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Warner Bros. Downtown Theatre
Seattle based architect B. Marcus Priteca designed this theatre for Alexander Pantages, as his second Los Angeles venue. The chain had previously been on Broadway in the theatre later known as the Arcade. This one opened in 1920 and became the Warner in 1929. Later it was known as the Warrens. The theatre, at 7th and Hill, is still pretty much intact, but the main floor has become a Jewelry mart. The photo is from the Los Angeles Public Library collection. See our Warner Downtown pages for more views.
By B. Marcus Priteca:
Pantages Theatre, 7th & Hill, later the Warner (1920)
Pantages Theatre, Hollywood (1930)
Warner Beverly Hills (1930)
Warner Huntington Park (1930)
Warner San Pedro, now the Warner Grand (1931)
Fine Arts Theatre, Beverly Hills (1937)