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MagicLantern commented about Hollywood Galaxy on Sep 29, 2004 at 11:07 pm

Seating 2400, this theatre was also known at alternate points as the AMC Hollywood Galaxy 6 and the GCC Galaxy 6. I saw “Billy Madison” here when it first opened.

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MagicLantern commented about Hollywood Galaxy on Sep 29, 2004 at 10:37 pm

It’s next to the Knitting Factory in that ill-fated complex (which isn’t doing too well itself) – are the fitness branch and pharmacy actually in the physical space of the theatre itself?

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MagicLantern commented about Liberty Theatre on Sep 23, 2004 at 2:09 pm

Initially a silent film theatre, this theatre was also known as the Chinese Theatre, and Novelty Theatre (both mid-1940s). It sat 248 as the Novelty.

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MagicLantern commented about Vision Theatre on Sep 23, 2004 at 2:04 pm

Some of this theatre can be seen in the film “Collateral”.

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MagicLantern commented about Las Palmas Theatre on Sep 23, 2004 at 2:02 pm

As you walk into this theatre, look up and you can see where they knocked out the projection booth – the door leading to it is still there!

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MagicLantern commented about Laemmle Monica Film Center on Sep 23, 2004 at 1:50 pm

This use to be a few doors down from the old Pussycat Theatre (now a Buca di Beppo).

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MagicLantern commented about Fonda Theatre on Sep 22, 2004 at 3:56 pm

What was the address of the X Theatre?

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MagicLantern commented about Fonda Theatre on Sep 22, 2004 at 3:40 pm

Will someone please settle the “which theatre was the X Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard” debate once and for all?

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MagicLantern commented about Warner Huntington Park on Sep 22, 2004 at 3:19 pm

Also known as the Huntington Theatre, the Huntington Park, and Pacific Warners 2.

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MagicLantern commented about Highland Theatre on Sep 22, 2004 at 2:36 pm

Slightly Moorish in style, this theatre seated 1450 before its triplexing. If you go past the projection rooms (which are nearly always open due to how hot they get) and up the stairs to the second-story bathrooms, there’s a doorway leading into what must have been the balcony, which may be used as storage space or some other such.

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MagicLantern commented about Guild Theatre on Sep 22, 2004 at 2:32 pm

This theatre is located at 5161 Lankershim Boulevard (at Magnolia).

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MagicLantern commented about Fonda Theatre on Sep 22, 2004 at 2:28 pm

The address of this cinema is 6126 Hollywood Boulevard.

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MagicLantern commented about Grand Theater on Sep 22, 2004 at 2:03 pm

This theatre was located at 6177 Beach Boulevard and may have been called the Valuskis Theatre at one point. A long time ago on a Cinema Treasures board far far away, someone wrote: “manwithnoname > May 27, 2003 8:33 PM EDT
The theatre was demolished some years ago. Another reason for its demise was competition from the Studio Adult Theatre just down the street. Where the Pussycat was dirty and staff unfriendly, the Studio was just the opposite. It, too, has closed and is now a retail store. ”

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MagicLantern commented about Granada Theatre on Sep 21, 2004 at 4:26 pm

Now being operated by the Iglesia Universal as a church.

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MagicLantern commented about Gardena Cinema on Sep 21, 2004 at 3:52 pm

Also known as the Morning Calm Theatre, Teatro Variedades, and the Gardena Cinema, its official website is http://www.gardenacinema.com

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MagicLantern commented about Fox Palos Verdes Theatre on Sep 20, 2004 at 5:19 pm

The building still stands but it’s currently being gutted and repurposed for something vaguely religious.

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MagicLantern commented about Fox Northridge Theatre on Sep 20, 2004 at 5:18 pm

This theatre is located at 10170 Reseda Boulevard.

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MagicLantern commented about Fox Fullerton Theatre on Sep 20, 2004 at 5:11 pm

A long time ago, in a Cinematreasures board far far away, someone wrote: “bpeterson > May 3, 2003 12:15 AM EDT
My dad was the theatre manager from the late 1950s to very early 1970s. There were two restorations: one in the late 1950s and then the late sixties. The murals were intact after the first restoration. I don’t know exactly when the murals were painted over, but I believe it was after my dad retired. I remeber coming back from the service and saw "Star Wars” there; that’s when I noticed the murals painted out."

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MagicLantern commented about 4 Star Theatre on Sep 20, 2004 at 1:52 pm

Someone long ago said: “SteveP > Jun 13, 2003 1:31 AM EDT
‘The first press preview of "Gone With The Wind” was held at the Four Star in 1939’."

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MagicLantern commented about Eagle Theatre on Sep 20, 2004 at 1:43 pm

It didn’t last night. :)

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MagicLantern commented about Florence Mills Theatre on Sep 20, 2004 at 1:40 pm

Opened initially in 1925 as a silent cinema called the Amusu Theatre (seating 700), it was called the Mills Theatre in 1942.

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MagicLantern commented about Fox Figueroa Theatre on Sep 20, 2004 at 1:32 pm

Not to be confused (like some old boards occasionally do) with the Figueroa Theatre at 4011 South Figueroa Street (near Martin Luther King Boulevard), operating in 1942.

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MagicLantern commented about 5th Avenue Theatre on Sep 20, 2004 at 1:28 pm

There’s a huge banner on the theatre (or perhaps that’s just for its adjacent neighbor) advertising a church coming to the building, but it hasnt' happened yet.

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MagicLantern commented about Anaheim Theatre on Sep 20, 2004 at 1:24 pm

Is this the same as the Anaheim Theatre, operating 1925 – 1950 and listed at 132 West Center?

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MagicLantern commented about Fairfax Cinemas on Sep 20, 2004 at 1:21 pm

It now runs foreign films and independent films – first-run, mostly. It also hosts screens for the various film festivals that come through town.