Photos favorited by Jay Harvey

  • <p>Goggle Earth from 2012. The screen tower is still standing yet.</p>
  • <p>These photos, taken June 1970, came from a friend who grew up nearby.</p>
  • <p>June 1,1981</p>
  • <p>1978</p>
  • <p>Picture courtesy of the Transit Drive-In Facebook page.</p>
  • <p>Summer 1979.</p>
  • <p>June 1978..</p>
  • <p>June 1976..</p>
  • <p>Grease/Saturday Night Fever. MeatBalls July 1979.</p>
  • <p>old ad for the mur</p>
  • <p>Support Structure of the screen. One panel remains.</p>
  • <p>Mid `50’s photo courtesy of the Y-Block Guy Facebook page.</p>
  • <p>UA Mall Cinemas-Cerritos (1976)</p>
            
              <p>In the best sense of the word, UA Cerritos Mall was a true “grindhouse”.  Every single day of the year performances typically began at just after 10:00 AM and went as late as around 10:45 PM.  During the theatre’s heyday “Late Late Shows” (starting around midnight) also ran on Fridays and Saturdays.</p>
            
              <p>Cult classics and genre films were not limited to the wee hours, however.  Astute observers will notice that pictured above (left, background) is a one-sheet poster for MGM’s 1976 science fiction classic “Logan’s Run”.  The Academy Award-winner is seen here double-billed with “Phase IV” – a forgotten sci-fi/horror B-film.  Double features were a mainstay during the recessionary 1970s—one reason that the auditoriums here were accorded two poster cases each.</p>
            
              <p>Photograph: Courtesy of the City of Cerritos</p>
  • <p>UA Mall Cinemas-Cerritos (1975)</p>
            
              <p>Sign of a different time, tickets were sold from an open-air, unconnected and round box office (right, background) within indoor Los Cerritos Center. As seen here, the exposed island-booth (which precariously even included a safe) was positioned in an un-gated foyer just outside the theatre’s lobby and front doors.</p>
            
              <p>The theatre’s red, blue, yellow, and green color scheme was ubiquitous and was inspired by the old “punch & fold” ticket system. As pictured above, each color corresponded to one of the four auditoriums. In the days before computerized ticketing, admission was denoted not by movie titles printed on tickets but by auditorium number and color of one’s matching ticket.</p>
            
              <p>Photograph: Courtesy of the City of Cerritos</p>