Western Theatre

3930 S. Western Avenue,
Los Angeles, CA 90018

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on August 10, 2016 at 4:02 pm

Mike, the 1931 Warner Bros. Western Theatre in your ad was the lavish house at Wilshire and Western which was soon renamed the Wiltern Theatre, not this smaller neighborhood theater a few miles south.

rivest266
rivest266 on August 10, 2016 at 2:24 pm

This opened on October 7th, 1931. Its grand opening ad can be found in the photo section for this theatre.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 17, 2011 at 6:58 pm

The Western Theatre is first listed in the Los Angeles City Directory in 1927, so that’s most likely the year it opened, unless it opened very late in 1926.

I probably updated Street View a little bit too far south. The theater was most likely just north of the park, where the parking lot is now. The park itself has been built in recent decades, as it doesn’t appear on any of the maps I own, the most recent of which dates from the 1960s.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on June 10, 2007 at 7:55 pm

Just a parking lot. Nothing left of the theater.