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The United Artists Theatre

 The United Artists, at 933 S. Broadway, opened in 1927 and was a design of Detroit-based C. Howard Crane. Crane designed similar theatres for United Artists in Detroit and Chicago.  It's now part of the Ace Hotel and known as the Theatre at Ace.

This early view, perhaps c.1928, comes from the amazing Hollywood Postcard collection of Brian McCray. Thanks, Brian!  His 400+ cards were on Picasa until Google decided to "retire" that program.

A 1941 card featuring the theatre appears in several collections. This one is from Cezar Del Valle's Theatre Talks collection.   Cezar is a Brooklyn-based theatre historian.

A nice 40s view comes from Elizabeth Fuller's terrific collection of Old Los Angeles Postcards on Flickr.

A night view looking north appears in the Vanishing Movie Theatres collection of Don Lewis on Flickr.

Another version of the night card, here printed on different stock, appeared on Vintage Los Angeles as a post of Mark Donnell. Thanks, Mark!

Other versions of these cards, as well as more than fifty additional vintage street views are on our main page about the United Artists Theatre.

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