Mar 7, 2020

Los Angeles Theatre in Downtown L.A.

The Los Angeles Theatre is a two thousand 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) this movie palace is more frequently used as a filming location today.

Los Angeles Theatre DTLA
Chaplin City Lights Movie Poster 1931

Charlie Chaplin's City Lights premiere in 1931.

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