Whittier Theatre

11612 Whittier Boulevard,
Whittier, CA 90601

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Dejael
Dejael 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.