In the 80's it became part of the Laemmle circuit and was called the Continental.
Status: Demolished -- the site is now occupied by a large new building that's part of Raleigh Studios. Closing date is unknown.
More Information: See the Cinema Treasures page on the Encore.
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Arcadia Press Images of America Series, 2009
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This book is a great collection of photos and lore about Hollywood.
Most of the images are from Mr. Wanamaker's Bison Archives. Here we're
looking west at Melrose and Van Ness in 1941. On the left is the
Melvan Theatre, later the Encore and Continental.
On Google Books: larger view
In the great Bruce Torrence collection is this 1951
view of the theatre as the KTLA Studio Theatre.
slightly larger view | full size with data
A 1941 view of this theatre as the Melvan
Theatre discovered by Ken.
The Continental Theatre in a 1984 photo from
the website American Classic Images.
The photo above also appears on the
Facebook page Photos of Los Angeles.