Wednesday, October 16, 2013

The Avenue Theater—now and then


This shot is on Downey Avenue looking east near 3rd Street. It shows what used to be the Avenue Theater, which opened in 1922 and closed in 2003. It is now only a facade housing a preschool and a bank.

The postcard shows the Meralta Theater in 1929, which also was on Downey Avenue but opened in 1924. It closed in the 1970s and the site is a parking lot now.

“Movies will make you famous; Television will make you rich; But theater will make you good.”
~ Terrence Mann

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