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Century Theatre

5115 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90027
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A 1922 Charles W. Beam photo of the theatre as Hunley's from the Los Angeles Public Library collection. It can also be seen in the Bruce Torrence Hollywood Photograph Collection.

Opened: 1922 as Hunley's Theatre for owner Otis O. Hunley. It's in the 1922 city directory. It once had a a Robert-Morgan organ installed.

It was a class operation for years under management of Century Theatres, Statewide, Loew's and General Cinema. It ran as a first run site into the mid 1970's.

Architects: Meyer and Holler

Seating: 750

Status: Demolished after a fire in the late 1980's. The final years were as a gay porno venue.

Thanks to the wonderful Bruce Torrence Hollywood Photograph Collection for this photo of the Century under Loew's management in 1972. In Hollywood Loew's also had the Holly Theatre and the Loew's Hollywood (aka El Capitan). Loew's exited the southern California market the year the photo was taken.

The Century Theatre in a 1982 photo from the website American Classic Images. Thanks to Ken McIntyre for finding it in the collection. He had it as a post on the Facebook page Photos of Los Angeles.

More Information: See the Cinema Treasures page on the Century.

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