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this theater will be closing soon and it is being turned into condos.
Art Theatre starts screenings tonight Aug, 22 I will be there!!
I was in the gutted Art theatrre yesterday and one of the workers said the art is being remodeled and will reopen in about 8 months.
The lake theatre can be seen in the movie “a patch of blue” it’s playing a peter sellars film also you can see the alvarado (briefly)
I saw the movie “Survive there I think 79 or 80 loved the cool box office. terrazzo is still there.
In the early 90’s they showed old films there though a class from Long Beach city. it was a cool place. It is currently being turned into (Loft) apts.
I only went to the Towne once or twice because I lived downtown but didn’t the roof collapse after a heavy rain pour??
I remember seeing “octopussy” the James Bond film there in the late 70’s
The fox west coast abeutiful large theatre I saw a decent amount of films there in the early ‘80’s before it went spanish. I took photos of the front a couple days before it was pulled down. it’s nice to see the statue in the courtyard of the hotel but a shame that every theatre in long beach except the art are all gone.. P.S. to lisa in LB if you ever plan on getting ride of you sign let me
the beautiful Imperial probaly the best looking interior theatre in L.B., It' was art deco with alot of swirls and silver I saw many films there including “The poseidon adventure” in the lobby they decorated by putting chairs on the ceiling. It was a great theatre.
as a child in Long Beach I had the priviledged of being in every run down theatre in town the Palace was no exception 3 movies for .99 cents. me and my brother would go there with 2-3 bucks and see the films twice once there was a Raquel welch triple bill “one hundred million years, Mother jugs and speed and Kansas city bomber.we got home arund midnight boy we’re we in trouble. the palace another treasure lost.
I saw many of films at the state I was a teenage movie buff I clearly remember seeing “summer of ‘42” in the balcony it was a bit grubby but a place to be. the horseshoe driveway is all that is left but there is talk of reopening the tunnel that would be cool.
I grew up in the Rivoli theatre when I was a kid in mid 70’s it was a bit run down but i loved it. all seats at the time we’re .49 cents
at night me and my brother would come down and borrow the movie posters as the cases we’re not locked a sad day when it was torn down I asked the workers if i could have the “R” from the marquee he said no. it was torn down to make way for the defunct L.B. mall which lasted only 10 yrs. the rivoli was a cool spot with a manager named Miss Strange. it will always be in my memory :)