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The RKO Hillstreet

There's certainly no shortage of photos of this house at 8th and Hill built by the Orpheum Circuit in 1922. But so far only one postcard of it has surfaced. Thanks to theatre researcher Michelle Gerdes for this one.

We're looking north on Hill -- a busy theatre street at the time. Behind us were (and still are) the Mayan and Belasco. Ahead at 7th & Hill is the Warner (now a jewelry mart), a block farther at 6th was the Metropolitan, now gone. At 5th and a block to the left (at 5th & Olive) was the Philharmonic Auditorium, also demolished.

Sadly, the Hillstreet didn't make it either. There's lots more on our RKO Hillstreet page including interior views.

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