Beach Theatre Film Schedule

Hello, my name is Mike, and I have a problem.

Sometimes doing historical research can send you down the path of compulsively gathering useless historical facts of limited interest out of an obsession for completeness. Yes, I was seduced to the dark side and spent a few hours a couple years back compiling a complete as possible list of the double features that ran at the Beach Theatre in Seal Beach from Los Angeles Times movie listings taken from from November 22nd, 1945 to June 23rd, 1946. It’s very likely that the Beach Theatre was closed after May 4th even though the L.A. Times Independent Theatre Guide kept a Beach Theatre listing with instruction to “Call Theater for Program.”

I am not asking for pity and will not flinch from your condemnations. I hope this page will serve as a cautionary tale to local history buffs, grade school scholars, and pursuers of trivia. Learn from my example and get a life.

DAY                 DATE               FILM PROGRAM

Thursday         11/22/45         Out of This World Phantom of 42nd Street

Friday              11/23/45         Out of This World Phantom of 42nd Street

Saturday          11/24/45         Out of This World – Phantom of 42nd Street

Sunday             11/25/45         Forever Yours – I’m From Arkansas

Monday           11/26/45         Forever Yours – I’m From Arkansas

Tuesday           11/27/45         You Came Along – Kid Sister

Wednesday     11/28/45         You Came Along – Kid Sister

Thursday         11/29/45         You Came Along – Kid Sister

Friday              11/30/45         Alaska – Adventures of Kitty O’ Day

Saturday          12/1/45           Alaska – Adventures of Kitty O’ Day

Sunday             12/2/45           Skylark – Take A Letter Darling

Monday           12/3/45           Skylark – Take A Letter Darling

Tuesday           12/4/45           Dillinger – Riding High

Wednesday     12/5/45           Dillinger – Riding High

Thursday         12/6/45           Dillinger – Riding High

Friday              12/7/45           Birth of The Blues – My Favorite Blonde

Saturday          12/8/45           Birth of The Blues – My Favorite Blonde

Sunday             12/9/45           Incendiary Blonde – Shanghai Cobra

Monday           12/10/45         Incendiary Blonde – Shanghai Cobra

Tuesday           12/11/45         Brewster’s Millions – China’s Little Devils

Wednesday     12/12/45         Brewster’s Millions – China’s Little Devils

Thursday         12/13/45         Brewster’s Millions – China’s Little Devils

Friday              12/14/45         Stagecoach – Muggs Rides Again

Saturday          12/15/45         Stagecoach – Muggs Rides Again

Sunday             12/16/45         Great John L. – G.I. Honeymoon

Monday           12/17/45         Great John L. – G.I. Honeymoon

Tuesday           12/18/45         Anchors Aweigh – Shadow of Suspicion

Wednesday     12/19/45         Anchors Aweigh – Shadow of Suspicion

Thursday         12/20/45         Anchors Aweigh – Shadow of Suspicion

Friday              12/21/45         Keep Your Powder Dry – Three Is A Family

Saturday          12/22/45         Keep Your Powder Dry – Three Is A Family

Sunday             12/23/45         Thrill of A Romance – Bedside Manner

Monday           12/24/45         Thrill of A Romance – Bedside Manner

Tuesday           12/25/45         Naughty Nineties – Dark Waters

Wednesday     12/26/45         Naughty Nineties – Dark Waters

Thursday         12/27/45         Naughty Nineties – Dark Waters

Friday              12/28/45         Twice Blessed – In Old New Mexico

Saturday          12/29/45         Twice Blessed – In Old New Mexico

Sunday             12/30/45         Pride of the Marines – Delightfully Dangerous

Monday           12/31/45         Pride of the Marines – Delightfully Dangerous

Tuesday           1/1/46             Her Highness and Bellboy – Come Out Fighting

Wednesday     1/2/46             Her Highness and Bellboy – Come Out Fighting

Thursday         1/3/46             Her Highness and Bellboy – Come Out Fighting

Friday              1/4/46             It’s In the Bag – Fighting Guardsman

Saturday          1/5/46             It’s In the Bag – Fighting Guardsman

Sunday             1/6/46             Lady on a Train – Shady Lady

Monday           1/7/46             Lady on a Train – Shady Lady

Tuesday           1/8/46             Rhapsody in Blue

Wednesday     1/9/46             Rhapsody in Blue

Thursday         1/10/46           Rhapsody in Blue

Friday              1/11/46           Gay Senorita – Our Vines Have Tender Grapes

Saturday          1/12/46           Gay Senorita – Our Vines Have Tender Grapes

Sunday             1/13/46           Christmas in Connecticut – Divorce

Monday           1/14/46           Christmas in Connecticut – Divorce

Tuesday           1/15/46           Christmas in Connecticut – Divorce

Wednesday     1/16/46           Over 21 – That Night – You

Thursday         1/17/46           Over 21 – That Night – You

Friday              1/18/46           Over 21 – That Night – You

Saturday          1/19/46           Over 21 – That Night – You

Sunday             1/20/46           Duffy’s Tavern – When Strangers Marry

Monday           1/21/46           Duffy’s Tavern – When Strangers Marry

Tuesday           1/22/46           Mildred Pierce – Hollywood and Vine

Wednesday     1/23/46           Mildred Pierce – Hollywood and Vine

Thursday         1/24/46           Mildred Pierce – Hollywood and Vine

Friday              1/25/46           Mildred Pierce – Hollywood and Vine

Saturday          1/26/46           Mildred Pierce – Hollywood and Vine

Sunday             1/27/46           House on 92nd Street – I’ll Tell The World

Monday           1/28/46           House on 92nd Street – I’ll Tell The World

Tuesday           1/29/46           State Fair – Men in Her Diary

Wednesday     1/30/46           State Fair – Men in Her Diary

Thursday         1/31/46           State Fair – Men in Her Diary

Friday              2/1/46             This Gun for Hire – Call of the Wild

Saturday          2/2/46             This Gun for Hire – Call of the Wild

Sunday             2/3/46             Home in Indiana – Happyland

Monday           2/4/46             Home in Indiana – Happyland

Tuesday           2/5/46             Bewitched – Weekend at the Waldorf

Wednesday     2/6/46             Bewitched – Weekend at the Waldorf

Thursday         2/7/46             Bewitched – Weekend at the Waldorf

Friday              2/8/46             Laura – Banjo on My Knee

Saturday          2/9/46             Laura – Banjo on My Knee

Sunday             2/10/46           Love Letters – She Gets Her Man

Monday           2/11/46           Love Letters – She Gets Her Man

Tuesday           2/12/46           Captain Kidd – Strange Confession

Wednesday     2/13/46           Captain Kidd – Strange Confession

Thursday         2/14/46           Captain Kidd – Strange Confession

Friday              2/15/46           Hold That Blonde – River Gang

Saturday          2/16/46           Hold That Blonde – River Gang

Sunday             2/17/46           Imitation of Life – East Side of Heaven

Monday           2/18/46           Imitation of Life – East Side of Heaven

Tuesday           2/19/46           Imitation of Life – East Side of Heaven

Wednesday     2/20/46           This Land of Ours – Iceland

Thursday         2/21/46           This Land of Ours – Iceland

Friday              2/22/46           White Pongo – Riders of the Purple Sage

Saturday          2/23/46           White Pongo – Riders of the Purple Sage

Sunday             2/24/46           Call Theater for Program

Monday           2/25/46           What Next Corp. Hargrove – Lost Angel

Tuesday           2/26/46           Ragged Angels – Barbary Coast

Wednesday     2/27/46           Ragged Angels – Barbary Coast

Thursday         2/28/46           Ragged Angels – Barbary Coast

Friday              3/1/46             This Man’s Navy – Wildfire

Saturday          3/2/46             This Man’s Navy – Wildfire

Sunday             3/3/46             Abbott and Costello in Hollywood

Monday           3/4/46             Abbott and Costello in Hollywood

Tuesday           3/5/46             Abbott and Costello in Hollywood

Wednesday     3/6/46             Abbott and Costello in Hollywood

Thursday         3/7/46             Abbott and Costello in Hollywood

Friday              3/8/46             Abbott and Costello in Hollywood

Saturday          3/9/46             Abbott and Costello in Hollywood

Sunday             3/10/46           Call Theater for Program

Monday           3/11/46           Call Theater for Program

Tuesday           3/12/46           Call Theater for Program

Wednesday     3/13/46           Call Theater for Program

Thursday         3/14/46           Call Theater for Program

Friday              3/15/46           Call Theater for Program

Saturday          3/16/46           Call Theater for Program

Sunday             3/17/46           Call Theater for Program

Monday           3/18/46           Call Theater for Program

Tuesday           3/19/46           Call Theater for Program

Wednesday     3/20/46           Call Theater for Program

Thursday         3/21/46           Call Theater for Program

Friday              3/22/46           Call Theater for Program

Saturday          3/23/46           Call Theater for Program

Sunday             3/24/46           Call Theater for Program

Monday           3/25/46           Call Theater for Program

Tuesday           3/26/46           Shine on Harvest Moon – Pillow to Post

Wednesday     3/27/46           Shine on Harvest Moon – Pillow to Post

Thursday         3/28/46           Shine on Harvest Moon – Pillow to Post

Friday              3/29/46           Buffalo Bill – Confidential Agent

Saturday          3/30/46           Buffalo Bill – Confidential Agent

Sunday             3/31/46           Oklahoma Kid – Missing Corpse

Monday           4/1/46             Oklahoma Kid – Missing Corpse

Tuesday           4/2/46             A Tree Grows in Brooklyn – My Kingdom for a Cook

Wednesday     4/3/46             A Tree Grows in Brooklyn – My Kingdom for a Cook

Thursday         4/4/46             A Tree Grows in Brooklyn – My Kingdom for a Cook

Friday              4/5/46             Tiger Shark – Made Me a Criminal

Saturday          4/6/46             Tiger Shark – Made Me a Criminal

Sunday             4/7/46             Thunderhead – Julia Rose

Monday           4/8/46             Thunderhead – Julia Rose

Tuesday           4/9/46             Irish Eyes Are Smiling – Penny Serenade

Wednesday     4/10/46           Irish Eyes Are Smiling – Penny Serenade

Thursday         4/11/46           Irish Eyes Are Smiling – Penny Serenade

Friday              4/12/46           Frisco Kid – Mark Twain

Saturday          4/13/46           Frisco Kid – Mark Twain

Sunday             4/14/46           The Lost Weekend

Monday           4/15/46           The Lost Weekend

Tuesday           4/16/46           Kiss and Tell – He Stayed for Breakfast

Wednesday     4/17/46           Kiss and Tell – He Stayed for Breakfast

Thursday         4/18/46           Kiss and Tell – He Stayed for Breakfast

Friday              4/19/46           Rustlers of the Badlands – Jungle Woman

Saturday          4/20/46           Rustlers of the Badlands – Jungle Woman

Sunday            4/21/46           She Wouldn’t Say Yes – Frontier Gal

Monday           4/22/46           She Wouldn’t Say Yes – Frontier Gal

Tuesday           4/23/46           She Wouldn’t Say Yes – Frontier Gal

Wednesday     4/24/46           Arrowsmith – Made for Each Other

Thursday         4/25/46           Arrowsmith – Made for Each Other

Friday              4/26/46           Snafu – Daltons Ride Again

Saturday          4/27/46           Snafu – Daltons Ride Again

Sunday             4/28/46           Stork Club – You Belong to Me

Monday           4/29/46           Stork Club – You Belong to Me

Tuesday           4/30/46           Song to Remember – This Thing Called Love

Wednesday     5/1/46             Song to Remember – This Thing Called Love

Thursday         5/2/46             Song to Remember – This Thing Called Love

Friday              5/3/46             Gulliver’s Travels

Saturday          5/4/46             Gulliver’s Travels

Sunday            5/5/46             Call Theater for Program

Monday           5/6/46             Call Theater for Program

Tuesday           5/7/46             Call Theater for Program

Wednesday     5/8/46             Call Theater for Program

Thursday         5/9/46             Call Theater for Program

Friday              5/10/46           Call Theater for Program

Saturday          5/11/46           Call Theater for Program

Sunday            5/12/46           Call Theater for Program

Monday           5/13/46           Call Theater for Program

Tuesday           5/14/46           Call Theater for Program

Wednesday     5/15/46           Call Theater for Program

Thursday         5/16/46           Call Theater for Program

Friday              5/17/46           Call Theater for Program

Saturday          5/18/46           Call Theater for Program

Sunday            5/19/46           Call Theater for Program

Monday           5/20/46           Call Theater for Program

Tuesday           5/21/46           Call Theater for Program

Wednesday     5/22/46           Call Theater for Program

Thursday         5/23/46           Call Theater for Program

Friday              5/24/46           Call Theater for Program

Saturday          5/25/46           Call Theater for Program

Sunday            5/26/46           Call Theater for Program

Monday           5/27/46           Call Theater for Program

Tuesday           5/28/46           Call Theater for Program

Wednesday     5/29/46           Call Theater for Program

Thursday         5/30/46           Call Theater for Program

Friday              5/31/46           Call Theater for Program

Saturday          6/1/46             Call Theater for Program

Sunday            6/2/46             Call Theater for Program

Monday           6/3/46             Call Theater for Program

Tuesday           6/4/46             Call Theater for Program

Wednesday     6/5/46             Call Theater for Program

Thursday         6/6/46             Call Theater for Program

Friday              6/7/46             Call Theater for Program

Saturday          6/8/46             Call Theater for Program

Sunday            6/9/46             Call Theater for Program

Monday           6/10/46           Call Theater for Program

Tuesday           6/11/46           Call Theater for Program

Wednesday     6/12/46           Call Theater for Program

Thursday         6/13/46           Call Theater for Program

Friday              6/14/46           Call Theater for Program

Saturday          6/15/46           Call Theater for Program

Sunday            6/16/46           Call Theater for Program

Monday           6/17/46           Call Theater for Program

Tuesday           6/18/46           Call Theater for Program

Wednesday     6/19/46           Call Theater for Program

Thursday         6/20/46           Call Theater for Program

Friday              6/21/46           Call Theater for Program

Saturday          6/22/46           Call Theater for Program

Sunday            6/23/46           Call Theater for Program

Monday           6/24/46           Call Theater for Program

Tuesday           6/25/46           Call Theater for Program

Wednesday     6/26/46           Call Theater for Program

Thursday         6/27/46           Removed from L.A. Times Independent Theatre Guide