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vokoban commented about Majestic Theatre on Dec 22, 2013 at 4:48 pm

Thanks Eric….those are pretty amazing photos. You should add them to the photos on this page.

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vokoban commented about Roxie Theatre on Jan 13, 2012 at 10:00 pm

Here are a few photos I took today of the Roxie: http://www.flickr.com/photos/vokoban/6693424923/in/photostream http://www.flickr.com/photos/vokoban/6693425389/in/photostream/

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vokoban commented about Carthay Circle Theatre on Oct 19, 2011 at 10:28 am

Here’s a photo that a friend gave to me. I scanned it before I put it in the frame. I don’t think I’ve seen this one yet: http://www.flickr.com/photos/vokoban/6261222632/in/photostream

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vokoban commented about Arlington Theatre on Oct 7, 2011 at 7:20 am

Here’s another thing about Skatium but two door down. I guess their business license was suspended in 1980: http://2zing.com/ca271630/skatium-inc

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vokoban commented about Arlington Theatre on Oct 7, 2011 at 7:15 am

Good find RonP! This is most likely the same place: (June 23, 1954 LA Times) By Cal Whorton If you want a laugh that’s even better than a ring full of huffing and puffing grapplers, then I suggest you catch Howard (Hangman) Cantonwine in his latest role of skater. Cantonwine, former football player at Iowa who estimates he’s wrestled in at least 6000 matches, is off on a new business venture. He’s just opened the doors of his Skatium on W Washington Blvd. neat Arlington.

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vokoban commented about Century 10 Downtown on Sep 8, 2011 at 9:16 am

I was actually fooled by this one. I thought it was an old theater until I looked it up. Here are a few pictures from yesterday: http://www.flickr.com/photos/vokoban/6125962913/in/photostream http://www.flickr.com/photos/vokoban/6125962375/in/photostream/

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vokoban commented about Melrose Theatre on Aug 15, 2011 at 8:51 am

(Nov. 29, 1933 LA Times) PREVIEW FOR BENEFIT In addition to a feature preview being shown, Rosa Disraeli, lyric soprano, will sing several selections at the benefit theater party next Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Melrose Theater, 4315 Melrose avenue, by Beth Jacob and the West Side Ladies' Auxiliary of Mr. Sinai Home for Chronic Invalids.

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vokoban commented about Park Theatre on Feb 21, 2011 at 2:03 pm

Here is a picture of this theater from a few days ago: http://www.flickr.com/photos/vokoban/5465477287/

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vokoban commented about Music Hall Theatre on Dec 29, 2010 at 8:53 pm

If anyone doesn’t believe me, take a look at this…the only thing that matters in Beverly Hills is money, money, money.

http://www.johnlautner.org/wp/?p=499
The city of Beverly Hills has no historic preservation laws (such as the Mills Act, which allows owners of historic and designated properties to receive tax credits for restoration expenses), or landmark ordinances which, in cases like this, would allow the necessary time to explore alternatives to demolition.

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vokoban commented about Music Hall Theatre on Dec 29, 2010 at 8:50 pm

It’s too bad it’s in Beverly Hills. Beverly Hills has absolutely no regard for historic buildings. They will tear them down on a whim.

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vokoban commented about Elite Theater on Sep 17, 2010 at 2:07 pm

(Sept. 2, 1923)
Elite Theater, 3818 S. Park Avenue
Sept. 2-3-Thomas Meighan in “Conquest of Canaan."
Sept. 4-Lois Weber production, "Too Wise Wives."
Sept. 5-6-Theodore Roberts in "The Old Homestead."
Sept. 7-8-Douglas MacLean in "Passing Through.”

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vokoban commented about Elite Theater on Sep 17, 2010 at 2:03 pm

(June 29, 1918)
A benefit performance for the American Women’s Hospitals will be held this afternoon at the Elite Theater, No 3818 South Park avenue. The arrangements are under the direction of Mrs. Leon A. Davis and Mrs. Bella A. Hallbrook.

Maybe Avalon used to be name South Park.

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vokoban commented about Elite Theater on Sep 17, 2010 at 2:00 pm

Anyone know if this is the same theater?
(March 9, 1914 LA Times)
Elite Theater
38th and South Park
N.W. THOMAS, Proprietor
(Feb. 15, 1915)
Elite Theater
And Motion Picture Operators' School
38th and South Park
Vaudeville and Universal Service

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vokoban commented about Music Hall Theatre on Sep 17, 2010 at 1:48 pm

(Oct. 12, 1941)
Motor Vehicle Department to Conduct Drivers' School
Excerpt….If anything about the traffic rules or how to drive correctly bothers you, you will be interested in a Drivers' Safety School to be started by the Department of Motor Vehicles. This school will be conducted Wednesday of this week and also Oct. 22 and 29 and Nov. 5 from 10 to 12 a.m. at the Elite Theater, Wilshire Blvd. and Doheny Drive.

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vokoban commented about Music Hall Theatre on Sep 17, 2010 at 1:34 pm

The theater’s name was Music Hall at least by 1948.
(Feb. 3, 1948 LA Times)
MUSIC HALL, 9036 Wilshire-BR.2-3593
Sleep, My Love

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vokoban commented about Fox Uptown Theatre on Sep 10, 2010 at 6:01 am

Here is a 1958 photo of the Uptown. It was in a term paper I found at an estate sale:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/vokoban/4975407995/

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vokoban commented about Forum Theatre on Sep 10, 2010 at 5:58 am

Here’s a photo of the Forum from 1958. It was part of a term paper I found at an estate sale: http://www.flickr.com/photos/vokoban/4975409891/

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vokoban commented about Westlake Theatre on Aug 14, 2010 at 11:27 am

Here are a couple of ‘then/now’ pictures I did of the building:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/vokoban/4227948075/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/vokoban/4227947579/

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vokoban commented about Westlake Theatre on Aug 14, 2010 at 9:36 am

Bill, The doors are usually open during the day but there is also usually a guard. Sometimes they will let you roam all over the building and sometimes just the ground floor. There is something really spooky about that building if you’re alone. It’s beautiful inside and has been in tons of movies. There is a huge swimming pool in the basement that they used for those alien egg things in the movie Cocoon. I think the doors are open because people rent it out for weddings and events. As far as I know, it has never been a hotel. I never understood why they changed the name sometime in the 90’s, I think.

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vokoban commented about Madrid Theatre on Jul 28, 2010 at 5:45 pm

Thanks, will do. I wonder which Reseda theater the article is speaking of….

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vokoban commented about Canoga Theater on Jul 28, 2010 at 5:44 pm

(July 3, 1927 LA Times)
RESEDA TO GET FIRST THEATER
RESEDA, July 2.-Reseda is to have its first motion-picture theater-a building that is to cost $35,000. This is the announcement made by N. Scheinberg and M.P. Horwitz, owners and operators of the Van Nuys Theater, and the Madrid Theater at Owensmouth. The Reseda house will be erected on Reseda Boulevard, north of Sherman Way. The Sloan Building Company of Los Angeles will have charge of construction. Plans will be by Roy Reeves, Van Nuys architect. Scheinberg and Horwitz are well-known Van Nuys men. Following their success at Van Nuys, they built the Owensmouth house a few months ago, with the promise that a similar playhouse would be erected in Reseda.

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vokoban commented about Fonda Theatre on Jul 28, 2010 at 11:23 am

I wonder if the original facade of the building is buried somewhere under the current facade.

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vokoban commented about Pico Theatre on Jul 28, 2010 at 10:23 am

Never mind….I guess the Egan was a live theater that later became the Musart. It was at 1320 S. Figueroa.

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vokoban commented about Pico Theatre on Jul 28, 2010 at 10:01 am

Anyone know anything about the Egan Theater? I don’t see it on here.

(July 31, 1926 LA Times)
EGAN THEATER
Figueroa At Pico
WHITE COLLARS The Barnum of Them All
NOW 120TH WEEK
MATS. WED. & SAT.. 50cents to $1

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vokoban commented about Pico Theatre on Jul 28, 2010 at 9:45 am

July 1, 1915, LA Times:

SEE IRVING CUMMINGS
In The Greatest Of All Photoplays
The Diamond From The Sky
Navarro Theater
738 W. Pico St., L.A.