UA Long Beach Theatre
32 Long Beach Boulevard,
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Firms: Walker & Eisen
Previous Names: Lenney's Elite Theatre, Empire Theatre, Mission Theatre, Major Theatre, Long Beach Theatre, Fox Long Beach Theatre
Located on American Avenue which later became Long Beach Boulevard. Lenney’s Elite Theatre was opened on January 22, 1921 with Noah Beery in “Dinty”. It was designed by architectural firm Walker & Eisen. It was renamed Empire Theatre on June 6, 1921 and began operating as a playhouse. On October 9, 1922 it was renamed Mission Theatre playing movies and occasional stage productions. Alterations were made in 1924 to the plans of architect H.L. Gogerty.
In 1929 it was renamed Major Theatre, and was renamed Long Beach Theatre on February 27, 1931. It was taken over by Fox West Coast Theatres in 1936 when it became the Fox Long Beach Theatre. In the late-1940’s it was taken over by United Artists.
The building was razed for a parking lot in November 1952.
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