Alameda Theatre

5136 Whittier Boulevard,
East Los Angeles, CA 90022

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gflores on August 21, 2012 at 3:36 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.

aiboy on November 30, 2009 at 2:58 am

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

Dublinboyo on May 29, 2009 at 3:04 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.

Mackie on May 27, 2009 at 2:27 am

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.


kencmcintyre on April 10, 2009 at 1:55 pm

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

kencmcintyre on April 4, 2009 at 3:26 pm

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

kencmcintyre on August 1, 2007 at 10:14 pm

The function should be retail.

kencmcintyre on July 14, 2007 at 2:41 pm

It’s not an auto showroom anymore.

kencmcintyre on June 23, 2007 at 12:47 pm

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.

William on June 23, 2004 at 4:14 pm

During the 30’s and 40’s this theatre was operated by Fox West Coast Theatres along with other UA houses like the Inglewood, Long Beach, Four Star, Pasadena, Capitol…

geovhill on February 8, 2004 at 4:29 pm

The Alameda Theatre sure had fans at one time.
Sometimes I hate change!
George Vreeland Hill.

William on August 28, 2002 at 9:38 pm

The Alameda theatre was located at 5136 Whittier Blvd. (one block west of Atlantic Blvd)

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Bill H on August 12, 2002 at 10:50 pm

Formally the United Artists Theater in East Los Angeles. The original architects for this former theater were Walker & Eisen, along with C.A. Balch.

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Bill H on July 3, 2002 at 10:25 pm

This theater is located 1 block from the Golden Gate Theater Auditorium on Atlantic & Whittier Boulevards. Though no longer used as a theater, it is now occupied by retail store.

eliperales on May 31, 2002 at 3:19 am

Where in East Los Angeles was the Alameda

GaryParks on April 19, 2002 at 2:23 am

It is interesting to note that the two allegorical deco incised relief panels depicting UNITY and ARTISTRY on this and the other UA houses noted here, may be also seen on the facade of the United Artists in Berkeley, but switched, so from left to right it reads, ARTISTRY, and UNITY. The theatre in Berkeley still functions as a 7-plex, with the lobby spaces well preserved.