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Not a bad place to see a movie. Saw “Young Frankenstein” and “The Great Waldo Pepper” there. Last movie I saw there was “Gettysburg” in the early 90s. Too Bad it’s gone.
The Meralta Theatre is alive and well as a Victory Outreach facility. It’s located at the northwest corner of 1st Street and St Louis St in Boyle Heights. It’s directly across St Louis St from LAPD’s Hollenbeck station.
No, a subway station has not been built yet. MTA uses the site for several vehicles though. The subway is being built south of this location on 1st Street.
The apartments located just west of the Estrada Courts housing projects are called the “Wyvernwood Apartments.” Olympic Bl to the north, Soto St to the west, 8th St on the south, and Grande Vista Ave on the east.
Loved this theater when it opened. Last time I was there was 2001 and I was shocked at how bad things had become. Suppose it was a good thing the place was leveled.
Haven’t been to the Tower Theater in 15 plus years, but these times aren’t necessarily changing for the better. Never had a negative experience there, but you should try going to the theaters down in Southern California. They make Sacto theaters seem like heaven. Hope that the Tower Theater never has to go the way of the Alhambra.
Yet another good place for samurai movies in the late 70s.
Unfortunately (in the 70s), the most painful theater seats in Sacto. Even as a kid, had a hard time sitting for a double feature. Quit going there once I got a driver’s license.
Fond memories of samurai movies shown in the late 70’s. If you needed a Toshiro Mifune fix, this was the place to go.