Fox West Coast Theatre

333 E. Ocean Avenue,
Long Beach, CA 90802

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Fox West Coast Theatre proscenium

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The West Coast Theatre opened on July 7, 1925, and was situated next to the Fox Imperial Theatre.

Closed in November 1985, this Fox theatre had a large going away party before it was to be razed. The last film to play this theatre at that party was “Footlight Parade”.

Contributed by William Gabel

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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on May 11, 2009 at 7:49 pm

Here is a December 1959 ad from the Long Beach Independent:
http://tinyurl.com/quwyfo

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on June 20, 2009 at 7:22 am

Here is a photo circa 1920s from the LAPL:
http://jpg1.lapl.org/00081/00081582.jpg

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on May 7, 2010 at 4:40 pm

The West Coast can be seen in this 1968 photo from the Long Beach Library:
http://tinyurl.com/26rpeas

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on August 4, 2010 at 10:31 am

Nice photo too bad the bus is in the way.

drb
drb on August 25, 2010 at 7:30 pm

There’s a “Fox West Coast” roof sign on the right of this photo:
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Now to figure out what the theatre in the foreground is…

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on August 25, 2010 at 8:25 pm

It is the United Artists Long Beach Theater /theaters/2032/, a lovely art deco theater that was torn down probably in the early 1980s. There’s a picture here: View link

sallymander
sallymander on October 15, 2010 at 12:47 pm

Here’s a couple of hand bills from the rock concert era:

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GaryParks
GaryParks on February 8, 2011 at 2:37 pm

The Long Beach United Artists was demolished sometime between Spring, 1981 and Summer, 1982. I remember seeing it still standing and operating in ‘81, but I had no camera with me. When I returned to take photos of Long Beach theatres in mid-Summer, 1982, it was gone. The Roxy, State, Palace, Imperial, and Fox West Coast were still there, and I shot them except the State, which I happened not to notice, I believe, because the marquee was gone, and I didn’t remember it from my early childhood.

itscjsspot7
itscjsspot7 on October 18, 2013 at 8:01 pm

The originally was a West Coast Theater. Mike Gore along with his brother Abe and Sol Lesser started the West Coast Theatres in 1920. Gore served as the President of the The West Coast Theatres which rapidly expanded until it became the main first-run theater chain in the Pacific states. They had over 485 theaters BEFORE they merged with Fox in 1926. http://projects.latimes.com/hollywood/star-walk/mike-gore/ For some reason, whenever you see one of these old theaters in LA, Santa Monica (where they also owned the Pier) and Long Beach it is totally left out that it was a West Coast Theater owned by the Gore Bros.

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