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The question remains: per vokoban’s first post, what and where was the Res Theatre?
Might the theatre referred to at 3rd and Bush in Lost Memory’s entry be the Bush Theatre?
Also known as the GCC Woodland Hills Triplex, and the Woodland Hills Cinema I-III from 1979-1980. It has two screens until 1984 or so, at which point it was triplexed.
I’ll be there. Part of the reason of the success of the Nuart is that it’s freeway accessible, lots of street parking, and its Landmark’s flagship theatre. The Rialto is far away from downtown Pasadena and people just don’t feel like making the trudge. The balcony sits behind a locked iron gate these days, although you can pull back the bolt and check it out – as long as you don’t mind total darkness and the bolt’s inability to slide back into its catch when you sneak back out.
So who’s going to go check it out – you or me? :) The Wesley Little was at 1029, so the Movie Show Theatre building might still be there.
Operated as the Columbia through 1945 at least.
The Kim Sing was known as the Alpine through 1945 at least.
SO, so sad. This was a great theatre with a huge screen and a cavernous auditorium. Saw so many good and terrible films here – there have been rumblings about it closing for a long time. I’ll have to go visit before it meets its end.
There’s a big tunnel on third that goes from Figueroa to Broadway.
Wow, great! I’d always wondered where the Encell was.
Wait wait wait – this is THE David DeCoteau?!
They’re keeping it open for the time being – the double-bill of “The Sinful Dwarf” and “Frankenstein’s Castle of Freaks” was nearly sold out just three days ago on Tuesday.
Anyone know the demolition date?
So the theatre is no longer open and has been demolished?
What’s the rationale on not adding porno theatres?
Ken, I’m very happy you’re going to these lengths to get a sense of where we are now with these places! Thanks a million!
Barten or Barton? The San Pedro Ballet School is at 1231 South Pacific, and La Zona Rosa is at 1331 South Pacific, so it’s not the Fox Cabrillo, Globe or Strand (same as the Mark Strand?).
There was a Mark Home Theatre operating in 1925 – might this be the same theatre?
It should be observed that the theatre is the building at the right of the photograph. You can see about half of a marquee there.
This is a duplicate listing for the Mecca Theatre.
The AMC Alondra 6 – or the Alondra 6, as it was sometimes known – was open in 1974 and through 1990 at least. The address was 10802 Alondra Boulevard (at the 605 Freeway), Cerritos CA 90703-1502 and it had six screens.
Yes, that’s the building, LM. The acoustics in the rear of the building are still the same as they were during its time as a cinema.
Old comment from the Keystone Theatre entry that was retconned: Tom Jurado > Jan 2, 2004 13:33:16 AM EST
I talked to my dad yesterday and he said the Keystone Theater was located a half block west of Gless. That would put it between Gless and Clarence. He also said his sister Dora worked there and would sometimes get him and some of this brothers and sisters in free. He said sometimes Mr. Jones, the theater manager, would stop them and ask them where they were going and they would tell him that Dora said it was okay for them to go in (he’s got a million stories). The Keystone Theatre was located on 1st Street about a quarter mile west of Boyle Avenue. I believe the cross street was Clarence or Utah. The area was known as “The Flats” way back then. I think the theater was demolished years ago, but I can remember passing it everyday when I delivered papers in Boyle Heights back around 1956.
The sign for this theatre now rests at the Neon Museum in Las Vegas. Possibly there are other theatre marquees and signs, too.
The address is actually 5607 West Century Boulevard. It’s now known as the Century Theatre, although it’s uncertain the last time they actually showed films there.