5870 Atlantic Avenue,
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Previously operated by: Pacific Theatres
Architects: Carl Boller
Styles: Streamline Moderne
Previous Names: Atlantic Avenue Theater, Zacatecas Theatre, Cinema Varidades, Long Beach Big Screen
News About This Theater
- May 7, 2010 — Board votes demolish Atlantic Theater in Long Beach
- May 5, 2010 — Atlantic Theater in Long Beach appears doomed
- Feb 11, 2010 — Future of Atlantic Theater in Long Beach is cloudy at best
Opened May 21, 1942, this was rather plain on the outside, its most distinguishing feature was a large tower Art Deco style similar to trademark of RKO-Radio Pictures that flashed with neon lights, a magnet for families in the surrounding area. It survived as a regular movie theater until December 1972. By June 1973 it was operating as an adult theater which closed in 1976. In 1979 it was reopened as the Zacatecas Theatre screening Spanish language movies. On October 12, 1980 it was renamed Cinema Varidades. In 1983 it went over to Chinese movies as the Long Beach Big Screen. It was closed in 1986 and was converted into a a church. It was demolished in February, 2014.
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