Firefighters protect Leimert Park theatre with nearly 90-year legacy

A greater alarm fire was reported near a historic theatre in Leimert Park early Tuesday morning, fire officials said.

The greater alarm fire was reported at 4:35 a.m. at a vacant business next to the Vision Theatre and Manchester Youth Arts Center located in the 4400 block of South Leimert Boulevard, the Los Angeles Fire Department said.

The Art Deco, Spanish-style theatre was built in 1931.  

The fire was knocked down in 25 minutes by 105 firefighters, LAFD said. The swift actions of the firefighters helped save the landmark.

No injuries were reported.

The exterior theatre marquee suffered minor damages.

Actress Marla Gibbs purchased the theatre in 1990, according to the theater's website. 

The cause of the fire was under investigation.