It's been fun to watch the unveiling of Downtown Los Angeles' Olympic Theatre. The facade had been covered for years with unexciting metal cladding. But over a period of several months this spring, the metal got pulled off. The facade got cleaned, painted and nicely dressed up.
The photo here is from May of this year. You can click on it to enlarge or, even better, head to the Olympic Theatre page for more views.
The property (at 313 W. 8th St, a half block west of Broadway) has been for sale ($2 million or so) after a run as a furniture and lighting showroom. But so far no one wants to take the old lady out to party.
Of course if you are seriously interested in buying, head down Broadway a few blocks to the United Artists, another property on the block with no takers so far.
$15 million will get you 70,000 square feet of office space, a ready to go theatre with a working stage and lots of support spaces. Mary Pickford's private screening room is waiting for you!
Start your Los Angeles area historic theatre explorations by heading to one of these major sections:
| Downtown | Hollywood | Westside | Westwood/Brentwood | Santa Monica | [more] L.A. Movie Palaces |
To see what's recently been added to the mix visit the Theatres in Movies site and the Los Angeles Theatres Facebook page.