5879 W. Pico Boulevard,
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The Pickfair Theatre was a neighborhood theatre, owned and operated in the 1940’s by Joseph Moritz. It opened January 24, 1941 with Wallace Beery in “Wyoming” & Myrna Loy in “Third Finger, Left Hand”. The theatre became part of a four theatre booking combine known as the ‘Academy of Proven Hits’, playing reissued double bill features, many of which were Academy Award winning films. The theatre was managed by James H. Nicholson prior to his forming American Releasing Corporation, which later became American International Pictures. It was closed on September 5, 1983 with Dustin Hoffman in “Tootsie” & Phoebe Gates in “Private School”. It became a live music venue in April 1984 which closed in August 1984.
It became a swap meet for several years and was destroyed by fire in the 1992 riots.
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