Start your Los Angeles area historic theatre explorations by heading to one of these major sections:
| Downtown | Hollywood | Westside | Westwood/Brentwood | Santa Monica | [more] L.A. Movie Palaces |
To see what's recently been added to the mix visit the Theatres in Movies site and the Los Angeles Theatres Facebook page.

Sunbeam Theatre

1408 W. Pico Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90015
| map


Opened: 1912 or 1913. It's in the 1913 and 1914 city directories as the Pico Grand Theatre. In the 1915 through 1923 city directories it's the Sunbeam Theatre. In the 1927, 1929, 1932, 1936 and 1942 city directory editions it's the Sun Theatre.

The photo is a 2011 view from Google Maps looking east toward Albany St. We're on the south side of the street just about a block and a half west of the 110.

Seating: 423

Closing: Ken McIntyre reports on Cinema Treasures that it was listed in the L.A. Times in July 1952 -- but as closed. The 1956 city directory lists nothing at 1408.

Status: The building, which dates from 1912, still exists but has been remodeled. It's now used as a church.



This photo is a 2011 Google Maps view looking east in the alley from Valencia St. The brick building at the center is the back of the Sunbeam Theatre.

More information: See the Cinema Treasures page on the Sun Theatre.

| back to top Westside theatres | Hollywood | Westwood and Brentwood | Santa Monica and Venice | Westside theatres: alphabetical list | Westside theatres: by street address | Los Angeles theatres - the main alphabetical list | theatre history resources | film and theatre tech resourceswelcome and site navigation guide |

No comments:

Post a Comment