Fox Arroyo Theatre

3236 N. Figueroa Street,
Los Angeles, CA 90065

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Fox Arroyo Theatre snack bar lobby area

The Arroyo Theatre was opened in 1928. It was a former Fox West Coast Theatre that has been closed since the 1950’s. It has since been used as a warehouse and restaurant.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 5, 2004 at 7:57 pm

I remember passing by this theater. It was designed in the Churrigueresque style popularized by the Panama-California Exposition held in San Diego in 1915. If I recall correctly, it is a two story building, with either offices or apartments on the second floor. Its location is on the very southern edge of the rather bohemian but little-known Mount Washington district of Los Angeles, an area of rugged hills and canyons filled with a remarkable variety of houses in styles that range from late Victorian to modern. It is not too far from the Heritage Square project, where a number of early Los Angeles houses have been restored and assembled into a sort of architectural museum. It also has good access to the Pasadena Freeway. This one might be a good candidate for some sort of restoration project if it came on the market.

Life's Too Short
Life's Too Short on April 10, 2007 at 7:23 am

Nice exterior design.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on September 28, 2007 at 9:49 pm

I can’t find any recent information on the state of this building. I fear that it may either have already been demolished, or is in imminent danger of being demolished, to make way for a major mixed use development project which is associated with the Cypress Park-Lincoln Heights station of MTA’s Gold Line, which is a couple of blocks from the theatre at Avenue 26.

ChrisB on June 21, 2008 at 11:27 pm

I just drove past the building today and the place has been reopened as a restaurant called the Cozy Corner. It has received something of a facelift; the formerly bricked-in entrance has been opened up with windows and front doors and the facade looks to have been cleaned up some. The restaurant wasn’t open when I passed by; maybe someone local (like ken mc?) could check it out soon.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 9, 2008 at 9:08 pm

The Cozy Corner was visited by the restaurant inspectors of the L.A. County Department of Public Health on February 1, 2008, and received a grade of 91 according to the very handy EveryBlock website. 91 is an “A” so I guess the place is (or was then) safe enough to eat at. Its address is listed as 3232-½ N. Figueroa. Thus far, the restaurant doesn’t appear to have been reviewed on any of the websites that do that sort of thing, so its probably nothing special.

The name Cozy Corner doesn’t suggest a very large restaurant, so I’d guess that it occupies only the front part of the building. The auditorium is probably still being used as a warehouse, with its entrance on the back street. As the street along the back of the building is called Arroyo Seco Avenue, I think the business using the auditorium might be Complete Brake Supply, listed at 3248 Arroyo Seco Avenue, though that might be in the building next door on the corner of Cypress Avenue.

I’m glad to hear that the building still exists, in any case.

kencmcintyre on October 9, 2008 at 9:28 pm

Not so good, Joe. You’re supposed to get letter grades. When they start giving you numbers, no matter what the score, you’ve got some work to do.

john43 on August 17, 2016 at 11:37 am

I believe this theater was used by York Barbell as a west coast distribution center for their products. I was a driver for them in the 60’s. Tony Terlazzo was the manager and an Olympic weightlifting champion.

rivest266 on September 8, 2019 at 1:19 pm

LA Times listings started in 1928.

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