Landmark the Fairfax Theatre

Landmark the Fairfax Theatre

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Art Deco Society of Los Angeles started this petition to City & State Officials

Save Beverly Fairfax and the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles need your help to landmark the 1930 Fairfax Theatre, at the northwest corner of Fairfax Avenue and Beverly Blvd in Los Angeles. 

Help us preserve this prominent Art Deco theater, which became a catalyst in forming a new Jewish community on the westside of Los Angeles when it opened in 1930. 

This is a neighborhood in transition. Now is the time to recognize the important legacy of the Fairfax Jewish Community.

The first Jewish deli on Fairfax Ave, the first kosher meat market, and the first Jewish bakery were located in the theater building. This was 23 years before Canter’s moved to Fairfax Ave. 

The first Jewish Synagogues moved to the Fairfax neighborhood in 1933: the orthodox Etz Jacob and the reformed Fairfax Temple. In 1934 the Western Jewish Institute (now the Congregation Shaarei Tefila) was established. All of these institutions held fundraisers at the Fairfax Theatre. Other Jewish causes, such as Hadassah's Child Welfare Services, held many benefits in the theater. High Holy Day services were held at the Fairfax Theatre for decades - even after local temples opened, they were often the “featured” services with special cantors and choirs.

Today, standing at the southern terminus of the Kosher Canyon, despite its graffiti and grime, the Fairfax Theatre remains one of the most  significant buildings in the district. Just imagine how grand it must have been in 1930, with its tower reminiscent of a miniature Art Deco skyscraper and topped with neon tubes in the form of a globe, soaring 30 feet over any other building in the area.

Save Beverly Fairfax and the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles are determined to see that the Fairfax Theatre Building's important history be recognized. We hope that you will support our efforts.

Meet the Fairfax Theatre.

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