Vern Theatre

2811 E. Olympic Boulevard,
Los Angeles, CA 90023

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Vern Theatre exterior

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The Vern Theatre was opened in May 1941.

Contributed by William Gabel

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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on August 28, 2007 at 9:19 pm

In 1963, the Vern was operated by Aladdin Theaters, formerly Eastland Theaters. At that time, Aladdin also operated the Belmont, Brooklyn, Jewel, Largo, Meralta and Terrace in Los Angeles as well as the Linda in San Diego.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 2, 2007 at 2:10 am

I remember Aladdin Theaters. They ran a number of drive-ins, too. Their logo, as I recall, was a lamp with a chubby genie rising from it. In fact I think the Floral may have been one of their drive-ins for a while. Ron Pierce says the Anaheim Drive-in was built by Aladdin. I also have a vague recollection of the Aladdin logo on the Vineland when it was first opened (I was about ten years old, I think, so it’s hazy.)

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on December 11, 2008 at 9:20 pm

This item in Boxoffice magazine dated 4/29/50 may refer to the Vern:

Another shuttering was that of the Vernon-Vogue Theater in East Los Angeles by Gladys McLean. A 700-seater, it’s being closed because of lack of business.

unihikid
unihikid on December 28, 2008 at 8:59 pm

i always thought that was an odd looking restaurant,but i think that when they built it they had the sears shoppers as customers,but i see why it got closed.

William
William on May 7, 2011 at 10:53 am

The Vern Theatre opened on Wednesday, May 28, 1941. The opening night features were “That Night in Rio” and “Topper Returns”.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on May 7, 2011 at 11:01 am

What great photos posted by ken mc.

Patsy
Patsy on November 2, 2011 at 7:55 pm

This theatre recently showed up on FB’s Vintage Los Angeles with a vintage exterior photo and lobby photo!

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