Monday, July 30, 2012

Butler Theatre, 608 S. Hill Street, Los Angeles, CA 90014

From the trade publication Moving Picture World, February 24, 1912:

"The Butler Theater, located at 608 South Hill Street, Los Angeles, Cal., is one of the prettiest five-cent houses in that city. The seating capacity of the house is 250. The latest model Powers No. 6 machine is used, with a Mercury Arc Rectifier attachment. The  throw is eighty feet and a picture 9x12 is projected."

"In the picture, Mr. A. L. Butler, proprietor of the house, and Mrs. Butler, are seen standing on each side of the box. The young men at the extreme right and left of the lobby are Messrs. C. C. Jonas and E. Apperson, operators. This house enjoys a very nice patronage and is one of the most prosperous theaters in Los Angeles."

For more on the Butler Theatre

Cezar Del Valle is the author of the Brooklyn Theatre Index, chosen 2010 Best Book of the Year by the Theatre Historical Society.

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