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This theatre is located at 10170 Reseda Boulevard.
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."
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’."
It didn’t last night. :)
Opened initially in 1925 as a silent cinema called the Amusu Theatre (seating 700), it was called the Mills Theatre in 1942.
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.
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.
Is this the same as the Anaheim Theatre, operating 1925 – 1950 and listed at 132 West Center?
It now runs foreign films and independent films – first-run, mostly. It also hosts screens for the various film festivals that come through town.
Another Robert L. Lippert Theatre.
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.
Another in the Robert Lippert chain of theatres.
These are not actually the mounts for the screen, but instead for the drive-in marquee / signage.
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 childrenâ€™s matinees every week and for 25Â¢, 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 6Â¢ and 12Â¢. 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.”
The California’s address was 1508 Ocean Front, Venice Boardwalk (not Broadwalk).
This is a duplicate listing for the California Theatre in Venice.
The address is either 705 or 707 East Balboa Boulevard.
The address should be 1 Casino Way, Avalon, Catalina Island 90704.
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(!).
Oh, and this was alternately named the Lee (1935 – 1955) and Carter Theatre (1930s).
Seats 636 and the architects were Schilling & Schilling; Hugh Gibbs executed a 1947 remodel of the marquee.
Part of the Robert Lippert chain of theatres, the-sometime Americana 5 Cinemas was located at 8700 Van Nuys Boulevard, Panorama City 91402.
Is this the same theatre as the Tumbleweed?
The American seated 500 and was a silent theatre operating in 1925.
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.