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Ron Pierce commented about Orpheum Cafe and Theater on May 24, 2018 at 10:54 pm

Grand opening ad for Christmas day 1940 is now displayed

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Ron Pierce commented about Studio 3 Cinema on May 21, 2018 at 1:14 am

The Palm Theatre opened May 1, 1949

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Ron Pierce commented about Rialto Stadium 8 on May 20, 2018 at 4:57 pm

Here are construction photos of the Cinemark being built in Rialto near the Foothill Freeway and North Ayala Drive.

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Ron Pierce commented about Edwards Big Newport 6 on May 18, 2018 at 11:58 pm

Edwards Newport Cinema opened February 11, 1969, and as the ad reads, it was Zeffirelli’s Romeo & Juliet.

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Ron Pierce commented about UA Del Amo 6 on May 18, 2018 at 11:56 pm

United Artists Del Amo 6 opened August 18, 1971.

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Ron Pierce commented about Maya Cinemas Delano on May 18, 2018 at 3:41 am

According to this Los Angeles Times story Maya Cinemas wish list for future locations are Compton, Phoenix, and Las Vegas.

This Desert Sun report notes the Indio location is in development.

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Ron Pierce commented about New Fruitvale Theatre on May 18, 2018 at 1:04 am

Grand opening ad for New Fruitvale Theatre November 28, 1925, is now in the photo section.

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Ron Pierce commented about Babcock Theatre on May 17, 2018 at 3:38 am

The Billings Gazette on the Babcock’s 20th anniversary noted the theater, owned by L.G. Babcock, opened on December 23, 1907, with a stage play.

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Ron Pierce commented about Parkway Theater on May 17, 2018 at 3:32 am

According to Wisconsin State Journal, the Fuller Opera House opened April 7, 1890.
Grand opening ad for the Parkway Theatre December 5, 1921, is now in the photo section. The Parkway was designed by J.E.O. Pridmore.

Demolition began October 1, 1954.

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Ron Pierce commented about Gardena Theatre on Apr 30, 2018 at 10:53 pm

According to Film Daily January 27, 1939, the Gardena Theatre would be complete on February 15, 1939. Actual opening date not found.

The Los Angeles Times reported the theater was destroyed by fire May 3, 1945, causing $50,000 damage (over $692,000 in 2018).

The LA Times Independent Theatres Guide listed the reopening date as November 1, 1945.

See the photo section for news clips.

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Ron Pierce commented about Gardena Cinema on Apr 30, 2018 at 12:57 am

The Park Theatre opened December 11, 1946 with a special preview and stars.
Regular showings began on December 12.
Two ads from the Los Angeles Times Independent Theatre Guide are in the photo section

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Ron Pierce commented about Rio Theatre on Apr 27, 2018 at 11:16 pm

This Sanborn Map of 1950 shows movies at 505 16th Street, at the corner of L (Canal Today) and 16th.

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Ron Pierce commented about Covina Theatre on Apr 26, 2018 at 11:43 pm

The grand opening ad for the Covina Theatre, (As noted previously),December 19,1921 is now in the photo section.

A remodeled Covina Theatre reopened October 17, 1935, with a facade designed by Arnold Marcus Ziedses des Plantes (1890-1949)
A rendering, which appeared in the Covina Argus, is now in the photo section

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Ron Pierce commented about Glendora Theatre on Apr 26, 2018 at 2:45 pm

While in Glendora about five years ago, I took a photo of the marker put up by the historical society. That photo is somewhere in my archives. Fortunately I found another marker on the internet and uploaded it here.

The photo was taken kitty corner. I will try to find my photo which is much clearer.

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Ron Pierce commented about Lot Fashion Island on Apr 25, 2018 at 11:54 pm

Reopened April 26, 2018, as The Lot Fashion Island

Now has 7 screens, 448 seats

(619) 566-0069

New operator Boffo Cinemas LLC

LA Times story

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Ron Pierce commented about San Clemente Cinema 6 on Apr 15, 2018 at 11:58 pm

I forgot to mention The Metropolitan Theatres will be built at The Outlets of San Clemente, about 3.4 miles away from the former San Clemente Cinema 6.

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Ron Pierce commented about Kukui Mall 4 on Feb 3, 2018 at 11:13 pm

Regency Theatres of California to reopen in Mid-2018