Whittier Theatre

11612 Whittier Boulevard,
Whittier, CA 90601

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William on November 13, 2003 at 5:29 pm

The Whittier Theatre was located at 1410 W. Whittier Blvd., It seated 1016 people and the last chain to run it before the earthquake was Pacific Theatres.

Denny on December 1, 2002 at 1:07 pm

Actually Culver City never had a Carthay Circle theatre. There was one in Los Angeles on San Vicente that had many world premiere’s.

Donald John Long
Donald John Long on November 22, 2002 at 12:11 am

In 1975, I went to see a movie here with some friends who lived in Whittier. We all enjoyed the special ambience that only unique buildings like movie palaces really have, the distinctive tower, and the wraparound marquee, and the plush carpeting and a supremely elegant lobby.

Sadly, it all came crashing down in the Whittier earthquake of 1987, and had to be razed. Built of similar materials and design, and in a similar Mission Revival style as the much more grandiose celebrated Carthay Circle Theatre in Culver City, this is what would have happened to the Carthay Circle had it been hit by an earthquake.