Academy Theatre

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Image: Julius Shulman photo from UCLA Archive via https://bizarrela.com/2016/11/academy-theatre-inglewood-1939/ .

Art deco Academy Theatre at 3141 West Manchester Boulevard in Inglewood. Above photo taken in 1939, the year it opened.

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“Opened on November 7, 1939 and designed by architect S. Charles Lee, the Academy Theater, a classic Art Moderne style structure, was originally designed to house the Academy Awards.

“Sadly, however, the Academy Theater never did host the ‘Oscars’, but it was often the location of film premieres and served as a major suburban theater for the Fox West Coast Theatres chain.”

Excerpt and 1940 photo from http://www.awardsdaily.com/2013/03/16/oscar-flashback-the-academy-theater-in-inglewood/ .

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