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The Ocean Park Auditorium

I've been seeing a run of different archives changing their photo cataloging systems, rendering hundreds of links on my web pages suddenly inoperative. First it was the California State Library, then USC (again), now it's the Santa Monica Public Library.

Among the things I've been looking for (again) in the repair project this week were links to theatres in Venice and Ocean Park. I added this nice 1900 postcard view of the Ocean Park Auditorium to the page.

The building opened in 1898 and had a large auditorium, a smaller vaudeville theatre, a cafe and more. A true mixed-use project. You can see the photo on the website for the digital collection of the Santa Monica Public Library. And there's lots more about the theatres on the shore in the newly updated web page devoted to Venice and Ocean Park Theatres.

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