4104 E. Lancaster Avenue,
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The Gateway Theatre was opened October 9, 1941 with Betty Grable in “Moon over Miami”. It was closed on January 3, 1971 with Charlton Heston in “Ben Hur”. It was demolished in the early-1970’s. There is a McDonalds restaurant on the site now.
It was a fairly large theatre, in the Art Deco style, with a large marquee, the underside covered with many clear bulbs, and a tall neon Art Deco style sign topped with a metal ball. It had an outside box office, glass enclosures for outside movie posters and a bike rack in front to park bikes. The theatre used ushers in a military style uniform.
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