AKA: Fox Parisian Theatre, Los Angeles, CA; Fox Parisian Theater, Los Angeles, CA

Structure Type: built works - performing arts structures - theatres

Designers: Walker and Eisen, Architects (firm); Percy Augustus Eisen (architect); Richard Douglas King (architect); Albert Raymond Walker (architect)

Dates: constructed 1921

2 stories

803 South Vermont Avenue
El Centro, CA 90005

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Los Angeles architectural firm Walker and Eisen, which produced many designs for cinemas during the 1920s, created this 800-seat venue originally known as the Roosevelt Theatre.

The Chotiner Company, operated by the cigar maker/movie exhibitor Albert Hyman Chotiner (1882-1942), obtained the lease on the building c. 1930 and added a second floor and a parking area on the lot next door. Richard Douglas King (1879-1945) was the architect for this addition. Chotiner's son, Murray (1909-1974), would become an important political adviser and operative for Nixon from 1946 until his death. The Stockyard Restaurant opened next door c. 1958, expanded into the theatre after it closed, using the Parisian's lobby to expand.

Demolished; the theatre was probably removed c. 1984. (The restaurant that was later built on the property dated 1985.)

PCAD id: 18765