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kencmcintyre commented about Lomita Theatre on May 7, 2011 at 3:51 pm

Advertised at 24333 Narbonne in the Torrance Herald, in June 1942. Keno Saturday and Sunday. Free Auto Park.

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kencmcintyre commented about Plaza Theater on May 7, 2011 at 3:50 pm

There was an ad for the Plaza in the Torrance Herald in June 1942. The Plaza called itself “The Friendly Family Theatre”. The phone number was 299. Adult tickets were 30 cents, and child tickets were 11 cents.

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kencmcintyre commented about Harbor Drive-In on May 7, 2011 at 3:26 pm

The manager of the drive-in back in the early fifties was Joe Greene, as I mentioned in 2009. He was also an actor. In reading the local archives, there were a couple of occasions when he was an actor in the film that he was showing at the theater.

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kencmcintyre commented about Follies Theatre on May 7, 2011 at 12:14 pm

Here is a nice view of the Follies:
http://tinyurl.com/43beddx

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kencmcintyre commented about National Theatre on Apr 28, 2011 at 4:04 pm

The theater lives on in the Googlemobile photo. Michael Moore’s “Sicko” was playing at that time.

This is a billboard on the Sunset Strip circa 1974. I thought it was interesting:
http://tinyurl.com/3v8twjg

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kencmcintyre commented about U.S. Theater on Apr 28, 2011 at 6:27 am

This was most recently a nightclub called Revolver, but that has now closed. The building is once again vacant.

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kencmcintyre commented about Gardena Cinema on Apr 19, 2011 at 3:24 pm

Here is the article:
http://tinyurl.com/3qr39a4

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kencmcintyre commented about UA Del Amo 6 on Apr 19, 2011 at 3:22 pm

I think this is where the Lucille’s and Barnes & Noble currently stand. If I am off course let me know.

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kencmcintyre commented about Gardena Cinema on Apr 19, 2011 at 4:35 am

There was an article about this theater and digital projection in the LA Times today.

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kencmcintyre commented about Redding Theater on Apr 17, 2011 at 1:09 pm

The current view looks nothing like the old pictures. Completely redeveloped.

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kencmcintyre commented about Washington Theatre on Apr 12, 2011 at 2:47 pm

This one is still listed as renovating? Last item was a year ago.

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kencmcintyre commented about Harbor Drive-In on Apr 12, 2011 at 12:19 pm

The Torrance Library recently digitized local papers going back to 1913. I have posted the link below. If you search for Harbor Drive-in, there are many entries about its colorful manager Joe Greene, along with ads, mostly in the 1950s.

http://www.torranceca.gov/libraryarchive/

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kencmcintyre commented about Hocking Drive-In on Apr 10, 2011 at 2:44 pm

Here is another photo. One could say this one is the spitting image of the others, perhaps.
http://tinyurl.com/6ft8gwo

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kencmcintyre commented about Columbia Theatre on Apr 10, 2011 at 8:39 am

I think the Life photo is the Columbia in Paducah, KY.

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kencmcintyre commented about Victory Theater on Apr 5, 2011 at 2:59 pm

It looks like whatever was around here years ago was paved over for a freeway.

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kencmcintyre commented about Alaska Theatre on Apr 3, 2011 at 5:04 pm

This little building has survived for a hundred years. It should have a plaque.

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kencmcintyre commented about Century Theater on Apr 3, 2011 at 4:51 pm

So it should be laundromat instead of drug store.

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kencmcintyre commented about Banner Theater on Apr 1, 2011 at 4:03 pm

The caption on the photo was continuing problems at the Belmont Bar, which can be seen in the photo. The bar and its troublesome patrons are long gone.

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kencmcintyre commented about Broadway Theatre on Apr 1, 2011 at 6:51 am

Here is a 1975 article about the park that was supposed to replace the theater:
http://tinyurl.com/3stw4m6

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kencmcintyre commented about Banner Theater on Apr 1, 2011 at 5:53 am

You can see the Banner, and the Regent farther down, in this 1981 photo from the LAPL:
http://tinyurl.com/3ss9ubf

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kencmcintyre commented about Mill Theatres 1-2-3 on Mar 30, 2011 at 2:19 pm

Here is another photo:
http://tinyurl.com/48lhwfr

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kencmcintyre commented about Main Street Cinema on Mar 29, 2011 at 3:07 pm

I think most of the Google photos were taken in 2007. Supposedly they will send the car around next year for updated photos.

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kencmcintyre commented about Virginia Theatre on Mar 26, 2011 at 3:49 pm

Here is a photo from May 1978:
http://tinyurl.com/6hmpo3r

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kencmcintyre commented about Stella Theater on Mar 19, 2011 at 5:33 pm

Here are some 1984 photos of the Stella/Ritz:
http://tinyurl.com/4wzrt4q
http://tinyurl.com/4w7q54u
http://tinyurl.com/49oocbo

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kencmcintyre commented about Picfair Theatre on Mar 10, 2011 at 5:26 pm

This appears to be the Picfair after the riots in 1992:
http://tinyurl.com/4tdf6x9