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Movie House of Worship: Glendale, California’s Alex Theatre

“Movie House of Worship” is a regular feature spotlighting our favorite movie theaters around the world, those that are like temples of cinema catering to the most religious-like film geeks. This week, guest submitter Ethan Schaeffer shares one of his favorite theaters. His comments are those quoted. If you’d like to suggest or submit a place you regularly worship at the altar of cinema, please email our weekend editor. Name: Alex Theatre Location: 216 North Brand Boulevard, Glendale, CA Opened: September 4, 1925, as a vaudeville and movie house called the Alexander. Reopened on December 31, 1993, as the Alex Theatre Performing Arts & Entertainment Center. No. of screens: 1 Current first-run titles: none Repertory programming: The Alex Theatre doesn’t play movies too often anymore, but when they do it’s usually repertory events. The last screening on the calendar appears to have been an annual Three Stooges showcase presented by the theater’s Alex Film Society (reportedly regularly attended by relatives

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