Imperial Theatre

319 E. Ocean Boulevard,
Long Beach, CA 90802

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Fox Imperial Theatre along side the neighboring Fox West Coast Theatre

Opened in the mid-1920’s by West Coast Theatres, the 820-seat Imperial Theatre was a Fox house, like its adjoining neighbor the West Coast Theatre.

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

Contributed by William Gabel

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kencmcintyre on April 10, 2010 at 4:42 pm

Here is a November 1973 ad from the LA Times:

William on May 6, 2010 at 3:38 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 on May 6, 2010 at 3:44 pm

You can see the UA down the street as well.

kencmcintyre on May 6, 2010 at 3:48 pm

The Imperial is to the right of the train in this photo, probably circa 1940s:

TLSLOEWS on May 8, 2010 at 1:30 pm

Nice photo ken mc.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 9, 2010 at 5:05 am

TLsloews you gotta go back to the UNICORN THEATRE site.

William on August 26, 2010 at 1:51 pm

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 on July 5, 2011 at 9:12 pm

earthquake shot, (postcard I bought)

DavidZornig on September 7, 2015 at 10:20 pm

Circa 1953 photo added, courtesy of the AmeriCar The Beautiful Facebook page.

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