What movie theater did you go to in high school or when you were growing up? If you lived north of Rosecrans, you probably went to the Plaza as a kid. Those of you who lived in Lawndale or Gardena probably went to the Park Theater matinees on Saturday afternoons. My mom would not let me go there. I don’t think I ever set foot in the Park Theater until I was a freshman at Leuzinger.
In high school, we could venture further away from home on Friday or Saturday nights. There was always the Roadium or the Century Drive-ins. If you are curious about what happened to these and other movie theaters in the South Bay, take a look at the new entry on The Way We Were page.
If you have another favorite that is not included, don’t hesitate to let the rest of us know by leaving a comment here or on the Way We Were page.
Until next time,