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San Fernando Valley Theatres


Welcome to an exploration of the Valley's historic theatres!  

If you're having trouble finding something, there's a list at the bottom of the page with the various alternate names these venues have used.

It might also be helpful to consult the San Fernando Valley: theatres by address page. If you're interested in Glendale venues, there are links below or consult the Glendale theatres survey page for more details.

Brand Blvd. 
| Alex Theatre | California Theatre | Capitol Theatre | Cody's / San Fernando Theatre | Cosmo Theatre | Glendale Marketplace 4 | Glendale Theatre - 1920 | Pacific Glendale 18 | Palace Grand | Roxy Theatre | Sands / Regency 1 | Studio Movie Grill | Temple / Regency 2 | Vogue Theatre |

Burbank
| Burbank / Victory Theatre | California Theatre | Coffee Cinema | Cornell Theatre | Loma Theatre | Magnolia Theatre | Major Theatre | Pickwick Drive-In | Rose Theatre | San Val Drive-In |

Canoga Park
| Baronet / Boulevard Cinema | Holiday Theatre | Canoga / Park / Madrid Theatre |

Chatsworth
| Cinema Chatsworth |

Encino
| Encino Theatre |

Foothill Blvd
| Tujunga / Canyon Theatre |

Glendale
| Alex Theatre | Glen Theatre | California Theatre | Capitol Theatre | Cosmo Theatre | Gateway Theatre | Glendale Centre Theatre | Glendale Cinemas | Glendale Civic Auditorium | Glendale Marketplace 4 | Glendale Theatre - 1910 | Glendale Theatre - 1920 | Hearthside Theatre | Hide Away Theatre | Majestic Theatre | Pacific Glendale 18 | Palace Grand | Roxy Theatre | Sands / Regency 1 | Studio Movie Grill | Temple / Regency 2 | Villa Glen Theatre | Vogue Theatre |

Lankershim Blvd.
| 5161 - Valley / Guild Theatre | 5269 - El Portal Theatre | 5323 - Lankershim Theatre | 7532 - Lankershim Theatre |

Maclay Ave.
| Town / Centre Theatre | Rennie's Theatre |

Magnolia Blvd.
| California Theatre | Magnolia Theatre |

Montrose
| Montrose Theatre |

North Hollywood
| El Portal Theatre | Lankershim Theatre - 5323 | Lankershim Theatre - 7532 | Valley/Guild Theatre | Victory Drive-In |

Panorama City
| Panorama Theatre |

Reseda
| Reseda Theatre |

San Fernando
| Town / Centre Theatre | Cody's / San Fernando Theatre | Rennie's / Crest / Azteca Theatre |

San Fernando Rd. 
319 S. - Loma Theatre | 207 S. - Burbank / Victory Theatre | 133 N. - Rose Theatre | 333 N. -  Major Theatre | 1212 N. - Cornell Theatre | 3731 S. - Gateway Theatre |

Sherman Oaks
| La Reina Theatre | Sherman Theatre | Sherman Oaks Cinema I-II | Pacific Sherman Oaks 5 |

Sherman Way
| Madrid / Canoga / Park Theatre | Reseda Theatre

Studio City
| Studio City Theatre |

Topanga Canyon Blvd.
| @Ventura Blvd. - Art Theatre | 6360 - Topanga Theatre | 6937 - Baronet / Boulevard Cinema | 8372 - Holiday Theatre |

Tujunga 
| Jewel Theatre | Tujunga / Rainbow / Canyon Theatre |

Van Nuys
| Fox Van Nuys | Rivoli / Capri Theatre | Van Nuys Drive-In |

Van Nuys Blvd.
 | Fox Van Nuys | Panorama Theatre | Rivoli / Capri Theatre |

Ventura Blvd.
| 13126 - Studio City Theatre | 14626 - La Reina Theatre | 15052 - Sherman Theatre | 16342 - Encino Theatre | 21947 - Art Theatre |

West Hills 
| Holiday Theatre |

Woodland Hills
| Art Theatre | Topanga Theatre |



Alex Theatre
216 N. Brand Blvd. Glendale

This 1,413 seat house opened in 1925 as the Alexander Theatre, a project of C.L. Langley. The Greek Revival design was by Arthur G. Lindley and Charles R. Selkirk. After decades of operation by Fox West Coast and its successor companies, it got a restoration in 1993. Now a performing arts center operated by Glendale Arts, it hosts a wide variety of attractions. For more information see the pages on the Alex: history + street views | forecourt | lobby areas | auditorium | booth + atticbackstage |

Art Theatre
21947 Ventura Blvd. Woodland Hills

This theatre in a shopping mall at the corner of Ventura Blvd. and Topanga Canyon Blvd. opened in 1964, a design of George T. Kirkpatrick. The Valley Times photo is in the Los Angeles Public Library collection. The theatre closed in the 80s and was turned into retail space. For more information see the page about the Art Theatre

Azteca Theatre
214 N. Maclay Ave. San Fernando

This 1,004 seat house, a design by Edward Borgmeyer, opened in 1925 as Rennie's Theatre. Later it was renamed the Sierra and, after a 1957 remodel, was known as the Crest. In its final years it was a Spanish language house called the Azteca. It's now been churched. The 2019 photo is from Google Maps. For more information see the page about the Azteca Theatre.

Boulevard Cinema
6937 Topanga Canyon Blvd. Canoga Park

This was built in 1961 as the Valley West with 300 seats, which wasn't enough. A 1964 remodel brought it up to 500. It became the Baronet, an art house, in 1965. In 1984 it morphed into the Boulevard Cinema, a bargain revival house. The 1985 Herald Examiner photo by Paul Chinn is in the Los Angeles Public Library collection. It closed in 1986 and is still around as retail space. For more information see the page on the Boulevard Cinema

Burbank Theatre
207 S. San Fernando Blvd. Burbank

It opened in 1919 as the Victory Theatre, designed by Henry Knauer, known mostly for his upscale mansions in areas like Hancock Park. Thanks to Joe Vogel for locating the 1919 photo in an ad for L.A. Pressed Brick Co. The house, with about 900 seats, was renamed the Burbank in the late 20s or early 30s. Operators included Jimmy Edwatds and Al Minor. It closed in 1950 and was absorbed into the hotel operation that had shared the building. For more information see the page about the Burbank Theatre

California Theatre
3310 W. Magnolia Blvd. Burbank

This 1,650 seat house opened in December 1950, the largest in Burbank and the only one with a balcony. Initially operated by Sterling Theatres (no relation to the Washington State circuit) but starting in 1953 by Pacific. The 1965 image is a detail from a photo in the Los Angeles Public Library collection. The theatre closed in 1966 and later got churched and extensively remodeled. For more information see the page on the California Theatre

Canyon Theatre
6721 Foothill Blvd. Tujunga

This S. Charles Lee design with 843 seats opened in 1938 as the Tujunga Theatre. It was later known as the Hilltop, the Rainbow and the Canyon. Thanks to Mark Havlick for finding this 1946 photo. Closing was sometime around 1990. In 2002 it got remodeled beyond recognition into a banquet hall. For more information see the page about the Canyon Theatre.   

Capri Theatre
6258 Van Nuys Blvd. Van Nuys

It opened in 1921 as the Rivoli, a name it kept until 1970. Thanks to Phil De Pauk for the 1970 photo. The 700 seat house, long managed by Fox West Coast, closed a couple years later. For more information see the page on the Capri Theatre.

Centre Theatre
107 S. Maclay Ave. San Fernando

This 784 seat design by Clifford Balch opened as the Towne in 1942. It was later called the Town and the NewTown. It got a remodel and rebranding as the Centre Theatre in 1963. The signage view from that year is a detail from a Valley Times photo in the Los Angeles Public Library collection. The theatre closed around 1970. For more information see the page on the Centre Theatre.  

Cinema Chatsworth
10124 Mason Ave. Chatsworth

This one opened in 1966 as a single screen house and at various times was operated by Century Theatres, Loew's and General Cinema. The 1966 signage view is a detail of a photo from Hollywood Historic Photos. The building has been converted to retail use. For more information see the page on the Cinema Chatsworth

Coffee Cinema
2227 W. Olive Ave. Burbank

This screening room-turned-theatre of Valley Projection Services opened in July 1978 with 16mm as the Valley Projection Theatre. After a remodel several months later they reopened with 35mm as the Coffee Cinema, serving coffee and donuts. It only lasted a short time. Thanks to Ron Strong for the photo. For more information see the page on the Coffee Cinema.

Cornell Theatre
1212 N. San Fernando Blvd. Burbank

This 1,468 seat semi-atmospheric house was a 1949 project designed by Clifford J. Smale. Built for Principal Theatres of America, it was first operated by Fox West Coast and later by Pacific Theatres. The Julius Shulman photo is in the collection of the Getty Research Institute. The theatre closed in 1977 and was demolished for strip mall construction in 1979. For more information see the page about the Cornell Theatre

El Portal Theatre
5269 Lankershim Blvd. North Hollywood

This 1926 vintage house was a design by L.A. Smith for West Coast Theatres. Originally with 1,346 seats, it was reconfigured into a legit venue by architect Richard McCann after a bit of 1994 earthquake damage. There's now a 346 seat mainstage plus two smaller theatres. The reopening was in 2000. It's a 2018 photo. For more information see the page on the El Portal Theatre.

Encino Theatre
16342 Ventura Blvd. Encino

This 1,000 seat design by William Pereira opened in 1949. The Valley Times photo is from the Los Angeles Public Library collection. Demolition was in the mid-1970s. For more information see thje page on the Encino Theatre

Fox Van Nuys
6417 Van Nuys Blvd. Van Nuys

It opened in 1924 as the Van Nuys Theatre when furniture store owner Burniss Schaklett turned part of his store into a lobby and built a new auditorium out back. In the 30s Fox West Coast got it. They gave it a major remodel in 1958. Mann Theatres dropped it in 1977 and it became an independent, running for periods as a bargain house and a Spanish language venue. It closed around 1991 and is now used as retail space. For more information see the page on the Fox Van Nuys.

Glendale Theatre Listings

See the survey page covering Glendale Theatres for all the details. Or use the links in the alphabetical section at the top of the page. 
Holiday Theatre
8372 Topanga Canyon Blvd. Canoga Park

This 960 seat house was opened in 1962 by Jack Grossman. Later it was operated by Century Theatres, Loew's and General Cinema. Thanks to American Classic Images for the 1984 photo of the theatre as a bargain house. It ended its days later in the 1980s as a Spanish language venue. The building survives as retail and office space. For more information see the page about the Holiday Theatre.

Jewel Theatre
9945 Commerce Ave. (formerly Sunset Blvd.) Tujunga

This 300 seat house was running in 1922, and most likely earlier, as the Tujunga Valley Theatre. The 1922 photo is from the Cal State Northridge collection.  In 1925 it got a remodel and was renamed the Jewel. Demolition was evidently in the 1930s. For more information see the page on the Jewel Theatre

La Reina Theatre
14626 Ventura Blvd. Sherman Oaks

This 900 seat S. Charles Lee design opened in 1938, a Fox West Coast operation. The photo comes from the UCLA S. Charles Lee Papers Collection. The theatre ran until 1984 when Mann Theatres sold it to a developer. The facade and marquee remain with the rest demolished and replaced with retail and spa space. For more information see the page about the La Reina Theatre.

Lankershim Theatre
5323 Lankershim Blvd. North Hollywood

This house was running from at least 1923 to 1928 a block north of the El Portal's location. In this detail from a c.1925 C.C. Pierce photo from the California Historical Society we see a marquee sticking out mid-block that may be the theatre's. For more information see the page on this Lankershim Theatre, one of two using the name.

Lankershim Theatre
7532 Lankershim Blvd. North Hollywood

This 980 seat house opened in 1947 and after a long life running Hollywood product, tried porno in the 70s as part of the Pussycat chain. Later it was a Spanish language house operated by Metropolitan Theatres. Thanks to American Classic Images for the 1984 photo. The building has been churched. For more information see the page on the Lankershim Theatre.

Loma Theatre
319 S. San Fernando Rd. Burbank

This 634 seat house opened in 1923 for films and vaudeville. Later it was the first house in the Valley equipped for sound. Thanks to Wes Clark's site Burbankia for this detail from a 1935 photo. Long operated by Al Minor, later, and his son Charles, it was a premier venue until eclipsed by newer and fancier theatres. It closed in 1963 and was demolished following damage from the 1971 Sylmar earthquake. For more information see the page about the Loma Theatre.

Madrid Theatre
21622 Sherman Way Canoga Park

The first building, the 570 seat Madrid Theatre, opened in 1926. It was later known as the Canoga, the Park, and the Park Pussycat. It was demolished following 1994 Northridge earthquake damage. The new 430 seat legit theatre on the site, owned and operated by the City of Los Angeles, opened in 1998. The photo is from Google Maps. For more information about the two theatres see see the Madrid Theatre page.

Magnolia Theatre
4403 W. Magnolia Blvd. Burbank

This 737 seat moderne style house, a design of Clifford A. Balch, opened in 1940. It was built for Al Minor, who also operated three other theatres in Burbank. After 1954 it was operated by Jack Grossman. The image is a shot from the 1975 Arthur Penn film "Night Moves." The theatre ran until 1979 and is now a recording studio, at one time owned by Barbra Streisand. For more information see the page about the Magnolia Theatre.

Major Theatre
333 N. San Fernando Blvd. Burbank

The 815 seat theatre opened in 1937 or 1938. An early address for the theatre was 333 W. San Fernando Rd. It was originally owned by Al Minor who also ran the Magnolia and the Burbank. The building is still there but it's been converted to retail. Thanks to Deanna Bayless for spotting this 1954 parade photo by Eudell McGinnis in a Burbankia! album. For more information see the page on the Major Theatre.

Montrose Theatre
2226 Honolulu Ave. Montrose

A 1924 design by Carl Boller of the firm Boller Bros. Thanks to American Classic Images for the 1982 photo. The 543 seat house was destroyed by a fire, possibly arson, in 1987. The site is now a parking lot. For more information see the page about the Montrose Theatre.

Panorama Theatre
9110 Van Nuys Blvd. Panorama City

This 1,000 seat house, a design of William Pereira, opened in 1949. It was later operated by Loew's, General Cinema and Metropolitan Theatres. It ended its theatrical life as a twinned Spanish language venue. Thanks to American Classic Images for the 1982 photo. Since 2002 it's been used as a church. For more information see the page about the Panorama Theatre.

Pickwick Drive-In
1100 W. Alameda Ave. Burbank

This 781 car theatre opened in 1949 adjacent to the Pickwick Recreation Center. It's perhaps best known for its 1974 horse preview of "Blazing Saddles" and appearances in a number of films including 1983's "Blue Thunder." Thanks to Robert Juzefski for his 1988 photo. Closing was the following year. For more information see the page about the Pickwick Drive-In.

Reseda Theatre
18443 Sherman Way Reseda

This neighborhood house opened in 1948, a design by S. Charles Lee. Originally an independent, it was later operated by Pacific Theatres and Metropolitan Theatres. In its final years before the 1988 closing it was a Spanish language house. Various development schemes have been broached over the years. The latest is to rebuild the site as a Laemmle 6-plex. Stay tuned. For more information see the page about the Reseda Theatre.

Rose Theatre / Horne Hall
133 N. San Fernando Rd. Burbank

It opened in 1916 or a bit earlier as Burbank's first movie theatre. The Rose was run by George Wood in a storefront adjacent to his general store. It's on the right in this detail from a 1917 view by DeLos Wilbur appearing on the site Burbankia. Horene Hall was a separate venue upstairs. The building is now a billiard hall and bar. For more information see the page about the Rose Theatre.

San Fernando Theatre
303 S. Brand Blvd. San Fernando

G.F. Cody had been running a theatre somewhere in San Fernando since about 1912. The guess is that the one at this address opened as Cody's New Theatre in 1916 and either got a remodel or a whole new building in 1924. Thanks to Cinema Treasures contributor Elmorovivo for the c.1937 photo. The theatre was demolished following damage from the 1971 Sylmar earthquake. For more information see the page about the San Fernando Theatre

San Val Drive-In
2720 Winona Ave. Burbank

The Valley's first drive-in opened in 1938, a project of Seth D. Perkins designed by Clifford A. Balch. Initial capacity was 618 cars. The detail from a 1942 Los Angeles Public Library photo shows the screen tower and fences decorated with fake houses and trees for camouflage. After 1946 this was a Pacific Theatres operation. It closed in 1975. For more information see the page about the San Val Drive-In

Sherman Theatre
15052 Ventura Blvd. Sherman Oaks

This 500 seat neighborhood house opened in 1949. After 1977 it was under the management of Landmark Theatres as a revival house. It closed in the 80s as a result of the home video onslaught and has been demolished. The image is a shot from Martha Coolidge's 1982 film "Valley Girl." For more information see the page about the Sherman Theatre

Sherman Oaks 2
4500 Van Nuys Blvd. Sherman Oaks

This classic General Cinema twin opened in 1976 as the Sherman Oaks Cinema I-II with 476 seats on each side. It got a new look in 1984 with THX sound, 70mm in one house, and other upgrades. Later operated by AMC following the GCC bankruptcy, it closed in 2003. Thanks to Dave, the last manager, for the post-closing view. The site has been redeveloped. For more information see the page on the Sherman Oaks 2

Pacific Sherman Oaks 5
14424 Millbank St. Sherman Oaks

The first theatre on the site was General Cinema Corporation's Cinema 3-4-5, a companion to their twin across the street. It opened in 1978 and closed following the 1994 Northridge earthquake. The 970 seat 1995 replacement was initially called Cinema 3-4-5-6-7. AMC got it following the GCC bankruptcy. It's now operated by Pacific. For more information see the page on the Sherman Oaks 5.

Studio City Theatre
13126 Ventura Blvd. Studio City (Los Angeles)

This 880 seat house, a design by Clifford A. Balch, opened in 1938. It was a project of Pacific States Theatres and later run by Fox West Coast and its successor companies. The photo is a 1953 view looking west. The theatre closed in 1991 and is now a bookstore with most of its decor intact. For more information see the page on the Studio City Theatre.

Topanga Theatre
6360 Topanga Canyon Blvd. Woodland Hills

A 1,350 seat design by Drew Eberson, the Stanley-Warner Topanga opened in 1965 as a 70mm equipped house. It got taken over by Pacific Theatres in 1968,  twinned in 1972, and triplexed in the early 1990s. Thanks to John Sittig, formerly of Pacific Theatres, for the 1989 photo. The theatre closed in 2000 and was used as a furniture store before its 2007 demolition. For more information see the page on the Topanga Theatre.

Valley Theatre
5161 Lankershim Blvd. North Hollywood.

This S. Charles Lee design opened in 1938 as the Valley. In 1955 it became the Guild with a foreign film policy. Until 1977 when it became a Pussycat operation it had been run by Fox West Coast. National General and Mann. Thanks to Jay Allen Sanford for the 1982 photo. It was demolished in the mid-1980s for new construction on the site. For more information see the page on the Valley Theatre.

Van Nuys Drive-In
15040 Roscoe Blvd. Van Nuys

It opened in 1948, a design by William and Clifford Balch. The 1981 photo by John Margolies is in the Library of Congress collection. In 1983 it reopened, minus the historic screen tower, as an "all new" three screen operation. Demolition was in 1998. For more information see the page about the Van Nuys Drive-In.

Victory Drive-In
13037 Victory Blvd. North Hollywood

This 650 car facility opened in 1949 with Doris Day and other stars at the opening. It was a design of William Balch. The 1977 photo by John Margolies is in the Library of Congress collection. Demolition for shopping center construction was in 1977. For more information see the page about the Victory Drive-In.


Alternate name directory:

5 Star Cinema 128 Artsakh Ave / 128 N. Maryland Ave. Glendale see Studio Movie Grill

A Noise Within 234 S. Brand Blvd. Glendale see Temple Theatre

Alex Theatre 216 N. Brand Blvd. Glendale

Alexander Theatre see Alex Theatre 216 N. Brand Blvd. Glendale

Americana at Brand 322 Americana Way Glendale see Pacific Glendale 18

Arcade Theatre see Villa Glen Theatre 404 N. Central Ave. Glendale

Art Theatre 21947 Ventura Blvd. Woodland Hills

Auditorium, Glendale Civic 1401 N. Verdugo Rd. Glendale

Azteca Theatre 214 N. Maclay Ave. San Fernando

Bard's Theatre 1014 E. Colorado St. Glendale see Glen Theatre

Bard's Glendale Theatre 1014 E. Colorado St. Glendale see Glen Theatre

Beyond the Star's Palace 417 N. Brand Blvd. Glendale see Roxy Theatre

Baronet Theatre see Boulevard Cinema 6937 Topanga Canyon Blvd. Canoga Park

Boulevard Cinema 6937 Topanga Canyon Blvd. Canoga Park

Burbank Theatre 207 S. San Fernando Blvd. Burbank

California Theatre 3310 W. Magnolia Blvd. Burbank

California Theatre 341 N. Brand Blvd. Glendale

Canoga Theatre see Madrid Theatre 21622 Sherman Way Canoga Park

Canyon Theatre 6721 Foothill Blvd. Tujunga

Capitol Theatre 139 S. Brand Blvd. Glendale

Capri Theatre 6258 Van Nuys Blvd. Van Nuys

Casino Theatre --  a directory typo for Cosmo Theatre 730 S. Brand Blvd. Glendale

Centre Theatre 107 S. Maclay Ave. San Fernando

Centre Theatre, Glendale 324 N. Orange St. see Glendale Centre Theatre

Chatsworth Cinema see Cinema Chatsworth 10124 Mason Ave. Chatsworth

Cine Reseda see Reseda Theatre 18443 Sherman Way Reseda

Cinema I-II see Sherman Oaks 2 4500 Van Nuys Blvd. Sherman Oaks

Cinema III-IV-V, III-VII see Sherman Oaks 5 14424 Millbank St. Sherman Oaks

Cinema Chatsworth 10124 Mason Ave. Chatsworth

Civic Auditorium 1401 N. Verdugo Rd. Glendale

Cody's Theatre 1st near Macneil  San Fernando see San Fernando Theatre 

Cody's Theatre 303 S. Brand Blvd. San Fernando see San Fernando Theatre

Cody's New Theatre see San Fernando Theatre 303 S. Brand Blvd. San Fernando

Coffee Cinema 2227 W. Olive Ave. Burbank

Cornell Theatre 1212 N. San Fernando Blvd. Burbank

Cosmo Theatre 730 S. Brand Blvd. Glendale

Cosmos Theatre see Cosmo Theatre 730 S. Brand Blvd. Glendale

Crest Theatre see Azteca Theatre 214 N. Maclay Ave. San Fernando

El Portal Theatre 5269 Lankershim Blvd. North Hollywood

Encino Theatre 16342 Ventura Blvd. Encino

Exchange 8/10 128 N. Maryland Ave. Glendale see Studio Movie Grill 

Five Star Cinema  128 Artsakh Ave. / 128 N. Maryland see Studio Movie Grill

Fox Alexander Theatre 216 N. Brand Blvd. Glendale see the Alex Theatre

Fox Capitol 139 S. Brand Blvd. see Capitol Theatre

Fox Capri Theatre see Capri Theatre 6258 Van Nuys Blvd. Van Nuys

Fox Glendale Theatre 122 S. Brand Blvd. Glendale see Glendale Theatre

Fox Rivoli Theatre see Capri Theatre 6258 Van Nuys Blvd. Van Nuys

Fox Van Nuys 6417 Van Nuys Blvd. Van Nuys

Galaxy Glendale Marketplace 144 S. Brand Blvd. Glendale see Glendale Marketplace 4

Gateway Theatre 3731 S. San Fernando Rd. Glendale

GCC Glendale Central Cinema 501 N. Orange St. Glendale see Glendale Cinemas

GCC Chatsworth Cinema see Cinema Chatsworth 10124 Mason Ave. Chatsworth

GCC Sherman Oaks Cinema I-II see Sherman Oaks 2 4500 Van Nuys Blvd. Sherman Oaks

GCC Sherman Oaks Cinema III-IV-V, III-VII see Sherman Oaks 5 14424 Millbank St. Sherman Oaks

GCC Sherman Oaks 2 4500 Van Nuys Blvd. Sherman Oaks

Glen Theatre 1014 E. Colorado St. Glendale

Glendale 18 322 Americana Way Glendale see Pacific Glendale 18

Glendale Central 5 see Glendale Cinemas 501 N. Orange St. Glendale

Glendale Central Cinemas 501 N. Orange St. Glendale see Glendale Cinemas

Glendale Centre Theatre 324 N. Orange St. Glendale

Glendale Cinemas 501 N. Orange St. Glendale

Glendale Civic Auditorium 1401 N. Verdugo Rd. Glendale

Glendale Exchange 8 128 N. Maryland Ave. Glendale see Studio Movie Grill 

Glendale Marketplace 4 144 S. Brand Blvd. Glendale

Glendale Playhouse 404 N. Central Ave. Glendale see Villa Glen Theatre 

Glendale Theatre (1910) 520 E. Broadway Glendale (earlier numbering: 702-04 W. Broadway)

Glendale Theatre (1920) 122 S. Brand Blvd. Glendale

Glendale Theatre, Bard's 1014 E. Colorado St. Glendale see Glen Theatre

Glendale Twin 122 S. Brand Blvd. Glendale see Glendale Theatre

Grand Theatre 131 N. Brand Blvd. Glendale see Palace Grand Theatre

Great Caesar Banquet Hall see Canyon Theatre 6721 Foothill Blvd. Tujunga

Guild Theatre see Valley Theatre 5161 Lankershim Blvd. North Hollywood 

Hale Centre Theatre  413 W. Doran / 418 E. Colorado  see Glendale Centre Theatre

Hearthside Theatre 232 S. Pacific Ave. Glendale

Hide Away Theatre 102 S. Maryland Ave. / Artsakh Ave. Glendale

Hilltop Theatre see Canyon Theatre 6721 Foothill Blvd. Tujunga

Holiday Theatre 8383 Topanga Canyon Blvd. Canoga Park

Horne Hall 133 N. San Fernando Rd. Burbank

Jensen's Palace Grand 131 N. Brand Blvd. Glendale see Palace Grand Theatre

Jewel Theatre 9945 Commerce Ave.  Tujunga

La Reina Theatre 14626 Ventura Blvd. Sherman Oaks

Lankershim Theatre 7532 Lankershim Blvd. North Hollywood

Lankershim Theatre 5323 Lankershim Blvd. North Hollywood

Lincoln Theatre 131 N. Brand Blvd. Glendale see Palace Grand Theatre

Loew's Cinema Theatre see Cinema Chatsworth 10124 Mason Ave. Chatsworth

Loew's Theatre 417 N. Brand Blvd. Glendale see Roxy Theatre

Loew's Roxy Theatre 417 N. Brand Blvd. Glendale see Roxy Theatre

Loma Theatre 319 S. San Fernando Rd. Burbank

Magnolia Theatre 4403 W. Magnolia Blvd. Burbank

Madrid Theatre 21622 Sherman Way Canoga Park

Majestic Theatre 1105 W. Broadway aka 4th St. / 115 E. Broadway Glendale 

Major Theatre 333 N. San Fernando Blvd. Burbank

Mann Exchange 8/10 128 N. Maryland Ave. Glendale see Studio Movie Grill

Mann Glendale Theatre 122 S. Brand Blvd. Glendale see Glendale Theatre

Mann Glendale Twin 122 S. Brand Blvd. Glendale see Glendale Theatre

Mann Glendale Marketplace 4 144 S. Brand Blvd. Glendale see Glendale Marketplace 4

Marketplace 4 144 S. Brand Blvd. Glendale see Glendale Marketplace 4

Masonic Temple 234 S. Brand Blvd. see Temple Theatre

MGN Five Star Cinema 128 Artsakh Ave. / N. Maryland Ave. Glendale see Studio Movie Grill

Montrose Theatre 2226 Honolulu Ave. Montrose

NewTown Theatre see Centre Theatre 107 S. Maclay Ave. San Fernando

Pacific 5 see Sherman Oaks 5 14424 Millbank St. Sherman Oaks

Pacific Glendale 18 322 Americana Way Glendale

Pacific Pickwick Drive-In 1100 W. Alameda Ave. Burbank

Pacific Regency One 210 S. Brand Blvd. Glendale  see Sands Theatre

Pacific Regency Two 234 S. Brand Blvd. Glendale see Temple Theatre

Pacific Roxy 417 N. Brand Blvd. Glendale see Roxy Theatre  

Pacific San Val Drive-In 2720 Winona Ave. Burbank 

Pacific Sherman Oaks 5 14424 Millbank St. Sherman Oaks 

Pacific Topanga see Topanga Theatre 6360 Topanga Canyon Blvd. Woodland Hills

Palace Theatre 131 N. Brand Blvd. Glendale see Palace Grand Theatre

Palace Grand Theatre 131 N. Brand Blvd. Glendale

Palladio 1014 E. Colorado St. Glendale see Glen Theatre

Panorama Theatre 9110 Van Nuys Blvd. Panorama City

Park Theatre see Madrid Theatre 21622 Sherman Way Canoga Park

Park Pussycat Theatre see Madrid Theatre 21622 Sherman Way Canoga Park

Pickwick Drive-In 1100 W. Alameda Ave. Burbank

Playhouse, Glendale 404 N. Central Ave. Glendale see Villa Glen Theatre

Pussycat Theatre see Lankershim Theatre 7532 Lankershim Blvd. North Hollywood

Pussycat Theatre see Madrid Theatre 21622 Sherman Way Canoga Park

Pussycat Theatre see Valley Theatre 5161 Lankershim Blvd. North Hollywood

Rainbow Theatre see Canyon Theatre 6721 Foothill Blvd. Tujunga

Regency One 210 S. Brand Blvd. Glendale see Sands Theatre

Regency Two 234 S. Brand Blvd. Glendale see Temple Theatre

Rennie's Theatre see Azteca Theatre 214 N. Maclay Ave. San Fernando

Reseda Theatre 18443 Sherman Way Reseda 

Rivoli Theatre see Capri Theatre 6258 Van Nuys Blvd. Van Nuys

Rose Theatre 133 N. San Fernando Rd. Burbank

Royal Palace Banquet Hall 210 S. Brand Blvd. Glendale see Sands Theatre

Roxy Theatre 417 N. Brand Blvd. Glendale

San Fernando Theatre 303 S. Brand Blvd. San Fernando

San Val Drive-In 2720 Winona Ave. Burbank

Sands Theatre 210 S. Brand Blvd. Glendale

Sherman Theatre 15052 Ventura Blvd. Sherman Oaks

Sherman Oaks 2 4500 Van Nuys Blvd. Sherman Oaks

Sherman Oaks 5 14424 Millbank St. Sherman Oaks

Sherman Oaks Cinema I-II see Sherman Oaks 2 4500 Van Nuys Blvd. Sherman Oaks

Sherman Oaks Cinema III-IV-V, III-VII see Sherman Oaks 5 14424 Millbank St. Sherman Oaks

Show Shop Theatre see Villa Glen Theatre 404 N. Central Ave. Glendale

Sierra Theatre see Azteca Theatre 214 N. Maclay Ave. San Fernando

SRO Roxy 417 N. Brand Blvd. Glendale see Roxy Theatre

Stanley-Warner Topanga see Topanga Theatre 6360 Topanga Canyon Blvd. Woodland Hills

Stars on Brand 417 N. Brand Blvd. Glendale see Roxy Theatre

Star's Palace 417 N. Brand Blvd. Glendale see Roxy Theatre

Studio Theatre see Studio City Theatre 13126 Ventura Blvd. Studio City

Studio City Theatre 13126 Ventura Blvd. Studio City

Studio Movie Grill 128 Artsakh Ave. / 128 N. Maryland Ave. Glendale

T. D. & L. Theatre 131 N. Brand Blvd. Glendale see Palace Grand Theatre

Teatro Lankershim 7532 Lankershim Blvd. North Hollywood 

Temple Theatre 234 S. Brand Blvd. Glendale

Topanga Theatre 6360 Topanga Canyon Blvd. Woodland Hills

Town Theatre see Centre Theatre 107 S. Maclay Ave. San Fernando

Towne Theatre see Centre Theatre 107 S. Maclay Ave. San Fernando

Tuesday Afternoon Theatre 404 N. Central Ave. Glendale see Villa Glen Theatre

Tujunga Theatre see Canyon Theatre 6721 Foothill Blvd. Tujunga

Tujunga Valley Theatre see Jewel Theatre 9945 Commerce Ave. Tujunga

Turner, Dahnken & Langley Theatre 131 N. Brand Blvd. Glendale see Palace Grand Theatre

UA Capitol 139 S. Brand Blvd. Glendale see Capitol Theatre 

U.S. Cinema 234 S. Brand Blvd. Glendale see Temple Theatre

Valley Theatre see Jewel Theatre 9945 Commerce Ave. Tujunga

Valley Theatre 5161 Lankershim Blvd. North Hollywood

Valley Projection Theatre see Coffee Cinema 2227 W. Olive St. Burbank

Valley West Theatre see Boulevard Cinema 6937 Topanga Canyon Blvd. Canoga Park

Van Nuys Theatre see Fox Van Nuys 6417 Van Nuys Blvd. Van Nuys

Van Nuys Theatre see Capri Theatre 6258 Van Nuys Blvd. Van Nuys

Van Nuys Drive-In 15040 Roscoe Blvd. Van Nuys 

Victory Theatre see Burbank Theatre 207 S. San Fernando Blvd. Burbank

Victory Drive-In 13037 Victory Blvd. North Hollywood

Villa Glen Theatre 404 N. Central Ave. Glendale

Vogue Theatre 735 S. Brand Blvd. Glendale

Wood's Theatre see Rose Theatre 133 N. San Fernando Blvd. Burbank

Young's Capitol Theatre 139 S. Brand Blvd. Glendale see Capitol Theatre



San Fernando Valley Resources:
 

The site America's Suburb has a fine page about the origin of San Fernando Valley street names. Arcadia Publishing titles of interest include "Glendale 1940-2000" and "Montrose." The Burbank Historical Society has a photo gallery and other items of interest.

Wes Clark has an amazing number of items on his various pages. A good place to start is Burbankia. Facebook pages to check out: Burbank in the 60s | The Museum of the San Fernando Valley | Valley Relics Museum. Visit the website of the San Fernando Valley Historical Society. Also see the SVHS on Facebook.

See the San Fernando Valley Blog article on the Valley's Drive-In theatres. More on Drive-ins can be seen in Christina Rice's Huffington Post article "An Ode to the Drive-in Movie Theater" featuring photos from the LAPL collection.

See the Early San Fernando Valley pages assembled by Water and Power Associates for a terrific selection of images from various archives.

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