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Fox Theatre
Pomona, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Here's the Fox Pomona theater with its deco styled look. The Fox sign on top still proudly proclaims the theaters heritage to passersby.

 

 

Mayfair Theatre (Demolished)
Ventura, CA
Photo and info courtesy Russ Havens

The Mayfair Theatre is a 1940's era theatre complete with streamline deco elements. Or was. Designed by renowned  architect S. Charles Lee, the Mayfair was taken down in August 2004. While everyone knew it was a treasure, the results of a fire rendered the building unusable. 01-06

 

 

Fox Theatre (Demolished)
Covina, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

The Fox Theatre of Covina was once one of the central points of new blockbuster hits in the San Gabriel Valley. But alas, the standing room only crowds dwindled and by the late 80's, the Fox Covina became better known as a good place to throw popcorn at empty seats. This theater began showing Indian movies in the early 90's, but its recent status is closed and fate unknown. Check out more Fox Theatres from across the country at Roadside Peek's Fox Theatres.

 

UPDATE 2004 : The Fox Theatre in Covina as well as much of the block has been demolished.

See Roadside Peek's Lost Treasures feature on the Fox Theatre of Covina.

 

 

Fox Theatre (Closed)
Venice, CA
Photo courtesy Georg Balandran

This old Fox Theatre in Venice has now been converted into an indoor swap meet. At the last the large vertical facade still remains, though its heyday as a golden movie theatre seems to be long gone. The theatre originally opened in 1951 and is one of the famous movie palaces that bore the Fox name.

 

 

Warner Theatre (Closed)
Huntington Park, CA
Photo courtesy Georg Balandran

The Warner Theatre in Huntington Park is an old classic theatre that recently closed. The theatre opened its doors in 1930 to much fanfare. After business began faltering, the theatre shuts its doors in the 1990's and has been closed for years. Word is there is a threat that this theatre will be demolished.

 

UPDATE 02/17 : The Warner Theatre building will now be home to a fitness center. 02-17

 

 

Shrine Auditorium, Mid-City
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Built in 1926 by Albert Landsburgh (designer of the El Capitan-Hollywood and Wiltern-Wilshire), the Shrine Auditorium hosts many premium events including the Academy Awards and Grammy Awards. The Spanish Colonial Revival building with its fascinating twin domes is located on Jefferson Boulevard in Los Angeles. Interesting fact: You may be able to see Felix Chevrolet from this theatre.

 

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