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Check out the Warner Grand in San Pedro -- "There's No Business Like Show Business" screens May 4th
The 1954 20th Century Fox release starring Ethel Merman, Donald O'Connor, Mitzi Gaynor and Marilyn Monroe gets a screening at the Warner Grand on Saturday, May 4 at 7 pm. Walter Lang directed from a screenplay by Phoebe and Henry Ephron.
In the photo here we see how it looked on the dazzling Cinemascope signage at Grauman's Chinese during its first run engagement. It's a detail from a much larger Dick Whittington Studio photo. Click on it for a larger view or head to the full photo in the USC Archives where you can use the slider to enlarge and then pan around.
Admission to the screening at the Warner is $10. The Warner Grand website gives you more information on this screening and other films on their schedule.
The screening offers a great opportunity to explore this art deco gem designed by famed theatre architect B. Marcus Priteca. Some of the glory is captured in the view from the balcony seen here. It's a photo by Stephen Russo of the Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation and appears on the LAHTF Facebook page.
See our web page on the Warner Grand for lots more about the theatre, including many photos. And if you're interested in more Chinese Theatre exterior views, head to the Chinese Theatre street view timeline page.