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MagicLantern commented about Sunbeam Theatre on Oct 4, 2004 at 2:06 pm

This theatre was located on Figueroa Street, four or five storefronts left of Highland Park Bank, in Highland Park.

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MagicLantern commented about Studio 1 Theatre on Oct 4, 2004 at 2:04 pm

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).

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MagicLantern commented about Tiffany Theater on Oct 4, 2004 at 1:53 pm

They still have performances scheduled through November.

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MagicLantern commented about High Street Arts Center on Oct 4, 2004 at 1:49 pm

Also known as the Egyptian Theatre in 1935.

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MagicLantern commented about Temple Theatre on Oct 4, 2004 at 1:36 pm

The building is still there – not sure about the theatre inside it, though.

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MagicLantern commented about Strand Theater on Oct 4, 2004 at 12:55 am

This theatre was located at 302 South Catalina Avenue.

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MagicLantern commented about Starland Theatre on Oct 4, 2004 at 12:09 am

This theatre should be listed as being in Highland Park, not Los Angeles.

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MagicLantern commented about Roxy Theatre on Oct 3, 2004 at 11:24 pm

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.

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MagicLantern commented about Roxy Theatre on Oct 3, 2004 at 1:09 am

This theatre was located at 217 East Philadelphia Street.

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MagicLantern commented about Round Up Theatre on Oct 3, 2004 at 1:04 am

One of the Robert Lippert chain of theatres.

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MagicLantern commented about Rolling Hills Theater on Oct 2, 2004 at 7:09 pm

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."

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MagicLantern on Oct 2, 2004 at 6:52 pm

A duplicate listing for this theatre is here: /theaters/1038/

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MagicLantern commented about Ritz Theater on Oct 2, 2004 at 6:46 pm

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."

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MagicLantern commented about Ritz Theater on Oct 2, 2004 at 6:44 pm

It’s now operating as some kind of community centre.

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MagicLantern commented about Rialto Theatre on Oct 2, 2004 at 6:31 pm

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).

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MagicLantern commented about Ravenna Theater on Oct 2, 2004 at 6:09 pm

As in the photograph above, it was also known as Chotiner’s Ravenna Theatre in the 1930s.

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MagicLantern commented about Princess Theatre on Oct 2, 2004 at 1:22 am

The address of this theatre is 6107 South Main Street.

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MagicLantern commented about Plaza Playhouse Theatre on Oct 2, 2004 at 1:18 am

Oh, and it use to be called the Del Mar when it first opened.

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MagicLantern commented about AMC Plaza 10 on Oct 2, 2004 at 1:11 am

The address of this theatre is 17801 East Gale Avenue, City of Industry CA 91748.

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MagicLantern commented about Picfair Theatre on Oct 2, 2004 at 1:02 am

Many aeons ago, someone posted this: “charlessheen > May 14, 2003 1:21 PM EDT
I’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.”

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MagicLantern commented about Paradise Theatre on Oct 2, 2004 at 12:54 am

The address of this theatre is 9100 South Sepulveda Boulevard.

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MagicLantern commented about Palace Theatre on Oct 2, 2004 at 12:32 am

That “Bond” sign in the 1942 photograph above is still there.

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MagicLantern commented about Topanga Theatre on Oct 2, 2004 at 12:27 am

John Coltrane’s son Ravi worked at the Topanga Theatre?!

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MagicLantern commented about Optic Theatre on Oct 1, 2004 at 2:38 pm

That sure looks like an interior view of this theatre, though. Maybe they were the avant-garde grindhouse theatre?

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MagicLantern commented about Old Town Music Hall on Oct 1, 2004 at 2:29 pm

Also known as the El Segundo Theatre from 1940 to 1950, when it was located at 142 Richmond.