|Next to LAX and Loyola Theater, the Paradise theatre is probably
the best known landmark of Westchester. I personally remember
watching the 1974 movie 'Arnold' (with Stella Stevens and Roddy
McDowell) here. Even then, it was a nice little screen. Not as
elaborate as the Loyola, just more regal.
Unfortunately, like the Loyola, it was gutted out to be converted
into an office building in 1981
|The pictures below are form July 2011 visit where
I managed to take some picture of inside the
former theatre....without getting in trouble.
There are many plaques of its former life next to
one of the entrances. Plus, there's a display of its
other former life as a bowling alley...yes, there
was a bowlowing alley right next to the theatre.