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Tally's Theatre

Not to be confused (but it always is) with Tally's New Broadway farther up the street, this one at 933 S. Broadway (just south of the Hamburger's / May Co. department store building) opened in 1910.

This card from the Michelle Gerdes collection gives us a look north toward 8th St. Tally's is on the far left.  If we wander inside, we encounter this:

Thanks to Nathan Marsak for the great card from his collection on Flickr. Tally's succumbed to the wrecking ball in 1929, making room for Hamburger's store expansion. There's lots more about the building on our Tally's Theatre page.

Tally's New Broadway / Garnett Theatre

Thomas Tally had been involved in other theatrical adventures on Spring and Main Streets. But 1905 he took the big step of going to Broadway and took over a nickelodeon called the Broadway at 554 S. Broadway. He fixed it up a bit and called it Tally's New Broadway. 

Here we see a view looking north that appears on Brent Dickerson's terrific Broadway Tour Part 3. The tour also gives us many more vintage views including visits to Clune's (now the Cameo) and the Orpheum (now the Palace).

Another view of the New Broadway, also from Mr. Dickerson's page. This time we're looking south toward 6th St. Tally later moved on to a new theatre at 833 S. Broadway, a house he just called Tally's Broadway. What was he going to do? Call it the New New Broadway?

For more information see our listing for this earlier theatre under its last name the Garnett Theatre. It's on the Broadway Theatres page.

The Mason Theatre

The Mason, long a major stop on the touring circuit, opened in 1903 as the Mason Opera House. Its location between 1st and 2nd sadly put it on the far edge of the Broadway theatre district as that area expanded south. In the final decades, before its demolition in 1956 for a state office building, it was one of L.A.'s major homes for Spanish language films along with occasional stage shows.

This early postcard was a find of Ken McIntyre for his Facebook page Photos of Los Angeles. Except for an added marquee and vertical sign plus some first floor remodeling, the building looked basically unchanged until its demolition.

We get a bit more traffic in this card from Elizabeth Fuller's Old Los Angeles Postcards set on Flicker. Go browsing -- she has 686 cards in her set. In this one we're looking south from 1st St. The Mason is the lighter colored building near the far right.

The busiest of the bunch is this hectic view from Alison Martino on the Vintage Los Angeles Facebook page. The facade of the Mason is down there in the center of the card. But even more prominent is the stagehouse on the far right with its three smoke vents -- all the way over on Hill St.  

 The card is dated 1909. The message scribbled on the front reads: "We have ate in this restaurant many a time. Broadway is the main street in Los Angeles - we can walk down here to the corner of First and Broadway from where we are staying in ten minutes. Bye Bye - Linda." 

See our page on the Mason Theatre for many more views of the building.

Grauman's Million Dollar Theatre

The Million Dollar, opened by Sid Grauman in 1918 at 307 S. Broadway, was a fevered dream of A.C. Martin (the building designer) and William Lee Woollett (the designer of the theatre). The decorative influences range from the classical to strange folk tales to the wild west -- the front of the balcony originally had horned heads of cattle attached. This card is from the collection of Michelle Gerdes.

Another card from Michelle Gerdes showing the theatre in its early days with the vertical sign still reading "Grauman's."   Thanks, Michelle! 

There's lots more information about the building on our Million Dollar Theatre web pages.

The Palace Theatre

The theatre now known as the Palace, 830 S. Broadway, opened as the Orpheum in 1911. Here we get a lovely view from up in the second balcony. It's from the Theatre Talks collection of Cezar Del Valle, a Brooklyn-based theatre historian.

The exterior got featured in a number of cards. Here we get the straight-on view in a card from Brian McCray's amazing Hollywood Postcards collection on Picasa. It's based on an early photo -- note we have no vertical signs installed yet.

An early street view looking south on "Busy Broadway" is this colorful card from the Facebook page Bizarre Los Angeles. That's the Orpheum over on the left.

Another view looking south at the theatre in its Orpheum days is this one from the West side of the street. Again, it's from Bizarre Los Angeles.

It's always fun to see a certain card changed over time to update details. Or perhaps just two different companies starting from the same black and white photo and ending up with quite different coloration. This card from Elizabeth Fuller's Old Los Angeles Postcards collection on Flickr gives us a different take on the same view as the card from Bizarre Los Angeles above.  Don't like that red and white striped skirt of the woman on the corner? Here it's gone. Notice that we also get a barn-red facade on the Orpheum.

A view north on Broadway from 7th St., again from Elizabeth Fuller's Old Los Angeles Postcards collection, an amazing compendium of (at last count) 686 cards. Thanks, Elizabeth!  The card is based on a c.1918 photo by Martin Behrman in the California State Library collection.

See our web pages on the Palace Theatre for many more views of the building, including a few more postcards.

The Palace and the Los Angeles in 1959

A lovely view of the bright lights of Broadway as we look south in 1959. The Los Angeles Theatre (an S. Charles Lee design from 1931) is on the right with the Palace Theatre on the left. 

The Palace, a design of G. Albert Lansburgh and Robert Brown Young, had originally opened in 1911 as the Orpheum. Follow the links above to our web pages for many photos of each building.

The Los Angeles Theatre in the 40s

It's fun seeing the same basic drawing for a postcard altered over time with different coloration and (sometimes) different signage superimposed. The card above, from the collection of Michelle Gerdes, gives us a view south on Broadway. This particular card was postmarked in 1947.

Another take from the same era, done slightly closer, is this card from the Theatre Talks collection of Cezar Del Valle. Here we get a crowd added.  In both cards, there's a bit of the vertical signs for the Palace Theatre over on the left.

And here's a fun version of the same view from Elizabeth Fuller's Old Los Angeles Postcards collection on Flickr. Now we get two red cars in the middle of Broadway instead of only one. Her copy of this card bears a 1944 postmark. And, this time we get a moon!

You'll find many more vintage views on our main page about the Los Angeles Theatre. The theatre opened in 1931 and was designed by S. Charles Lee.

Loew's State: early views

An early tinted postcard view of Loew's State in Cezar Del Valle's Theatre Talks collection. Here we don't have much in the way of a marquee on either side and no vertical signs yet. Perhaps the card was done from a drawing before the theatre opened.  The theatre, designed by the firm of Weeks and Day, opened November 12, 1921 at 7th & Broadway, L.A.'s busiest intersection.

Another corner view a bit later, perhaps 1923. This lovely card from the Michelle Gerdes collection appeared on our Los Angeles Theatres Facebook page. Note that there are no readerboards yet on the second floor -- they'll be along soon. And that marquee with the single line of milk glass letters soon gets augmented. Check out the width of the canopy at the office building entrance -- later reduced in size. 

See our pages on the State Theatre for more information and photos.

Loew's State: west on 7th

Elizabeth Fuller's Old Los Angeles Postcards (686 at last count!) includes this card looking west on 7th St. from Broadway. The theatre, a Weeks and Day design, opened in 1921. Note the second entrance on 7th St. -- it was in use until 1936. Playing at the State is "Dream of Love" with Joan Crawford. The card is based on a 1928 photo that's in the Los Angeles Public Library collection. 

This great 1940 postcard is again from Elizabeth Fuller's Old Los Angeles Postcards collection on Flickr.  The State is running "Dr. Kildare Goes Home." We're looking up 7th. -- you can see the Warner Theatre on the right at 7th and Hill. The Warner, designed by B. Marcus Priteca, had opened in 1920 as the Pantages.

A wonderful 1950s postcard view from Viewliner Ltd. It's on their post "Streets of LA." We get a glimpse of the "Warners" vertical down a block at 7th and Hill.  The State is running a reissue of "The Westerner" (1940) with Gary Cooper.

Another 50s view. Here we're looking west on 7th. The card above is from the now-vanished website Yesterday LA.

An early 60s look west on 7th on the Photos of Los Angeles Facebook page.The State was running "Ben Hur" (1959). This was not the roadshow engagement -- that was at the Egyptian in Hollywood.

See our pages on the State Theatre and the Warner Theatre for many more views both recent and vintage.

Loew's State: north on Broadway

An early card from the collection of Michelle Gerdes shows Loew's State with Viola Dana in "The Five Dollar Baby," a June 1922 release. The marquee also advertises a "Classy Girl Revue" with a cast of 25.  The State is a Weeks and Day designed theatre that opened in 1921. That's the Bullock's department store building across 7th on the left as we look north on Broadway.

A 20s view looking north on Broadway from Elizabeth Fuller's Old Los Angeles Postcards. The 600 block with the Orpheum/Palace is on the right and the Loew's vertical is on the left. Nice to get an impression (perhaps accurate, perhaps not) of the paint job on the vertical. The card was mailed in 1940 but it's obviously an earlier picture as the (now) Palace Theatre still has the vertical signs saying "Orpheum."

This look north in the 30s gives a glimpse of Loew's State Theatre on the left and the Palace Theatre up the street. The card is from the collection of Gerald DeLuca on Photobucket.

A 1950s view looking north on Broadway, again from Elizabeth Fuller's terrific Old Los Angeles Postcards, with the Loew's State vertical lit in the center of the photo.   By 1956 or so the "Loew's" would be gone and it would be "The State" on the signs. Beyond you can see the Palace Theatre signs.

 See our pages on the State and the Palace for information on those Broadway survivors.

The Morosco/Globe Theatre

We're looking north on Broadway from 8th in this early postcard based on a black and white photograph. It's from the Theatre Talks collection of Brooklyn-based theatre historian Cezar Del Valle. On the corner is the Los Angeles Investment Co. Building, now called the Chapman. Beyond we see the Morosco Theatre, in the Garland Building, designed by Morgan, Walls and Morgan. Note the two verticals - the one nearest reading "Morosco" on this side, the far one saying "Theatre." The signs are gone but the theatre is very much alive. See  our pages on what is now called the Globe Theatre for many photos. Alfred Rosenheim designed the theatre portion of the building.

The President and Bard's 8th St.

An interesting postcard because it's the only known depiction of a marquee on the Merritt Building at 8th & Broadway for an early 1930s short-lived Broadway entrance to Bard's 8th St. Theatre, (1927, Lewis A. Smith) later known as the Olympic. The card is from the collection of Gerald DeLuca.  In the foreground we get a bit of the President Theatre, a name used in the 30s for what had opened as the Morosco (1913, Morgan, Walls and Morgan; Alfred Rosenheim) and is now the Globe Theatre. In the distance to the south there's the Majestic Theatre and the Eastern Columbia Building beyond.

The Garrick and the Morosco

A postcard view looking north on Broadway acoss 8th St. gives us a bit of the Garrick Theatre at the bottom.  The Garrick had opened as the Hyman Theatre in 1910. That lot at 8th & Broadway is now the site of the 1927 Tower Theatre. That's the Chapman Building (1912, Los Angeles Investment Company Building, now loft apartments), on the north side of 8th. with the Morosco (1913, now the Globe Theatre) beyond.   The card is from the Brent Dickerson collection and appears in his "Later Around Broadway and 8th" tour on A Visit To Old Los Angeles.

Clune's Broadway

Clune's, at 528 S. Broadway, was famous for the clock on the signage above the Alfred Rosenheim designed theatre. It wasn't there when the theatre opened in 1910 but got added soon after. Here we get a view of the original signage on a rare postcard located by Michelle Gerdes of the Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation. See our Cameo page for more views of the theatre.

Clune's Broadway

Not too many theatres got their interior on a postcard. Here we get this early view of the theatre that opened in 1910 and is still on Broadway. The auditorium is now used for storage but except for the missing seats is relatively unchanged. The Alfred Rosenheim designed building in later years was called the Cameo Theatre. The card appears in Brent Dickerson's fine Broadway Part 3 section of his A Visit To Old Los Angeles

Clune's Broadway

Clune's Broadway, at 528 S. Broadway, opened in 1910. The theatre was later known as the Cameo Theatre and still survives on Broadway with retail in the lobby and the auditorium basically unchanged since the opening except for the removal of the seats. The architect was Alfred Rosenheim, who would later design the Morosco/Globe farther down the street.  The card is from the collection of Cezar Del Valle.

Clune's Broadway and Quinn's Superba

This 1916 view north on the 500 block of Broadway just misses the Pantages (now the Arcade Theatre) but we get its "vaudeville" vertical sign on the far right.  The center of the card features Quinn's Superba, with the red ringed roof sign. To its right is Clune's Broadway (later called the Cameo Theatre), a 1910 design by Alfred Rosenheim. The card comes from the collection of Brooklyn-based theatre historian Cezar Del Valle.

The Arcade Theatre

We're looking north on Broadway at the east side of the 500 block. In the foreground there's the Arcade Building (1924). Just beyond is Dalton's Theatre, later known as the Arcade Theatre, a name it assumed in 1928 in homage to its new neighbor.  The theatre opened as the Pantages in 1910, a design of the firm of Morgan and Walls, later to become Morgan, Walls & Clements.

Beyond Dalton's are Clune's Broadway (now the Cameo Theatre) and the building that used to be the Superba Theatre. By the time of this card, it had been turned into a restaurant. The Roxie now sits on that site. Versions of the card are in several collections, this one from Brian McCray on the Vintage Los Angeles Facebook page.

The Superba, Clune's and Pantages

We're looking south across the east side of the 500 block of Broadway in this early postcard view that's in Nathan Marsak's collection. It's a view sometime between 1914 and 1920. With the oval roof sign, the theatre closest to us is the Superba (1914), followed by Clune's Broadway (1910) and the Pantages (also 1910).

The card appears on the discussion thread Noirish L.A. where Mr. Marsak has a whole set of downtown postcard views, as well as on Flickr

See our pages on the Superba, the Cameo and the Pantages (now the Arcade Theatre) for many more views of the block. The Superba got replaced by the Roxie but the Cameo and Arcade are still there.

By Alfred Rosenheim:
Arrow Theatre (inside Hamburger's Department Store), 1908
Clune's Broadway (later the Cameo), 1910
Morosco Theatre (now the Globe), 1913 -- the office building was by Morgan, Walls and Morgan

Theatre News Stories of 2014

This was fun tracking the theatre news of 2014. You'll find more recent articles posted on the Los Angeles Theatres Facebook page. And if you miss the regular posts, they will be archived for a time in a news and events album there on Facebook where you can page through them. They'll also be linked on the web pages for those theatres mentioned.


November 2014 - Curbed - "How the Evolution of L.A.'s Broadway Traces the Life of the City"

November 2014 - L.A. Downtown News - "Regent's Rocking Return" - Eddie Kim recounts the saga of producer Mitchell Frank getting Main Street's 100 year old theatre back in action.  The photo looking in toward the proscenium is by Gary Leonard.
| our page on the Regent |

November 2014 - LAist - "The Guy Behind The Echo Transforms Historic Downtown Theater Into A Cool New Venue" - more on the Regent

November 2014 - L.A. Times - "Downtown L.A. 's Regent Theater finally opens tonight"

November 2014 - Curbed LA - "The Historic Core Gets Its Echo With Regent Theater Reopening"

September 2014 - L.A. Curbed - "A Handy and Lovely Guide To Broadway's Historic Movie Palaces" - USC Planning, Policy and Development student Taylor Vaughn has done a graphic showing all the marquees with the use of each theatre on them.  Click on it for the full view.

September 2014 - L.A. Times - "Saving California's history sweetened with a tax break" - an editorial advocating support for tax credits for rehab of historic buildings.  The photo with the article (seen it before?) was of the United Artists, the same view used for a June article.

September 2014 - Curbed L.A. - "Take a Look at Broadway's New Pedestrian-Friendly Makeover"

August 2014 - L.A. Downtown News - "Alamo Drafthouse Deal in Place For The Bloc on Seventh Street" - The complex will have about nine screens. Not at 4th & Main as proposed several years ago -- that went nowhere. Wayne Ratkovich scored the company as a tenant for his Bloc complex at 7th & Flower. Opening in 2015.  The rendering of the new look for the complex is from the Ratkovich Company.
| an Alamo story from Brigham Yen
| the L.A. Times story about the project |

July 2014 - Ian Wood on Vimeo - "Downtown Los Angeles" - A stunning exploration of downtown's theatres and other historic buildings captured by Ian Wood using remote controlled drones having the look of "a mutant chicken." And not all from high above -- he's swooping down to street level for many shots. The photo is the top of the United Artists. Four minutes and forty five seconds of wonder. Not to be missed.
| on Vimeo |
| with a Brigham Young story |
| with a Kevin Roderick story |
| our UA/Ace Hotel web pages |

July 2014 - Slate - "America's Vanishing Historic Movie Theatres" - The article by David Rosenberg profiles various theatres across the country using photographs by Stephanie Klavens. The Palace downtown and the Alex in Glendale are those featured from the Los Angeles area. That's the Palace proscenium in the photo.
| our pages on the Palace |
| our page on the Alex |

 June 2014 - Orange County Register - "Many L.A. movie palaces again ready for closeup" - Paul Hodgins takes a look at the downtown theatre district's history with lots of help from L.A. theatre historian Ed Kelsey. There's are also 20 photos from various sources. The look up into the Million Dollar ceiling dome seen here is by OC Register photographer Ed Crisostomo.

June 2014 - L.A. Times - "Visiting an iPic Theatre and considering moviegoing's past, future" - Kenneth Turan muses about current filmgoing experiences and offers hope for the grandeur of the past to return, at least to a few venues. The United Artists photo is by Al Seib.
| our UA/Ace web pages |

June 2014 - Curbed L.A. - "See the Globe Theatre's Marquee Lit for First Time in Decades" - The event was chronicled by Neal Broverman.The event photo was by lasofty on Instagram.
| our pages on the Globe Theatre |
| event photos on our Facebook page |

June 2014 - ABC 7 - "Globe Theatre Marquee on Broadway Relit" - It's a report about the June 24 marquee relighting ceremony at the Globe.

June 2014 - L.A. Downtown News - "First Show Announced For Revived Regent Theatre"  It looks like the Regent will be back in business as a club, concert venue and restaurant at least by October 16. Final work is being completed on the building. It's a Gary Leonard photo.
| our page on the Regent |

June 2014 - L.A. Magazine - "We Love DTLA" The cover feature goes wandering through "five intersections" with the Tower getting a small mention. Their map has Hill and Spring Streets but omits Broadway!
| 9th & Broadway article |
| DTLA timeline |

June 2014 - Curbed L.A. - "How the Ace Hotel Empire Engineered Broadway's Speedy Yuppification" discusses the strategy that has brought an influx of trendy new businesses into the area around the hotel.
| our UA/Ace web pages |

June 2014 - L.A. Weekly - "How Ace Hotel is the Invisible Hand..." All about Jonathan Schley of Tungsten Property, an Ace partner, who has brought the big upscale retailers to 9th & Broadway.

June 2014 - Downtown L.A. News - "With L.A. Film Fest It's 'Action' in Downtown"  The festival, June 11-19, bases most of its events at L.A. Live.
| Festival website |

 June 2014 - L.A. Times - "L.A. Conservancy chief rolls film on efforts to preserve past" Carol Crotta talks with Conservancy head Linda Dishman about the "Last Remaining Seats" series and the state of historic preservation in Los Angeles. The United Artists photo is by Spencer Lowell for the Times.
| the UA/Ace web pages |

June 2014 - L.A. Times - "Sundance Next Fest to Head for Ace Hotel..." The 2014 festival runs August 7-10.
| the UA/Ace web pages |

June 2014 - Brigham Yen - "The Beginning of the End For The Jewelry District..." Brigham discusses the 7th & Hill intersection as a crucial bridge between Broadway and points west. The former Foreman & Clark building on the SW corner will go from a jewelry center to lofts, retail and restaurants. He suggests the Warner Theatre across the street should be next.
| our pages on the Warner |

May 2014 - Curbed L.A. - "On the Eve of Rebirth: 101 Years of Broadway's Globe Theatre" - Neal Broverman chronicles the history of the venerable theatre.
| 6/24 marquee relighting - event on Facebook |
| our pages on the Globe Theatre |

May 2014 -  L.A. Downtown News - "Restored Globe Theatre Marquee To Be Illuminated" June 24 is the date for the relighting ceremony. And the globe atop the sign will once again spin.
| our pages on the Globe Theatre |

May 2014 - Broadway Sign Ordinance Revisions - The process has begun for an upgrade to encourage more neon and other signage historically appropriate for the district.  | Draft of Sign District Guidelines - pdf |  Bringing Back Broadway News Page |

April 2014 - Curbed L.A. - "l.A.'s Long Dormant First Theatre to Be Turned Into a TV Station" - Adrian Glick Kudler gives a review of the work on the project.
| our Merced page |

April 2014 - L.A. Downtown News - "Long Vacant Merced Theatre Gets New Life"  It's slated to become the home of the city's public access cable channel plus a venue for small performances.
| our Merced page |

April 2014 - L.A. Downtown News - "The Lulling-Buy of Broadway" - Donna Evans discusses how the street is changing as theatres reopen and the retail mix evolves. The Rialto/Urban Outfitters photo is by Gary Leonard.

April 2014 - L.A. Downtown News - "With Trade Center Sale, Broadway Hopes to Trade Up" discusses the sale of the Hamburger Department Store building at 8th & Broadway and what it will mean with new businesses coming to the theatre district.

April 2014 - The Guardian - "Los Angeles Vintage Jewels: Old Cinemas Regain Their Sparkle" by Leonie Cooper discusses classic film screenings downtown, especially those hosted by Cinespia at the United Artists.
| the UA web pages |

March 2014 - L.A. Magazine - "Broadway Gets New Lights, New Life." Chris Nichols' story is about the awarding of $750,000 in grants for facade lighting improvements on 12 Broadway buildings.
| the Downtown Theatres page |

March 2014 - L.A. Downtown News - "Broadway Architecture Lighting Grants Announced"

February 2014 - L.A. Times - "Live music as a theme of downtown L.A.'s revival" - August Brown discusses the new additions to the music scene with the reopening of the United Artists and the Regent soon to come back into action as well.
| our page on the Regent |
| our pages on the United Artists |

February 2014 - L.A. Downtown News - "Broadway's Traffic Experiment"

February 2014 - L.A. Downtown News - "A Halfway Point for Bringing Back Broadway"

February 2014 - Curbed L.A. - "Inside the New Ace Hotel's Dazzling Old United Artists Theatre" - Elizabeth Daniels gives us a wonderful photo spread with the story about the reopening provided by Pauline O'Connor.
| our pages on the United Artists |

January 2014 - KPCC Public Radio - "Downtown theaters open for a day to bring Broadway relics back to life" - A report on the "Day on Broadway" celebrating the halfway point of the city's Bringing Back Broadway initiative.

January 2014 - Franklin Avenue - "A Day Touring Downtown Los Angeles' Broadway Theatres"

January 2014 - L.A. Downtown News -"Broadway Traffic Lanes to be Slashed." A major re-do of the street will include fewer traffic lanes, more pedestrian amenities. 

January 2014 - GQ -"America's Next Great City is Inside L.A."

January 2014 - The Ace Hotel opens in the United Artists Building - Stories and photo spreads about the hotel opening include those by Brigham Yen, on Eater L.A., Curbed L.A., L.A. Downtown News (+ an additional Gary Leonard photo spread), on the blogs Opening Ceremony and Hypebeast as well as on the Bringing Back Broadway Facebook page.  The photo of the Chapter L.A. testaurant at Ace is from Bringing Back Broadway's Facebook album.
| our pages on the United Artists |


October 2014 - Hollywood Reporter - "How Christopher Nolan's Crusade to Save Film is Working" - His film "Interstellar" will play about 240 theatres in various 35 and 70mm film formats. At Grauman's Chinese, that means the house gets new 70mm Imax projection gear to supplement the IMAX digital installation of 2013.
| our web pages on the Chinese |

July 2014 - Park LaBrea News/Beverly Press - "Advocates fear Warner Bros. Theatre is at risk" - Rumors have been swirling around about plans for the Warner. The article (and photo) by Aaron Blevins gives a nice history of the theatre as well as fine comments from Hollywood Heritage and  Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation representatives Escott Norton and Hillsman Wright. Pacific Theatres/Robertson properties says at this point they're just exploring various options.
| our pages on the Warner |

July 2014 - Curbed L.A. - Curbed L.A.'s Bianca Barragan stirs the pot a bit more with a July 8 story titled "Development Headed for 1928 Warner Hollywood Theatre?"

June 2014 - Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation - 2014 Preservation Award to the Chinese Theatre - The photo here by Stephen Russo for the LAHTF shows the new readerboards.
| another photo and announcement - LAHTF | the event on Facebook - LAHTF | event photo - Wendell Benedetti | interior photo - Chinese FB page |
| our web pages on the Chinese |

June 2014 - - "TCL Lights 25' LED Marquees on Chinese Theatre"

June 2014 - KNBC Los Angeles - "Chinese Theatre Gets Brightest LED Marquees in L.A."


August 2014 - Hadley Meares - KCET - Hadley's article on the Westlake Theatre for the Lost Landmarks blog "Sign of the Times: Sensation, Salvation and Scandal at Westlake Theater" gives a terrific account of the theatre's history and a report on the current flavor of the neighborhood. The marquee detail is by the author.
| our page on the Westlake |

August 2014 - Beverly Press - "Theatre aficionados pay homage to the Wiltern" - Aaron Blevins has a story about the August 17 Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation tour of the landmark 1931 deco building.
| our Wiltern Theatre pages |

May 2014 - Curbed L.A. - "Mapping the Huge Wave of Gentrification About To Hit Westlake" discusses new housing, transit accessibility and two theatres in the news: the Hayworth and the Playhouse.
| our page on the Playhouse |
| our page on the Hayworth |

April 2014 - Hollywood Reporter - "Restored Beverly Hills Theater to Host Two Festival Premieres" The Saban/Fox Wilshire gets an upgrade of its projection equipment for the 2014 Bel Air and Israeli Film Festivals in October.
| our page on the Saban |

April 2014 - L.A. Times - "Philanthropist adds Beverly Hills' Fine Arts Theatre to Purchases." Paula Kent Meehan plans to reopen the theatre and "let it evolve." 
| on LATheatres FB page |
| the Fine Arts web page |

March 2014 - L.A. Times - "Historic Hayworth Theatre is Entering a New Stage of Life" discusses the sale of the building to TV writer Jenji  Kohan.
| Hayworth / Vagabond web page |

December 2013 - Larchmont Buzz - "Goodbye Deco Theatre..." discusses the demolition of the Four Star for a new mixed use complex.
| the Four Star page |


November 2014 - The Eastsider - "A reminder of Whittier Boulevard's movie house past is for sale" - The East L.A. United artists (long ago stripped out for retail use) is on the market.
| the listing on Loopnet |
| our page on the United Artists |

November 2014 - South Pasadena Review - "Tarantino Backs Out of Purchasing Rialto"

October 2014 - Curbed L.A. "Quentin Tarantino Is Not Buying the Rialto Theatre in South Pas"

 October 2014 - L.A. Weekly - "Quentin Tarantino on the New Beverly: If People Want To Come, Fine. If They Don't, F..."
| our page on the New Beverly |

September 2014 - L.A. Weekly - "Quentin Tarantino on the New Beverly: 'After 7 Years as Owner, I Wanted to Make it Mine'" - an interview with the filmmaker, as he takes control of the New Beverly programming. Long term manager Michael Torgan is getting replaced.

September 2014 - Curbed L.A. -"New Beverly Cinema Becoming Quentin Tarantino's Public 35mm Screening Room" - Adrian Glick Kudler has all the news on the changes at the theatre.

August 2014 - South Pasadena Review - "Quentin Tarantino Said to be Among Rialto Bidders"
| our page on the Rialto |

July 2014 - L.A. Times - "Will South Pasadena's Rialto Theatre Rise Again?" - Frank Shyong discusses the future of the building. Purchase offers are coming in, including one from Vintage Cinemas. But will it remain a theatre?
| our page on the Rialto |

July 2014 - Slate - "America's Vanishing Historic Movie Theatres" - The article by David Rosenberg profiles various theatres across the country using photographs by Stephanie Klavens. The Palace downtown and the Alex in Glendale are those featured from the Los Angeles area. That's the Alex boxoffice shown here.
| our pages on the Palace |
| our page on the Alex |

June 2014 - Variety - "Glendale's Alex Theatre Ready For Its Closeup" - A story about the grand reopening after $6 million upgrade to backstage areas.
| our page on the Alex |

June 2014 - Curbed L.A. - "South Pasadena's Crumbling Rialto Theatte For Sale For First Time Since the 1930s"

June 2014 - South Pasadena Review - "South Pasadena's Rialto Theatre to Go on Sale"  But Landmark Theatres still has a lease running until 2024.
| our page on the Rialto |

June 2014 - Friends of the Rialto - Escott O. Norton announced on June 9 that the owners of the building have finally decided to sell the theatre, paving the way for redevelopment.
| Friends of the Rialto website | on Facebook |

June 2014 - South Pasadena Review - "Some Movement on Rialto Theatre" Bill Glazier's story discusses a recent community meeting where the mayor talked about getting together with the owners to discuss the future of the building. The 2013 photo is by George Flores.
| our page on the Rialto |

June 2014 - Curbed L.A. - "Cornerspotted: The Warner Grand San Pedro" was a little profile piece on the theatre by Bianca Barrigan that included several nice photos.
| our page on the Warner Grand |
| lobby restoration photo - LAHTF Facebook page |

June 2014 - Daily Breeze - "San Pedro's Warner Grand Theatre Restoration Continues..."  is an article about the unfurling of the theatre's long unused asbestos curtain.
| our page on the Warner Grand |

May 2014 - Curbed L.A. "21 Places To Watch Outdoor Movies This Summer"

January 2014 - Santa Monica Mirror  - "ArcLight Cinemas to Open 14 Screen Complex in Santa Monica place in 2015"
| our page on the ArcLight Hollywood |

Theatre Visionary Ray Shepardson Dies
Ray was instrumental in saving the Wiltern Theatre in 1985.
And over 40 other theatres around the country.
He died April 14, 2014.

June 2014 - Cleveland Plain Dealer - "Remembering Ray Shepardson: Playhouse Square Savior hailed as a visionary" - Andrea Simakis reported on the memorial service held at the State Theatre in Cleveland on June 24. The State was one of many theatres Ray helped save. Andrea says it was "hardly a tragic affair...Playhouse Square put on a helluva show for a great showman."

June 2014 - Cleveland Plain Dealer - "Playhouse Square Hosts Celebration of Ray Shepardson's Life and Legacy"  The photo, taken by Jeff Bass the day before Ray's death, shows him in front of the Paramount Theatre in Aurora, Illinois.

May 2014 - Cleveland Plain Dealer - "Ray Shepardson Narrates..."  A story by Joanna Connors on the tumultuous last days of the theatre visionary. | part two | part three | part four | part five |

April 2014 - Chicago Tribune - "Ray Shepardson 1944-2014: 'Formerly of Almost Every Theatre in America'" by Chris Jones. The picture of Ray is a 2010 Chicago Tribune photo.

April 2014 - Paul's Voyage of Discovery - "Farewell to Ray Shepardson, the Visionary Who saved the Theatres" - A moving tribute by Paul Barrosse, whose life intersected with Ray's at several points. The photo, one of many with the article, is of Ray in the lobby of the State Theatre in Cleveland during the 1973 production of "Jacques Brel..."

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| Chicago Sun Times - "Theater 'Visionary' Dies..." |
| Cleveland Scene - "RIP Ray Shepardson..." |
| 1985 - Cleveland Arts Prize |