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MagicLantern commented about Fox Fullerton Theatre on Sep 20, 2004 at 3:11 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 Four Star Theatre on Sep 20, 2004 at 11:52 am

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 11:43 am

It didn’t last night. :)

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MagicLantern commented about Florence Mills Theatre on Sep 20, 2004 at 11:40 am

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 11:32 am

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 11:28 am

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 11:24 am

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 11:21 am

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

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MagicLantern commented about Embassy Theatre on Sep 19, 2004 at 11:32 pm

Another Robert L. Lippert Theatre.

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MagicLantern commented about Eagle Theatre on Sep 19, 2004 at 10:20 pm

Again, it should be pointed out that this was a single screen theatre – the listing should be amended to reflect that. I saw an avant-garde art opening and neoclassical music concert / performance action here late 2003. Fred never did buy the place; hence the involvement apparently of one church organisation or another. Very small theater, painted a drab blue-gray in most spots. It was previously known as the Yosemite Theatre (1930 – 1935) and the New Eagle Theatre.

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MagicLantern commented about Corbin Theatre on Sep 17, 2004 at 2:38 pm

Another in the Robert Lippert chain of theatres.

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MagicLantern commented about Cinema Twin Theaters on Sep 17, 2004 at 2:18 pm

These are not actually the mounts for the screen, but instead for the drive-in marquee / signage.

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MagicLantern commented about Carlton Theatre on Sep 17, 2004 at 1:25 pm

Before the new board ate her comment, someone sez:

“LindaM6288 > Jun 2, 2003 2:43 PM EDT
My brother and sister and I spent many a Saturday afternoon at this theatre. They had children’s matinees every week and for 25¢, I recall, you could see two features plus a cartoon and previews of coming attractions both for the regular theatre and for next weeks childrens matinee on Saturday. My brother was just reminding me of how he saw the Three Stooges in person at this theatre. I remember the candy being 6¢ and 12¢. I would always get ju-ju-bees because they lasted longer. Sometimes I would splurge on a 12 cent box of Flicks – chocholate wafers (before Hersey kisses) that came packed in a box cylinder container. They even had membership cards that were punched each week you attended. When it was your birthday or birthday week, you came up on stage at intermission and stuck your hand into a grab bag full of money and candy and kept everything you could hold on to. BOY THOSE WERE THE DAYS.”

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MagicLantern commented about Venice Theatre on Sep 17, 2004 at 1:06 pm

The California’s address was 1508 Ocean Front, Venice Boardwalk (not Broadwalk).

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MagicLantern on Sep 17, 2004 at 1:06 pm

This is a duplicate listing for the California Theatre in Venice.

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MagicLantern commented about Balboa Village Theatre on Sep 17, 2004 at 1:22 am

The address is either 705 or 707 East Balboa Boulevard.

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MagicLantern commented about Avalon Theatre on Sep 17, 2004 at 1:09 am

The address should be 1 Casino Way, Avalon, Catalina Island 90704.

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MagicLantern on Sep 17, 2004 at 1:00 am

I love how the new board abitrarily wiped out / changed comments from the old board. Gary Parks' comment from April 27, 2002 should be for the Yost Theatre in Santa Ana(!).

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MagicLantern commented about Art Theatre on Sep 17, 2004 at 12:55 am

Oh, and this was alternately named the Lee (1935 – 1955) and Carter Theatre (1930s).

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MagicLantern commented about Art Theatre on Sep 17, 2004 at 12:54 am

Seats 636 and the architects were Schilling & Schilling; Hugh Gibbs executed a 1947 remodel of the marquee.

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MagicLantern commented about Americana Theater on Sep 17, 2004 at 12:40 am

Part of the Robert Lippert chain of theatres, the-sometime Americana 5 Cinemas was located at 8700 Van Nuys Boulevard, Panorama City 91402.

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MagicLantern commented about American Theatre on Sep 17, 2004 at 12:28 am

Is this the same theatre as the Tumbleweed?

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MagicLantern commented about American Theatre on Sep 17, 2004 at 12:25 am

The American seated 500 and was a silent theatre operating in 1925.

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MagicLantern commented about Ambassador Hotel Theatre on Sep 17, 2004 at 12:23 am

This theatre may still exist at the Ambassador but may face ultimate demolition due to the LAUSD’s plans to convert the site into a new school.

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MagicLantern on Sep 17, 2004 at 12:21 am

This listing duplicates the Alvarado Theatre listing found here:

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The Park was the theatre in which Jack Smith’s famous gay underground film “Flaming Creatures” premiered.