Granada Theatre

115 N. Market Street,
Inglewood, CA 90301

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Previously operated by: Fox West Coast Theatres

Architects: Leonard L. Jones

Styles: Spanish Colonial

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Granada Theatre exterior

The Fox Granada Theatre opened in 1924 and was destroyed by a fire on December 18, 1945. The remains were demolished and in 1948 the Fox Theatre was built on the site and opened March 31, 1949 (it has its own page on Cinema Treasures).

Contributed by William Gabel

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kencmcintyre on June 30, 2006 at 2:59 pm

This isn’t a great photo, but you can see the Granada marquee down the road:

kencmcintyre on May 23, 2007 at 5:02 pm

The LA Times reported the fire on 12/19/45:

Flames of undetermined origin destroyed the Granada Theater, 115 N. Market St., Inglewood early today, and also a cafe, candy store and gift shop in the same building.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 14, 2008 at 10:53 pm

The Inglewood News of January 18, 1924 announced the clearance of the site where the Granada Theatre would be built. Southwest Builder & Contractor had announced in its issue of January 11 that architect Leonard L. Jones was preparing the plans. The owner was Arthur Bennett. The construction contract was awarded to General Construction Company, of Glendale, according to SwB&C’s issue of May 9 that year. I’ve been unable to find the opening date, but would surmise late 1924. The photo showing the Granada to which ken mc linked above is dated November 10, 1925.

kencmcintyre on October 19, 2008 at 10:21 am

The 1945 LA Times story about the fire mentioned that the owner was Pheoebe Bennett. She may have been Arthur’s wife.

kencmcintyre on November 8, 2008 at 4:31 pm

Here is a story in the Ogden Standard-Examiner dated 12/18/45:

INGLEWOOD, Calif., Dec. 18(AP)â€"A disastrous dawn fire, which burned out the Granada theatre, one of the city’s largest, a half-dozen shops and numerous offices, was controlled today after a three-hour fight by most of the city’s fire apparatus. Damage might reach several hundred thousand dollars. Cause of the blaze, which started in a malt shop, was not immediately determined. Firemen saved an adjacent Sears Roebuck & Co. retail store after a stiff battle, but said there probably would be some water damage.

kencmcintyre on November 8, 2008 at 4:33 pm

Here is an expanded view of the photo at the top of the page:

William on August 23, 2011 at 9:22 am

Ken’s post (11/8/2008) shows the original marquee. The top photo shows the look before the fire damaged the house.

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