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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.
Operating as early as 1968.
Zip code on this should be 91106, not 91101. Well, 91106-2310 to be precise, but you get the gist.
This theatre is now demolished. Nothing left but an empty lot.
Extensive footage of the interiors and exteriors of the Vista can be seen in the 1980 adult film “The Dirty Picture Show”.
There’s a nice old photograph of the Esquire at the very back of Canter’s if you want to know what it looked like. Canter’s kept the structure of the marquee, and you can still see where the ticket booth use to be, even though it’s now bricked up completely.
Reopened as of today as a $3 Regency theatre!
This theatre is in the process of being demolished, as is the entire block of business of which it once formed a major part.
Very, VERY sad.
Rather extensive shots of this drive-in and its beautiful marquee can be seen in the film “Deathdream” (1974).
Not sure if this is the same theatre, but I think it is – it features prominently in this music video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgRxF9_SlkA
Also appeared in the film “The Wizard” (1989).
This drive-in appeared in the film “Spies Like Us” (1985).
This drive-in appeared in the film “Pink Cadillac” (1989).
This drive-in appeared in the film “Knockaround Guys” (2001).
This drive-in appeared in the film “Freak”.
This drive-in appeared in the film “The Facts of Life”.
This drive-in appeared in the film “The Cider House Rules”.
Also appeared in the film “Bikini Drive-In”.
This drive-in appeared in the film “Attack of the 50-Foot Woman”.
This drive-in appeared in the film “American Graffiti”.
Its address is 1450 West Covina Parkway.
The address of this theatre was 530 Westminster Mall.
The address of this theatre was 218 Town Center Mall East.