Avenue Theatre

11022 Downey Avenue,
Downey, CA 90241

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 26, 2004 at 2:46 pm

This could be one of two theaters proposed for Downey in the mid 1920’s. If it is at the northwest corner of 2nd Street, then it is probably a theater built for a Mr. John Baker and designed by Architect and Engineer Henry Carlton Newton and Clifford A. Truesdell, Jr. The plans were announced in the Southwest Builder & Contractor issue of 5/30/1924.

SB&C of 5/15/1925 announced another theater proposed on Downey Avenue (then called Crawford Avenue), this one for a Mr. L.R. Matthews of Downey. No exact location is given for this project.

GaryParks
GaryParks on November 26, 2004 at 1:30 pm

I saw the outside of this theatre once, in 1991. It was open at that time. I remeber it had a classic Sixties facade, overhanging marquee, and sign. I wandered around it, and structurally it appeared to me to be a considerably older theatre.