Clinton Theatre

526 N. Western Avenue,
Los Angeles, CA 90004

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Listed as operating in editions of Film Daily Yearbook from at least 1941.

Contributed by Ray Martinez

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koekoemoeloekoe
koekoemoeloekoe on July 29, 2007 at 11:49 am

Here is an exterior image from ‘The Wizard Of Speed And Time":
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There are also scenes from the inside of the theater.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on August 17, 2007 at 8:23 pm

The Clinton was showing a Charlie Chaplin double bill in November 1976, so there may have been a period where they were showing revival films or classics.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on September 28, 2007 at 10:18 pm

As might be surmised from the various photos linked from comments above showing the Clinton’s simple, art moderne facade, the building dates from the late depression year of 1938, according to a report generated by the L.A. city planning department’s zoning information system.

Michael
Michael on March 21, 2008 at 2:31 pm

I saw many movies here when I used to live in the n'hood when I first moved to LA. It often ran double bills for a cheap price. Very rundown by that time, but within walking distance and very affordable.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on April 10, 2009 at 3:42 pm

Here is a 1983 view of the Clinton:
http://tinyurl.com/db4dwg

drb
drb on March 17, 2010 at 9:12 pm

Here’s the end of “Wizard of Speed and Time” showing the Clinton, both inside and outside. I have more than one friend who was an extra in that crowd scene.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vneirf2ayyw

I’ll make some screencaps later.

offhollywood
offhollywood on June 23, 2011 at 12:25 pm

I had no idea there was ever a theater so close to me. I’m usually looking at the listings in my home state. I actually bought my mattress from one of the stores on that strip.

eddiegarcia90601
eddiegarcia90601 on February 7, 2012 at 11:49 pm

I actually worked at the Clinton Theater in the late 80’s when it was owned by Plaza Entertainment! I lived down the street. It was a bit run down by that time, but it was a great deal for a double feature.

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