Crenshaw Theater, Los Angeles, 1941

Crenshaw Theater, Los Angeles, 1941The “lighting is everything” creed wasn’t lost on the guys who built the theaters that showed movies. This is the Crenshaw Theater in 1941 – and I love the freeform neon lighting on the ceiling of the foyer. The two movies playing – “Sing Another Chorus” and “We Go Fast” – are so obscure I’ve never even heard of the people in them (except for Lynn Bari, who starred in the latter) but you’ve got to like those prices: General admission 22¢; Juniors 17¢; Children 11¢

3020 Crenshaw Boulevard, Los Angeles, California

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One Response to Crenshaw Theater, Los Angeles, 1941

  1. David R. Ginsburg says:

    Perhaps most important, this is a famous image by photographer Julius Shulman, one from his “Los Angeles cinemas at night” series.