California Theatre

6528 Pacific Boulevard,
Huntington Park, CA 90255

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Fox California Theatre exterior

Viewing: Photo | Street View

Opened in 1925, the former Fox California Theatre was triplexed in the mid 1980’s. The lobby has the same gold mural that is inside the lobby of the Village Theatre in Westwood.

It closed in 2006.

Contributed by William Gabel

Recent comments (view all 25 comments)

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on June 28, 2007 at 6:29 pm

I was asking if that was the Park, looking north on Pacific. I don’t know if it’s the Park or the California.

William
William on June 28, 2007 at 6:59 pm

I see no theatre in the picture. The main building has no theatre marquee or signage. The Park Theatre would be just north of the California, by a few stores if it was in the picture.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on June 29, 2007 at 8:36 am

You may be right. I saw some similarities to the California in the closest building to to the right, but I’m no architectural expert.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on April 25, 2008 at 8:31 pm

I drove by there last week, and the sign says California 2 Theatres. I guess they lost a screen sometime in the past few months.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 25, 2008 at 11:58 pm

If they’ve altered signage while the place is closed, that suggests a possible re-opening, doesn’t it? Otherwise, why bother making the change?

The county assessor’s office treats this as 6524 S.Pacific, but it’s definitely the same property. The year of construction was 1925, which matches with the item in Southwest Builder & Contractor issue of January 4, 1924, which said that architects Arthur George Lindley and Charles R. Selkirk were preparing plans for the theatre.

Lindley & Selkirk were best known for designing churches, but there are two other theatres which can be attributed to them. They did the original Egyptian-style design for the Alexander Theatre in Glendale, and they were the architects of the Glendale Masonic Temple, which includes the Temple Theatre. Not a bad résumé.

William
William on August 5, 2010 at 10:53 am

The site should add to the aka California 3 Theatre since it operated and advertised under that name.

JmRosales
JmRosales on September 16, 2011 at 6:48 pm

well my daddys office is located in the building and its still intact =–)

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