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The Grand Opening ad and news clip for the Harlo Theatre on October 21, 1944, is now in the photo section.
The Grand Opening ad for The Starlite Drive-In on July 16, 1948, is now in the photo section.
Sold to Star Cinema Grill and closed December 4 and then reopened December 9
Star Cinema Grill Vintage Park website
Opened as the Bijou Theatre on September 16, 1907; Remodeled and renamed Lake Theatre in May 1938. Demolished in 1973. Relevant ads and news clips in photo section.
The Grand Opening ad for May 28, 1941, is now in photo section
According to Sanborn Maps, 1926, the theater was located on south side of 4th street, 4th building from corner of Horton, now 314 Main Street. Today it is located between Busy Corner and Primitos, across the street from Tru Value Hardware. (The Sanborn map has been uploaded)
Here is the opening day news clip, as previously cited on, which referred to Lewellyn J. Smith as the designer of the Rampart Theatre.
Opened in June 1939 as Edward Clark Academy Theatre, a drama school, (which operated at 8620 Sunset Blvd from 1930 to 1939). Edward Clark worked in the scenario department at Paramount Pictures before he opened the Academy Theatre.
By 1947 it was a warehouse, selling war surplus. News clips and ads are in the photo section.
A news clip announcing the Grand Opening on June 15, 1958 is now in the photo section.
Retail Design Collaborative, formerly Perkowitz+Ruth, is the designer of the Five Lagunas
The State Theatre was located at 109 S. Cuyler Street
California Cinemas opened the River Park Theatre April 17, 1970. It had 600 seats. Closed June 14, 1990. Grand opening ad in photo section
It must have stood up well. In the photo section is a 1937 photo of the steel structure.
The Kay-Von opened April 13, 1951, and closed September 29, 1981.
The Ritz Theatre opened June 23, 1939. While called the Circle H Theatre, it was gutted by fire on April 21,1976. Ad and fire news clip in photo section
A news clip announcing the opening of the Temple Theatre on May 22, 1928 is now in the photo section
The Hippodrome opened “November 23, 1920**. News story and ad are in the photo section.
Plaza Theatre timeline:
Opened February 15, 1966.
Closed: July 30, 1977.
The $250,000 Plaza Theatre opened February 15, 1966, with the French film Circle of Love directed by Roger Vadim’s and staring his wife, Jane Fonda. Not to leave out the Italians, Love, Italian Style was a later attraction. The Press-Telegram said it was theater management’s intention to create an upscale art house showing quality films from around the world for a “selective viewing audience.”
One of the owners was Jack Feder who owned the Roxy in downtown Long Beach. The celebrities in attendance on opening night included comedian Marty Ingels and starlet Edy Williams
Only a few weeks after the theater opened there were letters on the Press-Telegram’s editorial page that denounced the theater as being bad for the neighborhood because of its films. There were also threats in the family oriented community to picket the theatre. Management must have listened because starting in June the films became mainstream and they started showing family fare such as Disney’s The Jungle Book.
Newspaper ads from May of 1971 announced that the Plaza had the exclusive Long Beach walk-in theater run of Tora! Tora! Tora!.
The Plaza closed suddenly on July 30, 1977 and lettering went up on their marquee announcing that the building was available for retail use.
Effective November 9, now operated by Regency Theatres and renamed Cathedral City 10.
The 95th anniversary is today.
The Orpheum operators through the years are:
Twin Falls Amusement Co. Inc, 1921-1931
Publix Theatres, 1931-1936
Intermountain Theatres, 1936-1975
Interstate Amusements, 1976- 2014
Larry and Stephanie Johnson, 2014-Present
Let me correct myself. The old Krikorian 7 Theatre was closed, but it was never converted.
Currently it is a discount house operated by Interstate Theatres, based in Dallas, Texas.