Los Angeles Theater Razed By Flames
Ten Los Angeles firemen narrowly escaped death, early October 4, when a roof caved in while they battled a stubborn two-alarm fire in the Dale Theater, 3526 Eagle Rock Boulevard.
Theater owner William C. Jenkins said the damage might go as high as $200,000.
The blaze is believed to have started in an electric motor powering the theater’s screen curtain. The building closed at 11:30 p.m., the night before, and occupants of apartments above the theater smelled smoke at 1:45 a.m.