Pico Theatre

736 W. Pico Boulevard,
Los Angeles, CA 90015

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Previous Names: Navarro Theatre, New West Pico Theatre

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The Navarro Theatre was opened prior to 1914. Later re-named New West Pico Theatre, it was known as the Pico Theatre from the late-1920’s. The Pico Theatre was closed in the early-1950’s.

The Convention Center now stands on the site.

Contributed by William Gabel

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 24, 2008 at 8:53 pm

Listed in the 1929 City Directory as the Pico. The 700 W. block begins at Figueroa, and the 900 block began at Georgia Street, so this place must have been closer to Figueroa than to Georgia. The 1923 ad ken mc linked to must have been for a different theater.

kencmcintyre on October 24, 2008 at 9:06 pm

Don’t forget the Georgia Street Receiving Hospital took up a lot of space on the Georgia block as well. The Cinematour may have been a fly-by-night place.

kencmcintyre on May 18, 2009 at 1:04 pm

Still the Navarro in the 1915 city directory.

vokoban on July 28, 2010 at 9:45 am

July 1, 1915, LA Times:

In The Greatest Of All Photoplays
The Diamond From The Sky
Navarro Theater
738 W. Pico St., L.A.

vokoban on July 28, 2010 at 10:01 am

Anyone know anything about the Egan Theater? I don’t see it on here.

(July 31, 1926 LA Times)
Figueroa At Pico
WHITE COLLARS The Barnum of Them All
MATS. WED. & SAT.. 50cents to $1

vokoban on July 28, 2010 at 10:23 am

Never mind….I guess the Egan was a live theater that later became the Musart. It was at 1320 S. Figueroa.

BillCounter on December 14, 2010 at 2:29 pm

More on the Musart:

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Let me know if you unearth anything else on it!

Ponderpig on July 19, 2011 at 6:44 pm

My father’s diary entry for May 3, 1923 (he was sixteen): May 3, Couldn’t locate Mr. Shields. Went to the Navarro with mother to see Colleen Moore in “The Ninety and Nine.”

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 7, 2015 at 3:55 pm

Worthpoint displays a real photo postcard of the Navarro Theatre. The theater was showing the Mary Pickford movie Lena and the Geese, which IMDb says was released on July 17, 1912. The Navarro, being a neighborhood house, probably got the film somewhat later. The single-story building featured an ornate, arched theater entrance flanked by two storefronts.

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