Arlin Theatre

2117 W. Jefferson Boulevard,
Los Angeles, CA 90018

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on September 3, 2013 at 7:35 am

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

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 29, 2011 at 12:58 pm

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.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on January 1, 2010 at 12:49 am

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

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on May 22, 2008 at 2:49 am

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.

unihikid
unihikid on March 3, 2008 at 3:37 am

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

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on February 21, 2007 at 10:03 pm

It’s a pawn shop, obviously.

MagicLantern
MagicLantern on June 16, 2004 at 12:13 am

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

William
William on February 27, 2003 at 10:16 pm

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