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The Los Angeles Times news clipping in the photo section notes opening November 28, 1928.
Opened April 1, 1926, as the Roosevelt Theatre by the Venice Investment Co., a subsidiary of West Coast Theatres.
Designed by John Paxton Perrine. His rendering is in the photo section.
Renamed Rex Theatre in 1937 and dropped out of LA Times listings in 1950.
Although the historic address listed was 115 E. Broadway, East Broadway no longer exists. The streets were realigned in 1965 and the address today would be 12400 Hawthorne Blvd, displayed on Google and Bing maps as the closed Hawthorne Plaza, built 1977.
AKA: Hawthorne Theatre; Cal Theatre
Gala Opening ad for April 12, 1940, is now in the photo section.
Closed March 19, 1952, per Los Angeles Times Ads.
From the Sanborn Maps there was a theater (name unknown) in the building next to the Hotel Jordan, with the address 219 Merrill Avenue. There was a door connecting it to the hotel bar. Whoopee!
This news clipping and rendering in the photo section notes the Madrid was designed by McConville & Perryman.
When they said 120 days completion time, they were right. Opened October 1, 1926. Source: Los Angeles Times.
That’s 35,000 bricks.
Photographs, ads and story of Cinema Le Regent in French.
Translatable into English if this link: https://salles-cinema.com/anciens-cinemas/le-regent-neuilly-sur-seine is put into search bar.
Last known as Carmike Cole Square 3; Opened December 1975 with two screens, third auditorium opened in 1980. It closed February 19, 2010. Source Wyoming Tribune-Eagle
First day ad for Baldwin Park Theatre, a West Coast Junior Theatre, December 27, 1925, is now in the photo section.
Closed November 30, 1976, after being condemned for a city hall parking lot.
Closed theater was reopened by 24 year-old James Edwards October 9, 1930, as his first theater.
Excerpt: Los Angeles Times, January 17, 1988:
“But the slight 81-year-old has been through revolutions before, and he remains undaunted. Since opening its first theater in Monterey Park on Oct. 9, 1930, with a showing of Howard Hughes' “Hell’s Angels,” the Edwards empire has endured radio, television and videocassettes and eventually prospered through them all.”
Closed November 2, 1979, per Los Angeles Times ads
News clipping in photo section: Film Daily, October 26, 1930. Monterey Park- Monterey Sold to W.J. Edwards, J.R. by Cons. Theaters.
View the video with French narration.
And still more
Santa Anita Theatre Gala Opening ad is now with the photos.
Found October 1940 opening notice in Film Daily, no date given.
Closed: July 9, 1982, per Los Angeles Times ads
As noted, the label for the grand opening ad is from the Los Angeles Times December 17, 1982, not 1983 as listed in the overview.
On the opening it was announced there were 1,700 seats
Grand opening ad for Mission Playhouse movie theater Thursday, September 1, 1932, is now with the photos.
Landmark Theatres, mentioned above, opened in November 1988.
2020, reopening again with new operator.
Prytania Theatre officially opens a second location as Prytania Theatres At Canal Place Downtown November 13, 2020. Showing free movies November 6,7,8.
Salina Journal story gives opening date as September 17, 1907.
Became movie house in 1925, closed as movie house September 10, 1974.
Current seating: 432, potentially 500, according to Jason Grogan, Executive Director.
The building is still there at 125 West Wilson
Although the Prytania Theatre opened December 20, 1914, at a different location it moved to this location, opening April 17, 1927.
In 1927, the theater was relocated to a neighborhood house costing $100,000 on Prytania Street near Peters Ave. The new Prytania, which was operated by the M. H. Jacobs Theatrical Enterprises, was, as Mr. Jacobs put it, a theater that, “…capitalizes the fact that buildings are living things, possessing individual character and personality” Prytania Theater Opening is Gala Event Saturday. The Times-Picayune, April 17, 1927, Section 4, Page 3). The Prytania Theatre was one such building, as it featured the occasional fashion show, such as their 1928 Easter Fashion Show. Tickets cost 30¢ for adults and 15¢ for children, and promised to display, “The latest American and Parisian modes” (“Prytania Theater”(advertisement). The Times-Picayune, March 15, 1928, Page 26). Later, though, they became more standardized in that they showed only films and grew to become a very successful business venture that promised an enjoyable evening to audience members.
Destroyed by fire October 5, 1978. Source: Idaho State Journal.
The Elks Theatre was located at 315 N. Kentucky Ave. Source: Sanborn Maps
Recently in 2020 named changed to West Grove Cinemas
Renovations designed by Architects Orange, currently 3 screens, more planned for phase two.
”Phase two will consist of taking over the adjacent bowling alley, converting and dividing the existing shell structure into 7,700 square feet of restaurant space in the front and adding seven more auditoriums in the back — connecting to the existing movie theater to create a 10-screen, 650-seat luxury seating complex.” Source: Orange County Breeze, July 22, 2019