Capitol Theatre

338, 340, 344 South Spring Street,
Los Angeles, CA 90013

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Another theatre with different entrances and addresses over the years. This theatre was apparently first called the Casino Theatre. By 1914 it was the Los Angeles Theatre. It went through many name changes and remodels until it fades away in the 1930’s.

It also went through many uses including: vaudeville, movies, Spanish-language movies, live theatre, and a church!

By 1952 the address is listed as a parking lot. There are many articles about the theatre having a ‘hoodoo’ curse with managers and owners meeting all types of disasters and maladies.

Contributed by jeff bridges

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kencmcintyre on October 28, 2007 at 4:50 pm

Here is a May 1911 ad from the LA Times:

kencmcintyre on October 29, 2007 at 6:59 am

Polar bears at the Empress in 1916:

vokoban on November 9, 2007 at 7:54 am

I wouldn’t mind seeing ‘Fiddle Dee Dee’, but for my money I’d probably choose Ferry, The Human Frog over at the Broadway.

vokoban on November 9, 2007 at 8:04 am

I don’t know….I think Kermit was a bastard child. Luckily, he made his way in the world.

kencmcintyre on November 15, 2007 at 8:07 pm

Here is a very early article in the LA Times, dated 12/23/01. Possibly another aka for this theater:

kencmcintyre on November 15, 2007 at 8:12 pm

Nope. An article on 5/16/02 puts the Unique at 456 S. Spring:

BradyWestwater on September 4, 2010 at 5:06 pm

I recently obtained photo by G. A. Kessler – the official photographer of Sullivan and Considine’s Los Angeles Theatre at 340 S. Spring and if I ever get a decent camera I will post it. But I will be showing it and other items concerning Spring Street at this Thursday’s Art Walk and the following night’s Fashion Night Out – Friday September 10th, 2010 6 – 10 PM – at the Continental Building at 4th and Spring.

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