Sun Theatre

1408 W. Pico Boulevard,
Los Angeles, CA 90015

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The Sun Theatre was one of a few theatres that lined Pico Blvd. Today only a hand full of them still stand. The largest of them that is left is the old Forum Theatre.

Contributed by William Gabel

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tomdelay
tomdelay on August 25, 2005 at 8:04 pm

Legendary theatre organist Gaylord Carter got his start in the 1920s as an organist for a Sun Theatre in Los Angeles.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on July 25, 2007 at 8:41 am

The building at 1408 doesn’t look like it was ever a theater, so this is probably a replacement.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on August 14, 2007 at 6:00 pm

Listed as the Pico Grand in the 1914 city directory.

tomdelay
tomdelay on September 8, 2007 at 6:30 pm

And, as noted before, this theatre was where Gaylord Carter got his start as a theatre organist at this theatre.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 10, 2008 at 4:16 am

Assessor info in the ZIMAS report for the existing building at this address says it was built in 1912. It must be the theatre, remodeled beyond regognition.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on November 16, 2009 at 5:31 pm

The Sun was first advertised in the LA Times in July 1920. In July 1952, the theater listing states that the Sun is temporarily closed. It does not appear as a theater in the Times after that date.

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