Guide to the grand historic and iconic theatres in Los Angeles. The best performance venues for live music, concerts, movies, and other live performances.
The Hollywood Palladium Theatre is a historic landmark that currently functions as a live concert and music venue for Live Nation.
The United Artists Theatre on Broadway has what is probably one of the most significant histories of all the theatres on the Los Angeles Broadway Theatre District.
Our posts about the grand old movie theatres and palaces in Los Angeles wouldn’t be complete without mention of the Alex Theatre in Glendale.
The historic El Rey Theater on the Miracle Mile is a registered Historic-Cultural Monument that currently functions as a live music venue.
Sid Grauman was a busy man back in the 1920s. No sooner than he finished building the Million Dollar Theatre in the downtown Broadway Theatre District and he got to work on the Egyptian Theatre on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
I doubt anyone in the world hasn’t heard of the Pantages Theatre on Hollywood and Vine. But very few know there was once a much grander Pantages Theatre in downtown Los Angeles just off Broadway.
The Tower Theatre is one of the many historic theatres in the Downtown Broadway Theatre District. It has also been the Newsreel Theatre and the Music Hall Downtown.
All of the grand historic old theatres in the downtown Broadway Theatre District have gone through dramatic changes in function. Perhaps none so drastic as the Rialto Theatre at 810 S. Broadway which is now an Urban Outfitters store!
The Globe Theatre is the oldest functioning theatre in the Broadway Theater District. Since its opening in 1913 it has hosted top celebrities such as Marilyn Monroe, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Charlie Chaplin.
Named after Orpheus, the legendary Greek poet and musician said to be able to charm all things, living and stone, with his music, the historic Orpheus Theatre was opened in the Broadway Theatre District in February 1926.