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Fairyland

Opened: December 1912

Capacity: 600 seats

Balboa Films 24: As Claudine Burnett explains, on account of the great success of the American Theatre, the proprietors of the theatre, Helen and A. C. Frist decided to build the most elaborate theatre ever constructed in Long Beach (7). Around Christmas, 1912, the Fairyland Theatre opened its doors. This latest addition to Long Beach’s extravagant movie houses prided itself on its rich medieval terra cotta designs. Besides showing movies, the Fairyland Theatre also offered variety acts.

Fairyland Theatre in background

1924 photo of crowds on Seaside Avenue with Fairyland Theatre sign in the background, Historical Society of Long Beach