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Any time. This theater is one of my favorites.
Unfortunately the Chinese has become infested with comic book and movie characters, some of whom are aggressive about soliciting donations. It detracts from the people who just want to look at the theater and the footprints.
Probably still demolished.
I saw that story in the LA Times a few days ago.
I guess the Googlemobile skipped Pleasantville, at least for now.
Right, because directly across from the Rialto is a cemetery that has been there for as long as I can remember.
I guess it was a closed building for a while, with no clue that it was a theater. Too bad I missed that one.
So it should be W. Commerce instead of S. Commerce.
Some detail seen here in this 1961 photo from Life magazine:
Here is a November 1963 newspaper listing from drive-ins.com:
It means noon to midnight. Maybe that’s when they open and close.
I was at this mall a while ago. There is a river behind the mall from which you can take guided boat tours. Not your typical shopping mall.
Here is a 1982 photo:
Here is another photo from the LAPL:
In this 1964 aerial photo the Lux can be seen in the middle right, just east of the intersection of Third & Figueroa:
Some photos on drive-ins.com:
This is a 1931 photo from the Long Beach library:
Here is a 1930 photo:
The Strand can be seen in this 1938 photo from the Long Beach library:
The West Coast can be seen in this 1968 photo from the Long Beach Library:
Here is a 1932 photo from the Long Beach Library:
Would this be the theater building? On B Street between 3rd and 4th.
Here is a 1936 photo:
Here is a 1954 photo:
Vintage photo from the LAPL: