Crest 1 & 2 Cinema
489 North E Street,
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The West Coast Theatre opened on May 20th, 1925 under the directions of West Coast Theatre, Inc., later known as Fox West Coast Theatres. The opening feature was First National’s feature “I Want My Man”. Also on the program that night was Fanchon & Marco’s “Idea” and “The Love Pirates” direct from Loew’s State Theatre downtown Los Angeles. On the Wurlitzer Miss Margaret Overman accompaning “The Voice of the Nightgale”, ‘A new Cinema Novelty in Color’. Opening manager was H.L. Hartman. The theatre featured vaudeville also during that time.
The theatre was operated by Fox West Coast Theatres in their District 5 along side the nearby Fox California Theatre, Fox Theatre, Studio Theatre and Temple Theatre. After the theatre left the Fox chain, it was renamed the Crest Theatre on June 15, 1960 and in the mid-1960’s it was twinned and operated until the mid-1990’s when it was demolished around 1994. It is currently a parking lot.
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