Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Washington Theatre Presents - All Quiet on the Western Front

Time to escape to the coolness of the Washington Theatre's 900 seat auditorium. I'm looking forward to seeing the Academy Award winning "All Quiet on the Western Front" tonight, Wednesday, April 1, 1931! At least it won't be too hard to come up with the admission price of a quarter.

It's a very varied program this month, including the Laurel & Hardy "Another Fine Mess", which sounds like my life story!
The " Washington Theatre " , Washington at Lake Avenue, Phone STerling 0140, Adults 25c , Children 10c Both Matinee and Evening, Continuous every day, doors open 1:45, Shows 2:15, 4:30, 6:45 and 9:00 p.m., Program subject to change without notice, Changes only made when beyond our control, We now have deaf sets for people who are hard of hearing. No extra charge for this service. All pictures are reproduced with the latest improved Western Electric System in Pasadena.
See you there! (Hopefully, sometime in our lifetime!)


  1. I'll be there! I hear the balcony's the place to be...

  2. Hi Ann, Unfortunately, there was no balcony, but we could have you up in the projection room assisting the projectionist!

    So many people seem to remember Larry and Carl's Soda Fountain and Ice Cream Shop on the NE corner of Lake and Washington where the Union 76 Gas Station is now located. It was the place to go before and/or after the show to get a burger, soda and sundae. Now that's something we could use during this summer heat in Lake Washington Village!

  3. From

    Bill Peters says:
    March 10, 2010 at 5:47 pm The Washington Theater I remember was at the corner of Lake Ave. and Washington Blvd.
    In the 1940′s, the theater manager Robert St. Clair (something), a writer, stood at the door greeting theater patrons. He wore a tux. Every night. Admission was 25 cents.
    Saturday matinees included chaptered serials (I remember the Gene Autry ones). Feature films were the top Hollywood films. In those days, films were released anywhere else but California first. So, the Washington was sort of middle of the road as to dates we saw “newer” films.

    Our family would go together on Wednesday night (“Starts Wednesdays at a drive-in or theater near you”). A hamburger and malt at Larry and Carls was de rigeur. Larry and Carl’s was on the northeast corner of Lake and Washington.

    Because I was pretty good at collecting monthly on my Pasadena Star News paper route, I usually earned free tickets for Saturday matinees.

  4. Gotta like two bits for a movie. Hey Thal, you're a hot topic this morning over at Daily Photo.

  5. Love this post, Thal. It takes me back to a place I've never been but long to go. I drove by there today and tried to imagine how it will be once we get it fixed up.

    Sure, you were a hot topic on my blog on Saturday. When you tip me off to the good stuff I credit you!

  6. Petrea, thanks for your reference to this site and I hope you will continue to investigate the present day situations of historical footnotes I'll be providing in the future.

    Michael, I wish I had more time to devote to posting information on this site.