Start your Los Angeles area historic theatre explorations by heading to one of these major sections:
| Downtown | Hollywood | Westside | Westwood/Brentwood | Santa Monica | [more] L.A. Movie Palaces |
To see what's recently been added to the mix visit the Theatres in Movies site and the Los Angeles Theatres Facebook page.
The Imperial Theatre
Long Beach's Imperial Theatre was dwarfed by its next door neighbor on Ocean Blvd. the West Coast. Both were operated by Fox West Coast and are now demolished. The Imperial, opened in 1926, was a design by Lewis A. Smith who did lots of other projects for the circuit. The photo comes from a 1929 Motion Picture News story about theatres that were decorated by Robert Powers Studios. See our Imperial Theatre page for more information about this lost theatre. There's now a hotel on the site.