Laguna Theatre

250 Ocean Avenue,
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 7, 2012 at 7:03 pm

There is an inventory of historic buildings in Laguna Beach (available as a 9.8MB PDF file) put together by the state’s Department of Parks and Recreation, and it doesn’t quite match up with the information from the Laguna Beach Historical Society. The section of the document about the South Coast Theatre says that the Lynn Theatre building on Coast Highway was built in 1915.

It also says that the building itself was moved to the Ocean Avenue location so that the Lynn could continue to operate while the new theater on PCH was being built. The two lots are pretty close to each other, so the move would have been short, and it does seem plausible. Moving buildings, even large, substantial ones, was much more common then than it is now.