Mayfair Theater Marquis

The Original Golden Arches

The sight of this movie marquee from a bygone era sitting alone in this empty lot is an odd spectacle, making it one of our Funky Town picks. The marquee once proudly invited movie goers into Mayfair Theater on the corner of Ash and Santa Clara. The art-deco style theater was designed by architect, S. Charles Lee, and built in 1940. In its declining years the Mayfair operated as the Pussycat Theater and was eventually demolished in August 2004 after a fire rendered it unusable. More photos of the Mayfair can be found at

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