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MagicLantern commented about Estella Theater on Aug 15, 2007 at 7:59 am

The question remains: per vokoban’s first post, what and where was the Res Theatre?

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MagicLantern commented about Yost Theatre on Aug 15, 2007 at 7:40 am

Might the theatre referred to at 3rd and Bush in Lost Memory’s entry be the Bush Theatre?

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MagicLantern commented about Woodland Hills Cinema on Aug 15, 2007 at 7:09 am

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.

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MagicLantern commented about Rialto Theatre on Aug 15, 2007 at 7:05 am

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.

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MagicLantern commented about Movie Show Theater on Aug 15, 2007 at 6:58 am

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.

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MagicLantern commented about Dorkel Theatre on Aug 15, 2007 at 5:43 am

Operated as the Columbia through 1945 at least.

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MagicLantern commented about Alpine Theatre on Aug 15, 2007 at 5:38 am

The Kim Sing was known as the Alpine through 1945 at least.

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MagicLantern commented about Hastings 8 in danger on Aug 15, 2007 at 5:31 am

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.

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MagicLantern commented about Tunnel Theater on Aug 15, 2007 at 4:05 am

There’s a big tunnel on third that goes from Figueroa to Broadway.

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MagicLantern commented about Mecca Theatre on Aug 15, 2007 at 2:30 am

Wow, great! I’d always wondered where the Encell was.

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MagicLantern commented about Venture Theatre on Aug 15, 2007 at 2:25 am

Wait wait wait – this is THE David DeCoteau?!

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MagicLantern commented about Sherman Torgan, New Beverly Theatre owner, has died on Jul 27, 2007 at 12:06 pm

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.

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MagicLantern commented about AMC Plaza 10 on Jul 19, 2007 at 7:56 am

Anyone know the demolition date?

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MagicLantern commented about AMC Century 14 on Jul 18, 2007 at 9:16 am

So the theatre is no longer open and has been demolished?

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MagicLantern commented about Front Door Theatre on Jul 15, 2007 at 10:47 am

What’s the rationale on not adding porno theatres?

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MagicLantern commented about Mecca Theatre on Jul 14, 2007 at 9:34 pm

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!

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MagicLantern commented about Globe Theatre on Jul 14, 2007 at 12:46 pm

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?).

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MagicLantern commented about Home Theater on Jul 14, 2007 at 12:33 pm

There was a Mark Home Theatre operating in 1925 – might this be the same theatre?

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MagicLantern commented about Mecca Theatre on Jul 14, 2007 at 12:30 pm

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.

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MagicLantern on Jul 14, 2007 at 4:57 am

This is a duplicate listing for the Mecca Theatre.

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MagicLantern commented about AMC Alondra 6 on Jul 12, 2007 at 1:07 am

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.

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MagicLantern commented about Bijou Theatre on Jul 3, 2007 at 7:05 am

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.

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MagicLantern commented about Aliso Theatre on Jul 1, 2007 at 2:10 am

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.

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MagicLantern commented about Fox Theatre on Apr 22, 2007 at 12:50 am

The sign for this theatre now rests at the Neon Museum in Las Vegas. Possibly there are other theatre marquees and signs, too.

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MagicLantern commented about Carolina West on Mar 13, 2007 at 8:43 pm

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.