Riviera Theatre

5002 W. Adams Boulevard,
Los Angeles, CA

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This theater was opened in 1925, at the southwest corner of Adams Boulevard and Longwood Avenue, just east of La Brea Avenue in the then-fashionable West Adams district of Los Angeles. The owner was a Mr. Miguel Montijo. It was independently operated and was open in the early 1940’s but had gone from listings by 1950.

Further information about the Riviera Theatre would be appreciated.

Contributed by Joe Vogel

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 17, 2004 at 7:45 pm

I have searched on Terraserver for the address 5002 W.Adams Boulevard, Los Angeles, and the fairly recent USGS aerial photograph of the area displayed shows a building at that address which certainly looks as though it once housed a theater. I have not been able to find what the current use of the building might be.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on June 10, 2007 at 7:25 pm

The theater building is still there. It’s painted red. No way to tell what kind of business, though. I took some pictures.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on June 11, 2007 at 7:12 pm

Featured on 6/26/35 – “Society Doctor” and “The Barretts of Wimpole Street”.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 16, 2007 at 8:34 pm

Looks from the pictures like this is another building converted to a single use and thus probably using a single address. If that address is 5000 W. Adams (I can’t find a current listing for 5002 W. Adams), then the current occupant is a home & garden-related shop going by the strange but euphonious name Chestnuts Papayas.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 16, 2007 at 8:43 pm

No, it turns out that it’s called Chestnuts & Papaya and its business is furniture and accessory rentals for film productions.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on March 14, 2008 at 9:31 pm

Function should be retail.

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