Golden Gate Theatre
2003 Photo from the Bob Meza collection
5176 Whittier Blvd|
East Los Angeles (Los Angeles) CA
|Record #17490 |
Capacity: 1454 seats|
Architect(s): Balch & Balch
Architectural Style(s): Churrigueresque
Current Organ: none
| Also Known As: |
Information for this tour was contributed by Ken Roe.
When first opened, the theatre was set in a large courtyard, surrounded by a two storied shopping parade decorated in a Spanish style. The surrounding shops were badly damaged in the Whittier Narrows earthquake in October 1987 and were demolished in the early 1990s, leaving just the theatre standing isolated in a huge patch of land.
As of August 2003 there is a battle on between developers who want to rip out the interior and convert the theatre into a possible Walgreen's store and the LA Conservancy who want to retain the buildings features.
Photos remain the property of the Member and may not be reproduced without the written consent of the Member.
2003 photos from the Bob Meza collection.
36 KB · 450x338
35 KB · 450x338
Return to the top of this page or Return to the main page
Last featured 8/19/2003. Last edited 11/6/2005.
Buy movie tickets, look up showtimes, watch trailers and more!