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The El Capitan Theatre

Morgan Walls and Clements designed this handsome retail and office building at 6838 Hollywood Blvd. The building, with its El Capitan Theatre, opened in 1926. Although the firm did a number of theatres, the auditorium (designed not for movies but as a legit playhouse) was by G. Albert Lansburgh. The 1927 Mott Studios photo is from the California State 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.

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