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70mm Equipped Theatre Pictures

United Artists / Downtown

 

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Ad for "Oklahoma!" (December 24, 1955) [Enlarge]

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Downtown (2005)

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The large United Artists sign can be seen from far down Broadway in Downtown Los Angeles

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The theatre was home to Dr. Gene Scott, a televangelist who died in 2005

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According to a few websites, the theatre was restored by Scott's church

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The beautiful marquee lights up this far end of Broadway On the right side of the picture frame is the Orpheum's large, red sign, another classic movie house that still stands

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According to author David Naylor's book, "Great American Movie Theaters" (The Preservation Press, 1987), the theatre opened in 1927 Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks were apparently involved with the development of the movie palace through their formation of the United Artists studio

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The box office

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The theatre as seen on an early Sunday evening

 


[1] Los Angeles Times / United Artists
[2] William Kallay

 


 

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