Towne Theater

6918 Eastern Avenue,
Bell Gardens, CA 90201

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609108
609108 on June 18, 2011 at 8:49 pm

The Uptown in Pasadena is closed! too bad

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on July 14, 2009 at 1:24 am

From Boxoffice in March 1958:

Henry Pines closed his Towne Theater, Bell Gardens, due to lack of business. He still retains, with Dave Ross, the Uptown in Pasadena.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 31, 2008 at 3:04 am

An item in the August 26, 1939, issue of Boxoffice Magazine probably referred to this theatre, though the item was datelined Bell, California (Bell Gardens did not incorporate until 1961, and in 1939 the magazine may have simply assumed it was part of the city of Bell.) It said that the new Towne Theatre was scheduled to open on August 30. The owners and builders of the Towne were named as Al Bowman and M. Kaplan. The house was to have 650 seats.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on May 29, 2008 at 6:49 pm

Status should be closed/demolished.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on April 13, 2008 at 3:28 am

This location is now a very large shopping mall just east of the 710 Freeway. The theater has been obliterated.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on April 12, 2008 at 5:04 am

The description states that the theater was demolished in 2002, so the function should be changed accordingly.

cat99fat
cat99fat on July 17, 2004 at 6:47 am

The Towne theatre was built in 1939-1940 after many problims with building permits.