Aliso Theatre

1520 E. 1st. Street,
Los Angeles, CA

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William
William on February 27, 2003 at 5:14 pm

The Aliso Theatre was located at 1520 E. 1st Street in Los Angeles.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on June 3, 2007 at 6:37 pm

This was called the Keystone theater in 1942.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on June 14, 2007 at 2:10 pm

Advertisement in the LA Times, 3/27/14:

KEYSTONE THEATER
1522 E. 1st Street, near Gless Street

Mutual Program and Pacific Features
Daily Change of Program with a Feature Every Night
Amateurs Monday and Keystone Comedy Thursdays and Saturdays
Admission 5 Cents

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on June 23, 2007 at 1:21 pm

A new building has been constructed on the site of the Keystone/Aliso. No trace of the theater remains.

MagicLantern
MagicLantern on June 30, 2007 at 9:10 pm

Old comment from the Keystone Theatre entry that was retconned: Tom Jurado > Jan 2, 2004 13:33:16 AM EST
I talked to my dad yesterday and he said the Keystone Theater was located a half block west of Gless. That would put it between Gless and Clarence. He also said his sister Dora worked there and would sometimes get him and some of this brothers and sisters in free. He said sometimes Mr. Jones, the theater manager, would stop them and ask them where they were going and they would tell him that Dora said it was okay for them to go in (he’s got a million stories). The Keystone Theatre was located on 1st Street about a quarter mile west of Boyle Avenue. I believe the cross street was Clarence or Utah. The area was known as “The Flats” way back then. I think the theater was demolished years ago, but I can remember passing it everyday when I delivered papers in Boyle Heights back around 1956.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on August 2, 2009 at 10:08 pm

If it’s demolished should chain be independent or unknown?

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