Quinn's Superba Theatre
518 S. Broadway,
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Previously operated by: Universal Chain Theatrical Enterprises Inc.
Architects: Arthur H. Memmler
Quinn’s Superba Theatre was located on the site where the Roxie Theatre is today on S. Broadway in downtown Los Angeles. It was a conversion of an existing built to the plans of architect Arthur H. Memmler. It opened on July 30, 1914 with 1,600 seats.
Quinn’s Superba Theatre was next to the Cameo Theatre (formerly Clune’s Broadway Theatre) and the Pantages Theatre (later Arcade Theatre). It was last operated by Universal Chain Theatrical Enterprises Inc. who closed it on December 11, 1922 with Herbert Rawlinson in “One Wonderful Night”. The interior was gutted and it was converted into Tait’s Coffee Shop which opened in late-March 1923. Tait’s Coffee Shop was closed in June 1931.
The building was razed to make way for the Art Deco style Roxie Theatre which was the last theatre built on S. Broadway, opening November 25, 1931.
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