Plaza Theatre

6337 E. Spring Street,
Long Beach, CA 90808

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Architects: Kenneth S. Wing

Functions: Retail

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This was a little theatre in the Lakewood Plaza area of Long Beach. Situated approximately where Subway is now. I do remember living near the traffic circle and having my mom drive me to see “On Any Sunday” with Steve McQueen there.

The Plaza Theatre was opened February 15, 1966 with Jane Fonda in “Circle of Love”. It was closed July 30, 1977.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 4, 2007 at 7:10 pm

Listed in the Los Angeles Times of February 10, 1971, as an independent theatre, located at Palo Verde Avenue and Spring Street.

kencmcintyre on November 5, 2007 at 4:23 pm

That’s not too far from where I work. Let me see if I can get out there and take some pictures.

ReverendDan on June 6, 2008 at 3:51 am

Thank you for the info on my neighborhood theater! “Help” was the first film I saw there at the age of six. The Plaza was also where I saw my first Midnight Movie: I think it was 1974 or 1975, and the line up included a few Betty Boop cartoons, a ton of Beatle films and “Reefer Madness.” I had just gotten into Jr. High. I went with my friend Rich and I had to take along my ten year old sister. We had a great time! I remember when Tora Tora Tora was there, but the film that lasted there the longest had to be “MASH.” This was the place where I saw all those Sunn International documentaries, like “Chariots of the Gods”, “The Bermuda Triangle” and I think there was even one about Bigfoot.

MJuggler on December 28, 2009 at 1:50 am

WOW! I shop in that mall all the time now and never knew. Only been here 16 years. Missed out on the Lakewood too :–(

rivest266 on December 20, 2014 at 9:22 am

February 15th, 1966 grand opening ad in photo section.

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