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MagicLantern commented about Oxnard Theatre on Feb 9, 2010 at 2:11 am

Also sometimes cited as being at 519 A Street.

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MagicLantern on Feb 9, 2010 at 2:07 am

Built in 1910 and located at C & Fifth Streets, per http://tinyurl.com/ykjzt6c

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MagicLantern commented about Sky View Drive-In on Feb 9, 2010 at 1:58 am

This was a drive-in that had a lot of gang problems in the mid- to late-‘80s; it closed sometime around 1988 or so. The city has always had some kind of low-income housing planned for the spot but it’s never happened. You can still drive by and see where the rise and fall of the land for the cars is, some struts and supports of the old ozoner, and there are holes in the fence for the more intrepid photographers amongst us.

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MagicLantern commented about High Street Arts Center on Feb 9, 2010 at 1:44 am

Free films every 13th of the month all through 2010: View link

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MagicLantern commented about Regal Malibu Cinemas on Feb 9, 2010 at 1:42 am

Insanely expensive ticket prices (on par with the Arclight in Hollywood), but also some of the most insanely comfortable theatre seats anywhere in Southern California.

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MagicLantern commented about Studs at the Pussycat Theatre on Feb 9, 2010 at 1:41 am

If you look up “theater” on the “casual encounters” section of the L.A. Craigslist, you’ll see a rather varied cross-section of current patrons. Snurk.

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MagicLantern commented about Valley Drive-In on Feb 9, 2010 at 1:38 am

Address should be 2126 North H Street.

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MagicLantern commented about Lompoc Theater on Feb 9, 2010 at 1:35 am

2010 and the site is still dead. Judging from that ‘84 photograph, the Lompoc is emblematic of the small town theatre – there’s even a Christian Science Reading Room next door!

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MagicLantern commented about UA Granada Hills 7 on Feb 9, 2010 at 1:31 am

Currently operating as Steinmart, a nationwide department store.

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MagicLantern commented about Santa Barbara Twin Drive-In on Feb 9, 2010 at 1:26 am

Likely the projectors were taken out a long time ago – although, one never knows; I recently found out there’s at least one film projector in the disused booth at the Ventura Theatre, slightly further down the coast.

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MagicLantern commented about Fillmore Towne Theatre on Feb 9, 2010 at 1:04 am

The website above doesn’t work anymore.

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MagicLantern commented about Ritz Theater on Feb 9, 2010 at 12:55 am

Same theatre in Carpinteria as The Plaza:

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MagicLantern commented about Plaza Playhouse Theatre on Feb 9, 2010 at 12:55 am

The text beneath that photograph indicates that the Ritz was another name for this theatre.

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MagicLantern commented about State Theatre on Oct 29, 2009 at 8:43 am

So even if it’s still in use as a church, we’re qualifying it as “closed”? It’s on the L.A. Conservancy Walking Tour every Sunday! I’ve seen it open many many times.

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MagicLantern commented about Avon Theatre on Mar 6, 2008 at 10:14 pm

Because obviously those aren’t true ads.

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MagicLantern commented about Avon Theatre on Mar 5, 2008 at 10:01 pm

Disagree strongly.

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MagicLantern commented about Mayfair Theatre on Feb 23, 2008 at 7:39 am

Also, there’s a DVD of that performance that came out in 2001, if anyone’s curious as to the inside of the theatre at that point in time. On the DVD cover it says “Filmed and recorded live at the Mayfair Theatre, Santa Monica, California – may it rest in peace.”

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MagicLantern commented about Mayfair Theatre on Feb 23, 2008 at 7:33 am

The Dead Can Dance “Toward the Within” album was recorded here sometime in 1994, so they were hosting live events at least until then.

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MagicLantern commented about Photos online of downtown Los Angeles theaters on Feb 19, 2008 at 6:17 pm

Absolutely beautiful – especially the lost gem that is the Rialto, upon which the walking tours downtown barely touch.

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MagicLantern commented about Fox Theatre on Jan 11, 2008 at 12:08 pm

Yes, building is still standing.

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MagicLantern commented about Possible screening at Rialto Saturday on Dec 29, 2007 at 4:44 pm

Gee whiz, Howard – way to be extra-encouraging.

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MagicLantern commented about Gardena Cinema on Nov 27, 2007 at 2:11 am

The Embassy was in business from 1945 at least.

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MagicLantern commented about UA Mall Cinemas 1-2-3-4 on Nov 27, 2007 at 2:02 am

Also known as the Cerritos 4 roughly from 1984-1995.

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MagicLantern commented about UA Mall Cinemas 1-2-3-4 on Nov 27, 2007 at 2:02 am

It is just Cerritos, ken – and, judging from the Finish Line location, the address was 333 Los Cerritos Mall, Cerritos, CA 90703. Interesting that you should call it a “shoebox,” Jeff – it’s a shoe store now!

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MagicLantern commented about NuWilshire Theatre on Nov 3, 2007 at 12:41 am

Nush, when is the actual final day?