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American Legion Hall/American Theater Company (Old Town Newhall)

24527 Spruce St Newhall

Old Town Newhall

The American Legion Hall, was built in 1940 with a donation from William S. Hart, and designed by theater architect S. Charles Lee. At the time, Hart owned several parcels in the Newhall area. He commissioned the theater building and donated the property to the American Legion Post to hold and administer. The Legion leased the property to the theater. It was dedicated by Hart in 1941, and was the first movie house in the valley. The theater closed in 1965, and the American Legion Post 507 converted it to their meeting and entertainment center.