Wednesday, December 31, 1952 - Tuesday, January 13, 1952 (2 Weeks)
Stars and Stripes Forever
Starring Clifton Webb
and Debra Paget
Directed by Henry Koster
A 20th Century-Fox Picture
In Technicolor
90 Minutes

Outlaw Women
Starring Marie Windsor
and Richard Rober
Directed by Sam Newfield
A Ron Ormand Production
In Cinecolor
A Lippert Pictures Release
75 Minutes
  Day and Date:
Los Angeles Theatre, Downtown
Fox Uptown Theatre, Western and Olympic
Loyola Theatre, Westchester
 
Moday, January 5, 1953
Adolph Zukor (79) Forecourt Ceremonies
 
Reported Gross "Stars and Stripes Forever"
Week
Week Ending
Total Gross
1
Tuesday, January 6, 1953
 
2
Tuesday, January 13, 1953
 
Totals
 
Total Gross
14 Days
Daily Average: $0
 
2 Weeks
 
 
Source: Variety
 
 
Wednesday, January 14, 1953 - Thursday, January 22, 1953 (1 Week)
The I Don't Care Girl
Starring Mitzi Gaynor
and David Wayne
Directed by Lloyd Bacon
A 20th Century-Fox Picture
In Technicolor
78 Minutes

Never Take No for an Answer
Starring Vittorio Manunta
and Denis O'Dea
Directed by Maurice Cloche
and Ralph Smart
A Constellation Film Production
A Souvaine Selective Pictures Release
82 Minutes
  Day and Date:
Los Angeles Theatre, Downtown
Fox Uptown Theatre, Western and Olympic
Loyola Theatre, Westchester

Reported Gross "The I Don't Care Girl"
Week
Week Ending
Total Gross
1
Thursday, January 22, 1953 (9 Days)
 
Totals
 
Total Gross
9 Days
Daily Average: $0
 
1 Week
 
 
Source: Variety
 
 
Friday, January 23, 1953 - Tuesday, February 3, 1953 (2 Weeks)
Niagara
Starring Marilyn Monroe and Joseph Cotten
Directed by Henry Hathaway
A 20th Century-Fox Picture in Technicolor
92 Minutes
Pete Smith Short / From Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
"What's Sweepin' " Starring Woody Woodpecker / Directed by Don Patterson / A Walter Lanz Production in Technicolor / AUniversal-International PIctures Release
Day and Date:
Los Angeles Theatre, Downtown
El ReyTheatre, Mid-Wilshire
Fifth Avenue Theatre, Inglewood

Reported Gross "Niagra"
Week
Week Ending
Perfs.
Gross
1
Thursday, January 29, 1953
35
 
2
Tuesday, February 3, 1953 (5 Days)
25
 
Totals
12 Days
Daily Average: $2,155
--
--
2 Weeks
Average Performance: $539
60
 
Source: Variety
Monday, January 26, 1953
Ezio Pinza (60) Forecourt Ceremonies
 
Reported Gross "Niagra"
Week
Week Ending
Perfs.
Gross
1
Thursday, January 29, 1953
35
 
2
Tuesday, February 3, 1953 (5 Days)
25
 
Totals
12 Days
Daily Average: $2,155
--
--
2 Weeks
Average Performance: $539
60
 
Source: Variety
 
 
Wednesday, February 4, 1953 - Tuesday, February 10, 1953 (1 Week)
Treasure of the Golden Condor
Starring Cornel Wilde
and Constance Smith
Directed by Delmer Daves
A 20th Century-Fox Picture
In Technicolor
93 Minutes

Tangier Incident
Starring George Brent
and Mari Aldon
Directed by Lew Landers
A Lindsley Parsons Production
An Allied Artists Release
78 Minutes
  Day and Date:
Los Angeles Theatre, Downtown
Fox Uptown Theatre, Western and Olympic
Loyola Theatre, Westchester

Reported Gross "Treasure of the Golden Condor"
Week
Week Ending
Total Gross
1
Tuesday, February 10, 1953
 
Totals
 
Total Gross
7 Days
Daily Average: $0
 
1 Week
 
 
Source: Variety
 
Wednesday, February 11, 1953 - Tuesday, February 17, 1953 (1 Week)
Torpedo Alley
Starring Mark Stevens
and Dorothy Malone
Directed by Lew Landers
An Allied Artists Picture
84 Minutes

Hiawatha
Starring Vince Edwards
and Yvette Duguay
Directed by Kurt Neumann
A Walter Mirisch Company Production
In Cinecolor
An Allied Artists Release
80 Minutes
  Day and Date:
Los Angeles Theatre, Downtown
Fox Uptown Theatre, Western and Olympic
Loyola Theatre, Westchester

Reported Gross "Torpedo Alley"
Week
Week Ending
Total Gross
1
Tuesday, February 17, 1953
 
Totals
 
Total Gross
7 Days
Daily Average: $0
 
1 Week
 
 
Source: Variety
 
Wednesday, February 18, 1953 - Tuesday, February 24, 1953 (1 Week)
My Cousin Rachel
Starring Olivia de Havilland
and Richard Burton
Directed by Henry Koster
A 20th Century-Fox Picture
98 Minutes

White Corridors
Starring Googie Withers
and James Donald
Directed by Pat Jackson
A Vic Film Production
A Universal-International Pictures Release
102 Minutes
  "First Time at Popular Prices"
Day and Date:
Globe Theatre, Downtown
Fox Uptown Theatre, Western and Olympic
Loyola Theatre, Westchester

Reported Gross "My Cousin Rachel"
Week
Week Ending
Total Gross
1
Tuesday, February 24, 1953
 
Totals
 
Total Gross
7 Days
Daily Average: $0
 
1 Week
 
 
Source: Variety

 
Wednesday, February 25, 1953 - Tuesday, March 3, 1953 (1 Week)
Great White Hunter (aka: The Macomber Affair)
Starring Gregory Peck
and Joan Bennett
Directed by Zoltan Korda
A Benedict Bogeaus Production
A Lippert Pictures Re-release
89 Minutes

Captain Kidd
Starring Randolph Scott
and Charles Laughton
Directed by Roland V. Lee
A Lippert Pictures Re-release
90 Minutes
  Day and Date:
Los Angeles Theatre, Downtown
Fox Uptown Theatre, Western and Olympic
Loyola Theatre, Westchester
 
Wednesday, February 25, 1953
Effie O'Connor (64) and Donald O'Connor (27) Forecourt Ceremonies
 
Reported Gross "Great White Hunter"
Week
Week Ending
Total Gross
1
Tuesday, March 3, 1953
 
Totals
 
Total Gross
7 Days
Daily Average: $0
 
1 Week
 
 
Source: Variety
 
 
Wednesday, March 4, 1953 - Thursday, March 12, 1953 (1 Week)
The Star
Starring Bette Davis
and Sterling Hayden
Directed by Stuart Heisler
A Nert E. Friedlob Production
A 20th Century-Fox Release
89 Minutes

Taxi
Starring Dan Dailey
and Constance Smith
Directed by Gregory Ratoff
A 20th Century-Fox Picture
77 Minutes
  Day and Date:
Los Angeles Theatre, Downtown
Fox Uptown Theatre, Western and Olympic
Loyola Theatre, Westchester

Reported Gross "The Star"
Week
Week Ending
Total Gross
1
Thursday, March 12, 1953 (9 Days)
 
Totals
 
Total Gross
9 Days
Daily Average: $0
 
1 Week
 
 
Source: Variety
 
 
Friday, March 13, 1953 - Thursday, March 19, 1953 (1 Week)
She's Back on Broadway
Starring Virginia Mayo and Gene Nelson
Directed by Gordon Douglas
A Warner Bros. Picture in WarnerColor
95 Minutes
"Flag of Humanity" Starring Nana Bryant and Fay Helm / Directed by Jean Negulesco / A Warner Bros. Short Subject
"Foul Weather" Starring Tweety and Sylvester / Directed by Friz Freleng / A Warner Bros. Cartoon in Technicolor
Latest World Wide News
Day and Date:
Warner's Wiltern Theatre, Wilshire and Western
Warner Bros. Theatre, Downtown
Loyola Theatre, Westchester

Reported Gross "She's Back on Broadway"
Week
Week Ending
Perfs.
Gross
1
Thursday, March 19, 1953
35
 
Totals
7 Days
Daily Average: $
--
--
1 Week
Average Performance: $
35
 
Source: Variety
 
 
Friday, March 20, 1953 - Thursday, March 26, 1953 (1 Week)
Destination Gobi
Starring Richard Widmark
and Don Taylor
Directed by Robert Wise
A 20th Century-Fox Picture
In Technicolor
90 Minutes

The Secret Sharer (aka Face to Face)
Starring James Mason
and Gene Lockhart
Directed by John Brahm
A Huntington Hartford Presentation
An R-K-O Radio Pictures Release
Unknown Running Time
(Half of omnibus film "Face to Face"; other half, "The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky" played the following week - ED)
  Day and Date:
Los Angeles Theatre, Downtown
Fox Uptown Theatre, Western and Olympic
Loyola Theatre, Westchester

Reported Gross "Destination Gobi"
Week
Week Ending
Total Gross
1
Thursday, March 26, 1953
 
Totals
 
Total Gross
7 Days
Daily Average: $0
 
1 Week
 
 
Source: Variety
 
 
Friday, March 27, 1953 - Thursday, April 2, 1953 (1 Week)
Down Among the Sheltering Palms
Starring William Lundigan
and Jane Greer
Directed by Edmung Goulding
A 20th Century-Fox Picture
In Technicolor
87 Minutes

The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky (aka Face to Face)
Starring Robert Preston
and Marjorie Steele
Directed by Bretaigne Windust
A Huntington Hartford Presentation
An R-K-O Radio Pictures Release
Unknown Running Time
(Half of omnibus film "Face to Face"; other half, "The Secret Sharer" played the previous week - ED)
  Day and Date:
Los Angeles Theatre, Downtown
Fox Uptown Theatre, Western and Olympic
Loyola Theatre, Westchester

Reported Gross "Down Among the Sheltering Palms"
Week
Week Ending
Total Gross
1
Thursday, April 2, 1953
 
Totals
 
Total Gross
7 Days
Daily Average: $0
 
1 Week
 
 
Source: Variety
 
 
Friday, April 3, 1953 - Friday, April 17, 1953 (2 Weeks)
Call Me Madam
Starring Ethel Merman
and Donald O'Connor
Directed by Walter Lang
A 20th Century-Fox Picture
In Technicolor
114 Minutes

Cairo Road
Starring Eric Portman
and Laurence Harvey
Directed by David MacDonald
A Mayflower Pictures Production
A Realart Pictures Re-release
83 Minutes
  "First Time at Popular Prices"
Day and Date:
Los Angeles Theatre, Downtown
Fox Uptown Theatre, Western and Olympic
Loyola Theatre, Westchester

Reported Gross "Call Me Madam"
Week
Week Ending
Total Gross
1
Thursday, April 9, 1953
 
2
Friday, April 17, 1953 (8 Days)
 
Totals
 
Total Gross
15 Days
Daily Average: $0
 
2 Weeks
 
 
Source: Variety
 
 
Saturday, April 18, 1953 - Wednesday, June 3, 1953 (7 Weeks)
Titanic
Starring Clifton Webb and Barbara Stanwyck
Directed by Jean Negulesco
A 20th Century-Fox Picture
98 Minutes
"Father's Day Off" Starring Goofy / Directed by Jack Kinney / A Walt Disney Production in Tecnicolor / An R-K-O Radio Pictures Release
"Animal Hotel"
Monday, May 18, 1953
Grauman's Chinese Theatre 26th Birthday Today

Reported Gross "Titanic"
Week
Week Ending
Perfs.
Gross
1
Wednesday, April 22, 1953 (5 Days)
25
 
2
Wednesday, April 29, 1953
35
 
3
Wednesday, May 6, 1953
35
 
4
Wednesday, May 13, 1953
35
 
5
Wednesday, May 20, 1953
35
 
6
Wednesday, May 27
35
 
7
Wednesday, June 3, 1953
35
 
Totals
47 Days
Daily Average: $
--
--
7 Weeks
Average Performance: $
235
 
Source: Variety
 
 
Gala Hollywood Premiere, Thursday, June 4, 1953
Regular Engagement: Friday, June 5, 1953 - Thursday, July 30, 1953 (8 Weeks)
Shane
Starring Alan Ladd and Jean Arthur
Directed by George Stevens
A Paramount Picture in Tecnicolor and Stereophonic Sound
118 Minutes
"Presented on Our New Gigantic Panoramic Screen"
General Admission:
Matinees: $1.00 including tax
Nights and Sunday: $1.25 plus tax
Children: 50¢
Stars attending the Premiere:
Dana Andrews / Edward Arnold / Desi Arnez / Lucille Ball / Gene Barry / William Bendix / Joe E. Brown / Rory Calhoun / Audrey Dalton / William Demerest / Jack Dempsey / Irene Dunne / Vera-Ellen / Marcia English / Rhonda Fleming / Joan Fontaine / Vittorio Gassman / Mitzi Gaynor / Joanne Gilbert / Kathryn Granstaff / Farley Grainger / Cary Grant / Rand Harper / Van Heflin / Dean Jagger / George Jessel / Brian Keith / Evelyn Keyes / Piper Laurie / John Lund / Marlow Marshall / Marilyn Maxwell / Virginia Mayo / Ann Miller / Guy Mitchell / Tom Morton / Mary Murphy / Joel McCrea / Maureen O'Hara / Jack Palance / Mary Pickford / George Raft / Ronald Reagan / Buddy Rogers / Ruth Roman / Tony Romano / Mickey Rooney / George Sanders / Zachery Scott / Richard Shannon / Robert Strauss / Barry Sullivan / Joan Taylor / Claire Trevor / Forrest Tucker / Clifton Webb / Marie Wilson / Shelly Winters
Friday, June 26, 1953
Jane Russell (32) and Marilyn Monroe (27) Forecourt Ceremonies
 
Reported Gross "Shane" @ 50¢ - $1.25
Week
Week Ending
Perfs.
Gross
1
Thursday, June 11, 1953 (8 Days)
36
 
2
Thursday, June 18, 1953
35
 
3
Thursday, June 25, 1953
35
 
4
Thursday, July 2, 1953
35
 
5
Thursday, July 9, 1953
35
 
6
Thursday, July 16, 1953
35
 
7
Thursday, July 23, 1953
35
 
8
Thursday, July 30, 1953
35
 
Totals
57 Days
Daily Average: $
--
--
8 Weeks
Average Performance: $
281
 
Source: Variety
 
 
Friday, July 31, 1953 - Sunday, September 20, 1953 (8 Weeks)
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Starring Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe
Directed by Howard Hawks
A 20th Century-Fox Picture in Technicolor
91 Minutes
"Presented on Our New Gigantic Panoramic Screen"
"How to Be a Detective" Starring Goofy / Directed by Jack Kinney / A Walt Disney Production in Tecnicolor / An R-K-O Radio Pictures Release
"Head Over Heels" Documentary on Skiing / Directed by Robert Youngston / A Warner Bros. Short Subject
General Admission:
Matinees: $1.00 including tax
Nights and Sunday: $1.25 plus tax
Children: 50¢

Reported Gross "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes"
Week
Week Ending
Perfs.
Gross
1
Thursday, August 6, 1953
35
 
2
Thursday, August 13, 1953
35
 
3
Thursday, August 20, 1953
35
 
4
Thursday, August 27, 1953
35
 
5
Thursday, September 3, 1953
35
 
6
Thursday, September 10, 1953
35
 
7
Thursday, September 17, 1953
35
 
8
Sunday, December 20, 1953 (3 Days)
15
 
Totals
52 Days
Daily Average: $
--
--
8 Weeks
Average Performance: $
260
 
Source: Variety



 
  Monday, September 21, 1953 - Wednesday, September 23, 1953:

Theatre Dark to equip for "THE ROBE"
 
Hollywood Premiere, Thursday, September 24, 1953
Regular Engagement: Friday, September 25, 1953 - Thursday, December 10, 1953 (11 Weeks)
The Robe
Starring Richard Burton and Jean Simmons
Directed by Henry Koster
A 20th Century-Fox Picture in CinemaScope, Technicolor and Stereophonic Sound
135 Minutes
"Shown on Our Curved Miracle Mirror Screen"
"No Other Theatre Can Show "The Robe" Before 1954"
Doors Open 9:30 AM Daily / Lates Shows Friday and Saturday @ 1:00 AM (for the first few weeks - ED)
General Admission:
Matinees: $1.00 plus tax before 12:30 PM
$1.25 plus tax before 5:00 PM
Nights and Sundays: $2.00 plus tax
Children: 50¢
Beginning Friday, October 30, 1953:

Day and Date:

Los Angeles Theatre, Downtown
Thursday, September 24, 1953
Jean Simmons (24) Forecourt Ceremonies
 
Reported Gross "The Robe" @ 50¢ - $2.00
Week
Week Ending
Perfs.
Gross
1
Thursday, October 1, 1953 (8 Days)
38
 
2
Thursday, October 8, 1953
37
 
3
Thursday, October 15, 1953
37
 
4
Thursday, October 22, 1953
37
 
5
Thursday, October 29, 1953
37
 
6
Thursday, November 5, 1953
28
 
7
Thursday, November 12, 1953
28
 
8
Thursday, November 19, 1953
28
 
9
Thursday, November 26, 1953
28
 
10
Thursday, December 3, 1953
28
 
11
Thursday, December 10, 1953
28
 
Totals
78 Days
Daily Average: $
--
--
11 Weeks
Average Performance: $
354
 
Source: Variety
 
Friday, December 11, 1953 - Thursday, February 4, 1954 (8 Weeks)
Beneath the 12-Mile Reef
Starring Robert Wagner and Terry Moore
Directed by Robert D. Webb
A 20th Century-Fox Picture in CinemaScope, Technicolor and Stereophonic Sound
102 Minutes
"Toot, Whistle, Plunk and Boom" Directed by Ward Kimball and Charles A. Nichols / A Walt Disney Production in CinemaScope, Technicolor and Stereophinic Sound / An R-K-O Radio Pictures Release
"Vesuvius Express" Directed by Otto Lang / A 20th Century-Fox CinemaScope Special #3, in Technicolor and Stereophonic Sound
General Admission:
Matinees: 83¢ plus tax before 12:30 PM
$1.04 plus tax before 5:00 PM
Nights and Sundays: $1.25 plus tax
Children: 50¢
 
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