Cecil Theatre

246 S. Broadway,
Los Angeles, CA 90012

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 21, 2015 at 2:23 pm

Bill Counter’s research (at tovangar2’s link) indicates that this house was called the Cecil Theatre only in the 1910 directory. In 1908-1909 and again in 1911 it was the Royal Theatre. In the absence of any city directories from 1912-1914 I don’t know if the house went back to the name Cecil after 1911, but for now I’m inclined to think we should also list the theater as the Royal, with Cecil as an aka, even though that might cause a bit of confusion with the currently-operating Royal Theatre in Sawtelle.

tovangar2 on April 21, 2015 at 12:55 pm

Reply to kencmcintyre:

The photo you posted (http://tinyurl.com/yluolj)is of 248-250 S Broadway. The Cecil/Royal Theater was to the north at No. 246, in the building which was replaced by the Hosfield/Victory Clothing Company building in 1914. See here: https://sites.google.com/site/downtownlosangelestheatres/broadway-theatres#TOC-Royal-Theatre

kencmcintyre on December 31, 2009 at 7:37 pm

In April 1913 the LA Times reported that 246 S. Broadway had been leased to the California Post Card Co. I didn’t see any mention of the Cecil around that time, unless it only lasted three years.

kencmcintyre on January 15, 2007 at 9:26 am

Here is the building that occupies the space today:

kencmcintyre on October 21, 2005 at 3:57 pm

If anyone has any information on the Cedar Theater in Nevada City, CA, please let me know. This picture is from the UC Davis Collection:

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