Palace Theatre

30 Pine Avenue,
Long Beach, CA 90802

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PALACE Theatre; Long Beach, California.

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Opened on September 30, 1916. The Palace Theatre seated 850 people and was popularly known as the Newsreel Theatre. When it was the News-Palace Theatre it was a Fox house.

In its later years, it ran as a grind house. It was closed in 1984, and razed in the late-1980’s.

Contributed by William Gabel

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TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on December 22, 2009 at 2:49 pm

Nice looking marquee.How many Palace Theatres were there in the U.S.?

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on December 26, 2009 at 11:57 am

ONE was in Athens , Georgia and it is on CT, tisloews. Happy New year. I am BACK.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on December 26, 2009 at 3:18 pm

Same to you Mike, Never had a Palace in Nashville that I know of. There was a Loews Palace in Memphis though. Elvis worked at the Loews State there.He got fired I have heard.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on December 26, 2009 at 5:14 pm

Tisloews,if you go to the PALACE theatre in Athens i have reprinted some old City manager letters to other managers.Found the letters in the MILLER theatre filing cabnets years ago.

drb
drb on July 20, 2010 at 5:57 am

Here’s a 1920s photo that shows the Palace on the right.
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LawMann
LawMann on September 16, 2010 at 10:49 am

I remember this theatre. For a theatre named Palace it was a damned small theatre alright.

Char3
Char3 on February 28, 2011 at 6:53 am

I worked at the Palace from 1953 to 1955. It was a clean will managed theater. They showed the “Outlaw with Jane Russell” Other theaters thought it was to raw to show. It ran for 2 weeks and had big crowds.
A “Orange Julius” was also run by the theater. I worked there too.
Sometime ate lunch at the Panama Cafe south of the theater.

BillCounter
BillCounter on April 17, 2011 at 3:48 pm

A night postcard view looking north on Pine Ave. The Palace is on the right:
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It’s part of a post by Beaudry on the Skyscraperpage forum “Noirish Los Angeles:
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Dittimus
Dittimus on July 15, 2013 at 11:15 pm

Wow. Just…wow! That brings back a ton of memories. This is the first theater I ever went to. I remember there being a ton of different types of movies playing there. Old-school Kung Fu, science fiction, horror, and even soft-core porn! I remember being a little kid and watching “Blood On The Sun” and “Cinderella 2000” there.

Char3
Char3 on July 16, 2013 at 6:58 am

HI Lots of old movies, westerns, musicals. When I worked there in the early 50’s they didn’t show any kind of porn. Was the Orange Julius next door when you went? The theater owned it too. Lot of beach muscles boys got the Julius with a raw egg mixed in it.

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