Jewel Theater

3817 Whittier Boulevard,
East Los Angeles, CA 90023

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 19, 2015 at 10:22 pm

An article about wall and floor coverings in the January 8, 1938, issue of Boxoffice featured a photo of the foyer of the Jewel Theatre.

Serf on November 19, 2013 at 8:33 pm

I used to go inside this building back in 80s funny the stage and seats were stile there… And when they were demolishing the other side of this building there was a big painting of the coke cola sing on the side of the jewel theater i always remember the sing

kencmcintyre on May 22, 2009 at 9:30 am

Scroll down for a 1958 LA Times story about gang members and the Jewel Theater:

kencmcintyre on March 20, 2009 at 10:30 am

Here is a November 1947 ad from the LA Times:

kencmcintyre on September 14, 2007 at 9:16 pm

Here is a May 1948 ad from the LA Times:

kencmcintyre on June 3, 2007 at 2:38 pm

The Jewel was listed at 3817 Whittier on 4/9/42, per the LA Times.

kencmcintyre on February 15, 2006 at 7:41 am

Thanks for the website, Joe. I will work on that.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 27, 2005 at 5:38 pm

ken mc: If you want to post a link that has a bare URL as long as this one, I’d suggest using the tinyurl redirection service to shrink it. That way it won’t make the page too wide.

Alternately, you can eclose the URL in UBB code, in which the URL will vanish from the page, and your link will show as a name, as in the links I’ve made in this comment.

This is how your picture link would look in UBB code: Jewel Theatre, Tujunga, 1925.

kencmcintyre on October 27, 2005 at 5:00 pm

There was a Jewel Theater in Tujunga in the 1920’s, according to this photo from the Oviatt Library Digital Collection.

MagicLantern on December 29, 2004 at 12:26 am

Ruben’s Garment Cutting currently resides at 3817 Whittier Boulevard.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 28, 2004 at 5:57 am

The web site Silent Era lists a Jewel Theatre, with 700 seats, at 3829 Whittier Boulevard, operating in 1925. The source cited is Film Daily’s Film Year Book for 1926, page 485, with additional information provided by Lars Hedlind. Perhaps the discrepancy in address is the result of a remodeling which moved the entrance, or a street renumbering? Or perhaps the original theatre was destroyed, and replaced by this building in the 1930s?

GaryLee64 on January 1, 2004 at 8:35 am

My family’s business was across the street. I saw “Johhn Belinda” there as a child. The area had a lot of Italians there in 20’s and thirties. It was a small theatre but always packed with people. My mother used to talk about it. I will look for a picture and send it along.

William on October 8, 2002 at 9:06 am

The Jewel Theatre was located at 3817 Whittier Blvd., It seated 770 people.