Jun 19, 2015

Los Angeles Theatre in Downtown L.A.

los angeles theatre broadway downtownThe Los Angeles Theatre is a 2000 seat movie palace located in downtown Los Angeles, California. Construction began in 1930 and opened with the world premiere of Charlie Chaplin's City Lights in January 1931. It was the last of the grand movie palaces to be built on Broadway in downtown L.A. as the depression took its toll and competition increased along Hollywood Boulevard. While the theatre still has screenings (City Lights was on the marquee during my visit) it's more frequently used as a filming location today.

los angeles theatre marquee broadway downtown

charlie chaplin city lights poster 1931
los angeles theatre marquee broadway downtown

los angeles theatre broadway downtown

los angeles theatre broadway downtown

los angeles theatre charlie chaplin city lights premiere 1931
Charlie Chaplin's City Lights Premiere ca. 1931

los angeles theatre broadway downtown
los angeles theatre broadway downtown


los angeles theatre broadway downtown


los angeles theatre broadway downtown

los angeles theatre broadway downtown