|Downtown Independent Theater|
The Independent Theater used to be the Linda Lea Theater. Here is what the theater looked like BEFORE it's major remodel:
|Linda Lea Theater. Photo by Kenneth McIntyre, 2007|
From the Independent's website: This theater had once been very popular, exhibiting Japanese films
but had been closed since the 80's. It was demolished in 2007 to make way for
the new ImaginAsian Theatre, opening in December 2007. The two side walls are the only things remaining from the original structure. The ImaginAsian was soon renamed the Downtown
Independent, a hip venue for indie films,
foreign cinema and documentaries.
I found an earlier photo of this theater, originally called The Arrow Theater. By 1939, The Arrow was showing Spanish language movies.
|The Arrow Theater, 1939. USC Photo Archives|
I was impressed with the Downtown Independent Theater. It's sleek, clean, has an excellent sound system and comfy chairs. I will be returning.
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