Then and Now
photo courtesy of USC Digital Archives
Bnai David-Judea Synagogue today
The Fox Stadium Theater, opened in 1931 on Pico Blvd. near Livonia St. (west of Robertson Blvd.) was the location of many summer weekdays for me. Before the theater was turned into Temple B'nai David-Judea in 1964, the Stadium Theater used to run serial movies in the summertime for kids. I remember seeing "Blondie and Dagwood", "Jungle Jim", "Rin-Tin-Tin", "Henry Aldrich", "The 3 Stooges", "Abbot and Costello" and other such movie serials. Mom would pack my brother and me a sack lunch and drop us off at the theater for the afternoon. I do remember kids throwing their sandwiches at the screen if they didn't like something. We used to run up and down the aisles screaming and yelling too. Yes, it was a fine old time at the movies!
Pico Boulevard has changed a lot since I was a kid!