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 Compiled by Michael Coate and William Kallay

 


 

70mm Equipped Theatre Pictures

Valley West

 

[1]

Valley West opening day ad (December 17, 1982) [Enlarge]

[2]

Mann Valley West, shortly after being closed for good in August of 2005

[2]

This San Fernando Valley theatre was popular with residents for years

[2]

Parking for the theatre was located in the rear

[2]

Decorative tiles on the side of the building lead moviegoers to the ticket window straight ahead

[2]

"Theatre closed Thank you for your patronage" has been an unfortunate phrase in the 21st Century On the day this picture was taken, the Sherman Oaks 1 & 2, about 6 miles away, had been turned into a pile of rubble only about a week before

[2]

The box office and entrance (left)

[2]

The box office

[2]

The sign says it all

[2]

A view of the complex from behind the theatre (the theatre extends from the green trash bin [left] to the far right

[2]

The plain walls hide the fact that this theatre showed 70mm prints starting in 1982

[2]

No more reels (rather, platters) will spin at the Valley West

 


[1] Los Angeles Times / Mann
[2] William Kallay

 


 

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