Brayton Theater, 2157 Atlantic Boulevard, Long Beach, late 1933

Brayton Theater,  2157 Atlantic Boulevard, Long Beach, late 1933This is the sort of photo that weighs like a rock on my chest. We’re seeing the Brayton Theater at 2157 Atlantic Boulevard in Long Beach. It was built in 1925, seen here in late 1933 showing “Her First Mate.” The theater was rebuilt after sustaining damage in the 1933 earthquake, demolished in 1972 and is now a parking lot. Look at those beautiful lines and signage! (And that car parked out front ain’t bad, either!)

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One Response to Brayton Theater, 2157 Atlantic Boulevard, Long Beach, late 1933

  1. Jean Hunter says:

    Why can’t we have gorgeous buildings like these nowadays?

    Here’s pics of the original theater and its beautiful restoration after the 1933 earthquake.

    “Let’s go to the Brayton – Just like home” advertisement of coming attractions from 1927. Love those old Rin Tin Tin movies! Next to Lassie, like the original Rinny dog star.

    “Capt. Jack’s Treasure Chest” – I have memories of my mom talking about bringing home “treasures” from the movies. That particular shade of green of the glassware and small plates. I have a couple of small blue Shirley Temple pitcher/mugs too.

    http://www.cla.csulb.edu/departments/rgrll/projects/balboaresearch/early-long-beach/brayton-theatre/

    Interior:

    http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/2046/photos/67045

    Thanks, Martin.

    Jean