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.
The El Capitan Theatre
1926 was a busy year for G. Albert Lansburgh. Here at the El Capitan he didn't have to do the office/retail building -- Morgan Walls & Clements handled that. But the auditorium, designed not for movies but as a legit playhouse, was all his. The early photo is from the Los Angeles Public Library collection. See our pages on the El Capitan for more on the theatre, now (after a restoration) a first run showcase for Disney films with occasional stage use as well.