La Tijera Theatre

6820 La Tijera Boulevard,
Los Angeles, CA 90045

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Located in Los Angeles' Westchester area, near LAX, the La Tijera Theatre seated 1,530 people when it opened on January 12, 1949 and, after a long stint as a bowling alley after its days as a theater ended, today houses offices.

Contributed by William Gabel

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kencmcintyre on February 23, 2007 at 7:28 am

Here is an uncropped version of the photo at the top of the page:

kencmcintyre on November 10, 2008 at 7:23 pm

Here is an LA Times article dated 12/14/52:

The La Tijera Theater has been sold for approximately $300,000 by the Mo-Kan Theater Co. to J.T. Tregoning, Raymond Tauber and Vincent Rehers. The building will be converted into a 16-lane bowling alley with a cocktail bar and cafe. The alley will open in January.

kencmcintyre on March 27, 2009 at 3:17 pm

This is from the LA Times in January 1949. The La Tijera ad is at the bottom of the page. Click on the ad for a better view.

kencmcintyre on July 15, 2009 at 7:05 am

Here is a January 1949 ad from the LA Times:

Life's Too Short
Life's Too Short on July 15, 2009 at 9:09 am

Didn’t last very long as a theatre. Maybe they were offered a price for the property that they couldn’t refuse.

William on July 15, 2009 at 10:13 am

There was a problem with licensing films during that time in that area of LA. The Paradise Theatre brought an action againist Fox West Coast Theatres, 20th. Century-Fox and Loew’s Inc.. It was about a conspiracy to refuse a license for a 7 day run in Inglewood and Westchester areas of the city. The jury found there had been a conspiracy between Fox West Coast Theatres, 20th. Century-Fox and Loew’s Inc. to refuse to the Paradise Theatre a right to license a non-exclusive 7 day run without competitive bidding between Sept. 18, 1950 to Sept. 17th 1951.
So that maybe one of the reasons why it was a theatre for a short time.

rivest266 on August 5, 2016 at 5:11 pm

Jan 12, 1949 grand opening ad in photo section.

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