Richard's Theatre

5228 Hollywood Boulevard,
Los Angeles, CA 90027

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CTCrouch on November 27, 2021 at 1:43 am

Richard’s earliest newspaper listing appears to have begun on January 7, 1971. A group ad, promoting “Now 4 Theatres With The Newest Frisco Films” and memberships being available; Richard’s is listed with the Los Angeles area Cine 1 and Flick, and North Hollywood’s Sahara.

CTCrouch on April 10, 2014 at 11:55 am

The same operator may have run another adult theatre a short distance from this one. The Bruce Torrence Hollywood Photograph Collection has a photo, dated 1974, which depicts Richard’s #2 Adult Theatre wedged in a storefront, between a Thai restaurant and “Danny’s Big 20”. The theatre’s sign depicts two female silhouettes, so I assume the venue ran straight adult programming. The building depicted appears to be the structure which still stands at 5533 Hollywood Blvd (currently the Gershwin Apartments).

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 13, 2011 at 5:45 pm