Picture Theatre

545 S. Main Street,
Los Angeles, CA 90013

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The Picture Theatre was an early nickleodeon which was operating by 1907 according to press adverts. It was located on S. Main Street in downtown Los Angeles which at the time was the main entertainment street in the city.

It was located opposite the Morosco/Burbank Theatre and was still operating in the 1926 edition of Film Daily Yearbook. A large parking structure has now been built on the site of the Picture Theatre.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 22, 2005 at 2:13 am

The Picture Theatre at this address was still operating in 1923. It is among the Main Street theatres listed in a Paramount ad from September 2nd of that year. The list is posted in a comment by vokoban on the Optic Theatre page.

kencmcintyre on May 14, 2007 at 6:00 am

Here is an ad from 1923 that vokoban posted on the Republic theater page. It’s interesting as it neatly lays out the theaters in the downtown area at the time. Kudos to vokoban for this discovery:

kencmcintyre on November 12, 2008 at 5:18 pm

On April 17, 1910, the LA Times announced that the Picture Theater, directly across from the Burbank on Main Street, would show, for three days only, the sensational moving picture “Roosevelt in Africa”.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 25, 2018 at 3:05 pm

The Picture Theatre, Roberts & Goodrich proprietors, was listed at 545 S. Main Street in the 1907 Los Angeles city directory.

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