Mecca Theatre

8612 South Broadway,
Los Angeles, CA 90003

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Operating as the Broadway Mecca in 1930. On 12/2/46 it was advertised in the LA Times as the Pix Theatre. It now functions as the Victory Outreach Church.

Contributed by MagicLantern

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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on October 2, 2007 at 7:09 pm

I believe the Pix/Mecca/Encell was also called the AAA at one point, according to some information on the Manchester Theater page.

MagicLantern
MagicLantern on October 4, 2007 at 2:04 pm

Known as the AAA Theatre in 1964 at least.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 4, 2007 at 8:15 pm

The zoning information system of the L.A. planning department lists this property at 8610 S. Broadway, but it’s definitely the same building: just under 5000 square feet, and currently serving as a church. The building was erected in 1921.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on October 5, 2007 at 6:35 am

I can’t see the street numbers in the photo I took in June, but I had the impression that the theater building was the older one on the left and not the one with the marquee on the right. I will take another look the next time I’m in the area.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on January 30, 2009 at 10:03 am

Here is an ad for the New AAA Theater in a January 1959 LA Times ad. The theater was showing a horror double feature. Click on the ad on the left to zoom in.
http://tinyurl.com/aesgyv

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on April 29, 2009 at 2:42 pm

Advertised as Encel’s Theater in a 1923 Paramount ad.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on July 22, 2009 at 6:39 pm

Here is an ad for “Monster on the Campus” at the New AAA in October 1958:
http://tinyurl.com/kwplqt

rickyrecon45
rickyrecon45 on February 9, 2010 at 4:36 am

I saw a rock and roll movie there in 1955 which was one among many which starred the group that sang Who Wears Shorts Shorts. There were a lot of double features including Charlie Chan and other 40’s movies on a Saturday afternoon and it was always sold out on Saturday and Sunday.

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