2025 E. 4th Street,
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Art Theatre -- Long Beach (Official)
Firms: Schilling & Schilling
Previous Names: Carter Theater, Lee Theatre
News About This Theater
Originally the Carter Theater which opened on January 22, 1925 with Priscilla Dean in “The Siren of Seville”. It had 636 seats and the theatre was decorated in a Spanish style and equipped with a Style D Wurlitzer pipe organ.
Remodeled into an Art Deco style by the architectural firm Schilling & Schilling in 1934 it was renamed Lee Theatre, operating until 1947, when after further remodeling to the plans of architect Hugh Gibbs, it was renamed Art Theatre. This classic art house cinema was going strong for many years.
The Art Theatre closed on March 8th 2008 and was renovated, reopening on August 22, 2008.
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