Mecca Theatre

8612 South Broadway,
Los Angeles, CA 90003

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rickyrecon45
rickyrecon45 on February 9, 2010 at 2:36 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.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on July 22, 2009 at 3:39 pm

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

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on April 29, 2009 at 11:42 am

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

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on January 30, 2009 at 8:03 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 October 5, 2007 at 3:35 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.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 4, 2007 at 5:15 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.

MagicLantern
MagicLantern on October 4, 2007 at 11:04 am

Known as the AAA Theatre in 1964 at least.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on October 2, 2007 at 4:09 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 August 14, 2007 at 3:30 pm

Wow, great! I’d always wondered where the Encell was.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on August 13, 2007 at 2:26 pm

Here is another aka. The Mecca/Pix was listed at 8612 Moneta (Broadway) in the 1925 city directory as the Encell Theater.

MagicLantern
MagicLantern on July 14, 2007 at 10:34 am

Ken, I’m very happy you’re going to these lengths to get a sense of where we are now with these places! Thanks a million!

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on July 14, 2007 at 6:35 am

Sorry about that. This was a shoot-and-run type of photo as I wasn’t inclined to stop and walk around. If I’m back there again, I will take a better photo.

MagicLantern
MagicLantern on July 14, 2007 at 1:30 am

It should be observed that the theatre is the building at the right of the photograph. You can see about half of a marquee there.