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Neon theatre Southern California


Alex Theatre
Glendale, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Check out the Alex Theatre in Glendale. Featuring a classic architecture, this theatre was originally built in 1925.






Edwards Cinema Theatre (Demolished)
Costa Mesa, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Costa Mesa is home to the Edwards Cinema Theatre. From the wonderful googie lettering to the rich neon signage, the Cinema is THE place to see movies in the area.


UPDATE 07/03 : The theater has been closed for a few years now, though the center and theatre building remains. An effort was made to preserve architectural lines by staying true to the modern style the entire center was designed in. The theatre is now a Paul Mitchell training center, and the gobs of glass and exterior supports remain. Many thanks to Steven Gertsen for update. 07-03


UPDATE 07/10 : The old Cinema you used to be able to see off of Harbor Boulevard in Costa Mesa was the marquee for the Edwards Cinemas. Unfortunately this theatre has met the front of the bulldozer head-on. 07-10


See more Googie treasures at Roadside Peek's Spotlight on Orange County Googie.



Fox Theatre circa 1958
Inglewood, CA
Photo courtesy Pat Underwood

Here's a neon shot of the Fox Theatre in Inglewood dating back to 1958. The Fox was located on Market Street, and by the looks of things, was surrounded by quite a neon display of business signs. The Fox blade neon was the most prominent.

See more of the Fox Theatres from across the nation here at Roadside Peek's Fox Theatre.



Nuart Theatre
Santa Monica, CA
Photo courtesy Adriene Biondo

Here's a nice shot of the Nuart Theatre in Santa Monica. The neon still appears to be in good shape at this vintage Southern California theater.






Orpheum Theatre
Los Angeles, CA
Photo courtesy Adriene Biondo

Here's the marquee for the superb Orpheum Theatre along Broadway in L.A. The Orpheum name is usually connected with grand theatres and this one doesn't disappoint.


UPDATE 04/08 : Below are more photos of the neon at the Orpheum Theatre. 04-08

(Far right) The Orpheum Theatre lit up along Broadway

(Near right) A look at the neon rooftop sign


Orpheum Theatre
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com










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