Daly Theatre

2604 N. Broadway,
Los Angeles, CA 90031

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Styles: Art Deco

Previous Names: North Broadway Theatre, Broadway Theatre, Lincoln Theatre

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Opened by 1915 as the North Broadway Theatre, bur soon became the Broadway Theatre. In the Summer of 1931 it was renamed Lincoln Theatre. It was one of a few independent theatres that lined the northern part of North Broadway in Los Angeles. By 1938 it had been renamed Daly Theatre. It was closed and demolished in 1947.

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Recent comments (view all 11 comments)

califasman on February 14, 2006 at 10:55 pm

Hey ChrisB I think you mean the Starland on 2624 N. Broadway.
Daly Theatre was named North Broadway Theatre and now it’s a 99 cents only store. Inside you can see the balcony but it’s away from the street.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 15, 2006 at 1:40 am

Maybe somebody familiar with Lincoln Heights can help clarify an old memory I have. A few times when I was a kid we drove through the neighborhood around Five Points, and somewhere in that area I recall seeing a very old theatre which had been converted into a school supply store. This was in the late 1950’s-early 1960’s, and the place looked as though it hadn’t been used as a theatre for years. I can’t remember which street it was on, but it was close to a main intersection. I don’t know what it’s name had been as a theatre, either, so I don’t know if it is listed at Cinema Treasures or not. I don’t think it was on North Broadway, because I recall the street it was on as being narrower. This vague memory has been nagging me for years, and I’d be happy to know just where this place was.

kencmcintyre on August 12, 2007 at 7:24 am

The Daly was listed in the city directory in 1938:

kencmcintyre on January 29, 2009 at 1:37 am

Advertised as the North Broadway Theater in the LA Times in June 1915. Listed in independent theater ads as the Daly through the 1940s, up to 1947, then it disappears.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 5, 2009 at 3:35 am

Listed simply as the Broadway Theatre in the 1915 City Directory.

MagicLantern on July 15, 2010 at 12:53 am

Also known as the Lincoln Theatre.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 24, 2011 at 3:24 am

The Daly Theatre has been demolished. The L.A. County Assessor’s office says that the store on the corner was built in 1947, and the adjacent building was built in 1968.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 24, 2011 at 3:50 am

Oh, and the name of the street is North Broadway. North is part of the street name in this case, not just a direction. Google got it right on the Street View image, but not on the map.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on May 8, 2022 at 8:05 am

The July 20, 1931 issue of Film Daily reported this theater’s name change from Lincoln Theatre to Daly Theatre.

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