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More Looks At The Arcade Theatre

The Arcade Theatre, which opened as the Pantages in 1910, has been an irresistible subject for photographers. If you're on Broadway, that shot of three theatres in a row is the one to have. Originally it was a bit more glamorous with Quinn's Superba, Clune's Broadway, and the Pantages as the lineup as you looked south.

The Superba got torn down to be replaced by the Roxie Theatre in 1931. Clune's is now the Cameo Theatre. And while they're still there, the trio is very much in hibernation.

The view here is a card from Cezar Del Valle's collection that I recently added to the theatre's page. Also new on the page over the last several weeks is another version of the card shown here that appeared on a post by Beaudry on Noirish Los Angeles.

Also from Noirish Los Angeles is a great view of the south side of the building (as the Pantages) that I hadn't seen before. Plus a nice color view posted by Laura DeMarco that appears on the delightful Facebook page Vintage Los Angeles.

Take the whole tour on the recently updated to the Arcade Theatre page!

P.S. You'll find more of Cezar's wonderful collection scattered all over the pages I've done devoted to the downtown theatres. I've been adding them as fast as he can post them two his two Flickr accounts: Theatre Posts and Theatre Talks.

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