Berry-Grand Theatre

13011 Philadelphia Street,
Whittier, CA 90601

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Functions: Office Space, Retail

Previous Names: Berry Theatre

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According to the Whittier News advertisements, the Berry Theatre opened on July 12, 1913 at what was then 108 E. Philadelphia Street. While under the same management as the Gale Theatre. Around 1916 it was renamed Berry-Grand Theatre it disappeared from the listing in June of 1919.

Currently occupied by Mr. Sandwich and Moore Livingston Music, this early Twentieth Century building is one of many in Whittier still in existence.

Contributed by Ron Pierce

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on July 7, 2013 at 10:54 am

The single time I’ve found this theater mentioned in the trade journals it is hyphenated as the Berry-Grand theater. The February 19, 1916, issue of The Moving Picture World reported that it had been taken over by L. Uhlig. This was also the only mention of L. Uhlig I’ve found.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on July 7, 2013 at 11:21 am

The Berry in Berry Grand was probably Truman C. Berry, who was mentioned as a partner in the Gale Theatre in a 1920 L.A. Times article quoted in this comment on our Roxy Theatre page.

Berry is also mentioned in connection with Siler and Gwin in a 1935 book (available only in snippet view), Reports of cases determined in the District Courts of Appeal of the state of California, Volume 11

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