York Theatre, Highland Park

York Theatre Update – February 2019

Bob Baker Marionette TheaterThe Bob Baker Marionette Theater will be making its new home in Highland Park's York Theatre, which although recently a church, made its debut in the 1920s silent film era.

The Eastsider reported that the Bob Baker Theater has signed a 10-year lease on the theatre.  Shows are scheduled to begin in early Summer 2019.

LAHTF is delighted to see the Bob Baker Theater find a new home, and to see the York Theatre return to its theatrical roots.

York Theatre Update – October 2018

The former York Theatre in Highland Park, a local movie theatre built in the 1920s, is for sale.
Most recently used as a church, there are few historic features remaining, however LAHTF would love to see the storied local movie theatre return to screening films!

In late September 2018 LAHTF spoke to the listing agent who said they are entertaining an offer. LAHTF has asked to be put in touch with prospective buyers so we can be a resource in hopes that the new owner will want to reopen the York as a theatre.

About the York Theatre

The York Theatre opened in 1923, design by architect Richard R.F. Lehman with a seating capacity of 700.

Starting in 1985 the York Theatre was used as a Korean Church.  The church vacated in 2017 with the building becoming vacant by October 2017.  In 2018 the theatre building came onto the market for sale.

Further Reading

Los Angeles Theatres: https://sites.google.com/site/lamoviepalaces/north

Cinema Treasures: http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/5064

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