Maywood Theatre

4417 E. Slauson Avenue,
Maywood, CA 90270

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 1, 2009 at 4:13 am

Plans for the Egyptian Theatre at Maywood were announced in the March 7, 1924, issue of Southwest Builder & Contractor. Owned by developer M. Needer, the house was to be leased to West Coast Theatres.

The architect for the project was Evan Jones, who also did the original design of the Meralta Theatre in Downey, later remodeled by Clarence Smale. A few years later Jones was the associate architect (with George Burnett) in the design of the Allen Theatre in South Gate. I’ve been unable to track down any other theaters designed by Jones, who had his office in Huntington Park.

aiboy on November 30, 2009 at 2:52 am

are there photos of the area when the theater was around.

kencmcintyre on October 15, 2007 at 3:48 pm

I don’t remember. I’ll check and let you know.

kencmcintyre on July 13, 2007 at 9:13 pm

Advertised as the Egyptian in the LA Times on 1/22/36.

kencmcintyre on June 23, 2007 at 1:25 pm

There is a large shopping center now on the corner of Atlantic and Slauson. No trace of the old Maywood.

kencmcintyre on June 13, 2007 at 9:47 pm

Excerpt from an article in the LA Times dated 9/21/75:

It was billed as a marriage of culture and cinema a half-century ago when the staid Los Angeles Conservatory of Music and Art moved into the same building as the elegant Maywood Fox Egyptian Theater. On the surface, it appeared an unlikely match, but somehow the bizarre blend of Beethoven sonatas and Ben Turpin two-reelers inspired one pompous city official to brand the new theater “a center of culture for all time”.

He was wrong. Today the Fox Maywood, that all-time cultural center, is the Tri-City Gun Shop, Rifle and Pistol Shooting Range. The L.A. Conservatory has vanished.

William on November 13, 2003 at 6:16 pm

The Fox Maywood Theatre was located at 4417 E. Slauson Blvd..