Rowland Heights Theatre

18365 Colima Road,
Rowland Heights, CA 91748

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The 5th Avenue Theatre was advertised in the Los Angeles Times in July 1971. It later went over to screening adult movies and was renamed Rowland Heights Theatre. There is a sushi bar in the building now.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre

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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on October 28, 2008 at 10:03 am

Here is a partial view of the restaurant. Please change the status to closed, based on the preceding comment.
http://tinyurl.com/5jd6f3

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on October 28, 2008 at 10:07 am

Obviously it isn’t demolished. Function should be restaurant.

justiceputnam
justiceputnam on January 22, 2009 at 4:24 am

The 5th Ave Theater was in existence in 1968. I saw “2001: A Space Odessey” there in 1969 six times in a row on one admission; such is the vitality of youth!

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on May 13, 2009 at 10:45 pm

Here is an August 1974 ad from the LA Times:
http://tinyurl.com/pmjwsz

KingBiscuits
KingBiscuits on May 14, 2009 at 2:24 am

Six times? That is one long day!

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on May 14, 2009 at 4:53 am

I guess Rowland Heights Theater is an aka, according to the ad.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on August 24, 2009 at 5:16 pm

Here is an April 1974 item from the LA Times:

WEST COVINA-Theater operator George Voss faces a new trial May 21 at Citrus Municipal Court after his first trial on obscenity charges for showing “Deep Throat” at his Rowland Heights Theater ended in a hung jury. The jury of nine men and three women was dismissed Tuesday after the foreman reported that the jury was hopelessly deadlocked at 7-5 for acquittal. After a 16-week run, the film is no longer being shown and the theater is closed.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on August 24, 2009 at 5:21 pm

I love crime stories.

William
William on August 24, 2009 at 6:14 pm

justiceputnam posted he saw “2001” at this theatre in 1969. Well “2001” was still in it’s Roadshow engagement at the Warner Cinerama Hollywood Theatre, which ran with the move-over to the Warner Beverly Hills for a total of 103 weeks. “2001” opened on April 5 1968, that would have taken it to spring of 1970.

jazzfi
jazzfi on January 25, 2013 at 5:52 am

The Theater was originally called Flack’s 5th Avenue theater, because that section of Colima Road was once called 5th Avenue once you left Hacienda Heights (or City of Industry) and entered into Rowland Heights. It is now Colima Road all the way through Rowland Heights and beyond. Flack’s 5th Avenue theater had a real cool marquee and I believe it was still Flack’s at the time they began showing Deep Throat, eventually the marquee was removed and the theater was later titled “Rowland Heights Theater” and it looked real seedy, and the name looked like it was hand painted on the outside, and it was all-adult films by this time..

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