3414 Pico Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90405
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Opened: 1941. The theatre was at Pico and Centinela. The theatre's name came from the location west of Bundy Blvd. Not quite at Bundy, but close.
This 1943 look at the Bundy is from the Library of Congress collection. It's a photo by Ann Rosener taken for the Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information. Apparently it's the only surviving photo of the theatre. The versions on the Library of Congess site are pathetic. Thanks to Ken McIntyre on the Facebook page Photos of Los Angeles for this much nicer one.
S. Charles Lee designed the house for George Bourke and M.E. Baylis.
In the 40s the theatre was open until 5 am to cater to late workers at
the nearby aircraft plants. The Bundy was operated by Fox West Coast
and its successor, National General Corporation.
Status: The theatre closed in January 1963. It was demolished in 1964 or 65 -- the site is now under the I-10.
More Information: See the Cinema Treasures page on the Bundy for lots of comments by Bill Gabel and other contributors.
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