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A 1921 trade magazine item about a booking at the Windsor that was spotted by Ken McIntyre.
It's possible that owner Frank Grant had a short-lived deal with A.J. Sanborn to operate the theatre. Joe Vogel comments:
"Also interesting: A Pacific Coast Architecture Database page for the Rivoli Theatre in Los Angeles cites the 7/1/1921 issue of Southwest Builder and includes their line 'A.J. Sanborn, % Windsor Theatre; Lilly-Fletcher, contractors..." (I think the % is supposed to be c/o, but the optical character reader messed it up, as they do.) Anyway, it looks like by 1921 the Windsor was part of Arthur Sanborn's growing chain of theatres."
Closing: The date is unknown. Presumably sometime before 1927.
The Windsor doesn't appear in a 1927 ad for Hollywood Theatres, Inc. By 1927 the firm was running the Hollywood, the Carmel, the Granada (later called the Oriental), the Paramount (later known as the Loma), the La
Mirada (soon rebranded as the Filmarte) and the Apollo (which finished its days as the
Status: The building the Windsor Theatre was in has been demolished.
More Information: Sorry, there isn't any yet.
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