Palace Theatre

30 Pine Avenue,
Long Beach, CA 90802

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Previously operated by: Fox West Coast Theatres

Architects: H. Alfred Anderson

Firms: Merrill & Wilson

Styles: Art Deco

Previous Names: News-Palace Theatre

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Palace Theatre, Long Beach CA in 1917

Opened on September 30, 1916 with Mary Pickford in “Hulda from Holland”. The Palace Theatre seated 850 people and was later popularly known as the Newsreel Theatre. From December 20, 1941 it was the News-Palace Theatre and was a Fox West Coast Theatres house. In 1952 it was the Palace Theatre again.

In its later years, it ran as a grind house. It was closed in 1984, and razed in the late-1980’s.

Contributed by William Gabel

Recent comments (view all 43 comments)

TLSLOEWS on December 26, 2009 at 11:18 pm

Same to you Mike, Never had a Palace in Nashville that I know of. There was a Loews Palace in Memphis though. Elvis worked at the Loews State there.He got fired I have heard.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on December 27, 2009 at 1:14 am

Tisloews,if you go to the PALACE theatre in Athens i have reprinted some old City manager letters to other managers.Found the letters in the MILLER theatre filing cabnets years ago.

drb on July 20, 2010 at 1:57 pm

Here’s a 1920s photo that shows the Palace on the right.
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LawMann on September 16, 2010 at 6:49 pm

I remember this theatre. For a theatre named Palace it was a damned small theatre alright.

Char3 on February 28, 2011 at 2:53 pm

I worked at the Palace from 1953 to 1955. It was a clean will managed theater. They showed the “Outlaw with Jane Russell” Other theaters thought it was to raw to show. It ran for 2 weeks and had big crowds.
A “Orange Julius” was also run by the theater. I worked there too.
Sometime ate lunch at the Panama Cafe south of the theater.

BillCounter on April 17, 2011 at 11:48 pm

A night postcard view looking north on Pine Ave. The Palace is on the right:
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It’s part of a post by Beaudry on the Skyscraperpage forum “Noirish Los Angeles:
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Dittimus on July 16, 2013 at 7:15 am

Wow. Just…wow! That brings back a ton of memories. This is the first theater I ever went to. I remember there being a ton of different types of movies playing there. Old-school Kung Fu, science fiction, horror, and even soft-core porn! I remember being a little kid and watching “Blood On The Sun” and “Cinderella 2000” there.

Char3 on July 16, 2013 at 2:58 pm

HI Lots of old movies, westerns, musicals. When I worked there in the early 50’s they didn’t show any kind of porn. Was the Orange Julius next door when you went? The theater owned it too. Lot of beach muscles boys got the Julius with a raw egg mixed in it.

dallasmovietheaters on April 7, 2021 at 5:37 pm

On December 20, 1941, the Palace becomes the News Palace Theatre showing newsreels. In 1952, the theatre switched to the Palace Theatre moniker with Hollywood feature films.

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