5879 W. Pico Blvd. (just west of Fairfax) | map |
Los Angeles, CA 90019
Opened: 1941. It was an independent house operated by Ben Mohi and later by Joseph Moritz. It also was at one time operated by James Nicholson, later of American International fame.
Fred Stein's Statewide Theatres, Century, Loew's and General Cinema also operated the house for a spell in the 60s. Loew's gave it a big remodel in 1968. Their $100,000 got the theatre a new marquee, refurbished seats, air conditioning and more.
"I am Curious (Yellow)" had a run in 1969. In the early 80s it was running Indian films. By 1985 it had closed to become an appliance store.
Demolished. It got torched in the 1992 riots and was finally demolished in 1995.
An April, 1982 view of the Picfair from the
American Classic Images collection:
"Movies of India."
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The photo above also appears on
Photos of Los Angeles as a post by
Ken McIntyre. It appears, again, in
a cropped version as a post by Bill Gabel.
Another April,1982 photo.
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