Royale Theatre

5123 E. Whittier Boulevard,
East Los Angeles, CA 90022

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Another district 4 Fox house, the Royale Theatre opened around 1942 and is listed in the 1943 edition of Film Daily Yearbook in the Belvidere Gardens district, which is East Los Angeles.

Contributed by William Gabel

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William
William on November 12, 2003 at 4:25 pm

The Royale Theatre was located at 5123 Whittier Blvd..

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on June 23, 2007 at 9:45 am

It’s still being used for retail. It’s across the street from the Alameda.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on August 13, 2007 at 5:38 pm

The Red Mill Theater is listed at 5215 ½ Whittier in the 1925 LA city directory. This would be just past Atlantic on the north side of Whittier. Has anyone ever heard of this? I know that I stopped at Atlantic when I was taking pictures as nothing was listed east of the Golden Gate on Whittier, at least in East LA.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 17, 2008 at 3:50 pm

Ken, you’ve heard of it.

Also, the Royale should be listed as having been in East Los Angeles. At 5123 E. Whittier, it was well outside the city limits of Los Angeles.

Irene225
Irene225 on June 10, 2008 at 2:46 pm

I used to go to the Royale all the time to see cowboy movies in the late 40’s. It was a smaller theater as I recall (what does a 10-year-old mind remember???) I walked from my home on McBride in ELA. Oh, what memories of ELA. My family moved from there in 1951.

William
William on June 4, 2009 at 8:35 am

The Royale along with the Boulevard Theatres should be listed in the East Los Angeles area. To go along with the other theatres in that area.

Frankkiki
Frankkiki on February 13, 2011 at 2:15 pm

I used to go to the Royale to see cowboy movies in the late ‘40’s, the price of admission was 14 cents.

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