Washington Theater


The Spanish Colonial Revival–style Washington Theater, designed by Clarence L. Jay near the Lake Avenue and Washington Boulevard intersection, was completed in 1924 after years of delays pending street paving. It was among the first multi-use projects, combining a Fox-operated, 900-seat movie palace with frontage shops, upstairs offices, and housing. Shown in its heyday, it became Cinema 21 in the 1970s but was closed indefinitely in 1989. (Courtesy of Pasadena Museum of History, T2-12.)

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