Interior of the Los Angeles Theater, 615 S. Broadway, downtown Los Angeles, October 4th, 2015

The Los Angeles Theater on Broadway in downtown Los Angeles opened in January 1931 with the premiere of Charlie Chaplin’s City Lights. Said to have been modeled after the Hall of Mirrors in Versailles, it features a crystal fountain at the head of a grand staircase, a restaurant and a ballroom. It was the jewel in the crown of L.A. theaters at a time when movie houses were built to be palaces. I recently saw a live production (a stage musical version of “Carrie”) and took some photos of the interior, which I thought I’d share here.

Los Angeles Theater, Broadway, downtown Los Angeles, October 2015 Los Angeles Theater, Broadway, downtown Los Angeles, October 2015 Los Angeles Theater, Broadway, downtown Los Angeles, October 2015 Los Angeles Theater, Broadway, downtown Los Angeles, October 2015 Los Angeles Theater, Broadway, downtown Los Angeles, October 2015 Los Angeles Theater, Broadway, downtown Los Angeles, October 2015 Los Angeles Theater, Broadway, downtown Los Angeles, October 2015 Los Angeles Theater, Broadway, downtown Los Angeles, October 2015 Los Angeles Theater, Broadway, downtown Los Angeles, October 2015 Los Angeles Theater, Broadway, downtown Los Angeles, October 2015 Los Angeles Theater, Broadway, downtown Los Angeles, October 2015 Los Angeles Theater, Broadway, downtown Los Angeles, October 2015 Los Angeles Theater, Broadway, downtown Los Angeles, October 2015 Los Angeles Theater, Broadway, downtown Los Angeles, October 2015 Los Angeles Theater, Broadway, downtown Los Angeles, October 2015 Los Angeles Theater, Broadway, downtown Los Angeles, October 2015 Los Angeles Theater, Broadway, downtown Los Angeles, October 2015 Los Angeles Theater, Broadway, downtown Los Angeles, October 2015 Los Angeles Theater, Broadway, downtown Los Angeles, October 2015 Los Angeles Theater, Broadway, downtown Los Angeles, October 2015

LIMITED TIME OFFER:
GRAB YOUR TWO FREE BOOKS TODAY!
Martin Turnbull is currently offering the first two books in his ‘Hollywood’s Garden of Allah novels’ for FREE. All you have to do is tell us where to send them!
We hate spam. Your email address will not be sold or shared with anyone else.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Interior of the Los Angeles Theater, 615 S. Broadway, downtown Los Angeles, October 4th, 2015

  1. Jean Hunter says:

    Martin, your stunning pictures took me back years to a time even before I was born. Love the lighting. Thank you so much for sharing! Jean