Thursday, December 29, 2016
We get a look at the Cinema Theatre, 1122 N. Western Ave., in John Frankenheimer's "52 Pick-Up" (Cannon / Golan-Globus, 1986). Thanks to Yuri G. for spotting the shot and including it on his Movie Tourist page about the film where he also has many more photos of other locations that were used.
The poor theatre went from being a cute foreign film venue to the porno business and now, even worse, it's a church. See our Cinema Theatre page for more photos.
The film, based on an Elmore Leonard novel, stars Roy Scheider as an L.A. businessman who gets hit with some blackmail just as his wife (Ann-Margret) is running for city council. Going to the police is out of the question so he tries to deal with the issue quietly -- but problems arise as he doesn't really want to pay. Kelly Preston plays Scheider's mistress. John Glover is the manager of the Cinema Theatre.
On IMDb: "52 Pick-Up"