Esquire Theatre

419 N. Fairfax Avenue,
Los Angeles, CA 90036

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adamghost
adamghost on November 24, 2013 at 5:30 am

The only part that still looks like a theater is the restroom area on the second floor.

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on August 26, 2012 at 11:42 am

Grand opening pictured in this 1937 trade report: Boxoffice

ChasSmith
ChasSmith on July 3, 2011 at 11:40 am

Well I’ll be damned. Go ahead and laugh, but I lived in L.A. for 17 years and ate in Canter’s a number of times without ever knowing it had been a theater. But now I do, thanks to the latest photo upload. Amazing.

Bway
Bway on May 26, 2009 at 11:21 am

What remains inside of this theater, if anything>?

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on February 12, 2009 at 2:14 pm

This is a March 1940 ad from the LA Times:
http://tinyurl.com/cktbrh

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on January 23, 2009 at 1:30 pm

If you look at the Google photo….

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on January 23, 2009 at 1:25 pm

If you put 420 N. Fairfax in the Google search, you will be in the right spot. If you put in 419 N., it shows you a location several miles away, for unknown reasons.

DonSolosan
DonSolosan on November 10, 2008 at 12:59 pm

Way to take one for the team!

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on November 10, 2008 at 12:34 pm

I went to Canters on Friday night, strictly for research purposes. My dedication to CT knows no bounds.
http://tinyurl.com/6p6l4l

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 29, 2008 at 9:00 pm

Also, I should point out that the Google Maps link at top will not display the correct location of this building until Cinema Treasures gives it the correct address of 419 N. Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 29, 2008 at 7:57 pm

419 N. Fairfax is not in the City of West Hollywood, but within the corporate limits of the City of Los Angeles. Everyone I know has always called that area the Fairfax district.

JAlex
JAlex on February 29, 2008 at 7:43 pm

The area is West Hollywood, which is not part of the city of Los Angeles.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on February 29, 2008 at 7:33 pm

The pastrami is good. Also the Danny Thomas, either salami or bologna. They also have a triple decker with ham, turkey, coleslaw and Russian dressing.

DonSolosan
DonSolosan on February 29, 2008 at 7:25 pm

That whole “do we list it under the neighborhood or the city?” thing has made it difficult to find theaters at times.

I’ve never been to Canter’s, but I want to. What do you recommend there, Ken?

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on February 29, 2008 at 4:51 pm

Right. The Fairfax area is not considered part of Hollywood. I mentioned that back in September 2005. I go to Canter’s at least once a week, and have been for about twenty years.

DonSolosan
DonSolosan on February 29, 2008 at 3:14 pm

According to their website, the Esquire became Canters in 1953.
http://cantersdeli.com/
Also, they don’t give their location as Hollywood, but L.A. They proudly proclaim, “always open in the heart of Los Angeles.”

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on August 12, 2007 at 10:38 pm

Here’s another ad from July 1945. Admire the intrepid Angeleno who dared to see an obscure French film instead of Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland:
http://tinyurl.com/2fo5l3

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on July 29, 2007 at 1:29 pm

Here is the ad I was describing above:
http://tinyurl.com/2g74re