Arlin Theatre

2117 W. Jefferson Boulevard,
Los Angeles, CA 90018

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One of many neighborhood theatres that dotted the streets of Los Angeles. The Home Theatre was opened in 1930. It was renamed Arlin Theatre in 1937.

Contributed by William Gabel

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William
William on February 27, 2003 at 12:16 pm

The Arlin Theatre was located at 2117 W. Jefferson Blvd.

MagicLantern
MagicLantern on June 15, 2004 at 1:13 pm

Theatre still stands, used currently as some kind of retail outlet.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on February 21, 2007 at 12:03 pm

It’s a pawn shop, obviously.

unihikid
unihikid on March 2, 2008 at 5:37 pm

never thought that would be a theatre,i use to pass it everyday

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on May 21, 2008 at 3:49 pm

It was open when I drove by today, but I didn’t have time to stop in. I wonder if they gutted the interior when it was converted to a pawn shop.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on December 31, 2009 at 2:49 pm

Here is another view of the former theater:
http://tinyurl.com/yd98ftf

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 29, 2011 at 2:58 am

In the 1915 Los Angeles City Directory, a house called the Columbia Theatre is listed at 2117 W. Jefferson. In the 1923, 1926 and 1927 directories, it’s listed as the address of the Palace Theatre. No directory for 1928 is available online, and I can’t find a theater listed for the address in the 1929 directory, but the 1932 directory lists the Home Theatre at 2117 W. Jefferson.

As the L.A. County Assessor’s office says that the Arlin’s building was built in 1930, something must have happened to the Columbia/Palace building around 1929, and the current building was built in 1930 to replace it.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on September 2, 2013 at 8:35 pm

The October 4, 1937, issue of The Film Daily said that the Home Theatre in Los Angeles had been renamed the Arlin Theatre.

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