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The RKO Hillstreet Theatre
G. Albert Lansburgh did lots of work for the Orpheum circuit, including two theatres on L.A.'s Broadway. The photo here from the Los Angeles Public Library collection is from the year the Hillstreet Theatre opened, 1922. This house at 801 S. Hill St. was a "Junior Orpheum" house running vaudeville and films throughout the day instead of just two stage shows daily. A similar theatre, with a similar policy (and also designed by Lansburgh) was the Golden Gate in San Francisco, now a home for Broadway shows. Sadly, the Hillstreet didn't survive and prosper -- it was demolished in 1965. See our Hillstreet Theatre page for many more views.