California 3 Theatre

6528 Pacific Boulevard,
Huntington Park, CA 90255

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Previously operated by: Fox West Coast Theatres

Architects: Arthur George Lindley, Charles R. Selkirk

Firms: Lindley & Selkirk

Previous Names: Fox California Theatre, California Theatre

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Opened on November 26, 1925. The former Fox California Theatre was triplexed on September 1, 1976. The lobby has the same gold mural that is inside the lobby of the Village Theatre in Westwood.

It closed in 2006 and on February 24, 2020 the building suffered damage from a fire.

Contributed by William Gabel

Recent comments (view all 29 comments)

kencmcintyre on April 25, 2008 at 8:31 pm

I drove by there last week, and the sign says California 2 Theatres. I guess they lost a screen sometime in the past few months.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 25, 2008 at 11:58 pm

If they’ve altered signage while the place is closed, that suggests a possible re-opening, doesn’t it? Otherwise, why bother making the change?

The county assessor’s office treats this as 6524 S.Pacific, but it’s definitely the same property. The year of construction was 1925, which matches with the item in Southwest Builder & Contractor issue of January 4, 1924, which said that architects Arthur George Lindley and Charles R. Selkirk were preparing plans for the theatre.

Lindley & Selkirk were best known for designing churches, but there are two other theatres which can be attributed to them. They did the original Egyptian-style design for the Alexander Theatre in Glendale, and they were the architects of the Glendale Masonic Temple, which includes the Temple Theatre. Not a bad résumé.

William on August 5, 2010 at 10:53 am

The site should add to the aka California 3 Theatre since it operated and advertised under that name.

JmRosales on September 16, 2011 at 6:48 pm

well my daddys office is located in the building and its still intact =–)

RichardWilliam on August 21, 2015 at 9:16 am

I was a doorman at this theater in 1951. Mr. Bradley was the manager and his daughter ran the candy counter. It was in the process of being remodeled. Up the street was the Warner’s theater.

RichardWilliam on August 21, 2015 at 9:22 am

Oh, I should say that it was a single theater with a very large balcony. After the remodeling project it became a typical Fox designed theatre. A very large stage. We changed into our work uniforms downstairs under the stage which had a large hallway with dressing rooms.

rivest266 on November 17, 2019 at 10:52 am

This reopened with 3 screens on September 1st, 1976.

DavidZornig on June 29, 2020 at 6:38 pm

The building had a fire on 2/24/20, which appears in the Google current street view. The Los Angeles Theatres blogspot website has additional vintage photos and of the fire, but it won’t link here because CT reads it as Spam.

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