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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 5 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:

/theaters/2339/

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

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MagicLantern commented about Teatro on Sep 9, 2004 at 11:33 pm

It’s now operating as another arm of the monotheistically octopoid known as Iglesia Universal, which operates out of the State Theatre on Broadway in Los Angeles and the Granada Theatre on Avalon in Wilmington.

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MagicLantern commented about AMC Century 14 on Sep 7, 2004 at 1:31 pm

An “expresso bar”…groan…this makes two theatres demolished in the last couple of years in Century City…

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MagicLantern commented about Olympic Theatre on Sep 6, 2004 at 2:36 pm

This theatre can also be seen at the end of “Daredevil”, but the film is set in New York City(!).

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MagicLantern commented about Roxie Theater Sign Gets Help on Sep 6, 2004 at 9:41 am

At least they’re still standing – most of the 20 or so theatres dotting Main Street are completely gone, except for the Linda Lea, Regent and possibly one or two others.

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MagicLantern commented about Jade Theatre on Sep 1, 2004 at 4:44 pm

This theatre can be glimpsed briefly in the film “Black Belt Jones” (1974) as Sydney is driven from the funeral. The car travels north up Main Street; the Jade is on the left side, just before 3rd Street – the Linda Lea can be seen at the end of the scene as they continue driving.

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MagicLantern commented about Marina Theatre on Aug 25, 2004 at 6:34 pm

Actually, I’ll amend that “two theatres” estimate by adding that the SeaBee base has a largish cinema called the Needham Theatre, at which I saw a double-bill of “Star Wars” and “The Empire Strikes Back” in the early 1980s. Some photographs of the Needham can be found here:

http://www.film-tech.com/pics/needham/needham.html

and there’s another one called the Station Theatre at Point Mugu, information on which can be found here:

http://www.militarynewcomers.com/Theater.html

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MagicLantern commented about Mayfair Theatre on Aug 17, 2004 at 3:22 pm

Totally demolished as of August 13, 2004.

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MagicLantern commented about Orpheum Theatre on Aug 10, 2004 at 2:41 pm

That “Collateral” premiere was supposed to have been at the Pacific 1-2-3 on Hollywood Boulevard, wasn’t it?