The Concrete Past (35 images)
Some Art Deco was concrete. There's the Wilshire Theater, 8440 Wilshire Boulevard – the "Fox Wilshire" when it opened on September 19, 1930 – designed by the architect S. Charles Lee. For decades it was one of Fox's premier movie palaces out here, but no one has shown a movie there in decades. It had become a bit shabby, used for live performances now and then and shared with the arts group of a local synagogue. The last big event there might have been on November 4,...