Victoria Theatre

115 W. 6th Street,
San Pedro, CA 90731

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dallasmovietheaters on November 7, 2019 at 4:00 am

Pierson and Adler launched the Victoria Theatre on May 28, 1918 on a ten year lease. The opening program was Wm. S. Hart in “Wolves of the Rail,” Fatty Arbuckle in “The Bell Boy,” and the Christie Comedy, “Somebody’s Baby.” The theater didn’t convert to sound and was downgraded to showing exploitation films and live vaudeville in its final six months of operation. It closed on May 30, 1927. It was retrofitted becoming home to the San Pedro Athletic Club with the stage used for wrestling and boxing matches in 1930 and was home to retail stores.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 17, 2014 at 1:51 pm

The December 7, 1917, issue of Southwest Builder & Contractor had an item that was probably about the Victoria Theatre. It said that a four-story theater and hotel building, 57x160 feet, would be erected on Palos Verdes Street with the theater entrance through and existing building on Sixth Street. The theater would be leased to Ray Pierson and F. O. Adler, who owned the Sixth Street building.

Another item in the same issue of the magazine said that the architect for the project was L. A. Smith. The theater was to be 57x125 feet, and the building leading to Sixth Street was 25x75.