5th Avenue Theatre

2541 W. Manchester Boulevard,
Inglewood, CA 90305

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5th Avenue Theatre

The 5th Avenue Theatre was opened in 1939 and was operated by Southside Theatres. It became a District 4 Fox West Coast theatre on April 12, 1941. It was operated by Mann Theatres before it closed as a ‘straight’ porn theatre in the mid-1980’s. It is located two blocks east of the beautiful Academy Theatre.

Contributed by William Gabel

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rickyrecon45
rickyrecon45 on February 7, 2010 at 2:22 pm

I grew up at 91st and Avalon in the 50’s and took the bus to the 5th Avenue quite frequently. We saw Daibolique the original moive there in 1956 which scared us to death. I went with my sister mother and grandmother. I also saw Loving You with Elvis there and we stayed to watch it again as you could in those days.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on April 9, 2010 at 9:01 pm

This theatre has seen better days from the photos.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on April 9, 2010 at 9:58 pm

I’ve heard talk of renovation but nothing ever seems to happen. I would like to see what remains of the interior.

monika
monika on April 19, 2011 at 2:29 pm

A photograph I took of the 5th Ave on 4-16-11:
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TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on April 22, 2011 at 11:35 am

Wow Monika,it amazing that there are still letters on the Marquee.Thanks for posting.

drb
drb on September 30, 2018 at 12:45 am

It’s now “The Historic Saint Paul Baptist Church,” with all the 5th Ave lettering removed, and the facade neatly painted white. Well, at least it’s being taken care of now, instead of being left to rot.

Ron Pierce
Ron Pierce on September 30, 2018 at 5:07 am

An ad for the Fox West Coast opening April 12, 1941, is now in the photo section

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