Glendale Theatre

122 S. Brand Boulevard,
Glendale, CA 91210

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1974 photo courtesy of Mark McGuire.

Opened on October 28, 1920. In February 1940 the Glendale Theatre became a district 2 Fox West Coast 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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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on April 26, 2009 at 3:16 am

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

hazzmatt
hazzmatt on October 25, 2009 at 11:26 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 7, 2010 at 7:53 am

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 8, 2015 at 3:34 am

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

rivest266
rivest266 on March 23, 2018 at 10:47 pm

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

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on April 18, 2018 at 2:06 pm

1926 photo added credit C.C. Pierce.

DENNISMAHANEY1
DENNISMAHANEY1 on October 14, 2018 at 10:29 pm

FACT OR FICTION I DO NOT KNOW BUT WAS TOLD AS A YOUNG ACTOR JOHN WAYNE LIVED AT THIS THEATER GUESS IT HAD ONE APT. OR A ROOM TURNED INTO ONE

milanp
milanp on December 11, 2018 at 3:23 pm

Is this the same Glendale Theater briefly seen in the 1954 noir “Crime Wave”?

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