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Art1956 commented about Vision Theatre on Aug 12, 2013 at 2:08 am

I don’t understand why it’s listed as the Vision Theatre. For the 40 or so years it was a movie theatre it was called the Leimert.

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Art1956 commented about Rave Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza 15 on Jun 17, 2011 at 7:39 pm

Rave’s website now says it will open June 29th.

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Art1956 commented about Cornell Theatre on Jun 15, 2011 at 1:22 am

Someone mentioned seeing the double feature of Outlaw Josey Wales and Chino at the Cornell in 1976. I remember seeing the same double feature at the Wiltern in 1976. What great memories.Here’s a good link about the Cornell and other Burbank theatres of days gone by.

http://www.jbhs1967.com/burbanktheaters/Cornelltheater.htm

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Art1956 commented about Fox Adams Theatre on May 15, 2009 at 12:58 am

The Adams West switched from showing movies to live shows in late 1963. Around spring of 1964, it was renamed the Kabuki and started showing Japanese movies until 1973. It went back to showing American movies for a short time and closed for good.I grew up in that neighborhood.I was last in the theatre to see a couple of exploitation movies, before it closed. The theatre was in desperate need of remodeling.

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Art1956 commented about State Theatre on Apr 18, 2009 at 10:34 am

It is the State theater,ken mc. That’s from around December of 1957, when the double feature of Reform School Girl and Rock Around the World played there.

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Art1956 commented about Iris Theatre on Apr 10, 2009 at 12:13 am

View link

Look on the left side of this picture.Where you see the Iris, on that picture, is where the Fox Theatre is today.I stake my life on it. The Iris closed down for about two months, in 1968, and re-opened as the Fox Theatre.

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Art1956 commented about Iris Theatre on Apr 9, 2009 at 11:28 pm

The Iris was closed in mid-October 1968 and reopened December 18, 1968 as the Fox Theater.

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Art1956 commented about Iris Theatre on Apr 9, 2009 at 11:03 pm

In the late sixties, The Iris was at 6508 Hollywood Blvd. It was eventually changed to the Fox Theater. It stands empty, today.

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Art1956 commented about Vision Theatre on Jun 6, 2008 at 8:49 am

I have some fond memories of the Leimert Theatre.I grew up near there and I remember alternating between there and the Baldwin-depending on what was playing. I remember seeing For A Few Dollars More and I Crossed The Colored Line on a double featureI remember when they showed Cool Hand Luke and Wait Until Dark,together. You were lucky if you found a seat. Bonnie And Clyde drew a large crowd as well. The second feature was Point Blank,which would become a cult film. The last movie I saw there was Grand Prix and Sol Madrid with Anzio being the next attraction in 1968. Unfotunately,that double feature was the last movies screened there.The theatre abruptly closed.

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Art1956 commented about Vermont Drive-In on Jun 6, 2008 at 8:06 am

“The Vermont was showing adult films in the early 70s, according to this LA Times ad"
Just for that week,Ken. That double bill played at other mainstream theatres.It continued to show regular movies till it closed.

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Art1956 commented about Embassy Theatre on Jun 5, 2008 at 7:26 am

I saw the double feature of Fantastic Voyage and Do Not Disturb there in 1966.Nice theatre.