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[Grand opening of Kinema Theater in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, California, August 13, 1955]

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[Grand opening of Kinema Theater in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, California, August 13, 1955]
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Los Angeles, Calif., August 13, 1955

(96.267.289)

Photograph by Toyo Miyatake Studio, Gift of the Alan Miyatake Family

Description

1 photographic print : b&w; ; 5 x 7 in.

Queue of people in front of Kinema Theater for grand opening in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, California, August 13, 1955. Vertical theater sign in Katakana hangs above entrance; pennants hang below and strings of flags hang above "Grand opening" sign. Lem's Chop Suey in foreground, right.

Inscription
Typed on original envelope: Kinema Grand Opening.

History
Kinema Theater was located on 322 E. First St. (formerly site of Linda Lea Theater, and known as Fujikan Theater prior to the outbreak of World War II) when it was operated by Kinema's proprietor and president Toshinori Kumamoto. Kinema was previously located at 251 N. Main. (01.11.2008 cht)

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