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Panorama Theatre


2001 Photo from the Bob Meza collection
9110 Van Nuys Blvd
Panorama City (Los Angeles) CA 91402

Closed
Record #5828  
 Opened: December 18, 1949
 Closed: Yes (date unknown)
 Current Use:
 Demolished:
Capacity:
Architect(s): William L Pereira
Architectural Style(s):
National Register:
Current Organ: none
 Also Known As:
 Previously operated by: Loews Theatres, General Cinema Theatres, Metropolitan Theatres

Information for this tour was contributed by Scott Neff.

The theater opened on December 18, 1949 with Ruth Roman attending the premiere. "Radioman" Johnny Grant helped cover the event. William L. Pereira (1909-1985) was the architect (he also created the plan for L.A.X., 1959-62 & helped design CBS Television City in 1952). On the opening bill was Milton Berle in Always Leave Them Laughing. The next day, the feature switched to a double bill of Always Leave Them Laughing along with A Kiss for Corliss with Shirley Temple and David Niven.

There is also (according to the original newspaper account in 1949) a time capsule made of copper, sunk into the foundation, containing chewing gum, bobby socks, photos of Frank Sinatra and Rita Hayworth, and other items.

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Photos from the Scott Neff collection.


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Last featured 6/30/2003. Last edited 10/8/2011.

 
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