Park Theatre

5825 N. Figueroa Street,
Los Angeles, CA 90042

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The Park Theatre was one of a few theatres that once lined North Figueroa Street in Highland Park area of Los Angeles.

Along with the Franklin Theatre and the Highland 3 Theatre, this made up the movie entertainment in the area. Today only the Highland 3 Theatre still shows movies.

Contributed by William Gabel

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kencmcintyre on June 15, 2007 at 3:17 am

LA Times advertises the Park Theater at 710 S. Broadway in 1981. Can someone give me the AKA for this? Thanks.

kencmcintyre on June 15, 2007 at 3:22 am

I think this was a typo – there was a Park at 710 S. Alvarado at that time. Please disregard.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on June 15, 2007 at 3:29 am

Ken….Are you looking for the Alvarado Theater aka Park at 710 S. Alvarado Street? That one is here:


KimF on August 27, 2007 at 3:07 am

Hey Lost Memory… I’m hoping you can help me out with another theater from the LA / suburbs area. I thought it was called the Park Theater, but it might have been another “P”… In the mid-‘60s, this one was located next door to a Sav-On or Thrifty Drug Store. I remember my brother and I used to stop in there before the movies to buy six packages of candy for just $.25… such a deal! Sound familiar to you? Thanks much! – Kim

KimF on August 27, 2007 at 5:58 pm

Update… My mom was able to pinpoint the Park Theater I was looking for… It was at Crenshaw and Compton Blvd. (now Marine Ave.) The Savon was at 149th.

Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like anyone has created a listing for it here, and my memory wouldn’t be much help for that.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on August 27, 2007 at 6:09 pm

TeriAvenueKim….You might be thinking of the Gardena Cinema aka Park Theater which is listed on Cinema Treasures here.

KimF on August 27, 2007 at 11:45 pm

Sure sounds like it, Lost Memory… Thanks!! Hard to believe it’s one that’s still standing after all these years. Very cool! I know we went to the Park a few times, but the only movie I definitely remember seeing there is “Farenheit 451.”

kencmcintyre on March 24, 2008 at 4:12 am

Here is the current occupant of 5825 N. Figueroa:

kencmcintyre on October 26, 2008 at 10:05 pm

The LA Times reported a fire at the Park on March 7, 1946. Manager Nat Gold estimated the damage at more than $3,000.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on May 10, 2009 at 6:15 am

The May 29, 1937, issue of Boxoffice mentioned that Dave Cantor had built the Park Theatre in Highland Park the previous year. In 1937, Cantor was buying the Canoga Theatre from its original owner, Nate Scheinberg.

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