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Hollywood Community Theatre

1742 Ivar Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90028
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The site of the Hollywood Community Theatre. Photo: Google Maps - 2017

Opened: 1918.  It was a former bowling alley remodeled by a group that had been started by Neely Dickson in September 1917. The address is between Hollywood Blvd. and Yucca St. on the east side of the street. It's listed as the Community Theatre under motion picture theatres in the 1918 city directory. 

Status: Demolished. Closing date as a theatre is unknown. The group was active at least into 1928.  The Holly Leaves issue of September 29, 1922 (on Google Books) discusses plans for a new theatre. It's unknown if it got built. 

More Information: See a long article on the beginnings of the Hollywood Community Theatre in a 1919 issue of Theatre Arts. It's on Google Books.

An article in the Los Angeles School Journal discusses the windup of the group's second season. The March 1920 issue of Theatre Magazine, on Google Books, has an article discussing the group's third season.

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