I was recently researching how long the Silent Movie Theatre had been around, as I wanted to set a scene there in my next book. Although it doesn’t only show silent movies now, the Silent Movie Theatre is a small cinema on Fairfax Ave, which opened with the sole purpose of playing silent movies, probably to a crowd that remembered them fondly. I was surprised—nay, shocked!—to learn it opened in 1942, and managed to find a photo of it just before it opened. The place is still there, but looks different as it’s now covered in ivy.
And in February 2016: