still open.

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MagicLantern on Dec 29, 2004 at 2:42 am

It’s now the Ruby Skye nightclub. A recent photograph of the marquee can be found here: http://www.indybay.org/uploads/2_ruby_skye.jpg

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MagicLantern commented about Ramrod Theatre on Dec 28, 2004 at 10:19 am

A name rivaled only by the old Sho-Mor Theatre in Los Angeles!

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MagicLantern commented about Granada Theater on Dec 28, 2004 at 10:03 am

The wall dividing the balcony was removed earlier last year and those screens were removed; they’re currently showing art of some kind in the lobby so it’s kind of open.

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MagicLantern commented about Saban Theatre on Dec 28, 2004 at 6:18 am

The previous comment might seem as if the Wilshire has suddenly been demolished, but happily – not the case. He’s talking about the Warner in Beverly Hills.

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MagicLantern commented about Velaslavasay Panorana on Dec 27, 2004 at 10:54 pm

They just sent me a recent photograph of the theatre – it looks awesome; there’s going to be a marquee-lighting ceremony sometime soon. Change this to “Open / Renovating / Restoring” – there’ll be a little party at 4 p.m. on January 2 to unveil the new theatre look.

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MagicLantern commented about CineLux New Delta Cinema on Dec 27, 2004 at 9:10 pm

Let it be noted that this Brentwood is in the East Bay region of northern California (near Fremont), and should not be confused with the Brentwood area of Los Angeles.

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MagicLantern commented about Holly Cinema on Dec 27, 2004 at 3:11 am

This theatre was indeed renamed the Colony Theatre at one point in the 1940s.

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MagicLantern commented about Alpine Theatre on Dec 24, 2004 at 9:09 pm

It’s still there. You kind of have to know where to look, though.

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MagicLantern commented about Rolling Hills Theater on Dec 23, 2004 at 3:01 am

Well, gee whiz – couldn’t you take that one insular little memory that was mistakenly included under the United Artists theatre entry that just got axed, and put it in here?

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MagicLantern commented about Washington Theatre on Dec 21, 2004 at 11:48 pm

That roof sign is gone (where do you put something like that, anyway?) but the theatre’s still there, albeit gated and boarded up. I wonder if there’s been more strides made in renovating it?

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MagicLantern commented about Star's Palace on Dec 21, 2004 at 11:46 pm

Not too long ago, the guy who was renovating the Oasis Historical Theatre in Pasadena was looking at taking this one on, too.

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MagicLantern commented about Crest Theatre on Dec 21, 2004 at 8:39 pm

I see in your future…a trip to the downtown Los Angeles Central Library…

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MagicLantern commented about Crest Theatre on Dec 21, 2004 at 8:23 pm

They usually mosey through the comments sometime during the day. Squeaky wheel, grease, etc. The theatre’s in walking distance of every other theatre in Westwood, too.