Alameda Theatre

5136 Whittier Boulevard,
East Los Angeles, CA 90022

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UA Alameda Theatre exterior

The Alameda Theatre was a sister to the Four Star Theatre, Los Angeles, United Artist Theatre, Pasadena, and the United Artist Theatre, Long Beach.

Contributed by William Gabel

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kencmcintyre on June 23, 2007 at 9:47 am

This is an enormous clothing store. I took some photos which I will post later, particularly of the murals. I talked briefly with the manager, who did not believe his building was a movie theater at one time. From there I could walk to the Golden Gate.

kencmcintyre on July 14, 2007 at 11:41 am

It’s not an auto showroom anymore.

kencmcintyre on August 1, 2007 at 7:14 pm

The function should be retail.

kencmcintyre on April 4, 2009 at 12:26 pm

Here is a 1983 photo. Maybe I should show this to the owner of the building.

kencmcintyre on April 10, 2009 at 10:55 am

Here is a 1981 photo. You can see the top of the Golden Gate theater in the background.

Mackie on May 26, 2009 at 11:27 pm

You will also see it briefly in two shots of Whittier boulevard at night, with marquee lights bright and glowing in the film “Boulevard Nights”.

Not only was that retail store once a movie theatre, it was once a movie star.


Dublinboyo on May 29, 2009 at 12:04 pm

Yeah, just saw this theater in the 1979 film “Boulevard Nights.” The ese vato younger brother “Chuco” walks right in front of it as he wanders the nightlife of East L.A watching to make sure that “11th Street” don’t put a filero in his back.

aiboy on November 29, 2009 at 11:58 pm

does anybody recall snow white and the seven dwarfs playing at this theater.

gflores on August 21, 2012 at 12:36 pm

Does anyone remember when this theater was called the United Artist the Ua for short. It was a great little theater, not the golden Gate but nice theater.

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