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Hi Scott! thank you so much for the link! It’s wonderful information – am learning so much through this site! Recently met some of my “long lost” family, and will pass this on to them as well. This is more information than I ever expected! Thanks again – can hardly wait to get to CA for a tour of these theaters, especially the Alex, named after my father.
JohnnyVegas, was your brother Claude and your mother Shirley? I am researching Langley history – my grandfather was CL Langley, West Coast Theaters. I will be in CA in Sept and would like to tour any remaining theaters CL Langley owned/built. I have been in contact with the Alex in Glendale, which was named after my father, Claude Alexander Langley. Any and all information is greatly appreciated!
My grandfather was CL Langley, whom I never knew. However, I am anxious to learn more about him, and the various theaters with which he was associated. I am particularly interested in hearing from JohnnyVegas, as I believe we are related. Claude Alexander Langley, for whom the Alex Theater in Glendale is named, is my father. Joseph Langley, mentioned by ken mc, was my great uncle. Am planning a trip from TX to CA soon, and want to tour as many of the West Coast Theaters as possible. Thanks!!
This message may be “off topic” and I don’t have anything to offer. However, I recently read an old post from username “Johnny Vegas” that interested me greatly! He mentioned The Alex theatre and gave information about West Coast Theatres, Inc, owned by CL Langley. I am researching that time and era now, and am especially interested, because CL Langley was my grandfather! “Johnny Vegas” said that The Alex was named after Mr. Langley’s only son, Claude Alexander, who was my father. So, although I have nothing to contribute, I am so very eager to learn more. I never knew the Langley side of my family, so this discovery is monumental for me! This era of theatre has always been a passion of mine, but now I know that there are real connections! Thank you so much for any information!
Linda Langley Mulder
I don’t have any memories, but am looking for someone who will share their’s with me! Interested in learing about the West Coast Theatres, built during the 20’s and 30’s by CL Langley, my grandfather. Am researcing that era, and my family history, of which I know little. Do know that the Alex Theatre in Glendale was named after my father, Claude Alexander Langley, a toddler at the time it was built. If you have pictures or stories and ifno, please let me know!! Would so much appreciate it!
Johnny Vegas – was the Fox Venice also a CL Langley theater?
Johnny Vegas – am interested in learning more about the Langley theaters in CA. I am Linda Langley, Claude Alexander’s daughter.
To Johnny Vegas – would like to learn more about these theaters and the Langleys PLEASE! Contact me directly at
I am Linda Gayle Langley. My father was Claude Alexander Langley, for whom the Alexander (Alex) theater was named in Glendale CA. I would very much like to hear from the person who posted as Johnny Vegas – I believe he is my cousin! Please send any further information about the theater and my father and grandfather that you have. Thank you so much!!