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Glendale Theatre

122 S. Brand Boulevard,
Glendale, CA 91210

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1974 photo courtesy of Mark McGuire.

Opening in 1920, by 1941 the Glendale Theatre was a district 2 Fox theatre.

It was twinned on June 13, 1980 and later closed, last operated by Mann Theatres. It was demolished in 1995-1996.

Contributed by William Gabel

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William
William on June 19, 2008 at 8:37 am

During the last years that Mann Theatres had it. It was used in part to train and certify chiefs of staff and Asst. Managers in the art of projection. When select Mann theatres would opt to run limited service with the projectionist union in Los Angeles.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on April 25, 2009 at 7:16 pm

Here is a 1940 photo from the USC archive:
http://tinyurl.com/coowye

hazzmatt
hazzmatt on October 25, 2009 at 4:26 am

I worked there in 83/84. I remember the ghost upstairs and the creepy feeling I would get when I was up there alone. I remember ‘Dollar Tuesdays" and was working there for the opening of Ghost Busters and Foot loose. It would get sooo packed on those Tuesdays. It was a job I had during high school and really enjoyed it. It was demolished and they put a Tower records in its place (which since has closed). I wish the city of Glendale would stop tearing down all of those great old buildings and replacing them with new stale looking ones. A lot of Brand Blvd has lost its classic past. Bummer.

mr70homers
mr70homers on May 6, 2010 at 11:53 pm

I worked here in late ‘79 thru the early 80s. I began as an usher, worked my way up to assistant manager and temporary acting manager. When I was hired on it was still a single screen. I worked there thru the 1980 remodel (see pic in ken mc post above dated 4/23/09), when it became the first multiplex in Glendale. I recall the theatres on Brand Blvd at the time being some of the last single screen theatres in Southern California. Now only the Alex Theatre remains as a vestige to those times.

Nathan
Nathan on November 7, 2015 at 7:34 pm

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/743/22873486851_69d260ba4a_o.jpg

rivest266
rivest266 on March 23, 2018 at 3:47 pm

Reopened as the Glendale Twin on June 13th, 1980. Grand opening ad in the photo section.

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on April 18, 2018 at 6:06 am

1926 photo added credit C.C. Pierce.

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