Imperial Theatre

319 E. Ocean Boulevard,
Long Beach, CA 90802

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Fox Imperial Theatre exterior

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Like the West Coast Theatre next door, the 820-seat Imperial Theatre was a Fox house.

This theatre was razed, like the West Coast Theatre, to make way for a new hotel complex.

Contributed by William Gabel

Recent comments (view all 30 comments)

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on July 29, 2009 at 2:23 pm

No, it’s a monthly service. The film in question supposedly depicted murders of real people. I think someone admitted later that the deaths were all staged.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on April 10, 2010 at 1:42 pm

Here is a November 1973 ad from the LA Times:
http://tinyurl.com/yb8bwbd

William
William on May 6, 2010 at 12:38 pm

The above picture in ken mc’s post is from around January 1932. The West Coast Theatre was playing “Stepping Sisters” (1/9/32) from Fox Film Corp. and the Imperial Theatre was playing “The False Madonna” (12/5/31) with Kay Francis & Conway Tearle from Paramount.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on May 6, 2010 at 12:44 pm

You can see the UA down the street as well.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on May 6, 2010 at 12:48 pm

The Imperial is to the right of the train in this photo, probably circa 1940s:
http://tinyurl.com/262l5vd

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on May 8, 2010 at 10:30 am

Nice photo ken mc.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 9, 2010 at 2:05 am

TLsloews you gotta go back to the UNICORN THEATRE site.

William
William on August 26, 2010 at 10:51 am

The Imperial Theatre was part of the Fox West Coast Theatre chain from the mid 1920’s through National General Cinemas to Mann Theatres which closed the house in August 1977. It went independent after that year.

MJuggler
MJuggler on July 5, 2011 at 6:12 pm

earthquake shot, (postcard I bought) http://www.flickr.com/photos/smgerdes/5740195797/in/photostream

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