Elite Theater

3818 S. Avalon Boulevard,
Los Angeles, CA 90011

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The Elite Theater was listed in the 1929 city directory. It was still operating in 1943, but had gone from listings by 1950.

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vokoban on September 17, 2010 at 2:00 pm

Anyone know if this is the same theater?
(March 9, 1914 LA Times)
Elite Theater
38th and South Park
N.W. THOMAS, Proprietor
(Feb. 15, 1915)
Elite Theater
And Motion Picture Operators' School
38th and South Park
Vaudeville and Universal Service

vokoban on September 17, 2010 at 2:03 pm

(June 29, 1918)
A benefit performance for the American Women’s Hospitals will be held this afternoon at the Elite Theater, No 3818 South Park avenue. The arrangements are under the direction of Mrs. Leon A. Davis and Mrs. Bella A. Hallbrook.

Maybe Avalon used to be name South Park.

vokoban on September 17, 2010 at 2:07 pm

(Sept. 2, 1923)
Elite Theater, 3818 S. Park Avenue
Sept. 2-3-Thomas Meighan in “Conquest of Canaan."
Sept. 4-Lois Weber production, "Too Wise Wives."
Sept. 5-6-Theodore Roberts in "The Old Homestead."
Sept. 7-8-Douglas MacLean in "Passing Through.”

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on July 27, 2011 at 4:30 am

Jeff: I’m sure that Avalon Boulevard’s name was once South Park Avenue. Long before Victor Gruen’s minions decided to attach the name South Park to the southern part of downtown, Los Angeles already had a neighborhood called South Park, and there still is a park called South Park, at Avalon and 51st.

The Elite Theatre was listed at 3818 South Park Avenue in the 1926 City Directory, but at 3818 Avalon Boulevard in the 1927 directory, so it was probably during 1926 that the name was changed.

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