Xanadu Theatre

7308 Melrose Avenue,
Los Angeles, CA 90036

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Located on today’s trendy strip of Melrose Avenue. The Xanadu Theatre was a store front conversion which opened on April 16, 1971. By 1977 it was operating as a gay male adult theatre. In November 1984 there is an Adonis Theatre listed as operating as a gay male adult theatre, on the south side of Melrose Avenue between N. Gardner Street & La Brea Avenue (which could be the Xanadu Theatre).

Now returned to retail use, (in 2010) it is a funky clothing store named MunkeyKing snd by 2019 is Gallery 1988.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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rivest266
rivest266 on November 3, 2019 at 3:10 pm

This opened as the Xanadu theatre on April 16th, 1971. It featured a 30 feet wide Cinemascope screen. Grand opening ad posted.

rivest266
rivest266 on November 3, 2019 at 3:10 pm

Theatre closed after the LA Times ban on adult movie ads in 1977.

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on November 3, 2019 at 3:26 pm

Building houses Gallery 1988 today.

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