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A 1977 view looking toward the Avco Cinemas
during the run of "Star Wars" added by Nile
Hight to the always interesting Facebook
collection Mid Century Modern.
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Another "Star Wars" shot. It's an Associated
Press photo published in June 1977 that was
posted by Alison Martino.
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The photo above also appears with a Tested.com article
about "Remembering the Opening Day..." as well as on
Vintage Los Angeles and a Dave Ewalt / Forbes.com blog post.
The film opened May 25, 1977, also playing at the
Chinese. See Michael Coate's extensive 2015 article
"A Force To Be Reckoned With" about the "Star Wars"
engagements appearing on the site on The Digital Bits.
Here's a shot of the Avco in 1998 from this
great site's Westwood Theatres page.
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A 2007 view of the building when
it was the AMC Avco Cinemas.
photo: Bill Counter
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A 2008 look at the Avco Cinemas.
photo: Don Solosan - Los Angeles
Historic Thestre Foundation
www.lahtf.org|LAHTF on Facebook
A 2012 drawing of the new look for the
complex from the company's website.
The website Silver Screens features a two page 1999
Los Angeles Theatres piece with photos by Don Ceppi that
explores many area theatres.
Here we're at the Avco Cinemas in 1998.
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A 2009 photo by Mr. Wanamaker.
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