Monday, February 11, 2008

cinema 21


there aren't many boarded up buildings in pasadena, part of the reason this building on washington blvd has caught my eye. looks like it could have been a great place to go see a movie.

7 comments:

matt said...

hey man, i like your shots. i stumbled onto your blog from amanda's. that post on the other blog about bicycles was ridiculous. keep up the good work!

Pat McCullough said...

That's a great shot, Ben. I've often wondered about that cinema.

Ben Wideman said...

Thanks for the compliments!

Malabei said...

Interesting post +1
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Anonymous said...

saw a ton of movies there when I was a kid. It was agreat thetare there was talk of repoening it in 2005, but nothing recently/

ben wideman said...

Awesome, someone who has actually gone inside! It really should get opened back up.

APC said...

Actually anyone who grew up in Altadena or Pasadena went to this theater as a kid. It was called the Cinema 21, by the early 1970s it showed lots of Blacksploitation flicks and all of Bruce Lee's flicks to packed houses.

Damn shame the owners want to turn it into apartments and shops.