AKA: Four Star Theater, Los Angeles, CA; The Oasis Church, Los Angeles, CA

Structure Type: built works - performing arts structures - theatres

Designers: Balch, Clifford A. Architect (firm); Walker and Eisen, Architects (firm); Clifford A. Balch (architect); Percy Augustus Eisen (architect); Albert Raymond Walker (architect)

Dates: constructed 1931-1932

5112 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036-4313

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The Four Star seated 900 when it opened; like so many other old movie houses, the building now houses a church; Bruce Fowler (c.1893-1973) managed the Four Star in 1934; The film, "Gone with the Wind" had its press preview staged at the Four Star Theatre, 12/12/1939; the Fox West Coast chain operated the facility in the 1930s and 1940s; it sold the theatre to United Artists which ran it through the 1960s; in the early 1970s, the San Francisco-based Mitchell Brothers purchased the Four Star and began to run pornographic movies here;

A marquee was removed from the theatre at some point;

PCAD id: 4891