"Movies Are Your Best Entertainment!"
As America began to come out of the Depression in the 1930s, the motion picture industry aggressively campaigned for theater customers with give-aways, such as free dishes and bingo.
It was the pinnacle period of the great movie palaces of Los Angeles, such as the Million Dollar and the Los Angeles, downtown; Grauman's Chinese and Egyptian in Hollywood; the Bruin and Village in Westwood, as well as other neighborhood theaters, such as the Fox Ritz at Wilshire Boulevard and La Brea Avenue, the Golden Gate in East Los Angeles and the Dome in Venice.
Many of these fine theaters are but memories. Warner's downtown is a jewelry exchange, RKO Downtown, a parking garage. The Wiltern was saved as a legitimate house as was the Pantages in Hollywood.