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 Dome Theatre
The Dome at the head of the Ocean Park pier opened in 1925. Actually this design by Clifford A. Balch was the second Dome -- a replacement for one that had burned in the 1924 pier fire. The photo comes from the December 28, 1929 issue of Motion Picture News, part of a spread on various Fox West Coast Theatres. The Dome's building got repurposed as a ride at Pacific Ocean Park and later was demolished. See our page on the two Dome Theatres for many more photos.