Fox Figueroa Theatre

508 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard,
Los Angeles, CA 90037

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Fox Figueroa Theatre exterior

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This theater, built in 1925, was located on Santa Barbara Boulevard (now known as Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard) at Figueroa Street.

This theater was razed in the late 60’s, along with its large roof top sign and now on the site is a gas station. The former theater’s location is directly across the street from the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena.

Contributed by William Gabel

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on June 25, 2009 at 6:29 pm

An ad from a newspaper that I have actually heard of.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 25, 2009 at 7:20 pm

Don Meyers is correct about the address of the Figueroa Theatre. I’ve checked several old street directories and the address for the theater itself is always given as 4011 S. Figueroa Street. The Santa Barbara Avenue address must have been for the office section of the building above the shops.

kencmcintyre on July 16, 2009 at 2:45 pm

Got gas today on the bones of the Fox Figueroa:

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 21, 2009 at 4:21 pm

Nice aerial shots of something.

kencmcintyre on November 21, 2009 at 4:27 pm

Here is a February 1927 item in the LA Times:

Lois Moran, the heroine of the Fox Films production of David Warfield’s greatest triumph, “The Music Master”, arrived back in Los Angeles last week in time to be here for the western premiere of this picture, now at the Figueroa Theater.

Alec B. Francis has the name role in the production and other prominent members of the cast include Norman Trevor and Neil Hamilton. Other features of the Figueroa program include Salvatore Santaella’s twenty-piece orchestra on the stage in a trio of numbers and a breand new Earle Fox Van Bibber comedy called “The Speedboat Demon”.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 21, 2009 at 4:29 pm

More National Enquirer material. Fascinating.

Tinseltoes on November 17, 2013 at 11:35 am

The Figueroa had its grand opening on the night of November 13th, 1925, with the world premiere of Cecil B. DeMille’s “The Road to Yesterday.” I’ve posted an ad and architectural sketch in the Photos Section.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 17, 2013 at 12:17 pm

Another example of the occasional sloppiness of old newspaper reports: The caption of the sketch Tinseltoes just uploaded mangles architect William Sterling Hebbard’s name into W. S. Shephard.

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