514 S. Main Street,
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I ran across this while perusing Something Weird Video’s “60’s Go-Go Chicks Vol. 5”. There was a short clip of S. Main Street in L.A. and this was the only theatre I could identify.
The Leonide Hotel building was constructed in 1905 and the first floor was occupied by a grocer & clothing store. In the 1940’s the space was a newstand. It was converted in the The Gay-Way bar which had two dance bands and ‘servicemen were welcomed’. In May 1956 with a slight change of name it became a movie theatre known as the Galway Theatre. By the mid-1960’s it was screening soft porn movies.
It was operating as an adult movie theatre until its closing in the late-1980’s. It is now used as a community services office named Chrysalis with the old hotel rooms reporposed into their original use.
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