132 W. Lincoln Avenue,
132 W. Lincoln Avenue,Anaheim, CA 92805
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The main feature playing at the theatre in ken mc’s picture was John Wayne in “The Spoilers”.
Fox West Coast reopened this house as the New Anaheim Theatre on Thursday, July 8, 1937, according to Boxoffice Magazine of July 10 that year. The item said that the house had “…been closed for several months, undergoing extensive remodeling.”
I agree that Fairyland Theatre is a much more interesting and historic name for this theatre. The site managers here though prefer to title theatres by their last/latest name or occasionally by the name it held the longest length of time and is most known by.
I think it’s amusing that a theatre named Fairyland and the ‘campyness’ of Disneyland should come together at all in Anaheim, Orange County, given the red-neck reputation that the area has world-wide. lol
Film Daily Yearbook’s in the 1940’s give a seating capacity of 735.
The Fairyland and the Fox were both demolished in 1973, when the city razed over ¾ of the old downtown for a fancy new mall; which turned out to a plain strip shopping center I was in the jewelry store many times; and when it was demolished, I went inside the theater part; and took out a chandalier; and donated (left it at the back door) of the city museum. The Anaheim Bulletin reported at that time, that the fancy trim around the inside of the theater, which was thought to be metal or something fancy turned out to be plaster. I do can tell you that instead of a sloped floor in the theater, it was stepped; which I had not seen previously, nor have I seen since. My high school ring and band pendant both came from the jewelry store in the lobby. I knew of the KKK meetings from my grandparents. I guess way back when, my grandfather went to one of the meetings, though he was not a member; nor was he ever. If I remember right, the stage had a cement floor. It was on the South side of the street; with it’s entrance facing North. The information above says 800 seats; but, I thought it looked awful small for 800 seats. It was not that wide of a theater; nor was it deep.
Is this the same as the Anaheim Theatre, operating 1925 – 1950 and listed at 132 West Center?