Avalon Theatre

722 N. Avalon Boulevard,
Wilmington, CA 90744

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1948 photo courtesy of Robert Juzefski.

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The Avalon Theatre was once part of the Fox Theatres chain. Since closing it has been demolished and the empty site is used as a parking lot.

Contributed by William Gabel

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William on November 12, 2003 at 5:30 pm

The Avalon Theatre was located at 722 Avalon Blvd.

kencmcintyre on December 1, 2005 at 2:54 pm

From the LA Library. The theater is at the far end of the street:


kencmcintyre on June 8, 2007 at 7:43 pm

On 8/17/55, LA Times advertised the Cherry Pass Drive-In, between Beaumont and Banning. That sounds like Wilmington to me. Anyone ever heard of this drive-in?

kencmcintyre on June 8, 2007 at 7:50 pm

Never mind. Another ad says Highway 99, so they were talking about the city of Beaumont on the way to Palm Springs.

kencmcintyre on July 12, 2007 at 11:45 am

722 Avalon is just a parking lot.

William on July 12, 2007 at 1:14 pm

The Cherry Pass Drive-In was in the city of Beaumont, Ca., it had a carcapacity of 500 cars and was operated by Sero Amusement Company.

kencmcintyre on July 12, 2007 at 1:15 pm

Thanks. I had the location confused.

kencmcintyre on August 13, 2007 at 5:17 pm

I almost added the Empress as a new theater, as it was listed in the 1925 LA city directory. However, the address in 1925 was 722 Canal Avenue. I’ll bet that was a precursor to Avalon Boulevard, so Empress should be an aka as opposed to a new theater.

kencmcintyre on September 18, 2009 at 1:22 pm

This 12/04 LA Times story mentions the Avalon. I thought it was funny that the reporter used CT to look up the theaters instead of doing the research on his own.

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