5308 Melrose Avenue,
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Previously operated by: Laemmle Theatres
Previous Names: Melvan Theatre, Hollywood Encore Theatre, Teatro Continental
The Melvan Theatre opened on November 22, 1939 with Robert Taylor in “Lady of the Tropics & Anita Louise in "Lady for a Day”. On June 9, 1963 it became the Hollywood Encore Theatre, screening classic movies.
On November 25, 1979 it was renamed Teatro Continental, screening Spanish language movies. From July 11, 1980 it was taken over by Laemmle and was re-named Continental Theatre playing mainly foreign films. It was closed on January 31, 1985 with Robert De Nero in “Once Upon a Time in America” (uncut version). It was demolished and Raleigh Studios have now expanded onto the site.
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