York Theatre

4949 York Boulevard,
Los Angeles, CA

Unfavorite 2 people favorited this theater

York Theatre roof sign

Viewing: Photo | Street View

The former York Theatre now houses a church.

Contributed by William Gabel

Recent comments (view all 14 comments)

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on December 6, 2004 at 3:42 pm

The York Theatre, located in the Highland Park district opened in 1923. It became a Korean Church in about 1985.

jmarellano
jmarellano on January 31, 2005 at 5:01 am

The auditorium is well intact with original seating that is in excellent shape. The building is locted between the Highland Park and Eagle Rock Districts of LA.

MRY886
MRY886 on May 25, 2005 at 8:40 am

Since there is a separate listing for Highland Park on this site, this one should be moved to it.

MRY886
MRY886 on July 5, 2005 at 3:38 am

The original seating is not in the this theater. The York was being renovated in the late 1940s and the original wooden backed seats were being replaced. Our church, which is located several blocks away, was under construction at that time and they were able to procure all the York Theatre seats that were needed to fill the new sanctuary. For many years the inserts were blue, but they were redone in crimson red in the 1990s, so now they really look like the theater seats they originally were. They are really quite comfortable.

deleted user
[Deleted] on August 25, 2005 at 10:21 pm

I remember seeing a double bill of Ronald Coleman in Shangri La and another film starring the Lane Sisters aroung 1949 or 50. At that time the York showed older films, some very good. Diana Ellis

ChrisB
ChrisB on February 2, 2007 at 4:01 am

Here’s a photo taken on 1/28/07:

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on August 12, 2007 at 5:40 am

Here is an October 1955 ad from the LA Times:
http://tinyurl.com/yvnguy

unihikid
unihikid on January 28, 2008 at 7:13 pm

heres a pic of the yorks signage with a lary car,its at the bottom of the page

View link

Damon Packard
Damon Packard on June 2, 2009 at 1:57 pm

I live a few blocks away from this theatre and have always been curious about the history of it. Some fascinating pics from the 1950’s someone posted above. The whole area looked so different in those days, wow! what happened to our civilization, how quickly things deteriorate. I’m still curious about what films played here over the years during it’s operation as a cinema, especially in the 60’s/70’s. Someone posted an LA Times ad from the 50’s above (which is quite a curious ad, something about spaceships) and it looked like it was some kind of religious spot even at THAT time, weird

You must login before making a comment.

New Comment

Subscribe Want to be emailed when a new comment is posted about this theater?
Just login to your account and subscribe to this theater