Sunset Theatre

1508 N. Western Avenue,
Los Angeles, CA 90027

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Sunset Theatre

The over 500 seat Sunset Theatre had been running adult films in its last years. It was closed in early-2003, and demolished in October 2003.

Contributed by William Gabel

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kencmcintyre on September 24, 2008 at 12:50 am

An ad for the Sunset can be seen on the right of this October 1946 LA Times page:

kencmcintyre on October 3, 2008 at 11:52 pm

Here is a January 1947 ad from the LA Times:

Meredith Rhule
Meredith Rhule on December 20, 2008 at 8:56 pm

Well, those days are gone.

kencmcintyre on January 23, 2009 at 7:28 pm

A contributor has suggested that this 1994 photo, identified only as being on Western Avenue, is the Sunset. Any feedback would be welcome.

SingleScreen on January 24, 2009 at 1:45 am

Not sure Ken mc what that photo is of – not the Sunset. It was still open in 2002 when I went there.

kencmcintyre on August 20, 2009 at 10:39 am

Here is an August 1947 ad. The Cold War is on its way, but not just yet.

coweyhere on November 6, 2010 at 11:48 pm

A shot from February 2002:

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mycroft on August 5, 2012 at 4:38 pm

Hi, I just want to say thanks to Cinema Treasures for doing this amazing job of cataloging these historic sites, and keeping the memories alive! I used the Sunset Theatre entry, and others, as research for a crime novel I just finished writing – Sweet Money Won – about the adult entertainment industry in Los Angeles. The photos and facts here really helped give the scenes authenticity.

Here’s a link to my e-book, if you’d like to take a look:

Thanks again, Cinema Treasures – I couldn’t have done it without you!

-Mycroft Magnusson, first-time novelist

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