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Once upon a time, someone posted this: “C_Jepsen > Apr 14, 2003 2:07 AM EDT
Titan Center (of which the theatre is a part), is one of the largest and last extant examples of Googie archtiecture. Beneath the theatre’s cantilevered folded-plate roof, you’ll find all the elements: Flagcrete walls, vast windows facing busy streets, space-age light fixtures and sub-tropical landscaping. Although no longer used as a movie theatre, the Titan retains most of its original features. For example, the box office, concession stand, poster frames and projection room stairs haven’t aged a day. Titan Center originally served the students of California State University Fullerton, which is located directly across Nutwood Avenue. The center included the first CSUF bookstore, (now Hope’s library), which was the largest bookstore in Orange County when it opened. Ronald Pierce of Tustin says, "Their athletic teams are called the Titans. The theatre was called Loew’s Titan when it opened in 1966, and when it closed in 1976, it was being operated by General Cinemas. Today, the theatre is the auditorium for Hope University International, which has taken over the surround shopping center for their campus. The modernistic architecture remains, except for the Titan lettering, which has been removed.”
This theatre was located on Figueroa Street, four or five storefronts left of Highland Park Bank, in Highland Park.
The nearby Echo Park Film Centre has wanted to rent this space out and expand its agenda, but no luck thus far (purportedly the current owners of this space are averse to that).
They still have performances scheduled through November.
Also known as the Egyptian Theatre in 1935.
The building is still there – not sure about the theatre inside it, though.
This theatre was located at 302 South Catalina Avenue.
This theatre should be listed as being in Highland Park, not Los Angeles.
Divining the number of seats in a theatre helps to clear up if one theatre in town was simply renamed or was another theatre entirely.
This theatre was located at 217 East Philadelphia Street.
One of the Robert Lippert chain of theatres.
Denny’s comment in full was: “Denny > Nov 30, 2002 10:14 PM EST
The murders happened in February 1973. The feature film was Disney’s "World’s Greatest Athlete”. The bodies were taken out on coroner’s wheeled gurneys durning the morning as kids came to line up at the ticket window but a note on the ticket booth window announced that the theatre will be closed until further notice. The story was covered by all the major TV networks and got coverage around the world."
A duplicate listing for this theatre is here: /theaters/1038/
After moviemanforever’s comment ended on the old board after “…and waited for the movie to start.”, he continued: “Just as I had finished about half of the weenie, I bit into a folded piece of paper – it was the free pass!! I used it a couple of nights later to see – yes – "Good Times” (Sonny & Cher) plus “Ride The Wild Surf” (Fabian, Tab Hunter, and a bleached blonde Shelley Fabares). The Ritz didn’t have the prestige of the UA, Fox, or Academy in Inglewood. However, considering the diversity of films shown there and the conversion into the Cine, it was, without a doubt, the most interesting."
It’s now operating as some kind of community centre.
The marquee isn’t entirely blank – the clinging letters remaining on one of its sides spell out a screening of Esther Williams' “Million Dollar Mermaid” (1952).
As in the photograph above, it was also known as Chotiner’s Ravenna Theatre in the 1930s.
The address of this theatre is 6107 South Main Street.
Oh, and it use to be called the Del Mar when it first opened.
The address of this theatre is 17801 East Gale Avenue, City of Industry CA 91748.
Many aeons ago, someone posted this: “charlessheen > May 14, 2003 1:21 PM EDT
Iâ€™m new to this group, but anyway, I live 3 blocks from the old Picfair site. My mom use to go to the shoe repair store that was on the corner of the theatre. They tore down the remains of the Picfair in early 1995 (me and my friends broke in to see the inside for my 13th birthday). I have a brick from the theatre. I really thought nobody cared about its history but me so yea, cool site.”
The address of this theatre is 9100 South Sepulveda Boulevard.
That “Bond” sign in the 1942 photograph above is still there.
John Coltrane’s son Ravi worked at the Topanga Theatre?!
That sure looks like an interior view of this theatre, though. Maybe they were the avant-garde grindhouse theatre?