Home Theatre

1065-1067 E. Anaheim Street,
Long Beach, CA 90813

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Home Theatre

The Home Theatre was a neighborhood venue that launched in an existing building on April 16, 1924 with Clair Windsor in “The Little Church Around the Corner,” a Prizma color film, and a Century Comedy short, “Down to the Ship to See.”

The Home Theatre converted to sound but but closed on March 9, 1933 following damage caused by the March 1, 1933 Long Beach Earthquake. A Kodak film finisher took over there by 1937 and the building appears to be standing as of the 2020’s.

Contributed by dallasmovietheaters

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robboehm on April 16, 2021 at 10:16 am

I believe it ceased operations in 1933 because of the massive destruction in Long Beach due to a severe earthquake. I have uploaded a RPPC Photo Postcard labelled “Home Theatre”. The word Theatre from the marquee is visible in the debris.

robboehm on April 16, 2021 at 11:35 am

It is highly likely that the building at the above address is the same one damaged in the earthquake when you look at current photos. The real estate listing, however, shows it as 1928 construction.

dallasmovietheaters on April 16, 2021 at 1:58 pm

Thanks for that update! Indeed, the Home Theatre’s front did collapse on March 10, 1933 during the earthquake. Unfortunately, one woman was killed when the canopy fell on her. The theatre closed permanently on March 9, 1933 with two features supported by a Charlie Chaplin short and a serial. The building does appear to have been rebuilt for other retail purposes.

robboehm on April 16, 2021 at 4:09 pm

Also uploaded a picture of the damaged building from Los Angeles blog.spot.

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