AAA Theatre

8612 S. Broadway,
Los Angeles, CA 90003

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Functions: Church

Previous Names: Encell Theatre, Broadway Mecca Theatre, Pix Theatre

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Opened as the Encel Theatre by 1923. Operating as the Broadway Mecca Theatre in 1930. On November 26, 1944 it was renamed Pix Theatre. On November 3, 1948 it was renamed AAA Theatre, opening with Paul Henreid in “Hollow Triumph” & Alan Baxter in “Close-Up”. It was closed in 1961. It now functions as the Victory Outreach Church.

Contributed by MagicLantern

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kencmcintyre on October 3, 2007 at 3:09 am

I believe the Pix/Mecca/Encell was also called the AAA at one point, according to some information on the Manchester Theater page.

MagicLantern on October 4, 2007 at 10:04 pm

Known as the AAA Theatre in 1964 at least.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 5, 2007 at 4:15 am

The zoning information system of the L.A. planning department lists this property at 8610 S. Broadway, but it’s definitely the same building: just under 5000 square feet, and currently serving as a church. The building was erected in 1921.

kencmcintyre on October 5, 2007 at 2:35 pm

I can’t see the street numbers in the photo I took in June, but I had the impression that the theater building was the older one on the left and not the one with the marquee on the right. I will take another look the next time I’m in the area.

kencmcintyre on January 30, 2009 at 6:03 pm

Here is an ad for the New AAA Theater in a January 1959 LA Times ad. The theater was showing a horror double feature. Click on the ad on the left to zoom in.

kencmcintyre on April 29, 2009 at 10:42 pm

Advertised as Encel’s Theater in a 1923 Paramount ad.

kencmcintyre on July 23, 2009 at 2:39 am

Here is an ad for “Monster on the Campus” at the New AAA in October 1958:

rickyrecon45 on February 9, 2010 at 12:36 pm

I saw a rock and roll movie there in 1955 which was one among many which starred the group that sang Who Wears Shorts Shorts. There were a lot of double features including Charlie Chan and other 40’s movies on a Saturday afternoon and it was always sold out on Saturday and Sunday.

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