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This postcard shows a motel complex at the Reading Road address. Do you think the theater was part of this complex?
The marquee of the State can be seen in this 1952 photo from USC:
The Imperial is to the right of the train in this photo, probably circa 1940s:
You can see the UA down the street as well.
Here is a view from December 1951, from USC:
I’m amazed it lasted until 2003, if you look at the 1980 photo.
The marquee can be seen in this 1941 photo:
If I get some advance notice I can be there when they start the demolition.
The Front Door’s neighboring Atlantic Theater is not long for this world, apparently.
When is this theater going to be demolished?
Here is another photo:
Here is a 1948 postcard:
Here is a 1933 photo:
Here is a 1980 photo:
El Seguno in the caption should be El Segundo, as an aka.
Here is the State Theater in 1955, with the Douglas Mortuary next door.
Here is an interesting view from Second Street in 1939:
Some exploitation films can be seen on the marquee in this 1974 photo:
Drive-ins.com states the Rocket has been razed. Some additional photos are here:
That’s probably why it was never added. I guess there were two theaters, although it’s a little hazy. I know that in a full day on the Pier we would always see both movies.
They usually had a double feature. I saw High Plains Drifter, Young Winston, Jonathan Livingston Seagull and Gang that Couldn’t Shoot Straight, among others.
Here is a 1949 photo:
One more from the same date:
Here is a 1983 photo:
I guess the old management was unfriendly: