Los Angeles, CALos Angeles County Board of Supervisors Chair Hilda L. Solis, Supervisor to the First District, released the following statement after the Board of Supervisors approved her motion adopting a resolution nominating the Unique Theatre, located at 3641 and 3643 E. 1st Street in unincorporated East Los Angeles, as a Los Angeles County Historic Landmark:

“East LA is the cultural heartland of the Eastside,” shared Chair Solis. “With its unique public art, cultural assets, and traditional restaurant eateries, this community serves as a beacon of traditions and memories for countless generations. One such cultural asset is the Unique Theatre located on 1st Street in one of the most historic commercial shopping districts in the County. Constructed in 1927, the Unique Dollar Theatre is significantly associated with the Latinx community as a Spanish-language theatre and community event space. Given its architectural and cultural significance, I strongly believe this structure is important to preserve for our past, present, and future families of East LA.”

The motion finds that the project is exempt from the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and adopts a resolution nominating the Unique Theatre as a Los Angeles County Historic Landmark.

To view the full motion, click here.