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Thanks for the info ExVeniceRube.
Does anyone know the current status of the theater’s future?
BTW rlgoldst, mv, and GerryC, those are some very informative stories. Thanks for the bit of history.
The building is very much damaged and held up by large steel supports on the outside. It was sad to see, and given the rate of “improvement” in that whole area, I would be very surprised if there was any way to save it. If it were at all possible though, I think it could serve a very valid purpose as a venue for performances (God knows there are enough of them on the streets there, of all shapes and sizes).
This is Stinger again – Back in December one of you requested my pics of the theatre. I had sent some, but had intended to send more of the Santa Monica beach and surrounding area. My computer crashed late in Dec. and I lost all my old email info.
If any of you are the persons whose mother once lived on SM Blvd., please email me at
Thanks, Stinger (Dennis)
Thanks for the info Bob. I loved the movie, and I hope it will go down as one of Jim Carrey’s best dramatic roles.
Direct connection or not, just looking at this old theater one can imagine that story line happening here in Santa Monica (in immediate post WW2 days of course!).
I hope this great building will be restored. It belongs here.
I am currently working in the building directly across the street, at 201 Santa Monica Blvd. I will try to get some pics from the 2nd and 3rd story overlooking the Mayfair (Majestic). If anyone would like copies of the pics (providing I can get them), please email me.
Does anyone know if this theatre was part of the insipration for the movie, “The Majestic”? I know that part of the movie was filmed in Santa Monica, but the movie website does not state any connection between the (fictional?) theatre, and the “real” Majestic.