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Here is a picture of the Arcade, circa 1983, courtesy of the LA Library:
Here is a picture of the Cameo and Arcade, circa 1983, courtesy of the LA Library:
Here is a picture of the orginal Belasco, circa 1920, courtesy of the LA Library. You can see that is the same building as the Follies, obviously before some major renovation.
Here are two pictures, both from the early 1970s, courtesy of the LA Library:
Here are some pictures, courtesy of the LA Library:
I walked around this building today. It looks like the building was originally constructed for offices. There is a large section of windows on the third floor which you presumably would not find if the building was constructed as a theater. The still-existing marquee and flagpole suggest a hotel. None of the offices appear to be occupied.
I poked around the front of the theater today. There is still no way to access the theater from the businesses out front. The entrance to the nightclub is in the alley behind the building. Perhaps the Conservancy will offer another tour in the future.
Here is a view of the interior in 1955, shortly before demolition, courtesy of the LA Library:
There is some confusion here, at least on my part. The link above takes you to a theater on Broadway between 4th and 5th. Tally’s New Broadway was between 6th and 7th. There is no entry for this theater as far as I can tell. Here is a 1909 picture from the LA Library:
Here is a picture from the LA Library:
There is no evidence of any drive-on at this site, just a very large parking lot.
Actually, there were rated movies in the late 1960’s. I think the MPAA was already in existence by then. Midnight Cowboy was of course rated X (1969). In 1967, a Swedish film called I am Curious Yellow was adults only, although I don’t recall if it had an X rating (as I was six at the time). That film wouldn’t even make it to the Spice Channel today
Sorry, not movieman. Manwithnoname. My apologies.
I paged through movieman’s John Margolies link. There are some great color photos of old theaters on the website. Well worth a look.
I saw Volcano at this theater in 1997. Nothing memorable comes to mind.
I have lived and worked in the Marina for twenty years, and have been to the UA twice. That should give you some idea of its reputation.
Does anyone think that today’s kids will fondly remember when their parents took them to the Megaplex 24 to see Weekend at Bernies VI? Sometimes it’s better to be old.
I walked by the location last week. Silver City is not open to the public, so there is no way to tell what kind of business this is.
Is Nash implying that his parking lot will soon replace the theater?That’s kind of tacky, isn’t it?
If the even numbers are on the east side of the street, going south, then this theater would be where the Holiday Inn is now, across from the Pantry and somewhat adjacent to the Staples Center.
I drive down Vermont when I want to stay off the Harbor Freeway. I will check it out and let you know.
$1,100 to buy the theater? I’ll take it.
I am going to downtown LA next week. I was going to check out the interior of the Globe, but I will take a look at this building as well. The court that I appear in is in the Broadway building on 4th Street.
I think this is a Korean church now.
I always thought that this was either a theater or a bowling alley. Thanks for the info.