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MagicLantern commented about Silent Movie Theatre to be revival house on Oct 29, 2007 at 4:55 pm

I’ll bet they said the same thing when Canter’s took over the Esquire Theatre!

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MagicLantern commented about Midwood Theatre on Oct 28, 2007 at 11:11 pm

As revealed in Eric Lax’s new book of interviews with Woody Allen, this theatre was owned by Allen’s grandfather.

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MagicLantern commented about Mecca Theatre on Oct 4, 2007 at 2:04 pm

Known as the AAA Theatre in 1964 at least.

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MagicLantern commented about Venture Theatre on Aug 17, 2007 at 1:58 am

As in “Gloria in Excelsis Dio”: “Glory to God in the Highest”. It’s a good thing and I say it without the faintest trace of irony.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled programme.

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MagicLantern commented about Venture Theatre on Aug 16, 2007 at 6:07 pm

You should know that “Dreamaniac” ROCKS in excelsis.

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MagicLantern commented about Estella Theater on Aug 14, 2007 at 11:59 pm

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 14, 2007 at 11:40 pm

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 14, 2007 at 11:09 pm

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 14, 2007 at 11:05 pm

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 14, 2007 at 10:58 pm

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 14, 2007 at 9:43 pm

Operated as the Columbia through 1945 at least.

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MagicLantern commented about Alpine Theatre on Aug 14, 2007 at 9:38 pm

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 14, 2007 at 9:31 pm

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 14, 2007 at 8:05 pm

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

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MagicLantern commented about Mecca Theatre on Aug 14, 2007 at 6:30 pm

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

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MagicLantern commented about Venture Theatre on Aug 14, 2007 at 6:25 pm

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 4:06 am

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 18, 2007 at 11:56 pm

Anyone know the demolition date?

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MagicLantern commented about AMC Century 14 on Jul 18, 2007 at 1:16 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 2:47 am

What’s the rationale on not adding porno theatres?

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MagicLantern commented about Mecca Theatre on Jul 14, 2007 at 1:34 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 4:46 am

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 4:33 am

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 4:30 am

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 13, 2007 at 8:57 pm

This is a duplicate listing for the Mecca Theatre.