Thursday, February 21, 2013

LOS ANGELES FILM SCHOOL

I have lived in Whittier a long time and I have watched the city change in so many ways. I have been working on this blog and Facebook page for some time now and there is something I can't help but notice. There is a strong creative spirit that the people of Whittier posses. Both young and old Whittierites create such amazing art and music. I have also noticed the creative spirit with film, games, animation and audio work. This got me talking to my good friend and contact over at the
Los Angeles Film School and he gave me info on a great opportunity for Whittier Peeps.
 
Los Angeles Film School
 
 
On March 16 the Los Angeles Film School will be giving  ALL ACCESS Tours of the school. If you are someone interested in learning more about what it takes to do film or work in the Entertainment Business field this is a great opportunity for you. Maybe you want to learn about Audio or Games you are also welcome. If you want to go and just see the campus and get a look behind the scenes you are welcome as well. You can RSVP for the tour of your choice and get an All Access peek.
 
This Tour will provide FREE PARKING for you as well as FREE BREAKFAST and or LUNCH if you decide to take two tours. What an amazing opportunity for those of you that want to take your creativity to the next level. Email my contact below and let him know My Whittier sent you.
 
email my contact at
 
 
George Ohan
Officer, Military Transition & Community Outreach, Producer & Director
 
I hope you take advantage of this great FREE opportunity to take your talent to the next level and create the next great piece of ART! Whittier style.
 
 
 
 
 

Thursday, February 7, 2013

WHITTIER'S HISTORIC MOVIE THEATERS

When I was growing up in Whittier going to the movies with the family was always such a big deal. I loved it! That got me thinking about all of the movie theaters we had in Whittier over the years. From the Pussy Cat Theater to the Sundown Drive In. Here is a walk down memory lane. If you enjoyed any of these theaters as much as I did please feel free to leave comments. I would love to hear about your experiences.

 
The Wardman Theater a.k.a The Pussy Cat
 

Actual employee name badge from one of the workers there. Thanks Geraldine this is classic!
 



 
The Whittwood Theater located at the Whittwood Mall Shopping Center
 

The Whittwood Theatre was located on the Whittwood Mall lot next to Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlor. A charming community theater, it ran first run features from its opening in 1964, until it closed in the mid-1980’s. The last movie to play the house was “Splash”. Among it’s features were a modest-sized lobby and a raised stadium style seating area at the rear.
Who could forget the Whittier Walk In? I enjoyed many movies here in the 80's

Actual movie ticket! This was sent to me from a friend of my Facebook page Mary Ann Morgan.
 

Side shot of the historic Whittier Walk In I miss this place it was the cornerstone of my childhood memories.
 
 
 
Wood Haven Historic Pictures gives you a view of the inside! Pictures available on Ebay
 

Actual Snack Bar shot wow I actually had a few hot dogs from this little snack bar stand :)
 
 
 
Sundown Drive In
 

Pile in the car and head through these gates to enjoy a movie out doors in Whittier
 
 
The kids area at the Sundown Drive In
 

Starlight Theater is our only theater and I really enjoy it. They do a great job and even have a classic series going every Monday check it out.
 
7038 Greenleaf Ave
Whittier
 
Box Office Opens Daily at 9:15am
 
Recording Number 562-907-3300