The Los Angeles Theater at 615 Broadway in downtown L.A. opened in 1931. The $1.5 million theater was the last of the lavish downtown theaters that would open during the Depression, but oh what a theater it was. This was known as the ballroom—yes, that’s right, a ballroom in a theater. There was also a babysitting room, a smoking room, and a ladies room with a couple of dozen vanity mirrors. You could spend an afternoon there and never even see the movie!